Xian Railway Station Transportation (Tips, Photos & Map)

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With a reputation as “the Gateway to the West”, Xian Railway Station is one of the most pivotal terminals of the domestic railway system.

Terracotta Army about 58km to the northeast of Xian Railway Station ( Google)

Xian Railway Station was initially built in December, 1934, and was put into use in the following year. Located on the North Ring Road of Xincheng District, it is also a city transport hub of Xian, for there is a coach station and many bus terminals near it.

The exterior of Xian Railway Station

Transportation from Xian Railway Station to the downtown area. The station is located on the northeast corner of Xian City Wall.

Check out Xian Railway Station and Xian North Railway Station for more information.

By Bus

In Xian, there are plenty of buses going directly from and to the railway station. Generally, these buses stop at the three stops near the station.

Check out Xian Public Bus for more travel information.

Huo Che Zhan (Xian Railway Station):
Bus routes: No. 5, 9, 13, 14, 25, 40, 41, 42, 103, 105, 201, 240, 251, 500, 511, 602, 603, 607, 611, 703, 705, 706, 707, You 6, You 7, You 8, Wulong Special Line…
Huo Che Zhan Xi (West of the Railway Station):
Bus routes: No. 6, 39, 205, 206, 229, 239, 608, 705, 707, 712…

Tourism Bus 5, 306 Railway Station to Huaqing Hot Spring and Terra Cotta Army

Huo Che Zhan Dong (East of the Railway Station):
Bus routes: Nos. 16, 20, 28, 46, 104, 213, 228, 507, 517, 519, 703, 706, 707, 712, 718, 719…
The double-deck Bus No. 603 is highly recommended. It only costs two yuan from Xian Train Station to the Bell Tower downtown. Learn more about Xian Bus more information.

By Taxi

You can also take a taxi to and from Xian railway station. There is a taxi park which is just 20 meters in front of the Exit of Xian Railway Station. You can take taxis as soon as you arrive in Xian.

Check out Xian Taxi for more travel information.

The taxi parking lot in front of the station and north of the wall

The flag price is CNY 6 for the first 2 kilometers and then CNY 1.5 for each kilometer. From daily 23:00 to the next 06:00, the flag price starts from CNY 7 for the first 2 kilometers and then CNY 1.8 each kilometer. Taking a taxi from Xian Railway Station to the downtown only costs you around RMB 10. For more information, please check Xian Taxi.

Transportation from Xian Railway Station to Xian Airport

There are shuttle buses between Railway Station and Xian Airport. Shuttle Bus Line 2 operates hourly between Stop T2 at the airport between 7 am to 7 pm going from the railway station to the airport; and about 10 am to 7 pm going from the airport to the railway station. The ticket fare is 25 RMB. The travel time is about an hour.

Of course, it will be more convenient to take a taxi between Railway Station and Xianyang Airport. Check Xian Airport Shuttle Bus for more information.

Taking a taxi from Xian railway station directly to Xian Airport is advisable if you have much luggage and limited travel time. But before you enjoy your ride, you very often you have to bargain with the taxi driver for a reasonable fare, which costs about RMB100-RMB120. Check Xian Taxi.

Transportation from Xian Railway Station to Terra Cotta Warriors and other important sights
Xian Terra-cotta Army is the most significant attraction in Xian. You can take tourism Buses No.5 (306), 914 or 916 from the east square of Xian Railway Station and get off at Bing Ma Yong (Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses) station. The whole journey will take you about one hour and cost you 7 Yuan. Below are some important tourism bus lines:

Tourism Bus 1: Railway Station to Huanshan Mountain
Leave: 8:00am from the station
Return: 05:00pm from Huanshan
Fare: RMB 22Tourism Bus 2: Railway Station to Famen Temple
Leave: 8:00am from the station
Return: 03:00pm from Huanshan
Fare: RMB 25

Tourism Bus 3: Railway Station to Qianling Tomb
Leave: 8:00am from the station
Return: 01:00pm from Huanshan

Fare: RMB 18
Tourism Bus 5, 306 Railway Station to Huaqing Hot Spring and Terra Cotta Army
Operating Hour: 8:00 – 18:00 hourly
Fare: RMB 7

Tip: Hassle-free Xian Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Xian guided tours:

Xian Tour
Xian Day Tour
Xian Tour Packages
Beijing Xian Tour

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