Xi'an Bus

Xi'an has a very convenient commuter system in the urban area.  At present, there are over 500 lines in operation.

Operating Time

Usually, they start operating at 06:00 - 06:30 and run until 19:30 to 23:00 all the year round. During some national holidays such as the Spring Festival and the National Day, the operating times of some frequently used buses may be longer.

Ticket Fare

Most buses in the urban area of the city are self-service now, so remember to bring some small change prior to boarding. Usually, the air-conditioned ones charge CNY 2 per person, and the others charge CNY 1 per person.

For people who will stay in the city for a while, a Xi'an Public Transportation Card, which can provide a 50% discount on the self-service buses, will provide more convenience.
 A city bus in Xi'an
A city bus in Xi'an
Tourist buses running in both urban areas and suburban areas can take tourists to most of Xi'an popular scenic spots such as the Terracotta Army Museum and the urban area, within one day.
 Several urban sightseeing bus lines transfer passengers to view the city's main attractions conveniently. Those lines cover Shaanxi History Museum, City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Forest of Stone Steles Museum, Tang Paradise, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower, Drum Tower and more.
 If you would like to make a temporary stay in Xi'an and to become involved in the local lifestyle, it would be helpful for you to master some of the more frequently used bus lines of the city.
 With the development of the city's transportation system, the bus lines of the city have extended to the suburban districts and counties which are nearby or under the control of Xi'an. These lines make it easier for citizens and travelers to enjoy a one-day trip away from the noisy city at a low cost.
A bus stop sign
A bus stop sign
People queue up to get on the bus.
People queue up to get on the bus.

Useful Tips of Xi'an Bus

1. Overseas passengers are advised to remember the destinations in Chinese because only a few buses report the stations both in English and Chinese.
2. You'd find it best to avoid the rush-hours, which are between 07:30~08:30 and 17:30~19:30 on Monday to Friday.
3. On the weekends, the buses leading to the universities will be crowded with a great number of students, especially after 18:00 o'clock. Therefore, it is suggested that you not take these lines, such as No.600, 603, 408 and the Education Special Line.
4. When taking a self-service bus, passengers are required to move to its back door in advance before the bus arrives at your stop.
5. Complaint Hotline for City-bus: 965315 (Please remember the bus number when you ask for complaint and explain the reason.)
- Last updated on Sep. 06, 2023 by Catherine He -
Questions & Answers on Xi'an Bus
Asked by Muaz bin Abd Karim from MALAYSIA | Sep. 06, 2023 00:14Reply
Bus stops near Muslim quarter
Would like to board a bus from Muslim Quarter to Qinling Wildlife park. Please advise. TQ
Answers (1)
Answered by Ivy | Sep. 06, 2023 19:55

The fastest way is to take metro line 2 to Fengqiyuan, then connect to bus Tourism Line 9 to the zoo. The total travel time is about 1.5 hours and ticket fare is CNY6.
Asked by Mark from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 13, 2020 03:32Reply
How can I go to terracotta museum from Sheraton xi’an hotel?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mason from CANADA | Jan. 14, 2020 18:15

You can take bus 28 from Fenghao Road station to Xi'an Railway Station, then change for bus 915 to Terracotta Museum station. It takes 2.5 hours with CNY9.
Asked by Syeda Fabiha Islam from BANGLADESH | Jan. 10, 2020 00:44Reply
How can i go to terracotta army from Weiqunan metro station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Larry from USA | Jan. 12, 2020 18:02

You need to take metro line 2 to Beidajie station, then transfer to metro line 1 to Fangzhicheng station, and take bus 306 to Terracotta Army station. It takes 2.5 hours with CNY11.
Asked by Kelly from HONG KONG | Nov. 28, 2019 04:27Reply
Hi, are there any shuttle bus service from XIY Airport to grand Hyatt or close by?
Answers (1)
Answered by Cindy from NEW ZEALAND | Dec. 01, 2019 23:37

Yes, you can take shuttle bus line of Hilton Garden to Greenland Terminal, and walk south around 200m to your hotel. It takes 1.5 hours with CNY25.
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