Xi'an Urban Sightseeing Bus

Xi’an urban sightseeing bus can take visitors directly to landmarks and popular attractions such as Terra Cotta Army, Bell Tower, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Yongxingfang … The bus saves a lot of time for it only stops at those scenic spots. It is a great choice for those who only have one or two days in Xi’an. Xi’an urban sightseeing bus includes six main lines: four lines linking famous spots like City Wall, Bell Tower and Tang Paradise, one line linking most of City Wall gates, and one special museum line covering five Xi’an famous museums.

For people seeking sightseeing in some sites a little far from downtown Xi'an, like the Terracotta Army, it is highly recommended to choose a reliable travel agency, to save a lot of time and trouble. With a well-designed route, worry-free transfers, and a helpful tour guide, it would be a perfect travel solution.

One day private tours to Terracotta Army, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall, Mt. Huashan, and Famen Temple. Book with us now at the lowest price!


Four City Sightseeing Bus Lines

The four sightseeing lines pass by the famous site of Xi’an, enable tourists to visit all the spots on just one bus ride. After buying the ticket, visitors can take the bus unlimitedly within the valid hours and they can hop-on and hop-off at any stop. As the buses stop at every station for 5-10 minutes, tourists can get off, take a simple visit and take some pictures. The one-day pass ticket price for all four lines costs CNY49.9. 

 Line 1: Welcome to Chang'an
Departure Time: 9:30; 10:00; 10:30; 11:00; 11:30; 12:00; 12:30; 13:00; 13:30; 14:00; 14:30; 15:00; 15:30; 16:00; 16:30; 17:00
Stations: Giant Wild Goose Pagoda – Shaanxi History Museum – SAGA International Shopping Center – Xi’an SKP (Shopping Center) – City Wall – Yisu Theatre Cultural District – Drum Tower – Bell Tower – Xi’an Restaurant - Daming Palace National Heritage Park - Hanguang Gate - Small Wild Goose Pagoda (Xi’an Museum) – Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
Duration: 2.5 - 3h

 Line 2: the Unsurpassed Beauty of Qujiang 
Departure Time: 10:15; 12:15; 14:15; 16:15; 18:15
Stations: Giant Wild Goose Pagoda - Qujiang Pool Relic Park - Tang Paradise – Great Tang All Day Mall - Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
Duration: 1h

 Line 3 &4 (Night Line): Attractive Night View of Ancient Chang'an
Departure Time of Line 3: 19:30; 20:00; 20:30; 21:00
Departure Time of Line 4: 17:30; 18:00; 18:30; 18:00
Stations: Giant Wild Goose Pagoda - Shaanxi History Museum – Xi’an SKP – Bell Tower – City Wall

Special Museum Line

The museum line connects six cultural and spiritual landmarks of Xi'an: the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an Museum, Xi'an Tang Hanguang Gate Museum, Xi'an Beilin Museum, Bell Tower and Drum Tower. The carriage displays restored relics like tri-colored glazed horses and glazed ladies-in-waiting, and scenes of the life of people in the Tang Dynasty. It also offers Tang-style refreshments, which are small and exquisite with unique taste. 

 Ticket Price: CNY49.9
 Duration: around 3h
 Departure Time: 10:20; 14:50
 Route: Giant Wild Goose Pagoda – Shaanxi History Museum – Xi’an Museum – Xi'an Tang Hanguang Gate Museum – Bell Tower & Drum Tower (Yisu Theatre Cultural District) - Xi’an Beilin Museum (Xi’an Stele Forest)

Tips for booking and taking Xi’an Sightseeing Bus & Special Museum Line

1. Passengers should purchase their tickets at least 10 minutes before the departure time.
2. Passengers can refund their tickets 30 minutes before the departure time, and no refund is allowed after that time. 
3. Before taking the bus, passengers need to go to the tourist service center in the North Square of Giant Wild Goose Pagoda to get their paper tickets. 
4. Where to take: east parking lot next to the tourist service center. 
5. Children under 1.2m (3.9 feet) can enjoy a free ticket.

City Wall Sightseeing Line

This route is specially designed for touring around City Wall of Xi’an, linking the famous scenic area of Xi’an and the 18 gates of the city wall built in different dynasties with colorful history. Riding the tour bus through the gates is like going through the long history of the ancient city. If you want to meet the story of Xi'an City Wall, then you can’t miss this bus tour.

Bus Route

Yongning Gate – Bell Tower – Wenchang Gate – Hanguang Gate – Anding Gate – Yuxiang Gate – Guangren Temple – Anyuan Temple – Northeast Corner of City Wall – Changle Gate – Southeast Corner of City Wall – Wenchang Gate Sightseeing Point

Yongning Gate – Bell Tower – Wenchang Gate – Hanguang Gate – Anding Gate – Anyuan Gate – Northeast Corner of City Wall – Changle Gate – Jianguo Gate – Old Market (Cultural District) - Wenchang Gate Sightseeing Point – Yongning Gate
Where to take: Inside Yonging Gate, near Yongning International Art Gallery (30 min before the departure)

Ticket Price & Departure Time

 Type 1: CNY49.9 (One ticket for one ride)
Departure Time: 9:00; 10:00; 11:00; 12:00; 13:00; 14:30; 15:30; 16:30; 17:30; 18:30
The souvenir is included.

 Type 2: CNY198 
Departure Time: 13:00 14:30 15:30
The ticket of City Wall, the souvenir and a high-end afternoon tea is included.

 Type 3: CNY188 
Departure Time: 16:30; 17:30; 18:30
The ticket of City Wall, the souvenir and drinks is included.

 Further Reading:
Xi'an Tourist Bus - tourist line 5 (306) to Terracotta Army Museum and other lines to top attractions in and around the city.

- Last updated on Jun. 06, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Xi'an Urban Sightseeing Bus
Asked by Emilianic from INDONESIA | Jul. 27, 2019 16:18Reply
Hi, is bus tour at xian operate again in october 2019?
Answers (1)
Answered by Freda from USA | Jul. 31, 2019 19:43

Yes, the bus tour operates except during the Chinese Spring Festival.
Asked by Scaredlose from SINGAPORE | Aug. 05, 2018 17:15Reply
Can you list down hotels that located near stops for tourist buses, apart from Longhai Hotel?
I am looking for a hotel accessible to tourist buses and subway stations. I want to see tourist sites via public transportation.
Answers (1)
Answered by Victoria from CANADA | Aug. 07, 2018 02:35

There is a JI Hotel located at No. 26, Xi Wu Road, Xincheng district, which is very convenient to take public transportation.
Asked by Kirsi from FINLAND | Jul. 23, 2018 03:55Reply
Is Xi'an Sightseeing Bus still available?
And if so when approximately the first Bus leaves from East gate? Is there a specific bus stop to Bus Bus Tour at East gate and where is is exactly?
Answers (1)
Answered by DEAN from FRANCE | Jul. 23, 2018 19:56

No, they have been stopped already but the new tourist bus will operate this year.
Asked by MIKO from INDONESIA | Feb. 10, 2018 20:24Reply
Hi, i'll visit xi'an on May 23 for 3days.. n i'll stay in Ancient Youth International Hostel..
I wanna ask,
1. Is it convenience to tour around the city n visit the panda in luoguantai?
2. is there any scooter rental there? Where n how much?

Thank you soo much...😊
Answers (3)
Answered by David from ITALY | Feb. 11, 2018 03:23

Yes, it convenient to tour the city, since Beidajie Subway Station of line 1 is quite close to the hotel.
To Louguantai, you can take subway line 3 and transfer to line 1 at Xiaozhai. Get off at Dayanta (Big Wild Goose Pagoda) and walk to the north square of the scenic area to take bus Huanshan Line 1 to the Louguantai directly.
Answered by MIKO from INDONESIA | Feb. 11, 2018 04:05

Ohoo.. so there's no Scooter/motorcycle rental there? Hehe.. i'll just take d bus then... Thank Kyu.. 😊😊😊
Answered by David from ITALY | Feb. 11, 2018 19:28

Yes, generally speaking, no scooter or motorcycle can take you to the suburb area.
Asked by Maynard James Keenan from PITCAIRN ISLAND | Jul. 28, 2017 09:04Reply
Bus Bus Tour double-decker sightseeing bus questions

I have some questions regarding the Bus Bus Tour double-decker sightseeing bus (South Line of Bus Bus Tours):

1) How long does a bus stop and wait for passengers at a bus stop?

2) What is the frequency of a bus reaches every bus stop? Is there a schedule we all can see?

3) What is the ticket fare for a child above 1.2m (including City Wall admission)?

4) Other websites stated that the bus service doesn't have English tour guide. Can this be confirmed?

I hope someone can answer my questions. Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Nancy from UK | Aug. 01, 2017 04:58

1. The distance varies between different attractions.
2. The frequency is 1 hour in the peak season and 2 hours in the slack season.
3. The ticket fare may be CNY68 for a child above 1.2 meters.
4. I am afraid that only the Chinese tour guide on the bus is available.
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