Xian Railway Station Guides

Xian Railway Station (Chinese name 西安站, Xian Zhan) is located in Xincheng district, 2.5km northeast of Xian City Center, 37km southwest of The terra-cotta warriors museum, 39km southeast of Xian Xianyang International Airport. The station opened in Dec 1934. The first expansion and reconstruction was finished in 1990. The second expansion and reconstruction was finished on Dec 31 2021.

Xian Railway Station is one important station of Lanzhou-Lianyungang Railway, Baotou-Xi'an Railway, Nanjing-Xi'an Railway. It serves 48 ordinary trains(Z/K) and 38 high-speed trains trains(G/D/C) per day.

Xian railway station consists of one north station building, one south station building, one overhead waiting hall, Danfengmen Square(North), south station Sqaure, 5 platforms and 12 railway tracks.

Xian Railway station, Xian Train station

The new North Station Building covers 46,330 square metres. It has six elevators. The passengers can take them to overhead waiting hall after security. The north station square is called Danfengmen Square(Chinese Name: 丹凤门广场) which connects Xian Railway Station and Daming Palace National Heritage Park.

Xian Railway station, Xian Train station

Xian Railway station, Xian Train station

The South Station Building covers 23,430 square metres. The 4 former waiting rooms have been transformed into train culture exhibition areas, including Steam theme, Internal combustion theme, Electrical theme, High speed rail theme. The passengers can take elevators to overhead waiting hall after security .

Xian Railway station, Xian Train Station

train culture exhibition areas, Xian Railway station, Xian Train Station

Xian Railway Station has 7 floors. Arrivals are on B2, entrances are on B1 and 1F, and departures are on 2F and 3F.

3F Level Overhead waiting hall
2F Level Departures Hall, shop, restaurants
1F Level North Entrance, South Entrance , Security check, Ticket offices, railway platforms, Danfengmen Square(North), south station square
B1 Level Entrance, Arrivals, Ticket offices, Tranfsfer center, Taxi drop-off areas, Bus stops, Metro station
B2 Level Arrivals, Taxi areas, pick-up areas
B3 Level Parking lot
B4 Level Metro line 4 platforms
B5 Level Metro line 7 platforms (under construction)

Map and Location

Address: No.44 Huanchengbei Road, Xincheng district, Xi'an, Shanxi Province, China

There are two major railway stations in Xian, Xian Railway Station and Xian North Railway Station

Xian Railway Station is located in Xincheng district, 2.5km northeast of Xian City Center, 37km southwest of The terra-cotta warriors museum, 39km southeast of Xian Xianyang International Airport.

Xian North Railway Station is located in Weiyang District, 10km north of downtown of Xian, 27km southeast of Xian Xianyang Airport(XIY), and 47km west of Terracotta Warriors Museum.

Map of Xian Railway station, Xian Train Station Map

Public Transportation

The public transports are included city bus, Taxi, Metro. Taxi and Metro are mostly recommended. How to get to Xian Railway Station?

Metro

Xian Railway Station can be reached by Metro line 4

Metro station: B1 level

Metro platforms: B4

Xian Metro Map

metro line 4 at Xian Railway station

Taxi

Taxi is one convenient and fast way to get to or leave Xian Railway Station.

Taxi drop-off areas: B1 level

Taxi pick-up areas: B2 level

Taxi Fee Standard

Day(6:00~23:00) Night(23:00~6:00)
0~3 km RMB9 RMB10
Above 3km RMB2.4 per km RMB2.6 per km

Taxi to Xian Railway station, taxi fare to Xian Railway Station

Bus

There are 27 bus routes at Xian Railway Station. The bus stations are on B1 level of Danfengmen Square, and on south station square.

Bus at Xian Railway station, Bus routes at Xian Railway Station

How to get to Xian Xianyang Airport(XIY)

Xian Xianyang International Airport(XIY) is located 39km southwest of Xian Railway Station. How to get to Xian Airport from Xian Railway Station? Please click on here for details.

Xian Railway station to Xian Airport(XIY)

How to get to Terra Cotta Warriors

Terra Cotta Warriors Museum is located 37km northeast of Xian Railway Station. How to get to Terra cotta Warriors Museum from Xian Railway Station? Please click on here for details.

Xian Railway station to Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Departures

Step 1:Get to north station building or south station building of Xian Railway Station by metro, taxi, bus or car 45 minutes before train departure.

Step 2: At entrance, go through Security Check and real-name ID check to enter departure Hall by showing passport.

Step 3: Find the Boarding Gate (Ticket Check Gate). The gate No. will be in the confirmation email we send to you.

Step 4: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in and boarding. The boarding 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 boarding gate will be closed 5 minutes before the train departs

Step 6: Find the platform of your train.

Step 7: Board the train and find your seats. How to find your seats?

security at Xian Railway station, Xian Train Station

departures at Xian Railway station, Xian Train Station

Check in at Xian Railway station, Xian Train Station

Ticket offices

The ticket offices on 1F and B1 level

Do you need to collect train tickets?

Since Dec 2019, the electronic tickets have been available on most train routes from or to Xian Railway Station.

It means international travellers can show their passports, likes Chinese ID to check in and board the train directly, and don't need to collect the printed tickets at ticket office.

How to check in the train by E-ticket? Please click on here to get Guides.

If you still need to pick up printed tickets, please click on here to get Guides.

Ticket office at Xian Railway station, Xian Train Station

Arrivals

Step 1: After get off your train, follow direction signs to exits. And please show your passport and confirmation No.(or printed ticket) to station staff to check out.

Step 2: Leave Xian Railway Station by metro, bus, taxi or car.

Arrivals at Xian Railway station, Xian Train Station

exit at Xian Railway station, Xian Train Station

exit at Xian Railway station, Xian Train Station

Foods and restaurants

There are some Chinese restaurants, Xi'an local foods and fast foods on B1, 1F and 2F level at Xian Railwaystation, including KFC, McDonald's, Chinese noddles.

KFC at Xian Railway station, Xian Train Station

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