Xi'an Railway Station
Located to the north of the City Wall, Xi'an Railway Station is 2 miles (3.5 kilometers) from the Bell Tower (city center), 9 miles (15 kilometers) from North Railway Station, and 16 miles (26 kilometers) from Xianyang International Airport. It is one of the four biggest train stations in China in terms of passenger volume, and one of the country’s six main rail terminals.
Address: No. 44 of North Huancheng Road in the Xincheng District
Schedule and Ticket Booking
Major Rail Lines from the station to:
- Hong Kong
(Last Update on May 29, 2023)
|To||Trains||Duration||Ticket Fare (CNY)|
|Soft/ Hard Sleeper|
|Z152, Z130, T232, Z20...|
8 departures from 01:40 to 22:57
|11h45m - 14h00m||CNY 415.5/ 272.5|
USD 61/ 40
|K362, Z378, Z94, K558...|
11 departures from 10:45 to 23:35
|15h12m - 20h35m||CNY 509.5/ 331.5|
USD 75/ 49
|Z377, T197, Z129, Z151...|
37 departures from 03:33 to 23:58
|6h49m - 9h23m||CNY 263/ 174|
USD 39/ 26
|T197, Z293, T307, K1537...|
10 departures from 03:46 to 13:03
|24h55m - 32h39m||CNY 767.5/ 495.5|
USD 113/ 73
|K228, K84, K84, K1298...|
8 departures from 06:43 to 22:34
|21h41m - 29h54m||CNY 723/ 397|
USD 106/ 58
|K132, K1310, K1350, Z232...|
5 departures from 00:05 to 23:10
|23h21m - 31h50m||CNY 667/ 428|
USD 98/ 63
|T7, K545, K245, K385 from 06:09 to 21:19||11h00m - 16h39m||CNY 315/ 208|
USD 46/ 31
|K694 at 07:26||10h17m||CNY 285/ 190|
USD 42/ 28
|K132, T198, K178, Z152...|
35 departures from 00:05 to 23:47
|4h33m - 6h29m||CNY 155.5/ 102.5|
USD 23/ 15
See detailed Xi'an Train Schedule
Layout & Functions of Xi’an Railway Station
The station has double station buildings and squares in the north and south. Making full use of the space of four waiting halls on 1F & 2F, the station displays the steam train, internal combustion train, electric train and high-speed train. 2F has the convenience store, fast food, dessert, snacks and beverage stores, and restaurants and the commercial area on 3F will be opened soon.
Functions of Danfengmen Square (North Square)
2F: Waiting Hall
1F: North Station House
B1: departure floor, public transit hub, drop-off area for buses, taxis and private vehicles
B2: arrival floor, 34 taxi pick-up points
B3: the parking lot with 960 parking spots
B4&5: Metro Line 4 & 7 (not open yet)
|Map of Transportation outside the Station|
Ticket Check and Boarding
After reaching the platform, find your carriage according to your ticket information. Mind the steps when getting on board, as the carriages are higher than the platform. After, put your luggage on the luggage rack or under the berth/seat. Settle down and wait for departure.
How to exit and leave Xi'an Railway Station?
|Leave by Taxi|
On B2, passengers can follow the signs to take metro line 4 and transfer to line 1 at Wulukou station. At Beidajie on line 1, passengers can transfer to line 2 which runs through famous sites such as Bell Tower and City Wall.
By city bus
On South Square, passengers can take Bus No. 25, 40, 105, 240, 358, 517, 602, 607 100 meters away on the south, which run to famous destinations like Hepingmen (Near City Wall), Qinglong Temple and Giant Wild Goose Pagoda.
To take taxis, there are 34 taxi pick-up points on B2. From the railway station to Bell Tower or City Wall, it costs CNY20-30 and less than 20 minutes if no traffic jams.
How to travel from Xi’an Railway Station to popular places
To Xi’an North Railway Station
Bus 266 and Metro Line 4 can take passengers there directly without transfer.
To Bell Tower
Take line 4 to Dachaishi→Transfer to line 6 to Bell Tower → Walk westward for 500 meters (547 yards) to the entrance
To Terracotta Army
Take line 4 to Wukulou→Transfer to line 1 to Fangzhicheng→Transfer to line 9 to Huaqing Pool→Take Exit C and walk for 210 meters (230 yards) to take Lintong 613 to Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum
To Xi’an Airport
Take line 4 to Xi’an North Railway Station→Transfer to line 14 to Airport West (T1, T2 & T3)
To City Wall
Take subway line 4 to Hepingmen and get out from exit A→Walk northward for 400 (437 yards) meters to get to the City Wall
To Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
Take subway line 4 and get off at Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. Take Exit C and walk south for 700 meters (765 yards) to the entrance. Shaanxi History Museum is nearby.
To Mt. Huashan
1. Take an ordinary train from this station to Huashan Railway Station, which takes about 1.5 hours and CNY18.5 for a hard seat. Upon arrival, walk northward to take Huayin 603 to Huashan bus station. Walk for about 1.2 kilometers (0.75 miles) to the entrance.
2. Take Line 4 to North Railway Station to take a bullet train to Huashan North Station, which takes about half an hour and CNY 54.5 for a second-class seat. Upon arrival, walk northward for 240 meters to take Huayin 603, and then walk for about 1.2 kilometers to the entrance.
Bus/ Subway Search
Facilities and Services of the Station
The station has four normal waiting halls equipped with toilets and drinkable boiled water covering an area of 22,300 square meters (5.5 acres), which can accommodate 12,000 passengers. Baby care rooms with sofas and baby cribs are also available, which provide great convenience for those who make a train travel with kids or during pregnancy.
On 1F, the ticket hall is beside the entrance. On the elevated waiting hall, passengers can purchase, change or refund the ticket at the service center. Foreign passengers are required to provide their valid certificate like passports when purchasing or collecting tickets.
At the passenger service center on South Square, there are self-service left luggage counters which provide a 24/7 service. The fare depends on the size and weight of your luggage. It costs CNY 5 for small bags less than 10 kilograms and CNY 10 for large luggage over 10 kilograms per day, and there is no time limit.
Hotels such as three-star hotels like Xi'an Jinrui Hotel, Fulin Hotel and four-star hotel Longhai Hotel around the station are excellent choices. Both around and inside the station, there are also many restaurants, food stands, supermarkets, and souvenir stores for passengers’ convenience; but the price there are mostly higher than other places.