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Being regarded as the “Gateway to the West”, Xi’an plays a significant role in the Chinese railway system.

It is a city where six of China’s main railway lines intersect, thus the city is linked with all of China’s provincial capital cities and four municipalities, for instance, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Haikou, Tibet, etc. Apart from the capital cities, visitors can easily find trains for many tourism cities such as Guilin, Dunhuang, Luoyang, Suzhou, Qingdao, Huashan, etc.

Several high speed rails such as Xuzhou-Lanzhou High Speed Rail, Datong-Xian High Speed Rail, etc pass the city make to reach Beijing, Shanghai and even Shenzhen within 10 hours.

Railway Stations

Among the five railway stations in the city, three are used for passengers' transportation while the East and the West are for freight only.

Xi’an Railway Station

Situated in the city proper, it is presently the city’s busiest transportation hub. In total, around 100 rail services, including T, K, Z and other kinds pass through this station daily. The major destinations include Shanghai, Pingyao, Datong, Chengdu, and Luoyang. The overnight sleeper trains to Beijing as well as the overnight sleepers to Shanghai are also operated here. As the station sits close to the Xi’an Bus Station, passengers can transfer to long-distance bus stations here. Besides, outside the station, local public buses and tourism buses are available.

North Railway Station

It only operates over 100 pairs of bullet trains daily, including those to/from Beijing, Datong, Pingyao, Luoyang, Zhengzhou, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Yan’an, etc. Subway Line 2 is considered as the best method to the station from the city proper.

Transportation between Railway Station and North Station

1. Bus Line 266 runs between the two stations. Passengers can find the bus stop at Railway Station West (walk west from the Exit for about 270 yards (250m)). It takes about 1 hour and costs CNY1 to get to the north station. The bus runs every 10 to 20 minutes from 06:00 to 23:30 daily. Please prepare RMB 1 note and take care of your belongings on the bus.

2. Passengers can take subway line 2 from the north station to Beidajie (North Avenue) station, change to line 1 and get off at Wulukou. Leave from Exit D and walk north along the road for about 550 yards (500m), you will see the Railway Station. It takes about 30 minutes and costs CNY3 per person. Line 1 runs between 06:10 and 23:17; line 2 runs between 06:10 and 23:15.

3. Taxies are also available. Passengers can find taxi stands near the exit of Railway Station. It takes about 30 minutes and costs CNY 50 to reach the north station.

South Railway Station

Located in the city’s south suburb, this station is around 30 kilometers (18.6 miles ) from the Railway Station. Every day, eight trains to Ankang, Yichang, Guiyang, etc, pass through. This station only has two ticket windows and usually one is in service. The local public bus Line 918 will take passengers to this station. If one starts from the city proper, it is recommended to change to Line 918 at Hang Tian Da Dao Xi Kou Bus Stop.

Ticket purchasing and collecting (if booking online) are available at these three stations. Besides, tickets can also be bought at around 120 ticket offices in the city. All Rights Reserved

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