How to Get from Xian to Beijing

Some travelers want to take trips to Xian from Beijing, while some would like to take Xian Beijing vacations. If you are planning a Xian Beijing tour, you are in the right place to get clear ideas about how to transfer from Xian to Beijing.

The ancient capital Xian is located in Shaanxi province, southwest of Beijing. The transportation between the two cities is convenient and easy. Travelers could reach China’s Capital - Beijing from Xian by flight, by high speed train and by normal train.

How to travel - by flight, bullet train or normal train?

By Flight: the fastest way to get to Xian, only takes 2 hours; sometimes, you may have a chance to get discounted economy flight ticket which is even cheaper than the high speed train's;
By Bullet Train: comfortable, enjoyable and environment-friendly; takes about 4.5 hours to 6 hours; beautiful scenery on the way.
By Normal Train: the slowest way to reach Xian; crowded on the train; budget and money saving, if you take overnight train, also save one night accommodation fee.

Xian to Beijing map

Xian to Beijing Transportation Map

Xian to Beijing Flight

Taking a flight is a popular way to transfer from Xian to Beijing. Every day, there are over 30 direct flights from Xian to Beijing. It takes about 2 hours. Planes are scheduled from 06:30 to 22:40. Travelers could take the most suitable one according to your schedule and budget.

Transfer Tips: Xian Xianyang Airport is 41 kilometers northwest of Xian City center and 13 kilometers northeast of the center of Xianyang. Travelers could take airport shuttle bus or taxi to reach the airport.

Beijing Capital International Airport  (北京首都国际机场, IATA:PEK)

Address: Jichang Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区首都机场路

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Xian Xianyang International Airport (西安咸阳国际机场IATA: XYI)

Address: Dizhang Town, Weicheng District, Xianyang City, Shaanxi 陕西省咸阳市渭城区底张镇

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The followings are the updated flights and airports information in detail, for your reference. Since the ticket price changes from time to time in different seasons, please don't hesitate to contact us to get the updated flight schedules.

Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport

Xian Xianyang International Airport

Xian Xianyang International Airport

Flight Route Flight Scheduled Dep. ~ Arr. Time Duration Dep. ~ Arr. Terminal Frequency
Xian to Beijing MU5715 06:30~08:35 2h5m Xian Xianyang (T3) → Beijing Capital (T2) SMTWTFS
MU2101 07:30~09:45 2h15m Xian Xianyang (T3) → Beijing Capital (T2)
HU7138 10:00~12:10 2h10m Xian Xianyang (T2) → Beijing Capital (T1)
CA1290 12:30~14:40 2h10m Xian Xianyang (T2) → Beijing Capital (T3)
HU7238 15:30~17:45 2h15m Xian Xianyang (T2) → Beijing Capital (T1)
MU2113 17:30~19:45 2h15m Xian Xianyang (T3) → Beijing Capital (T2)
CA1472 19:30~22:00 2h30m Xian Xianyang (T2) → Beijing Capital (T3)
HU7738 22:40~00:45 2h5m Xian Xianyang (T2) → Beijing Capital (T1)

Xian to Beijing High Speed Train

Now, more and more travelers choose to take high speed train from Xian to Beijing. It is a very impressive and comfortable way to transfer. Also, sometimes the it is usually cheaper than taking a flight.

Every day, there are about 20 G trains running from Xian North Railway Station to Beijing West Railway Station. It is quite fast, taking about 4.5-6 hours. The bullet trains are available from 07:52 to 18:24. Three types of seats with different prices are provided on high speed trains: Second Class Seat, First Class Seat and Business Class Seat. You could choose the right one according to your schedule and preference.

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Useful Links: Beijing Xian High Speed Train | Xian to Beijing Train Schedules, Seats & Ticket Fares

From: Xian North Railway Station; • To: Beijing West Railway Station

Xian North Railway Station (Pinyin: Xian Bei Zhan 西安北站)

Address: Yuansuo Rd, Weiyang District, Xian City 西安市未央区元朔路

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Beijing West Railway Station (Pinyin: Beijing Xizhan 北京西站)

Address: 118, East Lianhuachi Rd, Fengtai District, Beijing 北京市丰台区莲花池东路118号

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Beijing West Railway Station

Beijing West Railway Station

Xian North Railway Station

Xian North Railway Station

Xian to Beijing Normal Train

Taking a normal train from Xian to Beijing is the cheapest way to transfer. It is also the slowest way, and travelers need to spend about 11.5-14 hours to reach Beijing. The normal trains including Z series trains, T series trains and K series trains. Most of them are the overnight train which means travelers would spend one night on the train that it could help save one night accommodation fee. To suit you the best, we suggest you taking Z44, Z20, T232, T42 and T56.

From: Xian Railway Station;  • To: Beijing West Railway Station

Xian Railway Station (Pinyin: Xian Zhan 西安站)

Address: No. 44 Huancheng North Road, Xincheng District 西安市新城区环城北路44号

Xian Railway Station

Xian Railway Station

Train Number From To Dep. - Arr. Duration Ticket Price (CNY)
T232
Xian Beijing West 17:38 - 06:08 12h30m Hard Seat: 148.5; Hard Sleeper: 254.5; Soft Sleeper: 398.5
Z20 Xian Beijing West 19:21 - 06:58 11h37m Hard Sleeper: 254.5; Soft Sleeper: 398.5; Private Soft Sleeper: 735.5
Z44 Xian Beijing West 19:27 - 08:22 12h55m Hard Seat: 156.5; Hard Sleeper: 268.5; Soft Sleeper: 422.5
T42 Xian Beijing West 19:39 - 09:31 13h52m Hard Seat: 156.5; Hard Sleeper: 268.5; Soft Sleeper: 422.5
T56 Xian Beijing West 21:02 - 10:45 13h43m Hard Seat: 148.5; Hard Sleeper: 254.5; Soft Sleeper: 398.5
T8 Xian Beijing West 22:47 - 12:31 13h44m Hard Seat: 156.5; Hard Sleeper: 268.5; Soft Sleeper: 422.5

Z20 is the Xian Beijing train without stops. So it is the fastest normal train, taking 11.5 hours. Z44 is the train with a few stops, but it won’t take additional passengers along the way. If you choose to take an overnight train from Xian to Beijing, these two are the most recommended trains.

For more Xian Beijing transfer information and suggestions, please feel free to ask our professional travel consultants. Also, if you are looking for private transfer service from Xian city center to Xian Xianyang Airport, Xian North Railway Station and Xian Railway Station, just contact our travel consultants. They are here ready to help to make you a worry free Xian Beijing trip.

Need to mention here, all these trains have hard sleepers and soft sleepers, and you can get a good rest on the train, and at the same time, you can save one night accommodation fee. If you are in budget, you could take the overnight trains for the cheaper price.

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