How to Get from Shanghai to Xian 2019

If you are planning a Shanghai to Xian tour, you are in the right place to get ideas about how to transfer from Shanghai to Xian.

Shanghai lies in the southeast of Xian. The direct distance between Shanghai and Xian is about 1200km, while the railways distance is about 1509km. The transportation from Shanghai to Xian is convenient and easy. The travelers can take flight, high speed train or normal train to transfer from Shanghai to Xian.

Shanghai to Xian map

Flights from Shanghai to Xian

From: Shanghai Pudong International Airport/Hongqiao International Airport
To: Xian Xianyang Airport

Airplane is the most popular and convenient transportation tool. Both Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport have flights Xian Xianyang Airport. Every day, there are over 60 direct flights from Shanghai to Xian. It only takes about 2 hours. Planes are scheduled leaving from 07:10 to 21:15. Travelers could choose one according to your schedule and budget.

Transfer Tips: Shanghai Pudong International Airport is 30 kilometers east of Shanghai City center, while Hongqiao International Airport is 13 kilometers west of Shanghai City center. Travelers could take airport shuttle bus, taxi or subway to reach the airport.

5 Days Shanghai Xian Contrast Tour (by Flight)
This tour all about CONTRAST of Shanghai and Xian - modern and ancient, future and past, west and east, skyscrapers and old architecture…

5 Days Classic Xian Shanghai Tour (by Flight)
Vransfer in the fastest way from Xian to Shanghai by flight and see the most classic tourist attractions in 5 days. During the trip, you’ll explore Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xian Ancient City Wall in Xian and Oriental Pearl TV Tower, The Bund and Nanjing Road in Shanghai.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Hongqiao International Airport

Hongqiao International Airport

Shanghai to Xian Bullet Train

From: Shanghai Railway Station
To: Xian North Railway Station

At present, D306 is the only high-speed train running from Shanghai to Xian, and it leaves Shanghai at 22:00 and arrives Xian at 10:36. This is an overnight train providing comfortable sleepers. Travelers can save one night accommodation fee by taking this train. D306 provides three kinds of sleepers – hard sleeper, soft sleeper and advanced soft sleeper, and you may choose the suitable one according to your preference and budget.

4 Days Shanghai Xian Overnight Train Tour (by High Speed Train)
The well-designed itinerary takes you to explore all essences of Shanghai and Xian at a cheap price. The comfortable overnight high speed train from Shanghai to Xian will help you save one night accommodation fee for the tour.

Bullet Train

Bullet Train

Shanghai to Xian Normal Train

From: Shanghai Railway Station
To: Xian Railway Station

Normal trains are usually the cheapest and slowest transportation tool. From Shanghai to Xian, the travelers need to spend about 14-22 hours by take a normal train. The normal trains include Z series trains, T series trains and K series trains. There are only 12 trains running from Shanghai to Xian. Some of them are overnight trains and the traveler can save on night accommodation fee by taking the overnight trains. For your convenience, we suggest you taking Z40, Z92, T138, T116, and K560.

Train NumberDepartsArrivesDep. - Arr.
DurationDistance(km)
Z40 Shanghai Xian 19:45 - 10:51 15h06m 1509
Z92 Shanghai Xian 18:46 - 09:20 14h34m 1509
T138 Shanghai Xian 15:52 - 08:21 16h29m 1509
T116 Shanghai Xian 15:42 - 07:49 16h07m 1509
K560 Shanghai Xian 14:49 - 11:23 20h34m 1509
Shanghai Railway Station

Shanghai Railway Station

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

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Shanghai to Xian
2017-11-05 10:17
Hello Arthur,

Thanks for your question. Shanghai Hongqiao Station has 9 G trains to Xian North Station every day, which need only 6-7.5 hours for arrival. The trains depart from about 06:09 to 17:05, and make short stops at Suzhou North Station, Nanjing South Station, Xuzhou East Station, Kaifeng North Station, Zhengzhou East Station, Zhengzhou West Station, Luoyang Longmen Station, Huashan North Station, and so on. You could easily transfer to the passing destinations by the fast high speed trains between Shanghai and Xian and enjoy the sightseeing along the way.

Wish you a highlighting tour with Shanghai and Xian!

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