/ Xian North Railway Station

Departure Procedures at Xian North Railway Station

What are departure procedures at Xian North Railway Station?

There are 6 easy steps for journeys departing from Xian North Railway Station, including the real-name ID check, security check, find boarding gate(ticket check), wait for boarding, ticket check and board your train.

When to arrive at Xian North Railway Station?

You need to arrive at Xian North Railway Station at lesat 45 minutes before the train departure.

What do I need for check-in?

Your passport or identity card, and please save our confirmation email to your mobile phone, or print it out.

Do I need to pick up the train tickets?

Because the electronic tickets have been available on most train routes departing from Xian North Railway Station, you don't need to pick up printed tickets, and you just need to show your passport to check in the train. If you still need to pick up printed tickets, please click on hereto get Guides. Where are ticket offices at Xian North Railway Station?

What are baggage regulations?

High Speed Rail does not provide checked baggage service. Each passenger may bring two personal items(12 x 10 x 6 inches each), and two carry-on items( 25 x 20 x 10 inches each) onboard. The total weight cannot exceed 20 kg. And passengers are not allowed to bring any animals onboard the trains

Boarding gate at Xian North Railway Station

Take taxi or car to the entrance on 1F or 2F

Step 1: Get through the real-name ID check. Please show your passport to station staff at entrance of station. The staff will scan your passport to check your identity document and your booking.

Step 2: Get through security check and find the boarding gate (Ticket Check). The live information of gate is on the overhead screens in departure hall, and the boarding gate No. of your train will be in our confirmation email we send you. The Boarding Gate Map

Step 3: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in and boarding. The ticket check gate will be opened 20 - 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Step 4: Ticket check. Please show your passport and confirmation No. to station staff to check in. The gate will be closed 5 minutes before train departure

Step 5: Boarding. Find the platform of your train, board the train and then find your seats. How to find your seats?

Departure hall at Xian North Railway Station, Xian Bei high speed train station

Take Metro Line 2 to B1 floor of Xian Railway Station

Step 1: Arrive at B1 floor by metro line 2, then go up to the departure hall on 2F by the escalator.

Step 2: Get through the real-name ID check. Please show your passport to station staff at entrance of station. The staff will scan your passport to check your identity document and your booking.

Step 3: Get through security check and find the boarding gate (Ticket Check). The live information of gate is on the overhead screens in departure hall, and the boarding gate No. of your train will be in our confirmation email we send you. The Boarding Gate Map

Step 4: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in and boarding. The ticket check gate will be opened 20 - 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Step 5: Ticket check. Please show your passport and confirmation No. to station staff to check in. The gate will be closed 5 minutes before train departure

Step 6: Boarding. Find the platform of your train, board the train and then find your seats. How to find your seats?

Take metro line 4 or airport intercity train to Beikezhan Station on North Square

Step 1: Walk to departures hall of Xian North Railway Station from Beikezhan Station on North Square(北客站-北广场) after you get off metro train or airport intercity train. It takes around 10 minutes, 550 metres.

Step 2: Get through the real-name ID check. Please show your passport to station staff at entrance of station. The staff will scan your passport to check your identity document and your booking.

Step 3: Get through security check and find the boarding gate (Ticket Check). The live information of gate is on the overhead screens in departure hall, and the boarding gate No. of your train will be in our confirmation email we send you. The Boarding Gate Map

Step 4: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in and boarding. The ticket check gate will be opened 20 - 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Step 5: Ticket check. Please show your passport and confirmation No. to station staff to check in. The gate will be closed 5 minutes before train departure

Step 6: Boarding. Find the platform of your train, board the train and then find your seats. How to find your seats?

metro line 2 and metro line 4 location at Xian North Railway Station, Beiguangchang

Metro line 2 to Xian North Railway Station

Take bus to South Square or North Square of station

Step 1: Get to Xian North Railway Station by bus on South Square or North Square, then walk to entrance on 1F.

Step 2: Get through the real-name ID check. Please show your passport to station staff at entrance of station. The staff will scan your passport to check your identity document and your booking.

Step 3: Get through security check and find the boarding gate (Ticket Check). The live information of gate is on the overhead screens in departure hall, and the boarding gate No. of your train will be in our confirmation email we send you. The Boarding Gate Map

Step 4: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in and boarding. The ticket check gate will be opened 20 - 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Step 5: Ticket check. Please show your passport and confirmation No. to station staff to check in. The gate will be closed 5 minutes before train departure

Step 6: Boarding. Find the platform of your train, board the train and then find your seats. How to find your seats?

Some departure tips

1, Xian North Railway Station is very big and crowded. Allow yourself plenty of time, at least 45 minutes to queue up for security check and boarding. But if you need to pick up train tickets, you need to get to station ticket office at least 1 hour before the train departure.

2, There are no trolleys in station, you need to carry your own luggage.

3, Don't wait for an announcement for boarding the train. When you see your fellow Chinese passengers start to lineup, get on the line early.

4, The overhead screens show the train information in English and Chinese. They are easy to understand. And usually the announcements are in both languages.

5, But there are few Chinese people can speak English. Language may be a problem. if you have any question, please consult the station staff at Inquiry.

Usefull Sentences

If you need help, please show the following Chinese sentences to the station staff

Question in Chinese to pick up, change or cancel ticket at Xian North Railway Station

ticket check at Xian North Railway Station, Xian Bei high speed train station

Station Guide

Top Bullet Train Routes

Top Railway Stations in China