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Beijing - Xi'an High-Speed Trains — Durations, Prices, Stations, and Timetables

Opened in 2012, the Beijing – Xi'an High-Speed Railway is one of the most important and popular rail lines in China. There are 20 pairs of bullet trains running on this route every day. They operate at Beijing West and Xi'an North railway stations with a travel time of about 4 to 6 hours.

In addition, 10 pairs of non-bullet overnight trains still operate on this rail line, taking about 11 to 20 hours to cover 1,200 kilometers.

Basic Information

Beijing to Xi'an High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 16th, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G89 06:53 11:24 4 h 31 m
G671 07:49 14:16 6 h 27 m
G429 10:45 16:25 5 h 40 m
G87 14:00 18:20 4 h 20 m
G665 16:00 21:46 5 h 46 m
G25 18:55 23:21 4 h 26 m

Please note: Twenty daily high-speed trains travel from Beijing to Xi'an, departing from 06:20 to 18:55. The trains listed above are some of them. The timetable is only for your reference.

If you want up-to-date schedules, you may use the search tool at the top of this page, or search on China Highlights train ticket service.

Xi'an to Beijing High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 16th, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G652 07:52 13:27 5 h 35 m
G26 09:18 13:50 4 h 32 m
G660 11:13 16:51 5 h 38 m
G664 14:38 20:20 5 h 42 m
G428 17:01 21:42 4 h 41 m
G90 18:24 22:52 4 h 28 m

Please note: Twenty daily high-speed trains travel from Xi'an to Beijing, departing from 07:52 to 19:15. The trains listed above are some of them. Search for up-to-date Xi'an to Beijing high-speed train schedules.

Beijing – Xi'an High-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Ticket Types Business Class First Class Second Class
Adult ticket US$239 (1,627.5 CNY) US$121 (824.5 CNY) US$76 (515.5 CNY)
Child ticket US$120 (814 CNY) US$61 (412 CNY) US$328 (258 CNY)

Children's Tickets

A child fare is 50% (for seats) or about 75% (for sleepers) of the full price (children's fares do not apply for sleepers on D-category trains). Read here for more information about children's tickets.

Main Stops on the Beijing – Xi'an High-Speed Railway Line

Beijing – Xi’an high-speed trains depart from Beijing West Railway Station and arrive at Xi’an North Railway Station, stopping at 3–12 stations and passing two provincial-level municipalities as well as four provinces.

beijing-xi'an bullet trian route map

Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)

beijing west station Beijing West Railway Station
  • Location: 8 kilometers (5 miles) from central Beijing
  • Metro: Beijing Subway Line 7 and Line 9

Beijing West Railway Station is the terminus for all the bullet trains and overnight trains traveling from Beijing to Xi'an and back. It also serves Beijing to Guangzhou high-speed trains.

It is one of the three main train stations in Beijing (the other two are Beijing and Beijing South railway stations).

Transportation to Beijing West Railway Station: there are subway stations integrated into the same building. You can take subway line 7 and line 9 from main tourist sites and other train stations to Beijing West Railway Station conveniently.

Read more information about Beijing West Railway Station.

Zhengzhou East Railway Station (郑州东站)

As one of the largest and most important train stations in China, Zhengzhou East Railway Station is at the intersection of several railway arteries. The Beijing – Zhengzhou and Zhengzhou – Xi'an sections are also two of the busiest rail lines.

Transportation to Zhengzhou East Railway Station: take subway line 1 or line 5 to reach the station.

Luoyang Longmen Railway Station (洛阳龙门站)

Luoyang Longmen Railway Station serves high-speed trains that pass through the city of Luoyang. Xi'an – Luoyang is also a very popular rail route. This train station is about 5 kilometers (3 miles) away from the top tourist attraction called the Longmen Grottoes.

Transportation to Luoyang Longmen Railway Station: these public buses connect to the station - bus line 28, 33, 49, 67, 71, 75, 76, 77, 901, 902, 966, 967, D1.

xian north station A bullet train arriving at Xi'an North Railway Station

Xi'an North Railway Station (西安北站)

  • Location: 10 kilometers (6 miles) from central Xi'an and Xi'an Railway Station
  • Metro: Xi'an Metro Line 2

As the largest station in northwest Xi'an, Xi'an North Railway Station mainly serves high-speed trains operating on the Beijing – Xi'an, Xi'an – Zhengzhou, Xi'an – Shanghai and Xi'an – Chengdu railway lines.

Transportation to Xi'an North Railway Station: subway line 2 and line 4 directly connects to the -1F of the station building. You can take subway line 2 from the city center to Xi'an North Railway Station, with the journey duration of about 30 minutes.

Read more information about Xi'an North Railway Station.

Beijing – Xi'an Overnight Trains

If you are on a budget or want to save the daytime for sightseeing, then  the overnight sleeper trains between Beijing and Xi'an are a better choice.

The price of a soft sleeper ticket on an overnight train is cheaper than a second-class ticket on a high-speed train.

Most overnight trains leave at night and arrive early in the morning. They depart from (or arrive at) Beijing West Railway Station, which can be easily reached, and the centrally located Xi'an Railway Station.

The only exception is train K1363/K1364. This train terminates at Xi'an South Railway Station, which is a long distance from the center of the city. It is not recommended that you take this train.

sleeper train from Beijing to Xi'an Beijing to Xi'an overnight train

Basic Information

Beijing to Xi'an Overnight Train Schedules

(Updated on April 16th, 2020)

Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
T55 15:50 05:29 next day 13 h 39 m
T7 16:40 06:21 next day 13 h 41 m
T231 18:50 07:43 next day 12 h 53 m
Z43 20:12 09:55 next day 13 h 43 m
Z19 20:40 08:31 next day 11 h 51 m

Xi'an to Beijing Overnight Train Schedules

(Updated on April 16th, 2020)

Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
T232 17:38 06:08 next day 12 h 30 m
Z20 19:21 06:58 next day 11 h 37 m
Z44 19:27 08:22 next day 12 h 55 m
T42 19:39 09:31 next day 13 h 52 m
T56 21:15 10:45 next day 13 h 30 m

There are more than 10 pairs of overnight sleeper trains traveling between Beijing and Xi'an (check the up-to-date train schedules).

Trains Z19/Z20 and T231/T232 are recommended, as they have a shorter journey duration and the departure/arrival times are perfect for getting rest at night and enjoying sightseeing during the day.

Type of Seats on beijing to xian regular trains

Beijing – Xi'an Overnight Train Ticket Fares

Superior Soft Sleeper Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
US$108 (735.5 CNY) US$59 (398.5 CNY) US$37 (254.5 CNY)

*The Superior soft sleeper class is available on trains Z19/Z20 and Z43/Z44. Other trains only have soft and hard sleeper classes.

Train Vs Plane

If you travel in a hurry, flight is a good choice. While for budget travelers, train are recommended.

If you would like to travel in daytime to enjoy the great view on the way, it is recommended that you take a high-speed train.  High-speed trains are fast, punctual and comfortable. Facilities onboard are modern and clean. Seats high-speed trains are more spacious than on an airplane. You can walk around on the train to stretch your legs during the journey.

Overnight trains are popular among budget travelers, and can save you more daytime for sightseeing and a night's hotel bill. A 4-berth soft sleeper cabin is clean, comfortable and private, which is highly recommended if you are going to take an overnight train. It is better to book a sleeper ticket in advance as they are in a great demand, especially during the summer holiday and golden weeks. 

Airplane is the fastest way of transportation between Beijing and Xi'an. The air fare is usually higher than train ticket fares. But airfares can be competitive when there are discounts. There is not as much legroom on an airplane as on a high-speed train. Not much window views on an airplane trip.

  High-Speed Train Normal-Speed Train Airplane
Ticket Price Second class: US$76
First class: US$122
Hard sleeper: US$57
Soft sleeper: US$75
Duration 4.5–6 hours 11.5–17 hours 2 hours
Punctuality Punctual Occasional delays Occasional delays
Seat Space More leg room than on an airplane Spacious Cramped

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