Xi'an Tourist Bus

In Xi'an, 15 tourist bus lines are in service, providing convenient transport for travelers. Usually, these buses can be easily recognized by their numbers marked with the character '游' (You) which means 'Tourist'. Most of the attractions in the urban area, such as the Bell Tower, Shaanxi History Museum and Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, are linked by the tourist lines. In addition, the transportation to destinations in the suburbs, such as Terracotta Army Museum can also be dependent on these buses.

 Note: At present, lines 1, 2 and 3 are temporarily closed, and the re-opening time has not been decided.

Besides the public tourist buses, joining a guided tour offered by TravelChinaGuide.com is a good choice to save time and cover the major attractions in one day.

One day tours with low prices, to Terracotta Warriors Museum, Xi'an City Wall, Mt. Huashan, Qianling Mausoleum, and Famen Temple.


Tourist Bus Line 5 (No. 306) to Terracotta Army

Route: Fangzhicheng Coach Station - Terracotta Army Museum
Main Stops: Fangzhicheng Coach Station - Lintong Campus of Xi’an Polytechnic University - Lintong Campus of the University of Science and Technology - Nursing Home of Xinjiang Military Area - Nursing Home of Land Forces - Huaqing Pool - Huaqing Middle School - Ba'erliu - Qintang Avenue -  Terracotta Army

Tourist Line 5 to Terracotta Warriors
Tourist Line 5 to Terracotta Army Museum

Ticket Fare: CNY 2-5
Operating Time: 07:00 - 19:00 with an interval of 5 minutes from Fangzhicheng Coach Station ; 08:15 - 19:00 with an interval of 5 minutes from Terracotta Army
Duration: 60 minutes

 Tips on Line 5:

1. As a busy tour line, Line 5 is also frequently used by local citizens and the universities' students. Therefore, you may find it is difficult to take the buses on weekends.  In order to release the pressure, there are alternatives of suburban lines of No. 914 and No. 915, which can be taken at the Sanfuwan Coach Station. 

2. During holidays like weekends and National Day Holiday, there will be more schedules. However, the ticket fare during holidays may be increased by CNY1 to CNY2.

3. After arriving at the Fangzhicheng Coach Station, you may find that some people recommend their buses or ask whether you need a bus to the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horse. They are some private tour guides of good faith, but don’t show any interest in them! Just keep away from them or say 'No!' loudly.

Tourist Bus in Urban Area

Tourist Line 7: Xi'an Railway Station – Vocational and Technical College

Main Stops: Xincheng Square / Shaanxi Provincial People's Government - Bell Tower - South Gate - Small Wild Goose Pagoda - Xi'an Museum - Shaanxi Provincial Stadium - Talent Market - Xidian University - North Campus of the International University
Ticket Fare: CNY 2
Operating Time: 06:30 - 21:00

Tourist Line 8 (No. 610) : Yuejiazhai Public Transport Hub - Zhaocun Village East

Main Stops: Xi'an Railway Station - Revolutionary Park - Bell Tower - Drum Tower - Zhuque Gate - Small Wild Goose Pagoda - Chang'an Overpass / Conservatory of Music - Shaanxi History Museum - Giant Wild Goose Pagoda - Tang Paradise - Qujiang Ocean Park
Ticket Fare: CNY 1 - 2
Operating Time: 06:30 - 19:30

Tourist Line 10 : Weihe River Electric Power Plant – East Railway Station

Main Stops: City Sports Park - Zhangjiabu - Fengcheng 5th Road - Public Library - Yahe Garden - North Gate - Xi'an Railway Station - Wonderful Mall
Ticket Fare: CNY 0.5 - 7
Operating Time: 06:30 - 19:30

Tourist Line 6 : Giant Wild Goose Pagoda – Tangyuan

Main Stops: Guanyin Temple - Tielu Temple - Qinglong Temple - Qujiang Campus of the University of Technology – Qujiang Eco Garden – Northwest Women & Children Hospital - Qujiang Management Committee
Ticket Fare: CNY 2
Operating Time: 07:00 - 19:30

Mountain Tourist Line

Mountain Tourist Line 1 : North Square of Giant Wild Goose Pagoda – Lou Guan Tai Forest ParkXi'an Tourist Bus

Main Stops: Qinling Zoological Park - Fengyukou Valley - Xiangyu Forest Park - Hutai Grape Base - Taiping National Forest Park - Golden Dragon Valley -  Zhuque National Forest Park - Fortune God Cultural Zone -  Qinling Botanical Garden
Ticket Fare: CNY 2 - 12
Operating Time: 8:30 - 11:00 from Big Wild Goose Pagoda; 13:30 - 17:30 from Lou Guan Tai Forest Park
Duration: 1 hour and 50 minutes

Mountain Tourist Line 2 : North Square of Giant Wild Goose Pagoda – Hongzhai

Main Stops: Baolongyu Valley -  Zhixiang Temple -  Land Force Institute of PLA - South Wutai Mountain - Mt. Cuihua -  Dayukou Valley
Ticket Fare: CNY 2 - 9
Operating Time: 8:00  - 17:00 from Big Wild Goose Pagoda; 10:00 - 15:00 from Hongzhai


Tourist Bus to Suburban Attractions

Tourist Line 4 : Public Library – Yangling Mausoleum of Han Dynasty

Main Stops: Zhangjiabu - City Sports Park
Ticket Fare: CNY 2
Operating Time: from the library: 08:30, 10:20, 12:00, 13:40, 15:20 and 17:00; from the mausoleum: 09:30, 11:10, 12:50, 14:30, 16:10 and 18:00
Duration: 40 minutes

Tourist Line 9 (No. 320) : North Jinhua Road – Qinling Zoological Park

Main Stops: Huzhu Road Overpass - SAGA Computer City - Giant Wild Goose Pagoda - Shaanxi Provincial Shooting Gallery - International Conference Center - TV Tower - South Campus of Northwest University of Politics & Law - South Campus of the Institute of Post & Telecommunications - United University
Ticket Fare: CNY 1 - 4
Operating Time: 06:00 - 20:00 from North Jinhua Road; 06:00 - 19:30 from the zoo

 The following five tourist buses are available at Xi'an Bus Station of Shaanxi, which is located to the southwest of Xi'an Railway Station.

Tourist Line to Yangxian County

Ticket Fare: CNY 70/person for single trip; CNY 180/person for round trip
Duration: 3 hours
Operating Hours: From Xi'an Bus Station of Shaanxi: 07:30, 09:40, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30, 18:00; from Yangxian County Bus Station: 09:10, 10:30, 11:50, 12:50, 14:10, 15:40.

Tourist Line to Taibai Mountain

Ticket Fare: CNY 37.5/person for single trip
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
Operating Hours: 08:00 - 18:00

Xi'an Tourist Bus

Tourist Line to Ma Wei Yi Folk Village

Ticket Fare: CNY 17.5/person for single trip
Duration: 1 hour
Operating Hours: 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00

Tourist Line to Zhashui Karst Cave

Ticket Fare: CNY 33.5/person for the single trip
Duration: 2 hours
Operating Hours: 07:30, 09:00, 10:00, 11:30, 12:30, 14:00, 15:00, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30

Tourist Line to Dihua Ancient Town

Ticket Fare: CNY 51/person for the single trip
Duration: 2.5 hours
Operating Hours: 07:30 - 18:00 with the frequency of 60 minutes

 Further Reading:
Xi'an Urban Sightseeing Bus - one Qujiang Shuttle Bus and two lines of Bus Bus Tours
Dang-dang Trolley Sightseeing Bus - one route for night tour and the other route for food tour.

- Last modified on May. 06, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Xi'an Tourist Bus
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?
Answers (1)
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
Answers (1)
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 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)
Answers (1)
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.
Asked by Paula from BRAZIL | Sep. 09, 2019 02:37Reply
I will be staying at the Grand Mercure Xi'an On Renmin Square Hotel.
How do I go to the Terracotta Warriors by bus?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sadie from SINGAPORE | Sep. 09, 2019 23:56

From your hotel, walk southeast around 400 meters to get to Minleyuan Bus Stop. Take bus no.251 to the Main Railway Station. Then take tourist bus line 5 (No.306) from East Square to Terracotta Army. Hope helpful!
Asked by Udom from THAILAND | Aug. 12, 2019 07:22Reply
We plan for going to Qianling Mausoleum from Xi'an, Jiajia home Hotel
what is the best bus we could take? If we start at Xi'an railway station.
Answers (1)
Answered by Aubin from USA | Aug. 13, 2019 19:23

From Xi'an Railway Station, you can take bus No.104 from Xizhakou Station to West Coach Station, and then you can take direct bus from there to Qianling.
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