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Beijing - Xi'an High-Speed Trains - Duration, Price, Stations, and Timetable

There are 16 pairs of high-speed trains (G trains) running between Beijing West and Xi'an North. Only daytime high-speed trains are currently available, operating from around 6:05am to 7:11pm.

  • Distance: 1,216 kilometers (756 miles)
  • Shortest duration: 4 hours and 20 minutes
  • Number of trains: 16 pairs of high-speed trains; 7 pairs of ordinary trains

Train Schedules

The table below 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.

(Updated on September 10th, 2018)

Beijing West Railway Station to Xi'an North Railway Station
Xi'an North Railway Station to Beijing West Railway Station
Train Number Departure Arrival Duration Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G427 06:20 11:06 4 hours and 46 minutes
G652 07:52 13:27 5 hours and 35 minutes
G89 06:53 11:24 4 hours and 31 minutes
G26 09:18 13:50 4 hours and 32 minutes
G651 06:58 12:47 5 hours and 49 minutes G672 09:11 15:11 6 hours
G653 07:46
13:48
6 hours and 2 minutes G656 10:07 15:33 5 hours and 26 minutes
G671 08:16 14:16 6 hours G660 11:13 16:51 5 hours and 38 minutes
G571 09:22
15:03 5 hours and 41 minutes G88
13:30 17:55 4 hours and 25 minutes
G307 09:38 15:35 5 hours and 57 minutes G658 12:44 18:26 5 hours and 42 minutes
G655 09:43
15:38
5 hours and 55 minutes G430 13:15 18:53 5 hours and 38 minutes
G429 10:45
16:20 5 hours and 35 minutes G574 14:09
19:53 5 hours and 44 minutes
G659 11:53
17:36 5 hours and 43 minutes G664 14:38 20:20 5 hours and 42 minutes
G87 14:00 18:20 4 hours and 20 minutes
G308 14:52 20:38 5 hours and 46 minutes
G673 14:35 20:26 5 hours and 51 minutes G666 16:00 21:31 5 hours and 31 minutes
G661 14:48 20:41 5 hours and 53 minutes G428 15:44 21:49 6 hours and 5 minutes
G663 15:45 21:18 5 hours and 33 minutes G90 18:24 22:48 4 hours and 24 minutes
G665 16:00 21:46 5 hours and 46 minutes
G674 17:21 23:08 5 hours and 47 minutes
G25 18:55 23:21 4 hours and 26 minutes G670 17:59 23:29
5 hours and 30 minutes

Ticket Price

Train types Departure Arrival Seat classes Price
G trains
(duration: about 4h23m –5h58m)
Beijing West Railway Station
= “Beijing Xi 北京西” on ticket
Xi'an North Railway Station
= “Xi'an Bei 西安北” on ticekt
2nd class ¥515.5 ($77)
1st class ¥824.5 ($122)
Superior class ¥981.5 ($145)
Business class ¥1,627.5 ($242)

Children's Tickets

A child fare is 50% (for seats) or about 75% (for sleepers) of the full price(child fares do not apply to sleepers on D and G trains).

Read here for more information about children's tickets.

Four Different Types of Seat Class

Xian North Xi'an North Station

Business class, superior class, 1st class, and 2nd class seats are available on Beijing – Xi'an high-speed trains.

Read more information about How to choose train types and seats.

Train Stations

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 twoprovincial-level municipalities aswell as four provinces.

beijing-xi'an bullet trian route map

Beijing West Railway Station ("Beijing Xi 北京西" on ticket)

Located in Fengtai District, this station is 8kilometers southwest of the Forbidden Cityand 36kilometers southwest from Beijing Capital International Airport.

It is currently the departure station of the high-speed daytime G trains thattravel to Xi’an.

Transportation to Beijing West Railway Station

  • By bus: airport shuttle bus, airport line, bus 2 and 673
  • By subway:
    Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
    Beijing Railway Station Line 9/7 -> Line 2 30m 0.6 USD (4 CNY)
    Beijing South Railway Station Line 9/7 -> Line 4 30m 0.6 USD (4 CNY)
    Beijing Capital International Airport Line 9 -> Line 4 -> Line 2 -> Airport Line 1 h 20m 5 USD (30 CNY)
    Tian'anmen Square Line 9 -> Line 1 40 m 0.6 USD (4 CNY)
  • By taxi:
    Taxi Stand Duration Cost
    Tian'anmen Square 25 m 5.50 USD(35 CNY)
    Beijing South Railway Station 25 m 5.50 USD(35 CNY)
    Beijing Capital International Airport 1 h 10 m 20.50 USD(135 CNY)
    (includes expressway toll)

Xi'an North Railway Station ( "Xi'an Bei 西安北” on ticket)

Located in Weiyang District, the station is 13kilometers northwest from Xi’an Railway Stationand 26kilometers southeast from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport. It is also currently the departure station of the high-speed daytime G trains that travel to Beijing.

Transportation to Xi'an North Railway Station

  • By bus: numbers 26, 263,265, 266; airport line –East Avenue line
  • By subway: Line 1 and 2 (operating period:6:10am–11:15pm)
    Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
    Xi'an Railway Station Line 1 andLine 2 45m 0.6USD (4 CNY)
    Xi'an Xianyang International Airport Airport Line -> Line 1/2 2 h 30m 0.6USD (4 CNY)
    The Bell Tower Line 2 35 m 0.7USD (5 CNY)
  • By taxi:
    Taxi Stand Duration Cost
    The Terracotta Army 50 M 18 USD (120 CNY)
    Xi'an Railway Station 40 M 5.50 USD(35 CNY)
    Xi'an Xianyang International Airport 30 M 11.50 USD(75 CNY)

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