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Xian Railway Station

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.

If you want to know another high speed railway station in Xian, just visit Xian North Railway Station

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).

Transportation to Xian Railway Station

Public Transport


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)
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Taxi Fare:

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.

From Xi’an Railway Station to Beijing West Railway Station

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…

Trains Departs Arrives Duration
Z20 19:55 07:10 11h 15min
T152 01:26 15:10 13h 44min
T76 01:57 14:49 12h 52min
T232 17:44 06:07 12h 23min
T42 18:48 08:46 13h 58min
T44 19:08 08:30 13h 22min
T56 21:14 10:35 13h 21min
T8 22:34 12:40 14h 6min
K630 06:45 22:58 16h 13min
K1364 14:17 06:23 16h 6min

From Xi’an Railway Station to Chengdu Railway Station

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…

Trains Departs Arrives Duration
T7 07:23 20:55 13h 32min
K290/K291 04:36 20:40 16h 4min
K245/K248 06:21 22:10 15h 49min
K548/K545 06:35 23:00 16h 25min
K1363 13:03 04:53 15h 50min
K5 13:20 05:04 15h 44min
K879 19:45 11:50 16h 5min
K388/K385 20:38 12:39 16h 1min
K869 21:28 13:36 16h 8min
K165 22:15 14:26 16h 11min

From Xi’an Railway Station to Xi’an Xianyang International Airport

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.

From Xi’an Railway Station to the Terracotta Warriors

By Bus

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.

By Taxi

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.

Xian Railway Station Special Tips

Service Guidelines:

Rules on Articles Accompanied by Passenger

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.

How to Board

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.

Exiting from the Railway 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.

How to Pick-up Your Relatives or Friends

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.

Xian Railway Station Overview

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.

From Xi’an Station to…

Type Trains Destinations Departs Arrives Duration
K-trains K8167 Baoji 19:23 21:32 2h 9min
K8176 Ankang 12:55 16:55 4h
K8162 Yan’an 08:29 12:35 4h 6min
K8188 Yulin 09:00 15:38 6h 38min
K119 Lanzhou 22:26 06:33 8h 7min
K8170 Shenmu 23:20 08:05 8h 45min
K1510 Yinchuan 11:10 22:10 11h
K1002 Chongqing North 21:39 08:50 11h 11min
K1009 Xining West 20:08 07:40 11h 32min
K1676 Baotou 23:35 11:29 11h 54min
K626 Yichang East 08:35 21:49 13h 14min
K5 Chengdu 13:20 05:04 15h 44min
K1630 Jinan 17:32 09:28 15h 56min
K706 Anqing 16:00 10:58 18h 58min
K214 Tianjin 11:58 07:41 19h 43min
K792 Nanchang 16:45 12:41 19h 56min
K890 Zhengzhou 19:55 16:08 20h 13min
K60 Yangzhou 20:27 16:54 20h 27min
K1032 Guiyang 18:42 17:07 22h 25min
K591 Dunhuang 10:30 09:04 22h 34min
K1536 Hohhot 12:30 11:23 22h 53min
K912 Qingdao 12:17 11:18 23h 1min
K1132 Yantai 13:10 13:11 24h 1min
K559 Shanghai 13:30 13:40 24h 10min
K862 Hankou 09:42 10:40 24h 58min
K468 Ningbo 16:30 18:12 25h 42min
K630 Beijing West 21:06 22:58 25h 52min
K870 Zhengzhou 14:41 16:36 25h 55min
K622 Wuchang 13:05 15:11 26h 6min
K84 Guangzhou 10:05 13:42 27h 37min
K448 Shenzhen 23:00 04:57 29h 57min
K126 Changchun 21:26 06:08 32h 42min
K165 Kunming 22:15 09:22 35h 7min
K318 Nanning 18:54 06:02 35h 8min
K292 Shanghai 16:50 05:34 36h 44min
K386 Shenyang North 17:47 11:10 41h 23min
K1170 Haikou 13:33 07:57 42h 24min
T-trains T151 Xining West 16:26 16:05 23h 39min
T114 Hangzhou 14:00 16:48 26h 48min