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I bring friends to Xi'an from Beijing many times



Asia > China > Xi'an > Useful Info
Submitted on Jul 02, 2018 Useful Info

How to get from Beijing to Xi'an

Whenever I have friends visiting from abroad, they want to go visit Xi'an after Beijing. I normally go with them taking the train

  • West Beijing Railway Station - North Xi'an Railway Station
  • about 4.5-6 hr, if there are more stops it takes longer
  • cost around 515rmb for a second class ticket

There is also a cheaper way, takes much longer and it's with an old train:

  • West Beijing Railway Station - Xi'an Railway Station
  • about 12-15hr
  • cost around 150rmb for sitting ticket, 300rmb for bunk bed ticket, around 400rmb for nicer bed ticket

You can also fly, flight will be 2hrs in air, price are low if the hour is not ideal, something like 500rmb, but regular departure time will be close to 1000rmb. I don't recommend flying to Xi'an because it takes a long time to get to the airport in Beijing due to bad traffic, and there is always flight delay, the train is much more reliable and convenient.