From Taiyuan to Xian, you could also take a high speed train. With very high speed, the bullet train can transfer you from Taiyuan to Xian within only about 3-3.5 hours, furthermore, with much more comfort and freedom. Every day, there are more than 20 high speed D trains leaving from Taiyuan South Station to Xian North Station from morning hours to night time. Very easily, you could get close to the amazing Terracotta Warriors. So let’s start your tour by checking the following Taiyuan to Xian train schedule.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Taiyuan Xian high speed railway is a part of the Datong Xian High Speed Railway and measures for about 579 kilometers long. This whole way crossing Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces passes several middle stops, such as Pingyao, Huozhou, Linfen, Yuncheng, Yongji, Weinan, etc. To let you have a better understanding of the route, we prepare the detailed Taiyuan Xian High Speed Railway Map. Please check it at below!
Taiyuan South Railway Station (太原南站)
Location: No.31 Nongke North Road, Xiaodian District, Taiyuan (太原市小店区农科北路31号).
Taiyuan subway is under construction at present, and the Metro Line 2 passing Taiyuan South Station will be operated in 2023. So now, you can go to other places by the local taxi, bus, etc. To Taiyuan city center, it takes about 25 minutes by car with a riding distance of about 8 kilometers. Besides, you could take a taxi to Jinci Temple and the Coal Museum of China for about 30 minutes, to the Twin Pagoda Temple for about 18 minutes, etc.
Xian North Railway Station (西安北站)
Location Yuanshuo Road, Weiyang District, Xian (西安市未央区元朔路).
Xian North Station is about 20 kilometers away from Xian downtown area, which needs about 1 hour to reach by local taxi. Besides, Metro Line 2 is great to choose and can take you to the city center, the Bell Tower, etc. for only about 30 minutes. To get to the Terracotta Warriors, it usually costs about 1 hour by car. Besides, airport buses, local public buses, etc. are also available. Learn more about Xian North Railway Station >
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Class of Ticket
On high speed trains from Taiyuan to Xian, there are two kinds of tickets are provided, including First Class Seat and Second Class Seat. Second Class Seat is the most budget level you will share a row space with other passengers. First Class of Seat is more comfortable and quiet for those who prefer a good rest on the way. Check all types of seats on China high speed train>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or ask help from ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. One thing you should remember is to book the ticket as early as possible, especially in peak tourist seasons. After collecting the tickets, please read carefully about the train number, departure date and station to make sure you won’t miss the train. If you want to cancel, alter your train tickets, you are required to bring your passport to the ticket counter and make the adjustments. Check details about How to Book, Collect, Alter, and Cancel Train Tickets>
Board & Get off
1) Prepare your documents well (valid passport with China Visa); 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect train tickets; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. Keep the ticket well, because the ticket will be checked again to leave the station after you get off. Check details about How to Board & Disembark a Train>
China train travel with luggage is much easier than taking flight, for you don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger with a train ticket is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. Though there are written regulation and rules about the luggage allowance, in practice, passengers can take as much luggage as you can if only you handled them properly. Check detailed Baggage Allowance & Policy to Take China Train>
Facilities and Service
All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. There are different places you can put your luggage onboard, racks and specialized luggage storage areas. Besides, the air-conditioner train offers you plug under the seats to charge your phone or laptop, sightseeing window to view the outside scenery as well as western-style toilets. There is also available dining area you can get some supplies. Bilingual signs and the broadcast use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the communication. Check All Facilities & Service on China Train>
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