Xi'an Xianyang International Airport

Xi’an Airport Code: XIY

 Location: In the northeast of Xianyang city, 50km (30 miles) to the northwest of Xi'an city center.

 Brief Intro: The XIY airport with three terminals operates around 350 air routes. Flights leaving from the airport connect many domestic cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Guilin, Lijiang, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Yiwu, Anqing, Tangshan and Yichun. International flights reach Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Phuket, Osaka, Chiengmai, Okinawa, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Maldives, Helsinki, Moscow, and Paris. 
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 Xi'an Airport Maps

Xi'an Airport Terminal

Passenger Guide

1. Time for Taking Flights

International Flight: The check-in counters will be closed 40~60 minutes before departures. Passengers are suggested to arrive at the airport 2.5~3 hours in advance.
Domestic Flight: The check-in counters close 40 minutes before the airplane's scheduled departure time and it is suggested to arrive at the airport 1.5~2 hours in advance.

2. Xi'an Airport Transport

 Xi'an Airport Shuttle Bus: 14 Lines to Downtown Area & 2 Lines to Xianyang

 Metro: Airport Line or Line 14: Operating between Xi'an Airport and North Railway Station, it only takes around 33 mins with the fare of CNY7 per person.

 Xianyang Airport Transfer: Hassle-free pick-up and see-off with clean cars and professional drivers.

 How to Travel From Xi’an Airport to City Center: 3 Ways including Metro, Shuttle Bus and Taxi.

 How to Get to Terracotta Army from Xi'an Airport:
Take airport shuttle bus or taxi to Xi'an Railway Station firstly. The duration is about one hour. Then find bus no. tourist 5 (306) to Terracotta Army parking on the east square of the train station. Or take airport shuttle bus at a cost of CNY31.5/person to reach Lintong Bus Station to get on bus no. Lintong 101 to arrive at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses.

3. Transport between Terminals

There is free cross-terminal shuttle bus running between T2 and T3. It runs every 15 minutes from 08:30 to 20:00 and runs about 5 minutes between terminals. Passengers can get on the bus at Boarding Gate 17 in T2; or beside the Transfering Hall in T3.

4. Visa-free Policy

Passport holders of 53 countries and regions are granted a 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit when taking an international transfer via Xianyang Airport.

Note: The 72-hour visa-free transit will be replaced by the 144-hour visa-free transit in Xi'an since Dec. 1, 2019.

Three Terminals

T1 for Domestic Flights

Airlines: Spring Airlines (9C), 9 Air Company Limited (AQ)

T2 for Domestic Flights

Airlines: JoyAir (JR), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Air China (CA), Hainan Airlines (HU), Capital Airlines (JD), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Lucky Air (8L), Tianjin Airlines (GS), China West Air (PN),  Kunming Airlines (KY), Shandong Airlines (SC), China Airlines (CI), China Postal Airlines (8Y), Fuzhou Airlines (FU), Urumqi Air (UQ), Air Asia (FD),

T3 for Domestic and International Flights

Airlines: China Southern Airlines (CZ), Sichuan Airlines (3U), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Shanghai Airlines (FM), OKAir (BK), Chengdu Airlines (EU), Juneyao Airlines (HO), China United Airlines (KN), Hebei Airlines (NS), Ruilin Airlines (DR), LoongAir (GJ), China Express Airlines (G5), Xiamen Airlines (MF), Jiangxi Air (RY).



 Baggage Trolley: Free trolleys can be found at each terminal and parking lot.

 Pay Phone: Pay phones are obstacle-free also.

 IC cards sold for pay phones: Gate 4 of Departure Hall in T2.

 Drinking: Self-service drinking fountains are set at passenger areas in the terminals.

 Obstacle-free Facilities: low positioned phone, obstacle-free elevator, obstacle-free washing room, obstacle-free access.

 ATMs: Bank of Communications (BCM), Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), China Construction Bank (CCB), Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC).

 Nursery Room: in both T2 and T3.

 Smoking Room: Smoking is only allowed at the smoking room at each departure hall and arrival hall in the terminals.

 Mobile Charging: Free mobile charging can be found at the Departure Hall and Arrival Hall at each terminal.

Xi'an Airport
Departure Hall
Flight check-in, Xi'an
Check-In Counters


 Ticket Office
Service: tickets, insurance, standby tickets, seats schedule, boarding, air express
Operating Hour: 06:30 ~ the last flight departure
Location: Counter 24 on 2F in T2; M & K Areas on 2F in T3

 Currency Exchange
Operating Hour: 07:30~21:30
Location: Customs exit on 1F in T2; Gate 324 on 2F in T3 
Service rate: CNY58 for once

 Hourly Hotel: Standard Room and Luxury Suite
Operating Hour: 08:00~23:00
Location: First Base Floor in T2; 2F in T3
Tel No.: 86-029-88796242

Service: consultation, medicine, and simple disease aid
Operating Hour: 06:00~22:00
Location: Gate 1 of the Departure Hall in T2; beside VIP Security Check, Departure Hall on 2F in T3

 Luggage Packing
Operating Hour: 06:00~the last flight
Location: entrance of the Departure Hall in T2; Departure Hall on 2F in T3

 Luggage Storage
Operating Hour: 06:00~the last flight
Location: Departure Hall and Arrival Hall in T2; beside VIP Security Check, Departure Hall on 2F in T3

 Luggage Inquiry
Operating Hour: 06:30~the last flight
Location: at the Arrival Hall on 1F in T2; 1F in T3
Tel No.: China Eastern Airlines: 86-029—88797392; Hainan Airlines: 86-029—88797804, 86-029—88797447; Other Airlines: 86-029—88796184, 86-029—88796185
Airport Service
Post Service, Left
Baggage, Lost & Found

 Lost and Found
Operating Hour: 06:00~22:00
Location: Departure Hall and Arrival Hall in T2; beside VIP Security Check, Departure Hall on 2F in T3
Tel No.: 86-029-88796107 & 86-029-88796106

Free wifi service is available. Passengers need to have a China mobile phone number to receive the password for linking to the Internet.

 VIP Service
Service: pickup service reservation, VIP hall service, boarding, VIP security access, boarding guide, named cooperation, conference support
Operating Hour: 24 hours
Location: VIP Hall
Tel No: 86-029-88798553

Service: provisional boarding prove and emergency dealing
Operating Hour: 06:00 ~ the last flight
Location: Departure Hall in T2; beside VIP Security Check, Departure Hall on 2F in T3
Tel No: 86-029-88796219

The airport has set 20 sleepboxes for passengers in T3 and the corridor connecting T2 and T3. The sleepbox, with a hight of 2.7 meters (8.9 feet) and an area of 3 sq meters (32 sq. feet), looks like a tiny wooden house. Although being small in size, a sleepbox offers a temporary separated space for passengers to rest, with two single beds, a television, a computer and wifi, a lamp, a coffer and a dresser etc. Now one sleepbox costs CNY 30 for half an hour, CNY 60 per hour for the first two hours, and CNY 40 per hour since the third hour.

Buffet Restaurant: Located on the east part of 2F in T2, it can seat  350 people for dining and offers food to passengers inconvenienced by flight delay.
Silk Road Restaurant: Located on 1F of the Waiting Hall in T2, this restaurant provides service for tourist groups(s) from home and aboard. Banquet service is also available. The main foods are traditional Chinese cuisines, as well as local snacks, coffee and tea.
Cafeteria: This cafeteria offers food service to independent tourist.  The menu includes Chinese dishes, western food, snacks and fruit.  It is located in the Waiting Hall on 2F in T2.

 Airport Hotline: 86-029-96788

- Last modified on Jun. 29, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Asked by Veronica from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 21, 2020 20:32Reply
T2 to T3 at Xi'an Xianyang Airport
I'm coming from Hangzhou at 13:55 at T2 and at 16:05 I have to depart from T3 to London. How to get fast from T2 to T3?
Answers (1)
Answered by Fenny from USA | Feb. 01, 2020 02:29

Don't worry. The distance is not far. Just walk from T2 to T3. It takes around 10 mins on the way.
Asked by Zaini Omar from MALAYSIA | Jan. 07, 2020 19:17Reply
Airport Taxi to Holiday Inn Express Xi'an Bell Tower
We are a party of 8 arriving in Xi'an at 11.30pm. Is there a mini van taxi or do we need to split into 2 or 3 smaller taxis? How long is the journey and what is the fare likely to be for minivan or taxi?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hannah from FINLAND | Jan. 07, 2020 22:14

Well, as I know, you can rent the mini van at the airport. But the fare is not cheap.
According to the landing time, you can also take airport shuttle bus Xishaomen Line and get off at Xishaomen Airport Business Hotel first. Then take a taxi to the hotel.
Asked by Man from THAILAND | Nov. 02, 2019 23:58Reply
How much is a taxi fare from Xi'an Xianyang Airport to Xi'an North railway station at 6 am?
Is it taxi meter or bargain? Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Akili from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 05, 2019 22:10

Generally speaking, it costs CNY 60 to CNY70. The formal taxis have taximeters. Don't worry.
Asked by Lee Siew Khuen from MALAYSIA | Sep. 28, 2019 19:52Reply
Where do u catch a taxi from airport T3 to Xi'an Holiday Inn Taoyuan hotel
Answers (1)
Answered by Terry from SINGAPORE | Sep. 30, 2019 01:54

You can find the pick-up place when you get out of T3.
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