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Xi'an - Chengdu Trains: Overnight Sleepers

At present, there are  over 5 pairs of normal speed trains running between Xi'an / Xi'an South Railway Station and Chengdu Railway Station, taking 10 – 17 hours. Among them, the overnight sleeper trains are first choices of most passengers. Xi'an 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.

Xi'an to Chengdu Normal Train Schedule 

(Last Update on Jan 4, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K54506:20 - 22:2516h5m
T706:41 - 20:3613h55m
K24507:01 - 23:1516h14m
K136313:15 - 07:46+18h31m
K38521:02 - 08:52+11h50m
See more Xi'an Schedule 

Chengdu to Xi'an Normal Train Timetable 

(Last Update on Jan 4, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K54607:39 - 23:4016h1m
T808:40 - 22:2713h47m
K136419:57 - 12:54+16h57m
K24621:20 - 12:42+15h22m
K29221:31 - 08:59+11h28m
K99822:16 - 08:02+9h46m
See more Chengdu Schedule 

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 Xi'an - Chengdu Normal Trains

(Last Update on Jan 4, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 346 - 400
USD 51 - 59
CNY 230 - 275
USD 34 - 41
CNY 112 - 128
USD 17 - 19


Better to Travel by Xi'an - 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 Xi'an

Xi'an 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 Xi'an 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.

Major Rail Lines from Xi'an to:

 Major Rail Lines from Chengdu to:
- Last modified on Nov. 06, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Xi'an - Chengdu Trains: Overnight Sleepers
Asked by Ralph from MEXICO | Nov. 05, 2018 00:28Reply
Where is the Xi'an South Station?
What is the best way to go to South Station from city center area?
Answers (1)
Answered by Bryson from CANADA | Nov. 06, 2018 00:06

It is indeed not a good option to use the south station as it is very far away. It is at Huitong Road, Chang’an District, nearly 30km from the city center. Thus a taxi would be more convenient. Or you may take a train from Xi'an Station to the South Station. There are 7 rides a day. Not sure if the time is suitable for you or not. You can check it on this website.
Asked by Jessica from ITALY | Nov. 18, 2017 00:32Reply
How to get the pick up no.
I booked and payed the tickets online from chengdu to xian. How to get the pick up number?
Answers (4)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Nov. 18, 2017 01:16

We have issued the tickets for you, please check your email for the confirmation with ticket pick-up number.
Answered by Jessica from ITALY | Nov. 18, 2017 05:35

Thank you very much. Can you please write me the address of Chengdu railway station?
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Nov. 19, 2017 00:08

Yes, the Chengdu railway station address is No. 3 Section, North Second Ring Road, Jinniu District. We noticed that you cancelled your booking. If so you need to buy at the station by yourself.
Answered by Jessica from ITALY | Nov. 19, 2017 06:35

My friend bought the ticket for me too. thank you very much for your help!
Asked by Teresa from USA | Nov. 09, 2017 15:18Reply
Time schedule Chengdu/Xi'an high speed train
Do you have any idea what times high speed rides will depart Chengdu for Xi'an in afternoon?

Any idea what times high speed rides will depart in the afternoon for return trip?
Answers (1)
Answered by Abby | Nov. 10, 2017 03:31

There is no schedule posted on offical website yet, even the operation date is not fixed yet, maybe end of November or December.
Asked by Scott from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 31, 2017 22:09Reply
Xi'an Chengdu HSR
Hi all,

any news updates on the opening of this Xi'an Chengdu high speed rail line? Thanks.
Answers (3)
Answered by Emmy | Nov. 01, 2017 02:53

Note clear yet. There are different sayings: Nov 30, begining of December, end of December
Answered by John from ARTHUR | Nov. 20, 2017 18:46

there's been mixed news on this. is it likely the HSR will open by mid/end december?
Answered by Hadley from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 21, 2017 21:12

If lucky enough, maybe the begining of Dec. If their schedule cannot catch that, it would be the end of this year.
Asked by ginger from USA | Oct. 24, 2017 17:17Reply
Will the high speed train Xi'an to Chengdu be open Nov. 12,3027
Times and prices please
Answers (1)
Answered by Hanley from USA | Oct. 24, 2017 21:53

Some news says around Nov 30 this time, but still no confirmed date, schdule and price posted by railway authority.
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