Xi'an North Railway Station
Xi'an North Railway Station is one of the most important transportation hubs of Chinese high speed rail network. It is about 8.7 miles (14 km) from Bell Tower (city center), 8 miles (13 km) from Xi'an Railway Station, and 15.5 miles (25 km) from Xianyang International Airport.
Xi'an North Railway Station Address: At intersection of the Weiyang Road and Wenjing Road in Weiyang District
Xi'an North Railway Station See-off Service
Schedule and Ticket Booking
Major Rail Lines from the North Station to:
|Destination||Nos.||Travel Time||Ticket Price (CNY)|
|First/ Second Class Seat|
|G652, G672, G26, G656... |
17 departures from 07:52 to 18:24
|4h24m - 6h5m||824.5/ 515.5|
|G1914, G362, G1918... |
9 departures from 06:26 to 19:44
|5h56m - 7h29m||1,095/ 669.5|
|D308 at 19:44||10h42m||---/ 459|
|D1911, D1913, D1915... |
38 departures from 07:10 to 19:07
|3h13m - 4h22m||421/ 263|
|G820, G98, G824, G834... |
8 departures from 09:35 to 13:50
|7h42m - 9h10m||1,301.5/ 813.5|
|G820, G824, G828, G842 from 09:35 to 13:20||9h22m - 9h56m||1,401/ 888|
|G1900, G1844, G2002... |
56 departures from 07:03 to 20:58
|1h18m - 1h55m||279.5/ 174.5|
|D308 at 19:44||1h55m||---/ 119.5|
Pingyao Ancient Town
|D2502, D2506, D2508, D2538... |
9 departures from 06:32 to 19:05
|2h21m - 3h22m||240/ 150|
|D2671, D2651, D2653, G2685… |
departures from 07:42 to 21:12
|2h39m - 3h29m||231.5/ 174.5|
|G1914, G1900, G1844... |
45 departures from 06:26 to 19:58
|30m - 46m||89.5/ 54.5|
|D308 at 19:44||42m||---/ 34.5|
|G820, G98, G862... |
14 departures from 07:03 to 15:18
|3h51m - 5h21m||727.5/ 454.5|
|G820, G98, G866, G824... |
9 departures from 09:35 to 13:50
|5h14m - 6h26m||940/ 587|
The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.
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The North Train Station mainly consists of two parts: two squares and station building. Currently, only the south square is in service and the north one is under construction. Public bus stops, taxi stands and parking lots for personal cars are available on the south square, and beneath the square, there are also parking lots in service. In the future, there will be a commercial plaza and a long-distance bus station beneath the two squares, too.
2F: waiting hall, ticket office, commercial area (on mezzanine), taxi drop-off area
1F: platforms, ticket offices, exits/ entrances
-1F: arrival hall, subway entrances/ exits, exit passage, ticket office
-2F: subway platforms
How to get to Xi'an North Railway Station from downtown?
At North Station: Airport Shuttle Bus North Station Line
At North Station South: 723
At North Station Bus Terminal: 108, 263, 264, 265, 266
Passengers arriving by bus will get off at the south square. For those with a ticket in hand, enter the station directly to find a seat in the right waiting area on 2F. For those without, the ticket offices are located on 2F, 1F and -1F respectively. Passengers can go to the most convenient one to buy tickets and then enter the waiting hall.
Arrival by subway line 2:
North Station is the last stop of subway line 2. Passengers will arrive at -2F of the station building. From there, there are escalators, lifts, and stairs to upper floors.
Arrival by taxi
Passengers arriving by taxi will be dropped at the drop-off area on 2F.
|From||Time (minutes)||Cost (CNY)|
|Xianyang International Airport||30||70|
|Giant Wild Goose Pagoda||60||55|
Ticket Check and Boarding
Before checking in, passengers should read their tickets carefully to know exactly where to have the tickets checked. North Station is equipped with self-service check-in machines. If the tickets are blue, passengers can check in by swiping the tickets. But if the tickets are pink or you have large luggage, they need to have their ticket punched by the station staff at check-in points. Check-in usually begins 30 minutes before departure and stops 5 minutes before. Then, take escalators or stairs down to platforms on 1F for boarding.
How to exit and leave the station?
Leave by subway:
The subway entrances for line 2 are located on the same floor with transfer hall on -1F. Passengers can find them easily upon arrival by clear signs.
Leave by bus:
Bus stops are located on the south square.
Leave by taxi:
Taxi stands can also be found on the south square. Passengers can go there to take taxi when they confirm their routes.
How to go from Xi'an North Railway Station to famous sites
From Xi'an North Railway Station to Xi'an Railway Station
Bus 266 can take passengers there directly;
Take subway line 2 to North Street, change to line 1 to Wulukou, then walk northward to get there.
From Xi'an North Train Station to Bell Tower
Take subway line 2 to Bell Tower. Close to Bell Tower, one can also walk to visit the Drum Tower, Muslim quarter and Great Mosque.
From Xi'an North Railway Station to Terracotta Warriors
Passengers arriving at the station can take a free shuttle bus to the site directly. However, they need to buy the entrance ticket of Terracotta Warriors first at the Tourists Service Center on -1F of the station. When getting onboard, both railway ticket and entrance ticket are required. The bus leaves North Station from 08:00 to 16:00 and returns from Terracotta Army from 10:30 to 19:30, both with the interval of an hour. Duration is about an hour.
From Xi'an North Railway Station to Airport
Take Airport Shuttle Bus Line 6 to get there directly. The bus is available from 08:00 to 21:00 every 20-30 minutes. It takes about 40 minutes on the way and costs CNY25.
From Xi'an North Railway Station to South Railway Station
Take metro line 2 to Fengqiyuan metro station first and then change to bus no. 918 to the South Station.
From Xi'an North Railway Station to Huashan Mountain
To City Wall
Take subway line 2 to Yongningmen (South Gate) and get out from exit C. After, walk northward to ascend the City Wall.
To Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
Take subway line 2 to Xiaozhai, then change to subway line 3 to get there.
Bus/ Subway Search
Facilities and Services
Two ticket offices, located at both sides of the entrance on 1F, are open from 05:30 to 24:00. The special windows for ticket change and refund are located inside the office on the east side. In addition, the ticket office on south side of -1F will be opened in peak travel season.
|KFC in the Terminal Building|
It is located on 2F of the terminal building. Upon arrival, find the specific waiting area and check-in barrier according to your ticket. There is also a mezzanine on this floor, which is a shopping and dining zone including McDonald's, KFC, Daniang Dumplings, Mingtien Coffee and UBC Coffee. Special local products and handicrafts also can be found here. There are 56 call buttons scattered around the waiting hall, so passengers can ask for help when they come across any problems. On east and west sides of the hall, scatter toilets and hot drinking water rooms for passengers' convenience.
Left Luggage Service:
If you have luggage to store at the station, you can go to the customer service counter on 2F. It charges CNY 3 for small bags (less than 22 pounds) and CNY 5 for large luggage (over 10 pounds) per day. Luggage carrier service counters are located at the entrances of both first and second floors. The carriers can send the luggage onto carriage for you. The service fee is CNY5 per piece of luggage and CNY50 per cart.