Xian 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 Xian Railway Station and 15.5 miles (25 km) from Xianyang International Airport.
Address: At intersection of the Weiyang Road and Wenjing Road in Weiyang District
Xian North Railway Station See-off Service
Schedule and Ticket Booking
The 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 April 25, 2017)
|Destination ||Nos. ||Travel Time ||Ticket Price (CNY) ||Ticket Booking |
|First Class Seat/Soft Sleeper ||Second Class Seat |
|Beijing West ||G652, G656, G26, G672... |
12 departures from 07:52 to 18:03
|4h35m-5h58m ||824.5 ||515.5 || |
|Shanghai ||D308 at 19:50 ||10h45m ||903.5 ||459 || |
|Shanghai Hongqiao ||G1914, G362, G1918... |
9 departures from 06:23 to 15:49
|5h58m-7h33m ||1,095 ||669.5 || |
|Guangzhou South ||G820, G98, G824, G834... |
6 departures from 09:42 to 12:37
|7h41m-9h2m ||1,301.5 ||813.5 || |
|Luoyang Longmen ||G1914, G1548, G1900, G1844... |
46 departures from 06:23 to 20:28
|1h19m-2h9m ||279.5 ||174.5 || |
|D308 at 19:50 ||1h57m ||266.5 ||119.5 |
|Huashan North ||G1914, G1548, G1900... |
31 departures from 06:23 to 20:28
|30m-49m ||89.5 ||54.5 || |
|D308 at 19:50 ||43m ||266.5 ||34.5 |
|Wuhan ||G1548, G820, G98, G824... |
12 departures from 07:20 to 17:28
|3h50m-5h17m ||727.5 ||454.5 || |
|Changsha South ||G1548, G820, G98, G824... |
8 departures from 07:20 to 15:34
|5h12m-6h49m ||940 ||587 || |
|Guilin ||G1548 at 07:20 ||9h36m ||1,157.5 ||748.5 || |
Xian Train Schedule
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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.
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 the North Station from downtown Xian?
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 |
|Big 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.
|Check-in passage for |
pink tickets, disabled passangers
or those with large luggage
|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.
|Bilingual Direction Signs in English and Chinese || |
|Subway Station |
Transportation to famous sites:
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.
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.
Take subway line 2 to Yongningmen (South Gate) and get out from exit C. After, walk northward to ascend the City Wall.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda:
Take subway line 2 to Xiaozhai, exit A. After, change to bus line 24, 34, 400, 521, Tourism Line 6, or Tourism Line 8 to get there.
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.
Take a train to Huashan North 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.
Xianyang International Airport:
Take Airport Shuttle Bus Line 6 to get there directly. The bus is available from 09:00 to 19:40 every 40 minutes. It takes about an hour on the way and costs CNY25.
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.
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.
|Waiting Hall on 2F || |
|KFC in the Terminal Building |
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.