Xi'an Long-Distance Bus

Xi'an is ranked as the second largest highway transportation hub in China, supported by five national highways of 345 kilometers (214.4 miles) and twelve provincial freeways of 266 kilometers (165.3 miles). Additionally, ten freeways have been constructed between the urban area and the districts and counties in the city. Any journey between each other of them takes no more than one hour.

Presently, Xi'an's passenger transport is mainly supported by seven large long-distance bus stations, all of which are built in the urban area. Besides, there are several small stations dotted in the city. Generally speaking, most of the buses in the same station leave for cities and counties in the same direction within Shaanxi Province. So, it is easy for passengers to choose the right station if they know the direction of their destination. The following are the seven large stations for reference:

Xi'an Bus Station of Shaanxi

Xi'an Bus Station of Shaanxi
Xi'an Bus Station of Shaanxi
Located to the southwest of Xi'an Railway Station, it is the largest transportation hub of the City. After 20-years development, it has scheduled lines to about 18 provinces and municipality cities, such as Shanghai, Shandong, Henan, Sichuan, Gansu and Tibet. It also supplies convenient transportation for passengers traveling to Baoji, Weinan and Jinsixia National Forest Park in Shangluo.
Address: No. 354, Jiefang Road
Bus routes: 103, 511, 703, 25, 40, 105, 240, 258, 517, 602, 607, 17

Xi'an Coach Station

It was built in 1990, playing an important role in connecting the city with surrounding counties and towns, such as Huxian, Zhouzhi, Qinzhen and Fengyu. At the same time, it also operates some lines to its neighboring cites. 
Address: No. 13, Fengqing Road, Lianhu District
Bus routes: 15, 43, 107, 184, 251, 521, 631, 800 (get off at East End of Fengqing Road)

Sanfuwan Long-Distance Bus Station

Long-distance Buses in Xi'an Bus Station of Shaanxi
Long-distance Buses at Xi'an Bus Station
It is located to the east of the Railway Station, mainly operating inter-provincial bus lines. Buses to Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin as well as cities in Zhejiang, Fujian, Henan, Hebei, Hunan, Hubei, Shanxi, Shandong, Ningxia, Gansu, Jiangxi, Guangxi and Sichuan provinces are available here.
Address: No. 353, West Changying Road
Bus routes:  28, 42, 49, 159, 176, 209, 243, 286, 717 

 Useful Information:
Ticket Refund and Platform Ticket:
If the ticket is returned at least two hours before the departing time, 10% of the ticket fare is charged.
If the ticket is returned up to two hours of the departing time, 20% of the ticket fare is charged.
The fare of one platform ticket is CNY2 /person.

Fangzhicheng Bus Station

Located in the eastern part of the city, it was built in 2013. Every day, there are scheduled coaches that depart from here to cities and counties in the east and west of Shaanxi Province as well as some other provinces like Shanxi, Jiangsu and Guangdong. Passegners can transfer to metro line 1, line 6 and line 9 on the first floor underground.
Address: No. 283, East Changle Road
Bus routes: 171, 213, 231, 233, 241, 246, 269, 270, 307, 416, 904, 926 (get off at Fangzhicheng Junction Station)
Note: People can take subway line 1 to get to Fangzhicheng Bus Station directly. If taking subway line 2, just transfer to subway line 1 at Beidajie Station.

West Xi'an Bus Station

It is presently the largest and the best equipped coach station in northwest China. It is an important hub connecting northwest and southwest China. Passengers who are going to Xianyang and Baoji are advised to take coaches here as it has the most frequent coaches to cities in western Shaanxi Province. Additionally, it also operates the most daily express coaches between Xi'an and Hanzhong City. Apart from them, coaches to some cities in Gansu, Ningxia, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Henan, Anhui and Shandong provinces are available from West Xi'an Bus Station by inter provincial coaches.
Address: No.92, Zaoyuan Road
Bus routes: 23, 50, 59, 103, 104, 108, 186, 210, 222, 223, 224, 225, 234, 252, 324, 366, 631, 701, 725, 820, 827, 831, 901 (get off at West Xi'an Bus Station)

Xi'an South Coach Station

It is located in the southern suburb of the city. It is the transportation hub for coaches running between Xi'an and the cities and counties in southern and southeast Shaanxi Province, such as Hanzhong, Ankang, and Shangluo. In fact, apart from the coaches to downtown Hanzhong City, coaches to the other parts of Hanzhong by the Xi'an-Hanzhong Expressway are only available at this station. It also has coaches running to other provinces, such as Sichuan and Henan. Additionally, here, coaches departing to Zhashui County, Tangyu Hot Springs and Cuihua Mountain provide a great convenience for travelers who would like to take a short trip around.
Address: Southwest corner of the crossroad between Zhuque Street and South Third Ring Road
Bus routes: 18, 46, 106, 150, 166, 219, 229, 270, 278, 321, 401, 408

Xi'an South Coach Station
South Coach Station
Xi'an South Bus Station
Bus to Hanzhong

North Xi'an Bus Station

It began operating in 2003 and covers an area of 20,000 square metes. It is the major transport hub for coaches running between Xi'an and destinations in the north of Shaanxi Province such as Yulin and Yan'an. Additionally, it also operates coaches to the cities and counties around Xi'an as well as some inter-provincial lines.
Address: No.9, West of the 2nd North Ring Road
Bus routes: 228, 901, Line 2 of 2nd Ring Rd.

- Last updated on Jun. 02, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Xi'an Long-Distance Bus
Asked by LYR from MALAYSIA | Jan. 04, 2020 18:44Reply
Is it possible to travel to and fro Hukou Falls and reach Xi'an by 18:00 on the day same?
Answers (1)
Answered by Larry from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 06, 2020 01:48

Yes, it is possible.
Asked by H.Edwin from MALAYSIA | Dec. 15, 2019 22:52Reply
Hi, how to go to Terracotta Army from Ramada Bell Tower Hotel Xi'an?
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Answered by Danny from GERMANY | Dec. 18, 2019 19:20

Take metro line 1 from Beidajie station to Fangzhicheng station (Exit A), then walk south around 200m to Fangzhicheng Hub Bus Station. From there you can take direct bus to scenic area.
Asked by Amelia Boo from SINGAPORE | Oct. 05, 2019 07:06Reply
Huashan visit
I will be at Xi An 26-30 Oct and would like to visit Huashan either 28/10 or 30/10 based to avoid crowd on weekends. Noted that high speed train is the best way to go Huashan but the earliest train at 0626 was sold out on these days. May I know any other public transport that I can take to arrive Huashan by 7am, just nice to catch the first cable car as we are concern more people after 8am. Thanks
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Answered by Gloria from USA | Oct. 12, 2019 00:17

You can go to Xi'an Railway station, then take direct bus from there to Huashan directly. But the first bus departs at 7:30.
Asked by GUSTAVOANA | Sep. 30, 2019 04:14Reply
Some bus information from Xi'an-Wutaishan
what bus station you have to go, schedules and prices, thank you very much.-
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Answered by Anthony from USA | Oct. 08, 2019 20:08

There is no direct bus and train you can take. Maybe you can take high speed train from Xi'an North to Taiyuan South Railway station first. The train departs from 7:41 to 19:42 with interval of 30 minutes and costs CNY178.5. Then you can take taxi to East Coach station and take bus from there to Wutaishan. The bus starts from 7:00 to 15:30 with CNY82.
Answered by Mr.GUSTAVOANA from ES | Oct. 09, 2019 06:30

Perfect... Thank you. It is the best option I see. Cordial Greetings.
Asked by Heather Haslett from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 27, 2019 06:42Reply
We would like to visit Hua Shan from central Xi'an on 23 or 24 October 2019.
Is the information about the Tourist Bus to Mt. Huashan the same at that time of year? what time would you recommend going to the bus-stop to maximise getting a place and minimise likely waiting time?

I note you have adviced another questionner to use the high-speed train, but I've been told that you should go to the high-speed station one and a half hours before the departure time. Is this correct? The trains seem to be almost booked up - is there a reason for this (eg. national holiday, fewer trains than in summer)
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Answered by Anthony from CANADA | Sep. 29, 2019 18:24

1. Nowadays, there is only one bus from east square of train station to Huashan and it departs at 8:00.
2. The most common and convenient way to Huashan: Take high speed train from Xi'an North Railway station to Huashan North Railway station. It takes only 40 minutes on the way and there are over 20 trains every day, while 2 hours by bus. After you arrive Huashan North station, you can take free bus to scenic area directly. It is not true you have to go to high speed train station one and a half hours in advance. Actually, you can take metro line 2 to Xi'an North station directly. It is easy and fast to go through security and to take your train.
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