How to Travel Between Chongqing and Xi’an

The distance between Chongqing and Xi’an is about 700 kilometers (400 miles). To travel between the two cities, three transportation means can be chosen: direct flight, high speed train and normal speed train. The direct flight which only spends 1.5 to 2.5 hours is the best and fastest way. Discounted tickets are frequently available online. Sometimes the ticket for economy class only needs CNY200. Taking high speed train is a cost-effective choice. It takes 5 – 6.5 hours and CNY 279.5 – 409 for second class seat. The overnight normal speed train with 9 to 11 hours’ travel time and the fare of CNY182 – 190 for hard sleeper ticket is recommended to those who want to save one night’s hotel cost.
 
How to Travel Between Chongqing and Xi’an
 

How to Travel from Chongqing to Xi’an

1. Chongqing to Xi’an Flight: about 1.5 hours, CNY200 to CNY4,010

6 to 7 flights take off from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and arrive at Xi'an Xianyang International Airport every day. The earliest flight is at 06:55 while the latest one is at 23:40. The journey takes about 1.5 hours. It is suggested to buy discounted tickets online and the price of the economy class can be as low as CNY200 in slack season.

Ticket Fare:
Economy Class: CNY200 to CNY1,350; Business Class: CNY700 to CNY4,010
 

2. High Speed Train: 5 – 6.5 hours, CNY279.5 to CNY1,227

There are about 20 high speed trains departing from Chongqing West Railway Station/ Chongqing North Railway Station to Xi’an North Railway Station per 15 to 50 minutes every day. The travel time ranges from 5 to 6.5 hours. Please note that only two trains set off from Chongqing North Railway Station at 14:18 and 18:05 while the others all depart from Chongqing West Railway Station. For budget travelers, taking high speed train is a prior choice since the cheapest second class seat only costs CNYCNY279.5.

Ticket Fare:
From Chongqing West Railway Station: Second Class Seat: CNY281.5 to CNY409; VIP Class Seat: CNY509; First Class Seat: CNY453 to CNY654.5; Business Class Seat: CNY849 to CNY1,227
From Chongqing North Railway Station: Second Class Seat: CNY279.5; First Class Seat: CNY447; Business Class Seat: CNY838

See more about: Chongqing - Xi'an Train

3. Overnight Normal Speed Train: 9 to 11 hours, CNY98 to CNY285

1 normal speed train which sets off from Chongqing West Station and arrives at Xi’an Railway Station is running every day. It is better to book a sleeper ticket for a comfortable trip. Traveling overnight, it is a good choice for budget travelers, saving one-night hotel expense and one-day sightseeing time. 

Train   Dep.   Arr. Duration
K1034  23:04   10:01  10h 57min


Ticket Fare:
Hard Seat: CNY98 to CNY102; Hard Sleeper: CNY182 to CNY190; Soft Sleeper: CNY275 to CNY285
 

How to Travel from Xi’an to Chongqing

1. Xi’an to Chongqing Flight: about 1.5 to 2.5 hours, CNY300 to CNY4,010

From Xi’an to Chongqing, 6 to 7 flights are available every day. They leave from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport during 06:30 to 23:55 and get to Jiangbei International Airport in 1.5 to 2.5 hours. If you book tickets online in advance, you may enjoy a 20% to 50% discount.

Ticket Fare:
Economy Class: CNY300 to CNY1,350; Business Class: CNY800 to CNY4,010
 

2. High Speed Train: 5 – 6.5 hours, CNY279.5 to CNY1,227

The Xi’an North Railway Station operates around 20 scheduled high speed trains to Chongqing West Railway from 08:09 to 17:47, taking 5 to 6.5 hours. Tourists who have enough travel time can choose this affordable transportation means with a lowest fare of CNY279.5. The other reason why such way is recommended is that it is very convenient to transfer from the railway stations to the city center by metro, bus and taxi upon arrival.

Ticket Fare:
Second Class Seat: CNY279.5 to CNY409; VIP Class Seat: CNY509; First Class Seat: CNY453 to CNY654.5; Business Class Seat: CNY838 to CNY1,227
 

3. Overnight Normal Speed Train: 10 to 11 hours, CNY98 to CNY285

Only 1 normal speed train is in operation every day from the Xi’an Railway Station to Chongqing West Railway Station. The duration lasts 10 to 11 hours. The ticket for hard sleeper is CNY182-CNY190

Train  Dep.   Arr.   Duration
K1032  18:12    05:07+1  10h 55min



Ticket Fare:
Hard Seat: CNY98 to CNY102; Hard Sleeper: CNY182 to CNY190; Soft Sleeper: CNY275 to CNY285

- Last modified on Apr. 15, 2021 -
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