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Find out how to get to the Terracotta Army Museum from downtown Xi'an, the airport, and the railway stations (buses, taxis, private transport, and tours).
The Terracotta Army, also known as Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum Site Museum, is located in Xi'an.The 2,000-year-old army of clay statues includes life-size soldiers, archers, horses, weapons, and utensils.
You can reach the Terracotta Army by taking a bus, driving yourself, or booking a private tour with us to enjoy a hassle-free visit.
Plan A: Private Transport (most convenient/recommended)
Plan B: Tourist Bus Line 5 (Bus 306)
Plan C: Bus 914 or 915
Plan D: Taxi (for details/scams see our Xi'an taxi guide.)
The Terracotta Army is 66 kilometers away from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, taking about 55 minutes to reach by car. Below are the two most common ways to get to the Terracotta Army from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport. Read more on Xi'an Transportation.
Plan A: Airport Shuttle Bus+ Tourist Bus Line 5 (Bus 306)
Plan B: Taxi
Departure: Xi'an Railway Station
Plan A: Tourist Bus Line 5 (306)
Plan B: Bus 914
Plan C: Bus 915
Plan A: Free Shuttle Bus (the Most Convenient Way)
Required information for boarding: You need the railway ticket displaying the date and your ticket for the Terracotta Army. (You can purchase tickets for the Terracotta Army at the Tourists' Service Center on level 1F at Xi'an North Railway Station.)
Plan B: Xi'an North Railway Station to Xi'an Railway Station + Bus 306
Transportation route 1: Metro Line 2 from Xi'an North Railway Station to Xi'an Railway Station + Tourist Bus Line 5 (Bus 306)
Transportation route 2: Bus 266 from Xi'an North Railway Station to Xi'an Railway Station + Tourist Bus Line 5 (Bus 306)
If you don't want to waste time on finding a reputable taxi or public buses to reach the attraction, queuing for tickets, reading maps, or trying to make sense of Chinese signs, a private tour is a great option.
You can tailor-make a unique trip through China Highlights, allowing you to see the Terracotta Army at your own pace. It's a nice idea if you wish to see more in less time.
What you can expect:
Here are some sample itineraries for inspiration: