How to Travel From Xi’an Airport to City Center

How far is Xi’an Airport from city center? Xi’an Xianyang Airport is located about 50 kilometers (30 miles) northwest from downtown area. It is very convenient to travel from Xi’an Airport to city by metro, airport shuttle bus, and taxi. Vice versa, it is also easy for people to travel from Xi’an city to airport via those public transportation.

Xi'an Airport Transfer: Hassle-free pick-up and see-off by clean car and professional driver.
 
Metro Airport Shuttle Bus Taxi
Route Airport → Changling Mausoleum → Qinhan Xincheng → North Railway Station  14 lines to downtown like Bell Tower Hotel, Xi’an Railway Station, North Railway Station, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda... Flexible per your request
Service Hour 06:00 - 23:00 07:00 - 02:00 next day 24 hours
Duration 33 minutes 1 - 1.5 hours 40-60 minutes
Ticket Fare CNY 2 to 7 CNY 25/person CNY 120 - 150
Recommended to Most travelers  travelers stay near one of the stops group travelers;
affordable travelers;
late arrival passengers
 

1. Fastest Way - Airport Metro Line or Line 14: 33M, CNY 2 - 9

This is the fastest way from Xi’an Airport to Downtown and you don’t need to worry about traffic jams. 

 Route: Airport West (T1/T2/T3) - Airport T5 (closed) - Konggangxincheng - Art Center - Baiqizhai - Changling Mausoleum - Qinhanxincheng - Qingong - Weihenan - North Square of North Railway Station - Wenjingshan Park - Xi’an Technological University - Beichen - Olympic Sports Center - Shuangzhai - Xinsi - Gangwu Avenue - Heshao
 Operating Hours: 06:00 to 22:20
 Frequency: 5.5-7.5 minutes
 Single Journey Time: 33 minutes
 Ticket Fare: CNY 2-9 according to the metered fare

After arriving at North Railway Station, passengers can easily transfer to metro line 2 and line 4. It takes around 30 minutes to Bell Tower in city center via line 2 and 55 minutes to Giant Wild Goose Pagoda via line 4.
 

2. Popular Way - Airport Shuttle Bus: 1 – 1.5H, CNY 25 

Xi’an airport shuttle buses provide more route and stop choices. It is the most convenient way for those staying near one of the stops. But be aware that there may be traffic jams, especially during peak hours from 07:00-09:00 and 17:00-19:00. 

 Boarding Sites:
T2: Outside of Arrival Hall, 1F
T3: Ground Transportation Center, 1F 
 Ticket Fare: CNY 25/person
 Route:
Route / Destination Duration
Xishaomen Airport Business Hotel, Bell Tower Hotel 80 minutes
West Bus Station, Xishaomen Airport Business Hotel 70 minutes
Ziction Liberal Hotel 70 minutes
Xi’an Railway Station 70 minutes
West Bus Station, Xi'an Hotel  70 minutes
Tangcheng Hotel, Orient Hotel, Shaanxi History Museum 80 minutes
CityOn Shopping Center, Jianguo Hotel 80 minutes
North Railway Station 40 minutes
Fangzhicheng Bus Station (East Bus Station)  60 minutes
North Bus Station 80 minutes
South Bus Station, Jiyuan International Hotel 80 minutes
Xigang Business Center, Holiday Inn Greenland Century City, ZTE Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn 90 minutes
Land Center, Ramada Plaza South Hotel, Westin Hotel  (Giant Wild Goose Pagoda) 90 minutes
Shaanxi Xi'an Bus Station, Yitian City Terminal 90 minutes
If you travel from Xi’an Airport to City Center, get down at the Bell Tower Hotel stop. 
 

3. Hassel-free Choice - Taxi: 40-60M, CNY120-150

 Official Taxi Stands: 
T1: Arrival Hall 
T2: outside Gate No.211 on 1F
T3: Ground Transportation Center on 1F
Reference Taxi Fare:
Destination Fare Time
City Wall CNY 80 - 95 40-50 minutes
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda CNY 100 - 110 1 hour
Bell Tower / Drum Tower CNY 80 - 95 40-50 minutes
Shaanxi History Museum CNY 80 - 90 50 minutes
Terracotta Army CNY 180 - 200 1 hour
Xi’an Railway Station CNY 85 - 95 45 minutes
North Railway Station CNY 60 - 70 30 minutes

 Tips: 
1. If you take Xi’an taxi from airport during peak hours from 07:00 to 09:00 and 17:00 to 19:00, you may face traffic jams. Please prepare enough time in order to make your trip smoothly.
2. Carpooling with other passengers is an effective way to save some money.
 

How to Get From Xi’an Airport to Terracotta Warriors

1. Metro + Tourist Bus no.5 (306): 3 hours, CNY 27/person
→ Take metro Airport Line to get to North Railway Station. Then take metro line 4 to Wulukou Station and change to metro line 1 to Fangzhicheng Station.
→ Take Tourists Bus no.5 (306) to the Terracotta Army Parking Lot.

2. Airport Shuttle Bus + Tourist Bus no.5 (306): 2.5 hours, CNY 30/person
→ Take Airport Shuttle Bus and get off at Fangzhicheng Bus Station first. 
→ Then Take Tourists Bus no.5 (306) to the Terracotta Army Parking Lot.

3. Taxi: 1 hour, CNY 180 to 200
 

How to Get from Xi’an Airport to Xi’an Railway Station

1. Direct Airport Shuttle Bus: 70 minutes, CNY 25/person

2. Metro: 1 hour, CNY 15 - 20/person
→ Take Airport Line or Line 14 to North Railway Station first. Then transfer to metro line 4 to Wulukou Station, Exit A. 
→ Then walk north around 850 meters (930 yards) to arrive at the railway station. 
 
3. Taxi: 45 minutes, CNY 85 to 95
 

How to Get from Xi’an Airport to City Wall

1.Metro: 80 minutes, CNY 21/person
→ First of all, take Airport Line or Line 14 to North Railway Station.
→ Take metro line 2 to Yongningmen Station, Exit D1.
→ Walk north around 350 meters (400 yards) to arrive at the entrance of City Wall.
- Last modified on Jun. 29, 2021 -
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