Xi'an South Railway Station

Xi'an South Railway Station is located in the suburban area, about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from the Bell Tower in city center. The public transportation to/from downtown is not convenient. If possible, passengers are advised to use Xi'an Railway Station or Xi'an North Railway Station instead, which is 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) and 45 kilometers (28 miles) from South Station respectively. The New South Railway Station for high speed trains and connected with metro lines will be constructed soon.

Address: Yinzhen Town, Chang’an District

Schedule and Ticket Booking

South Railway Station is a major stop along Xi'an – Ankang Railway. It mainly operates normal trains to/from Ankang, Dazhou, Chongqing, Taiyuan, Pingyao, Weinan, Huashan, Lingshi, Jiexiu, Chengdu, Hohhot, Yulin, Qiqihar, Kunming, Yan'an, Ordos, and Baotou. 

 Major Rail Lines from this station to:

(Last Update on Apr 19, 2022)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
K8176, K8177 at 14:25 and 15:053h8m - 3h48mCNY 135.5/ 91
USD 21/ 14
K998 at 07:5113h54mCNY 428.5/ 275.5
USD 67/ 43
K998 at 07:5138h33mCNY 796.5/ 516.5
USD 125/ 81
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.
See more Xi'an Train Schedule

Station Plan

This is a small and remote train station. There is only a one-storey terminal building and a front square. The ticket office is located at the east side of the station. Passengers can purchase, refund or change tickets there. After entering the station, passengers can see the waiting area where drinking water and toilets can be easily found. Usually, only those whose trains will depart soon will be allowed to enter the station. Others can just wait outside.

How to get to Xi'an South Train Station from downtown area?

 Arrival by bus: 4-23, 918, 918 night bus, 920/ K920

If arriving by bus, passengers will get off in front of the station. Change should be prepared for buying bus tickets. 

Below are the operating hours of the above-mentioned buses:
Departure from downtown area   Departure from South Train Station
4-23  06:30 – 17:30  07:20 – 18:00
918  06:00 – 19:30  06:00 – 19:00
918 night bus  ---  19:00 – 01:00
920/ K920  07:00 – 18:50  05:15 – 18:00

 Arrival by taxi:
From  Duration (Minutes)  Cost (CNY)
Xi'an Railway Station  55 80
North Train Station  60  160
Bell Tower  50  75
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda  45  65
Tip: As this station is a far from the downtown area, some drivers are not willing to go. In this case, passengers may choose to carpool by unlicensed cab, which costs about CNY30 per person to downtown area.

How to get to other places from Xi'an South Railway Station?

 Xi'an Railway Station
Take bus no. 920 to Wudianpu first, and then change to bus no. 903 to get there.

 North Train Station
1. Take bus no. 920 to Sansen Guoji Jiaju first, and then walk about 220 meters (240 yards) southward to Sanyao metro station where passengers can take metro line 2 to go to the North Station.
2. Take bus no. 918 to Fengqiyuan metro station and then change to metro line 2 to get there.

 Bell Tower
1. Take bus no. 920 to Sansen Guoji Jiaju Station first, and then walk to Sanyao metro station where passengers can take metro line 2 to go to the Bell Tower.
2. Take bus no. 918 to Fengqiyuan metro station where passengers can take metro line 2 to the Bell Tower.

 Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
Take bus no. 920/ K920 to the south square of Giant Wild Goose Pagoda.

New Xi'an South Railway Station

The New Xi'an South Railway Station has been planned and will commence construction in 2018. This station will be built to serve the Xi'an – Chongqing, Xi'an – Wuhan, Xi'an – Ankang, and Xi'an – Changsha High Speed Railways in the near future. It is also planned that metro line 6, line 12, and line 16 will be introduced to the New South Station in the future.
- Last modified on Apr. 19, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Xi'an South Railway Station
Asked by Jessica Albow from THAILAND | Jun. 22, 2020 18:33Reply
Is there any bus to Xi'an south station? How long does it take?
I will stay at the hotel near Tang Tongyifang
Answers (1)
Answered by Christopher YU from UK | Jun. 23, 2020 19:40

Yes, there is a bus 920 available at the east end of Tongyifang, near the west side of Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the bus ride takes nearly one hour, please take your time and arrive at the station a little earlier.
Asked by Jeanne from USA | Aug. 09, 2019 01:36Reply
We heard there is train from downtown to Xi'an South Station?
Is this true? We will be near the drum-tower in downtown.
Answers (1)
Answered by Kia from MALAYSIA | Aug. 11, 2019 18:00

Indeed there are a few slow K rides from the main station near city wall to South Station. They would take around 44min on the way. The problem is that if they can fit your trip from South Station? You can find them online here if input the stations directly.
Asked by Kris from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 27, 2019 17:51Reply
Hello, I wasnt aware of how remote South is :/ Can someone please advice me on how to get to Xi'an South station from Yongnig Station? Im travelling overnight to Chengdu at 9PM
Answers (4)
Answered by Ompaa from MALAYSIA | Jan. 28, 2019 01:28

Yonging Gate, the South Gate, it is about 30km to the South Station. Even taxi would take around 1 hour. If you plan to go by public bus, you may need to prepare around 2 hours on the way.

You may take a bus No. 910 or 800 from Yongning Gate to Hepingmen Gate and then walk about 150m to find metro station for line 4. Then you can take line 4 to Hangtiandadao, exit A and then walk about 300m to find bus station for 920 and take this bus to reach South Rrailway Station.

Or maybe you can consider taking a taxi to Xi'an Railway Station and take a slow train at 6:30pm to the South Station at 7:14pm.
Answered by Kris from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 28, 2019 18:42

I manage to get to South Station yesterday in a bit more direct way :) just took the subway to Fengqiyuan, exited at Exit D and outside is bus no. 918 which took exactly 55minutes to get to South Station which is the last stop.
Answered by Melly from MALAYSIA | Apr. 16, 2019 05:31

How much fare bus 918 to xian south railway station
Answered by KiKi | Apr. 17, 2019 04:13

From Fengqiyuan, it is CNY4 per person.
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