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Xian is not only the home of Terracotta Warriors and starting point of Silk Road, but also occupies a major position connecting north and south, east and west China. Linked by Xian Chengdu High Speed Railway, Datong-Xian High Speed Railway and Zhengzhou-Xian High Speed Railway and so on, Xian operates about 400 high speed trains to domestic destinations, like Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Mount Hua, Chongqing, Lanzhou, Guangzhou and other cities.
As an extended travel route, Xian sends a regular 17 high speed trains (all are G trains) from Xian North Railway Station to Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing every day. With a 4.5 hours to 6 hours’ relaxation on a comfortable train, your exploration trip of China’s ancient capitals will be fulfilled conveniently in an in-style way. G652 departing at 7:53am is the first train and G90 leaving at 18:24pm is the last train to Beijing.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
The Xian Beijing High Speed Railway, 1,216km in length, starts from Xian North Railway Station and arrives at Beijing West Railway Station and spans 4 provinces and many midway stations. The two major stops must pass are Zhengzhou (郑州) in Henan Province and Shijiazhuang (石家庄) in Hebei Province. Based on different running lines, you may also stop at Mount Hua (华山), Luoyang (洛阳), Handan (邯郸) and Anyang (安阳). If you are interested in side trip to Mount Hua from Xian, you can take G672, G662, G660, G430, G574, G664, G308, G4016, G674 and G670 according to your schedule.
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 Railway Station is one of the largest and most important railway terminals in northwest China, running about326 high speed trains to major cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou, Taiyuan and lots of domestic destinations. It is in Guangzhou Plain and linked by Xuzhou-Lanzhou High Speed Rail, Datong-Xian High Speed Rail, Xian-Chengdu High Speed Rail and etc. Lying in about 20 kilometers to downtown, 1 hour’s ride to Terracotta Warriors and Muslim Quarter, the train station can be reached by take airport bus from Xian Xianyang International Airport or by taking taxi from anywhere you are. Catching Metro Line 2 at Bell Tower to go to the station is also a fast and convenient way. Learn more about Xian North Railway Station >
Beijing South Railway Station (北京西站)
Location: No.118, East Lianhuachi Road, Fengtai District, Beijing (北京市丰台区莲花池东路118号)
Beijing West Railway Station is one of four major high speed train stations in Beijing, handling 285 daily trains (196 high speed trains and 89 normal slow trains) to cities nationwide, including Xian, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Guiyang. It is located about 1 hour’s driving to Beijing Capital International Airport and 25 mins to Palace Museum. This station is the departure station of Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway and Beijing Kowloon (Hong Kong) Railway and starting point of Beijing Lhasa (Tibet) trains. You can get to the station by taxi from anyplaces, or take the airport bus from Beijing Capital Airport. Metro Line 7 and Line 9 are available local transportation to transfer to downtown. Learn more about Beijing South Railway Station >
Class of Ticket
On high speed trains from Xian to Beijing, there are three kinds of tickets are provided, including Business Class Seat, 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. If you would like to try the most luxury and superior train travel experience, the Business Class Seat better than the business level on airplane will shock you beyond expectation. 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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