Xining to Xian Train Schedules, Tickets and Stations

After your satisfactory close up with the wonderful Qinghai Lake the those Tibetan monasteries, why not taking a high speed train to Xian to have a real encounter with the Terracotta Warriors and other precious historical sites in that city, one of the 4 great ancient capital cities in China? Usually, there are more than 10 daily D trains launching from Xining to Xian North Railway Station, which need about 4-5 hours to take you to the antique Xian City! So, let’s check the real-time Xining to Xian train schedule to select your ideal train to get on!

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Xining to Xian High Speed Train Route

Xining Xian high speed railway is measured for about 756km in total length. The whole railway has been taken into official operation since 2017, and goes by Lanzhou, Dingxi, Tianshui, Baoji, Xianyang, etc. on the middle way.

Xining Railway Station (西宁站)

Location: No.128 Middle Huzhu Road, Xining City (青海省西宁市互助中路128号)

Xining Station is very close to the city downtown. From this station, you could go to many top popular attractions easily. Usually, to the downtown area, Dongguan Mosque and Ma Bufang Residence, etc., it would take about 10-15 minutes by local taxi. Furthermore, you can also transfer to Taer Monastery for about 1 hour and to Qinghai Lake for about 2.5 hours by car.

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 a large high speed train station of Xian, which offer more than 300 high speed trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Xining, Chongqing, Xining, Taiyuan and many other cities in China. It is about 20 kilometers away to downtown area and needs 1 hour to Terracotta Warriors, Muslim Quarter, etc. by car. To get to the station, you can take the airport bus from Xian Xianyang International Airport or take a taxi from anywhere you are in Xian city. Local Metro Line 2 can transfer you at Bell Tower at the downtown to the station very fast and conveniently. Learn more about Xian North Railway Station >

Note: if you have any questions about the local transfer and train stations in Xian and Xining, please directly contact our Travel Consultant for help!

High Speed Train Tips

Class of Ticket

On high speed trains from Xining 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>

Baggage Allowance

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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