Xian Long-Distance Bus
Xian 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, Xian'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:
Xian Bus Station of Shaanxi
|Xian Bus Station of Shaanxi|
Address: No. 354, Jiefang Road
Bus routes: 5, 9, 13, 14, 25, 30, 40, 41, 42, 103, 105, 201, 231, 240, 251, 500, 511, 602, 603, 607, 611, 703, Tourist Bus Line 6, 7 and 8 (get off at Railway Station)
Xian 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. Daily, there are about 600 scheduled buses departing from here.
Address: No. 13, Fengqing Road, Lianhu District
Bus routes: 15, 43, 107, 251, 405, 502, 521, K631, 720, 800 (get off at East End of Fengqing Road)
From Railway Station: 251,
From the Bell Tower (city center): 15, 43, 251, 502
Sanfuwan Long-Distance Bus Station
|Long-distance Buses at Xian Bus Station|
Address: No. 353, West Changying Road
Bus routes: 20, 28, 209, 213, 507, 706, 708, 712, 717, 718, 912 and 913 (get off at Sanfuwan)
From Railway Station: 706, 712, 20, 28, 213, 507, 706, 712, 718, 719, 912
1. Because of the long journeys, most of the interprovincial coaches here are sleeper buses.
2. The ticket can be purchased 3 days in advance at the station.
3. 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 CNY 0.5.
4. As well as the ticket fare, you should pay CNY2 fuel surcharge per 100 kilometers for every ticket. You may also buy travel insurance for CNY 1.
Fangzhicheng Bus Station
Located in the eastern part of the city, it was built in 2013. Every day, there are about 1,400 scheduled coaches that depart from here to cities and counties in the east and west of Shaanxi Province as well as to Shanxi, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong provinces. It also operates frequent buses to Jinsixia Grand Canyon.
Address: Transportation Hub of Eastern City, Fangbei Road, Baqiao District
Bus routes: 42, 171, 213, 231, 232, 237, 242, 246, 269, 307, 416, 507, 530, 907, 927, 933 (get off at Fangzhicheng Junction Station)
From Railway Station: 42, 213, 231
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 Xian 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 Xian and Hanzhong City. Apart from them, coaches to some cities in Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai, Guangdong, Sichuan, Henan, Anhui and Shandong provinces are available from West Xian Bus Station by inter provincial coaches.
Address: No.92, Zaoyuan Road
Bus routes: 1, 23, 50, 103, 104, 106, 108, 210, 212, 222, 223, 224, 225, 234, 303, 407, K631, 701, 722, 901, 902, 59 (get off at West Xian Bus Station)
From Railway Station: 103, 104
From Bell Tower (city center): 222
Xian South Coach Station
It is located in the southern suburb of the city. It is the transportation hub for coaches running between Xian 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 Xian-Hanzhong Expressway are only available at this station. It also has coaches running to other provinces, such as Sichuan, Hubei, and Hunan. Additionally, here, coaches departing to Zhashui County, Tangyu Town 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: 46, 203, 210, 219, 401, 408, 525, 908
From Railway Station: 46
From the Bell Tower (city center): 46, 203
North Xian 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 Xian 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 Xian as well as some inter-provincial lines.
Address: No.9, West of the 2nd North Ring Road
Bus routes: Line 1 of the 2nd Ring Road, Line 2 of the 2nd Ring Road, 1, 18, 33, 37, 38, 39, 108, 211, 510, 601, 702, 901, 90, 9, 912, 913 (get off at North Xian Bus Station)