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|
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 at Xi'an Bus Station|
Address: No. 353, West Changying Road
Bus routes: 28, 42, 49, 159, 176, 209, 243, 286, 717
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
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.
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)
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.