Xi'an Transportation

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Xianyang International Airport
As the beginning of the Silk Road, Xi'an was one of the transport junctions in China. Now, it is a necessary way from central, north and east China to northwest China and even the countries in western Asia. A three-dimensional modern transportation network has been formed here, mainly consisting of aviation, railways and highways.


Located 47 kilometers (about 29 miles) to the northwest of the city center, Xi'an Xianyang International Airport is one of the top ten airports and one of the eight hub-airports in China. It operates around 350 air lines to about 120 cities / regions at home and abroad. Starting here, passengers can fly to major cities in midwestern China within one hour like Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Lanzhou, Xining and Yinchuan; to 70% of China’s territory within 2 hours; and all of China’s capital cities and major tourism cities within 3 hours. There are 14 shuttle bus lines between the airport and downtown Xi'an and 2 shuttle bus lines between the airport and Xianyang city. The facilities and services here like left luggage, restaurants, smoking room and others make one’s departure and arrival easy and pleasant.
Xi'an Railway Station
Railway Station
 There are three passenger railway stations in the city: Xi'an Railway Station, North Railway Station and Xi'an South Railway Station. The Xi'an Railway Station is the largest rail hub in western China and a vital station along the Eurasian Continental Bridge. It mainly services regular trains to / from most major cities in China like Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, and Guangzhou, etc. The trains to / from Lhasa of Tibet also stop here. The Xi'an - Beijing, Xi'an - ShanghaiXi'an to Pingyao and Xi'an - Zhengzhou high speed trains are available in the North Railway Station. Besides, the bullet trains to/from Wuhan, Shanghai, and Guangzhou are operated here.

 Train Schedule, Xi'an-Beijing Train vs. Flight
 9 national freeways meet in Xi'an and 6 national highways pass by. At present, the city has a total highway of over 2,800 kilometers (about 1,740 miles) and is serviced by seven large long-distance bus stations and several smaller ones, operating buses to many major cities in China and nearby cities or districts / counties under the city’s administration.
 There are four metro lines being operated in Xi'an. There are several lines under construction, with line 1 phase two & line 13 (Airport Line) to open in 2019 and line 6 in late 2020. By the year of 2021, 8 metro lines will be built with a traffic mileage of 243 kilometers (150 miles), including line 9.  

 Line 1: Houweizhai - Fangzhicheng, including major stops at North Street and Kangfu Road.
 Line 2: Beikezhan (North Railway Station) - Huizhanzhongxin (Conference & Exhibition Center), including major stops at the famous Bell Tower in the city center and Xiaozhai commercial area.
 Line 3: Yuhuazhai - Baoshuiqu, passing scenic spots like Giant Wild Goose Pagoda and Qinglong Temple.
 Line 4: North Railway Station - Hangtian Xincheng, covering several attractions in the city, such as Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Paradise.
 Metro Maps
Xi'an Subway
Xi'an Taxi

The city buses and suburban buses can bring you to every corner of the city. Also, to meet the development of the tourism industry, tourist special buses and urban sightseeing buses are now operating.

Xi'an City Bus
City Bus
City Bus in Xi'an
Public Bus
Currently, there are more than 12,000 taxis running in the city. They are mostly green. You can easily flag down a taxi along any street, except during the rush hours: 07:30 – 08:30 and 17:30 – 19:00. The taxi charges CNY8.5 for the first 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) and CNY2 for each additional kilometer (0.6 mile). When the trip is more than 12 kilometers (7.5 miles), the price of each kilometer rises 50% for the empty return.

Public bicycle rental service brings a great convenience to the locals and travelers to the city. The bicycles can be easily rented at dedicated sites in almost all districts in the city, including Beilin, Yanta, Gaoxin, Xincheng and Weiyang. The rental service is available from 06:30 to 21:00. After 21:00, only returns are accepted and the rental will be denied. Apart from touring the city by public bike, you can download a sharing bike app to use roadside dockless bikes of Mobike. You can also have a great cycling experience on the City Wall, where bikes can be easily rented at a reasonable price.

Named Chang An Tong in Chinese, the card saves passenger money and time on many public transport forms. It can be used on most city buses at 50% discount, subway at 30% discount and also taxis. The card can be purchased or rented at one of the city bus companies, the Customer Service Center of any subway stations, and branches of the Xi'an City Commercial Bank and the China Construction Bank.
- Last modified on Aug. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Xi'an Transportation
Asked by t from THAILAND | Aug. 03, 2019 15:27Reply
I arrive Xi'an Xianyang Airport at 3 am.
how can i get to hotel near bell tower by air port express or taxi?
How much?
Answers (1)
Answered by Juliet from USA | Aug. 06, 2019 20:33

There is no shuttle bus operating at that time. You should take taxi to your hotel and it costs around CNY110 to 120.
Asked by Jason from MALAYSIA | Jul. 25, 2019 08:24Reply
What are the cost and transportation options available after midnight from Xi'an airport to town?
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Alis from USA | Jul. 29, 2019 20:57

Some shuttle bus line are available in the midnight with CNY25. Or you can take taxi. If you provide the detailed address in downtown area, then I can find more detailed public transportation for you. :)
Asked by Jasmine Ngo from SINGAPORE | Jul. 05, 2019 21:54Reply
Hi, we will be arriving Xi'an Xianyang Airport at 10:30pm at night.
May I know whether are there still taxi in service at that hour?

Answers (1)
Answered by Nolan from USA | Jul. 07, 2019 20:22

Yes, of course. It will be easy for you to find a taxi at that time.
Asked by Mona from MALAYSIA | Jun. 26, 2019 20:57Reply
How to catch public transport to Xi'an Ancient youth hotel in downtown city
When i from yayuan xianyang international hotel?

Answers (1)
Answered by Penny from USA | Jun. 27, 2019 18:19

Hi, you can take bus Konggang Line No.2 from Haihang Jidi Station to Konggang Business Center Station, then take bus No.801 to Houweizhai Subway Station, next take metro Line 1 to Beidajie Station (Exit B), finally walk east of 200m to your destination. It costs around CNY10 with 2 hours.
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