There are four main train stations in Xi'an, Xi'an Railway Station, Xi'an South Railway Station, Xi'an North Railway Station, and Xi’an West Railway Station (Xi'an West Railway Station is just for the transport of goods). Xi'an North Railway Station (Xi'an Bei Train Station) is only for high-speed trains. It is located on Shangxin Road, Weiyang District. Construction began on Xi'an North Railway Station on September 19, 2008, and it opened on January 11, 2011. The station has 18 platforms with 34 lines.
Xi'an North Railway Station is a 331,000-square-meter integrated transport hub, including provincial passenger transport, long-haul passenger transport, urban rail transit, buses, taxis, and private parking.
Underground is the Xi'an Metro (Line 2). The first floor is for passenger arrivals and departures, and goods handling. On the second floor are the waiting halls. A variety of food and beverage services are available on the third floor.
Xi'an North Railway Station is served by High-Speed Railway (HSR) passenger designated lines (PDLs) running to Zhengzhou, Zhengzhou East, Beijing West, Wuhan, Changsha South, Guangzhou South, Shenzhen North, and Yan'an. Only 1.5 hours is needed to get to Zhengzhou; 2 hours for Lanzhou, Taiyuan, and Chengdu; 4.5 hours to Shanghai; and 5.5 hours to Beijing.
There are five major train lines serving Xi'an North Railway Station: Zhengzhou-Xi'an High-Speed Railway, Xi'an-Baoji High-Speed Railway, Xi'an-Chengdu High-Speed Railway, Datong-Xi'an High-Speed Railway, and Xuzhou-Lanzhou High-Speed Railway.
Destination List for Xi'an North Railway Station:
|From Xi’an North to…|
|D-trains||D6803||Baoji South||08:30||09:35||1h 5min|
|D2512||Taiyuan South||15:00||17:55||2h 55min|
|G-trains||G2012||Zhengzhou East||16:43||19:01||2h 18min|
|G88||Beijing West||13:13||17:55||4h 42min|
|G98||Guangzhou South||09:46||17:30||7h 44min|
|G642||Nanchang West||15:30||23:25||7h 55min|
|G820||Shenzhen North||07:55||17:33||9h 43min|
Xi'an North Railway Station is 20km from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, and there is currently no airport shuttle bus between them, but the Airport Special Line (Metro) is under construction from Xi'an North Railway Station to Xi’an Xianyang Airport.
Currently the best way from Xi'an North Railway Station to Xi'an Xiangyang International Airport is by taxi, and the cost is about CNY80-100.
(China Highlights can arrange you a one-day private tour to Mount Hua from Xian)
Huashan (Mount Hua) Scenic Area is located in Huayin Prefecture, 121km from Xi'an North Railway Station. You can take a high-speed G train from Xi'an North Railway Station to Huashan North Railway Station, and then from Huashan North Railway Station take a bus to Mount Hua.
High-Speed Railway (HSR) services from Xi'an North Railway Station to Huashan North Railway Station take just 35-45 minutes. The ticket price is CNY54.5. Some of the services and times are shown below (for reference only).
|Xi'an North to Huangshan North||
||Huangshan North to Xi'an North|
(China Highlights can arrange you a day tour to Terracotta Army from Xian)
The Xi'an local government have opened a free tourism bus. You can take this bus from Xi'an North Railway Station to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. The route is 53km, passing Huaqing Hot Spring, Lishan Forest Park, and terminating at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses.
Passengers just need to show their train tickets and entrance tickets to any one of the tourist attractions to take the bus (valid for 3 days after arriving in Xi'an).
Free tourism bus routes run on a random basis and no fixed timetable available for the moment. We don't suggest you take the bus given the chances of no car showing up for hours. Xi'an Metro is right at the basement level of Xi'an North Railway Station, it could be an easy and fast way to get to the Terracotta Army. Check the route:
Take Metro Line 2 at Xi'an North Railway Station --> Get off at Beidajie Station and change to Metro Line 1 --> Get off at Wulukou Station (D Exit) --> Take Bus Tourism 5, 306, 914 to Terracotta Army
If you are a group of 2-3 people, this option is best. The prices below are for reference only, and applicable during daytime working hours.
From Xi'an downtown to Xi'an North Railway station (12km) the cost is about CNY35. From Xianyang downtown to Xi'an North Railway Station (21km) the cost is about CNY80.
Cost: CNY1-2. Not recommended if you have a lot of luggage.
266: First bus: 06:30. Last bus: 23:30.
Xi'an West Railway Station - Xi'an North Railway station (20 stops).
264: First bus 06:30. Last bus 19:30.
Xi'an West Railway Station - Xi'an North Railway Station (22 stops).
263: First bus 06:30. Last bus 19:30.
Xi'an East Gate - Xi'an North Railway Station (26 stops).
Xi'an North Railway Station is connected to downtown (near the Bell Tower) by Line 2 of the Xi'an Metro. The following is the station sites on Metro Line 2.
1. Xi'an North Railway Station (Chinese: 北客站)
2. North Gate (Chinese: 北苑)
3. Sport Park (Chinese: 运动公园)
4. Government Administrative Center(Chinese:行政中心)
5. Fengcheng Fifth Road (Chinese: 凤城五路)
6. City Library (Chinese: 市图书馆)
7. Daminggong West (Chinese: 大明宫西)
8. Longshouyuan (Chinese: 龙首原)
9. Anyuanmen (Chinese: 安远门)
10. North Street (Chinese: 北大街)
11. Bell Tower (Chinese: 钟楼)
12. Yongning Gate (Chinese: 永宁门)
13. Nanshao Gate (Chinese: 南稍门)
14. Stadium (Tiyuchang) (Chinese: 体育场)
15. Small Village (Xiaozhai) (Chinese: 小寨)
16. Weiyi Street (Chinese: 纬一街)
17. Convention and Exhibition Center (Chinese: 会展中心)
The Metro ticket price is CNY3 - 4. Xi'an North Railway Station's first Metro train is at 06:00, and the last one at 22:55. Starting from the Convention Center, the first Metro train is at 06:15, and the last one at 23:10. But if you are traveling with big luggage this option is not recommended.