Xi'an Railway Station is a major railway junction. Trains go from this station to every part of China, and trains going to northwest China and southwest China transfer here. Every year, about 23.6 million passengers may use the station, and it ranks fourth in China in terms of passenger use. The volume of freight traffic of the Longhai Railway (Lanzhou in the west to Lianyungang in the east) has reached 73.8 million tons. This ranks third among the railways in China.
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Xi'an Railway Station building has four sections: the main building, the ticket hall, the baggage office and the office area. In the center of the main building is a platform area 20 meters high. Both the east and west sides have waiting rooms. In the building, there are altogether four large general waiting rooms. Each waiting room can hold 1400 passengers at one time. There is also another waiting area near the railway platform for the old and weak, groups, soft-berth riders, and VIPs. The building is decorated with plants.
In the center of the hall, there are two escalators and a staircase up to the second floor. Passengers on the bottom floor can go into Platform One directly.
Xian Railway Station is 1083 kilometers away from Lianyungang East Railway Station in east China’s Jiangsu Province, and 676 kilometers away from Lanzhou Railway Station in Gansu Province. The station is at the intersection of Huancheng Bei Lu and Jiefang Lu.
Railway Lines: Longhai Railway, Xikang Railway (Xi’an-Ankang), Ningxi Railway (Xi’an-Nanjing), and Baoxi Railway (Baotou-Xi’an).
1. To Xi’an Railway Station Front (火车站站前): 5, 9, 13, 14, 25, 30, 40, 41, 42, 103, 105, 201, 231, 240, 243, 251, 258, 351, 500, 511, 602, 603, 607, 611, 703, 705, 706, 707, 914, 915, tourist 1, tourist 2, tourist 3, tourist 5, tourist 7, tourist 8, 1 overnight bus, 2 overnight bus, 3 overnight bus
2. To Xi’an Railway Station East (火车站东): 16, 20, 28, 46, 104, 212, 228, 309, 507, 517, 519, 703, 706, 707, 712, 718, 719, TOP
903, 912, tourist 8, tourist 10
3. To Xi’an Railway Station West (火车站西): 6, 39, 205, 206, 214, 229, 266, 351, 608, 616, 705, 707, 712
4. To/from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport: Airport Shuttle Bus 2
5. From Terracotta Warriors and Horses: bus No.914 running between the station and the site, 1 1/5 en route for one way
Subway Line 1: straight to Wulukou Station (五路口站) - walk 500m - Xi’an Railway Station (西安火车站)
Subway Line 2: Beidajie Station (北大街站) - change to Line 1 - Wulukou Station (五路口站) - walk 500m - Xi’an Railway Station (西安火车)
In the day: The taxi fare starts at 6 yuan within 2 kilometers. For 2–10 kilometers it is 1.5 yuan per kilometers. Over 10 kilometers, 50% will automatically be added for its returning empty.
In the night: The taxi fare starts at 7 yuan within 2 kilometers. For 2–10 kilometers it is 1.8 yuan per kilometer. Over 10 kilometers, 50% will be automatically added for its returning empty.
Linked by Z-, T-, and K-trains, the journey between the two cities will take between 11 and 16 hours. The ticket price ranges from 272 RMB to 288 RMB for a hard sleeper, and 415 RMB to 440 RMB for a soft sleeper.
Some trains depart at midnight; therefore, if you are going to take these trains, you should manage your schedule to ensure they are not missed.
The following table compares T, K, and Z trains:
|From Xi’an Station to Beijing West…|
The most recommended train is the T7 train, which departs daily at 07:23 and has a journey time of 13 hours and 32 minutes. Nine K-trains also run to Chengdu, but the journey lasts a little longer at about 16 hours. The ticket price for the T- and K-trains is almost the same at approximately 112 RMB for a hard seat, 208 RMB for a hard sleeper, and 315 RMB for a soft sleeper.
|From Xi’an Station to Chengdu Station…|
Airport Bus 2 operates to and from Xi’an Station every 30 minutes. The first bus departs at 07:00 daily and the last at 20:00. The journey takes approximately one hour and costs 25 RMB.
Tour Bus 5 (also called bus 306) is a direct bus from Xi’an Station to the Terracotta Warriors. The bus runs from 07:00 to 19:00. The trip lasts for approximately two hours and costs 7 RMB.
A taxi will take you to the Terracotta Warriors in approximately one hour. This is quite a long journey so the taxi fee will be expensive at about 100 RMB.
According to the railway regulations, the maximum weight of the articles passengers can bring for free is as follows:
Adults: 20 kilograms; Children: 10 kilograms (children taking the train for free included); Diplomatic agents: 35 kilogram (diplomatic agents with diplomatic immunity only).
If the carry-on luggage is beyond regulation, passengers can go to the baggage office to have their luggage and parcels consigned. Or, they can pay the excess fare when they leave the station.
After buying a ticket at the ticket hall on the east side of the railway station or from the train ticket agencies, passengers can wait for their trains in Xian Railway Station on the departing day. There are entrances on both the east and west sides of the buffer zone for the waiting area. Passengers with tickets can go though either entrance and have their articles checked. After the security check, passengers can enter the waiting hall. After that, passengers can find their waiting rooms. If your train originates from the Xian Railway Station, members of the station staff will remind you to have your ticket checked and to enter the station 40 minutes before your train leaves. If your train does not originate from the Xian Railway Station, members of the staff will remind you to have your ticket checked and to enter the station when the train reaches the station.
If you are debarking at the Xian Railway Station, please follow the signs and leave the station through the tunnel which is in the central part of the platform. The exit is in the south of the station. After entering the tunnel, just follow the guide signs and go south. Then you can leave the station.
If you come to the Xian Railway Station to meet your relatives or friends, you may buy a special platform ticket in the western side of the railway station near the exit. When your train comes, you can get into the station through the exit door and pick up your relatives and friends as soon as the train arrives. If you do not need to enter the station, you can wait for them outside in waiting area.
Waiting Room for Soft-Berth Ticket Holders:
If you pay for a soft berth, you can wait in the special waiting rooms on the first and second floor. The special waiting room on the first floor is in the southwest of the waiting hall. The special waiting room on the second floor is in the northeast of the "nave". The "nave" contains the halls that connect the platforms.
Xi'an Railway Station is a railway junction and is a good quality passenger railway station. It was originally built in 1934. The new main building of Xi'an Railway Station was completed in the year 1985. In front of, east of and west of the station, there are bus stations and many bus stops. The Xian Bus Station for long-distance buses is nearby.
Xi'an Railway Station Destinations:
|From Xi’an Station to…|
|K1002||Chongqing North||21:39||08:50||11h 11min|
|K1009||Xining West||20:08||07:40||11h 32min|
|K626||Yichang East||08:35||21:49||13h 14min|
|K630||Beijing West||21:06||22:58||25h 52min|
|K386||Shenyang North||17:47||11:10||41h 23min|
|T-trains||T151||Xining West||16:26||16:05||23h 39min|