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

Opened in 2012, 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 the travel time of about 4 to 6 hours. In addition, 10 pairs of non-bullet overnight trains still travel on this rail line, taking around 11 to 20 hours to finish 1,200 kilometers.

Beijing to Xi'an High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on January 8th, 2019)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G89 06:53 11:24 4 h 31 m
G671 08:15 14:16 6 h 1 m
G429 10:45 16:20 5 h 35 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: 20 daily high-speed trains travel from Beijing to Xi'an, departing from 06:20 to 18:55. 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 January 8th, 2019)

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 16:21 21:49 5 h 28 m
G90 18:24 22:52 4 h 28 m

Please note: 20 daily high-speed trains travel from Xi'an to Beijing, departing from 07:52 to 19:15. 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 Price

Ticket Types Business Class First Class Second Class
Adult ticket US$239 (1627.5 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 to sleepers on D-category trains). Read here for more information about children's tickets.

Main Stops of Beijing – Xi'an High-Speed Railway

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
  • Connection: Beijing Subway Line 7 and 9

Beijing West Station is the terminus for all the bullet trains and overnight trains 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).

Beijing West Station integrates subway stations into the same building, easily connected to the other two stations and main tourist sites.

Zhengzhou East Railway Station (郑州东站)

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

Luoyang Longmen Railway Station (洛阳龙门站)

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

xian north station Platform of 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
  • Connection: Xi'an Metro Line 2

As the largest station in northwest Xi'an, Xi'an North Station mainly serve high-speed trains on Beijing – Xi'an, Xi'an – Zhengzhou, Xi'an – Shanghai and Xi'an – Chengdu railways. For traveler who need to get from Xi'an North to other parts of the city can go to the basement floor to take subway.

Beijing – Xi'an Overnight Trains

If you are on a budget or want to save daytime for sightseeing, then overnight sleeper trains between Beijing and Xi'an is a better choice. The ticket price of a soft sleeper ticket on overnight trains is cheaper than a second class ticket on high-speed trains.

Most sleeper trains leave at night and arrive early in the morning. They depart from (or arrive at) Beijing West Station, which can be easily reached, and the centrally located Xi'an Railway Station. Except for one train K1363/K1364. This train terminates at Xi'an South Railway Station, which is remote from the center of the city.  It is recommended that you do not take this train.

soft sleeper on a China train Soft sleeper on a Beijing to Xi'an overnight train

Basic Information

Beijing to Xi'an Overnight Train Schedules

(Updated on January 8th, 2019)

Beijing West to Xi'an
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
T231 18:50 07:43 next day 12 h 53 m
T55 15:50 05:29 next day 13 h 39 m
T7 16:40 06:21 next day 13 h 41 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 West
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 up-to-date train schedules). Trains Z19/Z20 and T231/T232 are recommended, as they take shorter time on the way and departure/arrival time are perfect for your rest at night and sightseeing during the day.

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)

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

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