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The long expecting Xian Chengdu High Speed Railway has been taken into operation officially on December 06, 2017. And now, the whole journey duration from Xian to Chengdu and vice versa has been cut down to only about 3-4.5 hours, which has sharply shortened from the time of 12 to 17 hours for normal trains between Chengdu and Xian.

The Xian Chengdu High Speed Railway is measured about 643 kilometers totally, and the design running speed of the bullet train is around 350 kilometers per hour. The whole way starts from Xian North Railway Station, via Hanzhong(汉中), Guangyuan(广元), Jiange, Qingchuan, Jiangyou (江油), Mianyang(绵阳), and Deyang (德阳), finally to Chengdu East Railway Station. After the construction and opening of the Xian Chengdu High Speed Railway, this line links the Chengdu Guiyang High Speed Railway, Xuzhou Lanzhou High Speed Railway, Chongqing Chengdu High Speed Railway, and so on, which indicates that you could reach Guizhou, Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Chongqing, and so many other popular destinations in China just by the so express bullet trains.

Xian Chengdu High Speed Train Schedules

● Xian to Chengdu

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Xian North Chengdu East over 40 about 07:00-20:00 about 3-4.5 hours

● Chengdu to Xian

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Chengdu East Xian North over 40 about 07:00-19:00 about 3-4.5 hours

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Other Recommended Sections on Xian Chengdu High Speed Railway

There are about some stops in all along Xian Chengdu High Speed Railway, which are Xian North Station (西安北站), Guangyuan Station (广元站), Jianmenguan Station (剑门关站), Guanghan Station (广汉站) and Chengdu East Station (成都东站). And with different arrangement of stopover of each train, the trains need different time for arriving. Please check the train time schedule of each one popular railway section:

From - To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration
Xian - Guangyuan over 45 G trains and D trains about 07:10-19:00 about 2-2.5 hours
Xian - Jianmenguan about 10 G trains and D trains about 07:50-18:00 about 2.5-3 hours
Xian - Guanghan about 4 D trains about 07:50-13:30 about 4 hours
Chengdu - Guanghan over 10 G trains and D trains about 08:30-18:00 about 18-36 minutes
Chengdu - Jianmenguan over 10 G trains and D trains about 07:30-21:00 about 1.5-2 hours
Chengdu - Guanghan about 40 G trains and D trains about 07:30-20:00 about 1.5-2 hours

Please Note: This information of time and duration might changes slightly, be free to contact us for the up-to-date schedule.

What to See along Xian Chengdu High Speed Railway

The Chengdu Xian High Speed Railway has been regarded as a way to travel and please your taste bud. Along the railway connecting the famous historical and cultural Xian ancient city and the dreaming leisure Chengdu reputed as “Land of Abundance”, everyone from the world would have numerous things to see and experience. Let’s see the highlights in some of the top hottest destinations as below.


Xian as the world-famous ancient capital city, not only has the world impressing Terracotta Warriors and Horses, but also holds many other attractions and activities to attract you, such as the antique Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Ancient City Wall perfect for biking, Muslim Quarter with various delicious food and culture, Shaanxi History Museum displaying precious relics, the Bell Tower symbolizing Xian city, and so forth. Besides, appreciating the Tang Dynasty Show and trying some new activities is really great to know more about Chinese history and the charm in Xian city. Check all things to do in Xian.

Useful links:

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Xian North Railway Station

Address: Lijiajie Village, Weiyang District, Xian (西安市未央区李家街村 西安北站); about 20km to the downtown, 15km to Ancient City Wall and 50km to Terracotta Warriors.

Transportation: Xian North Railway Station is Xian’s main railway station operating high speed trains. Taking a subway is the best way to travel between Xian North Railway Station and the down town area. Metro line 2 is able to take you from the railway station to Ancient City Wall, Bell Tower and Muslim Quarter in the downtown area. Visiting Terracotta Warriors, driving or taking a taxi is recommended. The driving journey takes about 1 hour. > Check More about Xian North Railway Station.

Xian Tang Dynasty Show

Xian Tang Dynasty Show

Xian North Railway Station

Xian North Railway Station


Guangyuan is the birthplace of the Wu Zetian (武则天) who was the female emperor of Tang Dynasty (618-907) as well as the only legitimate female emperor in ancient China.. In this city, the most well-known tourist spot is the Jianmen Pass (剑门关), which is famous for its dangerous landform and a natural defense for Sichuan in ancient China. Because of its key strategic status, people honored it as No.1 Impregnable Pass. Here you can explore many old stories about three kingdoms. Apart from Jianmen Pass, there are some other attractions in Guangyuan you can have a visit, including Cuiyun Corridor, Huangze Temple, Zhaohua Ancient City, Bright Moon Gorge, etc.

>> 4 Days Ancient Three Kingdom History Tour (Chengdu - Jianmen Pass - Langzhong)

Guangyuan Railway Station

Address: Zetian Road, Lizhou District, Guangyuancity (四川省广元市利州区则天路 广元站); about 1km to Huangze Temple, about 10km to the downtown, about 60km to Jianmen Pass and about 65km to Cuiyun Corridor.

Transportation: Guangyuan Railway Station is quite close to the city center and you can take a public bus from the railway station to your hotel in downtown easily. There are also available public buses to Huangze Temple. If you want to travel to Jianmen Pass, you are suggested to take a high speed train to Jianmenguan Railway Station.

Jianmenguan Railway Station

Address: Zhanqian Road, Xiasi Community, Xiasi Town, Jiange County, Guangyuan City (四川省广元市剑阁县下寺镇下寺社区站前路); about 13km to Jianmen Pass.

Transportation: It takes about 25 minutes to get to Jianmen Pass from Jianmenguan Railway Station by driving. There are also available shuttle buses running from Jianmenguan Railway Station to Jianmen Pass.

Jianmen Pass

Jianmen Pass

Guangyuan Railway Station

Guangyuan Railway Station


Guanghan City is prefecture-level city in Deyang. Sanxingdui Site Museum is a real highlight in Guanghan. In Sanxingdui Site Museum, you can admire lots of exquisite objects of jade ware, gold ware, bronze ware and other articles unearthed, which tells the history, culture, and many other aspects of the civilization occurred there about 5,000 to 3,000 years ago. This is reputed as one of the “Greatest archaeological discoveries of human beings in the 20th century”.

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Guanghan Railway Station

Address: Huochezhan Road, Guanghan City (火车站路,广汉市); about 8km to Sanxingdui Museum

Transportation: There is public buses running from Guanghan Railway Station to Sanxingdui Museum, but it needs some walks and takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes totally. If you transfer by driving, you can get there within 15 minutes usually.

Sanxingdui Museum

Bronze Human-head with Gold Mask


Chengdu is regarded as a “City of leisure” and “Land of Abundance” for the rich feature of leisure life and abundant resources. Travelling in city, you could see the giant pandas in Chengdu Panda Base, visit Wenshu Monastery, sip a cup of tea in the Renmin Park, stroll along the ancient Jinli Old Street and Kuanzhai Alley, know about the history and culture of the Three Kingdom period in Wuhou Temple, go to Jinsha Museum to admire the historical relics and the mysterious stories happened there about 3,000 years ago, go to Dufu Thatched Cottage to savor the brilliant culture about ancient Chinese poems, and moreover, you could taste the delicious hot pot, and famous Sichuan cuisines, appreciate the wonderful Sichuan Opera, fire spitting, face changing, etc. What’s more, you are also recommended to visit Dujiangyan Irrigation System and hike on Mount Qingcheng that is a holy place about Taoism in China, and so forth. Check all things to do in Chengdu.

Chengdu East Railway Station

Address: Qingyijiang Rd, Chenghua District, Eastern Chengdu (成都市成华区青衣江路 - 成都东站); about 9km to downtown Chengdu, 18km to Giant Panda Base.

Transportation: Chengdu East Railway Station is the main high speed railway station well equipped with subway system. You can take metro Line 2 to the downtown area (Tianfu Square and Chunxi Road) directly. With one transfer, you can reach Giant Panda Base and Kuanzhai Alleys conveniently.

Useful links:

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Dazu Rock Carvings

Giant Pandas in Chengdu Panda Base

Chengdu East Railway Station

Chengdu East Railway Station

Extensional High Speed Train Tours from Chengdu

As Chengdu now has bullet trains to Leshan, Chongqing, and many other hot destinations, you can plan a extensional tour with your leisure stay in Chengdu.


If you visit Leshan, you can’t miss Leshan Giant Buddha of 71 meters high that is the largest cliff rock carving Maitreya Buddha statue in the world and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides, Mount Emei, one of the “Four Great Buddhist Mountains in China” and also a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site, is an ideal place for hiking, amazing splendors, Buddhist Culture, tea culture, and so on. Top Leshan Giant Buddha Tours >

>> 4 Days Leshan and Mount Emei Tour

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As there are several newly operated high speed trains between Xian and Chongqing, you could savor the highlights in Chongqing together with a highlighting discovery in Xian and Chengdu. This “City of Mountains” has unbelievable landform in the city. You could enjoy the famous hot pot and other tasteful snacks, appreciate the panorama of the city in day time and night at Eling Park, feel the old flavor in Ciqikou Ancient Town, visit the famous Hongyadong Cave, and if you have a longer vacation, you are highly recommended to take a Yangtze River Cruise from Chaotianmen Port to get relaxed along the great Mother River, passing the magnificent Three Gorges, downstream to Yichang City. Check all things to do in Chongqing. China Yangtze River Tours >

>> 13 Days China Leisure Tour with Yangtze Cruise & Train Experience

Leshan Giant Buddha

Leshan Giant Buddha

Morning View of Chongqing Chaotianmen Port

View of Chongqing Chaotianmen Port

Tips for Booking and Taking Xian Chengdu High Speed Train

1. Seats choosing & price comparing

On Xian Chengdu high speed trains, there are three types of seats: the "Business Class Seats" like the first class seat in an aircraft and the most comfortable and expensive, with the price of 789RMB per person, the "First Class Seats" of the middle class of 421RMB per person and the "Second Class Seats" of the most economical class of 263RMB per person.

>> Check more about types of seat on high speed trains.

Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

2. Booking & collect your bullet train ticket

To book a Xian Chengdu high speed train ticket, you could choose to book it at the official website: China Railway Customer Service Center or with a travel agency, also you could directly tell China Discovery to book the tickets for you. Besides, you could go to the Railway Station or Designated Ticket Offices to do that.

To collect your high speed train ticket, you could go to the railway station nearby, however, the Self-service Ticketing Machines are not serving foreign people. Besides, you can tell China Discovery to help you to do the collection, which only needs your passport information.

>> Check more about booking and collecting high speed train tickets.

3. How to embark the bullet train?

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 more about boarding on & getting off a high speed train.

4. 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 more about facilities & service on high speed train.

High Speed Train Travel with China Discovery

We China Discovery are very willing to help you with the high speed train tickets booking, tour customization and local guide and transfer arrangement, so you can be able to experience the superb bullet train in style and enjoy all the highlights of your ideal destinations in China without any worry. If you are interested, please feel free to contact our professional travel consultants who are here ready to build your own tour to best suit for your needs and likes. Popular China High Speed Bullet Train Tours >

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Questions & Discussions

Following are latest questions and answers from our webusers and customers. You can learn many useful information from the discussion and cases. You can also join in the discussions or ask your own question. Our experts will help you ASAP.

xian to chengdu
when will it be ready for business?
2017-11-22 08:30
Hi David,

Thanks for your question. The Xian Chengdu High Speed Rail is still in its test phase. According to the latest news, this railway would be operating at the end of this year. And we will update the information once we get the official notice. You could follow the news about this rail for your visit in China.

Wish you a good day!
Xian to Chengdu bullet train
Is there an update as when the Xian to Chengdu Bullet train will start operating. Planning to tra
2017-11-16 06:33
Hello Glen,

Thank you for the good question. When are you going to take the Xian to Chengdu high speed train? According to the recent news, this railway would be operating at the end of this year. You could follow the latest news about this rail for your visit in China. Also, you could ask us for the newest notice.

Have a nice day!
Tickets for Xi\'an Chengdu High Speed Rail
Hello, I plan to travel from Xi'an to Chengdu in early November, 2017. Do you know when tickets will go on sale?
2017-09-17 11:33
Hello Brian,

Thank you for the question. I’m sorry to tell you that the estimated operation of the Xian Chengdu High Speed Train on September 30th has been put off, so there is no high speed train running between Chengdu and Xian at present. The final operation date is not to be known at present until when the China Railway Corporation announces officially. We will keep up with the latest news and update the information on our website in time. However, at present you could take the normal K-train and T-train that need about 10 to 18 hours from Chengdu to Xian, or book a flight from Chengdu to Xian for about only 1.5 hours from the many daily shifts for your tour in Chengdu and Xian in early November.

Wish you a wonderful trip in Chengdu and Xian!
Xian to Chengdu trainline - when it opens
Hi. Would you have an update on when the bullet train line between Xian to Chengdu starts?
2017-09-05 02:41
Dear Arthur,

Thanks for your message. Xian-Chengdu High Speed Rail is supposed to start to operate on 30 September, 2017. The exact date may be adjusted slightly according to the practical situation.

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