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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 Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K54506:23 - 22:2516h2m
T706:41 - 20:3613h55m
K24507:01 - 23:1516h14m
K136313:21 - 07:37+18h16m
K38521:02 - 08:11+11h9m
See more Xi'an Schedule 
 

Chengdu to Xi'an Normal Train Timetable 


(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K54607:39 - 23:4016h1m
T808:40 - 22:2713h47m
K136419:57 - 12:51+16h54m
K24621:20 - 12:42+15h22m
K29221:31 - 09:01+11h30m
K99822:16 - 08:02+9h46m
K496023:20 - 13:31+14h11m
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 Nov 7, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 346 - 400
USD 49 - 57
CNY 208 - 275
USD 30 - 39
CNY 112 - 128
USD 16 - 18

 

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 May. 29, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Xi'an - Chengdu Trains: Overnight Sleepers
Asked by Jerome from NEW ZEALAND | May. 29, 2019 02:11Reply
Which station is closer to downtown? Chengdu or Chengdu East?
Bullet trains use East Station and slow trains use Chengdu Station right?
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Answered by Phyllis from PORTUGAL | May. 29, 2019 17:18
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The main station is a little bit closer in distance, but not really a very big difference considering convenient metro service. It is like you said, the main station, which is also called North Station by local, serve slow type of ride and the East station for high speed rides.
Asked by Dyer from LATVIA | Feb. 09, 2019 00:16Reply
I suppose Xi'an Railway Station should work 24 hours a day?
I will land at Xi'an airport at late night and I plan to take the airport bus to Xi'an Station. It should be mid night already. I am wondering if I can collect the ticket at that time? It would be the most convenient option for me.
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Answered by Aaron from USA | Feb. 10, 2019 21:53
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Yes, this station works 24 hours. You can do the collection at any time with pick up number and passports. But surely, there would be few counters in service only at mid night.
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?
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Answered by Bryson from CANADA | Nov. 06, 2018 00:06
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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?
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Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Nov. 18, 2017 01:16
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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
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Thank you very much. Can you please write me the address of Chengdu railway station?
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Nov. 19, 2017 00:08
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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
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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?
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Answered by Abby | Nov. 10, 2017 03:31
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There is no schedule posted on offical website yet, even the operation date is not fixed yet, maybe end of November or December.
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