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Xian - Chengdu Trains: Overnight Sleepers

At present, there are 9.5 pairs of normal speed trains running between Xian and Chengdu, taking 10 – 17 hours. Among them, the overnight sleeper trains are first choices of most passengers. Xian to Chengdu distance by normal speed train is around 809 kilometers (503 miles). High speed trains have come into service since December 6th, 2017, with the shortest travel time of 3 - 4.5 hours.

Aside from rail ride, passengers can also travel by flight. Direct flights are provided between the two cities, taking 1.5 – 2 hours. Ticket fare for an economy class seat may be CNY300 or so in low season. However, along with the opening of bullet trains, the number of direct flights between the two cities has decreased. Passengers traveling by air may have limited choices.
 

Xian to Chengdu Normal Train Schedule

(Last Update on January 1st, 2018)
 Xian Schedule 
From  To  Nos.  Duration
Xian Chengdu 1485, K291, K545, T7…
8 departures from 01:30 to 22:40 
13h55m - 16h48m
Xian South K385 at 21:02  11h50m
 

Chengdu to Xian Normal Train Timetable

(Last Update on January 1st, 2018)
 Chengdu Schedule 
From  To  Nos.  Duration
Chengdu Xian K546, T8, K166, K196…
8 departures from 07:36 to 22:00 
13h27m - 17h04m
Xian South  K386, K998 at 12:56 and 22:16  9h46m - 11h05m

Note:  The above timetable is for reference only. Please use our tool on top of this page to search for the real-time schedule.
 

Ticket Fare of Xian – Chengdu Normal Trains

Route  Soft Sleeper   Hard Sleeper  Hard Seat
Xian Chengdu CNY 301/ 315 CNY 194/ 208  CNY 98/ 112
Xian South   CNY 369  CNY 244  CNY 128
 

Better to Travel by Xian – Chengdu Overnight Sleeper Trains

If possible, passengers are advised to travel by overnight sleeper trains such as K879, K385, K869, K196, K292, 1486, K246, and K998. They depart in the afternoon/evening and arrive in the next morning, or depart in the evening and arrive around the next noon, which saves the daytime for sightseeing and save one-night hotel expense as well.
 

Which station to choose in Xian?

Xian Railway Station is your first chioce. Although the trains to Chengdu from this station take a longer time, the station is located in very downtown area and easy to be reached by subway, city bus, taxi and long-distance bus. It operates normal trains to many domestic cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Lanzhou.

In contrast, the South Railway Station operates a train to Chengdu with shorter duration, but the station itself is located in the southern suburb, about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) and 1 hour's drive from the city center. Only a few city buses go there and it is advised to take a taxi. Some normal trains to/from Ankang, Chongqing, Taiyuan, and Hohhot are operated in this station.
 

Seven pairs of bullet trains has started to run between Xian North Railway Station and Chengdu East Railway Station since December 6th, 2017. The journey time is greatly shortened to 3 – 4.5 hours. A second class seat costs CNY 263 per person. High Speed rides become a popular options among travelers who are interested in visiting the two cities.

 
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