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

North Railway Station mainly operates bullet trains to/from major Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Zhengzhou, Wuhan and Changsha.

 Major Rail Lines from the North Station to:

 Schedule to Major Destinations
(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Beijing West
G652, G672, G26, G656...
16 departures from 07:52 to 18:24
4h24m - 6h5mCNY 824.5/ 515.5
USD 121/ 76
Shanghai Hongqiao
G1914, G362, G1918, G1922...
9 departures from 06:26 to 15:50
5h56m - 7h33mCNY 1,095/ 669.5
USD 161/ 98
Chengdu East
D1911, D1913, D1915, D1917...
38 departures from 07:10 to 19:07
3h13m - 4h22mCNY 421/ 263
USD 62/ 39
Guangzhou South
G820, G98, G824, G834...
8 departures from 09:35 to 13:50
7h42m - 9h10mCNY 1,301.5/ 813.5
USD 191/ 120
Shenzhen North
G820, G824, G828, G842 from 09:35 to 13:209h23m - 9h56mCNY 1,401/ 888
USD 206/ 131
Luoyang Longmen
G870, G1900, G1844, G2002...
56 departures from 07:03 to 20:58
1h18m - 1h55mCNY 279.5/ 174.5
USD 41/ 26
Pingyao Ancient Town
D2514, D2502, D2506, D2508...
9 departures from 06:32 to 19:05
2h21m - 3h22mCNY 240/ 150
USD 35/ 22
Lanzhou West
D2671, D2653, D2685, D2687...
34 departures from 07:42 to 21:12
2h39m - 3h29mCNY 231.5/ 174.5
USD 34/ 26
Huashan North
G1914, G1900, G1844, G2002...
46 departures from 06:26 to 19:58
0h30m - 0h46mCNY 89.5/ 54.5
USD 13/ 8
G870, G820, G98, G862...
14 departures from 07:03 to 15:18
3h51m - 5h21mCNY 727.5/ 454.5
USD 107/ 67
Changsha South
G820, G98, G866, G824...
9 departures from 09:35 to 13:50
5h14m - 6h26mCNY 940/ 587
USD 138/ 86
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.
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Waiting Room
A Bullet Train at Xi'an North

Station Plan

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.

Between the two squares is the station building, covering an area of 83 acres. It is modeled in the architectural style of the Han Dynasty (202BC – 220AD) and the Tang (618 - 907) Dynasty, which indicates long history and rich culture of the city. The building has four floors: two departure floors 1F & 2F are above the ground, and the other two are under ground. -1F is an arrival floor and -2F is a subway station.
 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?

 Arrival by bus:
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
Bell Tower 40 35
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda 60 55
Railway Station 35 35


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.

Pink Ticket Check-in
Check-in passage for
pink tickets, disabled passangers
or those with large luggage
Blue Ticket Check-in
Check-in passage
blue magnetic ticket holders

How to exit and leave the station?

Upon arriving, all passengers are led to the transfer hall on -1F to exit. Passengers should confirm their routes and decide how to leave the station first and then find bus, taxi or subway to their destinations following the direction boards.

 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.

Direction Signs
Bilingual Direction Signs in English and Chinese
Subway Station inside Xi'an North Railway Station
Subway Station

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

Take a train to Huashan North Railway Station. After getting out from the station, take sightseeing buses 1 or 2 close to the exit and get off at the Tourism Center at the foot of Mt. Huashan.

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

 Ticket Office:
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.

 Waiting Hall:
KFC in Xi'an North
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.

- Last modified on Nov. 16, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Xian North Railway Station
Asked by Sharon from ITALY | Aug. 21, 2018 20:18Reply
Free Shuttle Bus to Terracotta from Xi'An North Railway Station
I am planning to visit the Terracotta on the Sep 7 and at the same time, I have bought a high-speed ride ticket to Shanghai from Xi'an, departing Sep 9. Will I be entitled for the free shuttle bus service?
Answers (1)
Answered by Katharine from USA | Aug. 21, 2018 22:48

I read that you need to hold a ticket on G rides that arrivs at this station on the same day you visit the Terracotta. So you can only use the free bus service if you have a ticket reach the station on Sep 7.
Asked by Seelan from INDIA | Jul. 31, 2018 03:16Reply
Bell tower to Airport
From Bell tower to Airport......how to go?. Guide me.
Answers (2)
Answered by Colin | Jul. 31, 2018 18:59

Oh, it can work the same way. You can take the metro to North Railway Station and then take the airport shuttle bus to the airport.

You can also take a bus or taxi to Longhai Hotel near Xian railway station first and then take the shuttle bus to the airport.
Answered by Seelan from INDIA | Aug. 01, 2018 03:06

Thanks a lot Colin.
Asked by Seelan from INDIA | Jul. 29, 2018 15:43Reply
Bell tower
Could you please guide me, how to reach the Xian Airport from Bell tower?
Answers (1)
Answered by Colin | Jul. 31, 2018 02:35

You can take the airport shutle bus to this North Station first and then go to Bell Tower by metro directly
Asked by Jeyaseelan Maria Michael from INDIA | Jul. 29, 2018 01:23Reply
Morning how to reach terracotta warriors From Xian Airport. Kindly guide me.
Answers (1)
Answered by Alice | Jul. 30, 2018 00:19

by public transfer, there can be two ways. First, you can take airport shuttle bus to Lintong Coach Station. Then you can change to bus No. Lintong 101 or 318 to reach the Terracotta Warriors.

Second, you can take airport shuttle bus to Xian Railway Station. You can find bus to Terracotta Warriors on the East square.
Asked by Jeyaseelan Maria Michael from INDIA | Jul. 28, 2018 17:17Reply
stay near by Xian North Railway Station. From here I want to go to terracotta warriors in morning.
I wish to enter the terracotta warriors at 8.30am. From here around 9.45 I want to travel to airport. Because my flight is at 1.30pm.
Could you please possible transportation and schedule.
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr. Fabian | Jul. 29, 2018 00:09

The Terra-Cotta Warriors Museum opening time is 09:00. Generally, it will take around 2 hours to visit. If you take a taxi to airport, it will take around 1hour and 20mins.
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