Xi'an Urban Sightseeing Bus

Currently, there are seven urban sightseeing bus lines in Xi'an, including four Impercial City Sightseeing Bus, Qujiang Shuttle Bus and two lines of Bus Bus Tours. They run around the city proper and facilitate the connections among popular tourist sites including the City Wall, Bell Tower, and Giant Wild Goose Pagoda.

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.

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Here under are the seven urban sightseeing bus lines, which are of great convenience for one’s independent tour around the city.

 Red Line from Shaanxi History Museum: Shaanxi History MuseumMuslim Quarter – Yongxingfang – Forest of Stone Steles MuseumGiant Wild Goose Pagoda – Shaanxi History Museum

 Green Line from Tang Paradise: Tang Paradise – Giant Wild Goose Pagoda – Shaanxi History Museum – South Square of Giant Wild Goose Pagoda – Grand Tang Dynasty Ever-bright City – Qujiang Pool Park – Tang Paradise

 White Deer Plain Line: Muslim Quarter – Shaanxi Stadium - Xi’an Television Tower – White Deer Plain – Returning – Shaanxi Stadium

 Terracotta Army & Huaqing Pool Line: Shaanxi History Museum – North Street – Yongxingfang Food Street – Huaqing Pool – Terra Cotta Army – Returning – Muslim Quarter

Qujiang Shuttle Bus

 Route: North Square of Giant Wild Goose Pagoda - Tang Commercial Street - Great Tang All Day Mall - Tang Dynasty City Wall Relics Park - Mausoleum of Huhai (the successor of Emperor Qin Shi Huang) - Cool Cave Heritage Park - Zhonghe Square of Qujiang Pool Park - Tang Paradise - Qujiang Ocean Park - North Square of Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

 Ticket Fare: CNY 5 per person

 Operating Hours: 10:30 ~ 21:00 with an interval of 30 minutes

Note: A ticket can be used for boarding several times within 24 hours.

Bus Bus Tours - Double-Deck Sightseeing Bus

 Note: Bus Bus Tours are temporarily closed, and the re-opening time has not been decided.

Bus Bus Tours operates top-opened and double-deck sightseeing buses, passing by Xi'an's main attractions in downtown area. At present, there are two Bus Bus Tours lines – a South Line and a North Line.

South Line of Bus Bus Tours ('*' bus stop)

 Route: Starting & Transfer Point * → West Park around the City Wall → West Gate → West Street → General City God Temple → Muslim Quarter / Drum Tower → Bell Tower * → East Street → East Gate → Forest of Stone Steles Museum * → Giant Wild Goose Pagoda * → Shaanxi History Museum * → Small Wild Goose Pagoda * → Starting & Transfer Point *Xi'an Sightseeing Bus



Starting & Transfer Point at the Grand Park Xi'an Hotel, outside of the South Gate of City Wall
Bell Tower at the south end of Luomashi Pedestrian Street
Forest of Stone Steles Museum at the crossroad outside of Wenchang Gate
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda 30 meters to the east of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda North Square Bus Terminus
Shaanxi History Museum in front of the entrance to the museum
Small Wild Goose Pagoda opposite to the north entrance of the Small Wild Goose Pagoda

 Operating Hours: hourly at 09:00~18:00, 19:30 (excludes days of Chinese Spring Festival)

 Duration for a Round-Trip: 1.5 hours (excludes visiting time and traffic jam)

North Line of Bus Bus Tours ('*' bus stop)

 Route: Starting & Transfer Point * → Shuyuan Gate → Daming Palace Site of Tang Dynasty * → Expo Xi'an Site *



Starting & Transfer Point at the Grand Park Xi'an Hotel, outside of the South Gate of Xi'an City Wall
Daming Palace Site of Tang Dynasty in front of the west entrance to the park
Expo Xi'an Site in front of the main entrance to the site

 The routes listed below are for your reference only.

 Operating Hours: 9:00 and 16:00 at South Gate; 10:00 and 17:30 at Expo Site (excludes days of Chinese Spring Festival)

 Duration for a Round-Trip: 2 hours (excludes visiting time and traffic jam)

 Ticket Fare: CNY 68 for an adult, CNY98 for an adult (includes the entrance ticket of the City Wall)

 Where to buy: You could purchase the ticket from the ticket offices set at any hop-on hop off stops, or from the staffs on the bus.
1. The ticket is valid for 24 hours' unlimited Hop-on Hop-off after your first use.
2. One adult could accompany one child under 1.2m for free. Otherwise, CNY 50 is charged per child.
3. With one ticket, you could transfer between these two lines freely.

1. Every bus is equipped with a professional tour guide, who will explain the city both in Chinese and English on the way.
2. Seven language recorded commentary is served on the bus.
3. Free drinking water is supplied.

 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.
Dang-dang Trolley Sightseeing Bus - one line to connect some famous tourist attractions and the other line to link two food courts.

- Last modified on Sep. 16, 2019 -
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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