Xian - Chengdu High Speed Train

Xian to Chengdu High Speed Train and vice versa has been put into operation since December 6th, 2017. The rail duration between the two cities is shortened to 3 - 4.5 hours, which makes a day trip between the two cities become possible. Xian to Chengdu distance by high speed rail is 658 kilometers (409 miles). Non-bullet trains are operated between the two cities with duration of 10 – 18 hours.

According to the plan, Xian - Chengdu High Speed Railway will be extended southeast to Guiyang in Guizhou Province, south to Kunming in Yunnan Province, and northwest to Lanzhou and Urumqi, shaping a high speed railway net in west China. 
 

Facts of Xian - Chengdu Bullet Train

Open Date: December 6, 2017
Running distance: 658 km (409 miles)
Top Speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
Duration: About 3 - 4.5 hours
Stations along the way: Xian North, Epanggong, Huyi, Foping, Yangxian West, Chenggu North, Hanzhong, Ningqiang South, Chaotian, Guangyuan, Jianmenguan, Qingchuan, Jiangyou North, Jiangyou, Mianyang,  Deyang, Guanghan North, and Chengdu East
 

Xian to Chengdu High Speed Train Schedule

(Last update on January 1st, 2018)
 Chengdu Schedule
Nos. Departure Arrival Duration
D1911, D1913, D1915, D1917... 33 departures 07:05 - 19:36 11:18 - 23:24 3h13m - 4h25m
 

Chengdu to Xian Bullet Train Timetable

(Last update on January 1st, 2018)
 Xian Schedule
Nos. Departure Arrival Duration
D1902, D1912, D1914, D1904... 33 departures 07:12 - 18:58 11:23 - 23:11 3h15m - 4h48m
The timetable above is for reference only. Please search for real-time schedule by the tool on top of the page.
 

Ticket Fare of Xian - Chengdu High Speed Trains

Business Class Seat First Class Seat Second Class Seat
CNY748 CNY397 CNY263
 
Xian - Chengdu High Speed Railway Map
Xian - Chengdu High Speed Railway Map

Running Route of Xian - Chengdu High Speed Train

Xian - Jiangyou Railway: The construction of this section has begun since 2012 and it was completed on December 6th, 2017. The duration between Jiangyou and Xian is shortened to 3 hours or so. The designed highest speed is 250 km/h (155 mph) and the length is 534 kilometers (332 miles).

As this section will traverse Qinling Mountain, many tunnels and bridges have been planned to avoid detours, which account for about 92.1% of the whole Xian-Chengdu High Speed Rail Line. On October 13, 2016, the 9-kilometer-long (5.6 miles) Fuchuan Tunnel was cut through. Since then, all tunnels along the way have been finished and the constructors have started laying tracks in a large scale.

Jiangyou - Chengdu section: This section is a part of Chengdu - Mianyang - Leshan Intercity High Speed Railway which has been put into use since December 20th, 2014 and the length is 124 kilometers (77 miles). The current running speed is up to 124 mi/h (200 km/h) and the journey time is about 1 -2 hours. In addition, you can take this rail to visit Leshan Giant Buddha and Mt. Emei from Chengdu; the duration is about 45 - 90 minutes and 1 - 1.5 hours respectively.
 

What to see along the way

As the train goes through central Shaanxi Plain, Qinling Mountain to Sichuan Basin, the sceneries along the way will be a feast for the eyes. When traveling, the vast plain, the fertile land, well-growing crops, well-arranged houses and those who are working in the fields will give you a chance to see the lives of local peasants. The fresh air, blue sky, white cloud, green hills and blue waters between Qinling Mountains will make you want to stop and visit for a while. But you also should get ready as Chengdu to Xian High Speed Train and vice versa will go through several long tunnels in Qinling Mountains. When arriving at Sichuan Basin, you will know why Chengdu is renowned as Heavenly State and the abundant natural resources and cultural and historical heritages in this city will be worth a visit and make you indulge in pleasures without stop.
 Currently, there are 9.5 pairs of normal trains shuttling between the two cities with duration of 10 – 18 hours. It costs CNY301/315/369 for a soft sleeper, CNY194/208/244 for a hard sleeper, and CNY 98/112/128 for a hard seat. 

Aside from rail travel, one can also travel by flight or by coach from Chengdu to Xian or vice versa. There is no need to say that flights take the shortest time, about 1.5 – 2 hours, but cost the most, CNY 600 or so for an economy class seat. The coaches cost less, about CNY 200 – 240, but taking a long time of about 9 hours; in addition, it will be tiring and boring to travel by coach for such a long journey and the ticket is not easy to get for foreign passengers. One thing you also should know is that flights and coaches are more easily affected by weather than trains.

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