How to Get from Xian Railway Stations to Terracotta Warriors 2024/2025

There are three railway stations in Xian. Xian North Railway Station is the High Speed Train Station, Xian Railway Station is the oldest one located in Xian downtown, and Xian South Railway Station mainly serves Xian - Ankang Railway and is not that must frequently used. If you are taking a train to Xian, this article will be helpful in showing you how to get to Terracotta Warriors from the three train stations.

Xian Railway Stations to Terracotta Warriors Map

Xian Railway Stations to Terracotta Warriors Map

Xian North Railway Station to Terracotta Warriors

Xian North Railway Station is at Yuanshuo Road, Weiyang District, Xian City (陕西省西安市未央区元朔路), about 20 km from downtown and 48 km from Terracotta Warriors. It is the only train station in Xian that operates high speed trains, thus is the one you are most likely to use in a Xian train trip. To get to Terracotta Warriors, you need to get to Xian downtown first. Of course this is only one of the several subway and bus routes, but it is the one with fewer transfers and less time. Taking a taxi there will cost about 1 hour.>>Xian North Railway Station

Option 1: You can take Metro Line 2 to Beidajie Station (北大街站), and transfer to Line 1 to Fangzhicheng Station (纺织城站), then change to Line 9 and get off at Huaqingchi Station (华清池站), and take Bus 613 to Bingmayong Station (兵马俑站). The whole journey will take at least 2 hours.

Option 2: Take tourist bus No. 306 to Bingmayong Station (兵马俑站) directly from Fangzhicheng Bus Station(纺织城客运站) which can be arrived by subway Line 1 and Line 6. You can catch subway Line 4 or Line 2 at Xian North Railway Station to shift to Line 1 or Line 6.

Bonus: If you take the G-trains to Xian North Railway Station, you can get a bus card at Xian Travel Consultation & Distribution Service Center 西安旅游咨询集散服务中心 (B1, entrance of Metro Line 2) with your high speed train ticket and Terracotta Warriors entrance ticket (can be bought online). With the bus card, you can take Lintong Tourist Bus to Terracotta Warriors from Xian North Railway Station for free. The bus operates hourly from 8:00 am ~ 16:00 pm.

Xian Railway Station to Terracotta Warriors

Xian Railway Station is located at No. 44 Huancheng North Road, Xincheng District (西安市新城区环城北路44号), in the downtown area of Xian with the most convenient transportation among the three. It only operates normal trains (like K-trains, Z-trains and T-trains) to other cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Tianjin, Lanzhou, Dunhuang, etc.

Xian Railway Station is about 37 km from Terracotta Warriors and you can take subway Line 4 to Wulukou (五路口) Station, then change to Line 1 and get off at Fangzhicheng (纺织城) Station,then take Line 9 to Huaqingchi (华清池) Station. From Huangqingchi, you can take bus No. 613 to Bingmayong Station (兵马俑站) without transfer. Then you will find the Terracotta Warriors is about 500m away. The bus will take about 0.5 hours and the ticket fare is CNY 7. Taking a taxi from Xian Railway Station will cost CNY 120 for about 1 hour.

Xian South Railway Station to Terracotta Warriors

Xian South Railway Station is located at No.222, Tielu Ercun, Huangjueping, Jiulongpo District (黄桷坪铁路二村龙吟路附近). It is about 30 km to downtown area and 60 km to Terracotta Warriors. To get to Terracotta Warriors, you need to take Bus 752 at Yinzhenzhan Station (引镇站) to Shenzhousilu Feitian Road (神舟四路飞天路口), then take Subway Line 4 to Wulukou Station (五路口站) and transfer to Line 1 to Fangzhicheng Station (纺织城站), then transfer to Line 9 and get off at Huaqingchi Station (华清池站),then take Bus 613 to Terracotta Warriors. It will take at least 3 hours in total. Taking a taxi from Xian South Railway Station will cost CNY 170 for about 70 minutes.


1. The public transportation information above is for your reference only. Please remember to double check in case there is some change in the schedules or operation routes.

2. If you plan to take a taxi, it is advised to make a note of the place you want to go in Chinese in advance and show it to the taxi driver in case there is some language obstacle, and make sure that you get on the legal and licensed ones with a taximeter, or you may be charged with a higher rate.

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How to Plan a Xi’an Tour

As the ancient capital city for 13 dynasties in China's history, Xi’an has always been a hot tourist destination in China. Terracotta Warriors and Horses buried for more than 2000 years is definitely a must-see. After that, take a stroll or rent a bike on the Ancient City Wall, the largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China, to enjoy panoramic views of modern Xi’an. Then try some local snacks at the bustling and lively Muslim Quarter. On the next day, you can head to Da Cien Temple and Giant Wild Goose Pagoda to feel the Buddhist culture in Xi’an, then get a deeper understanding of the past of this city in Shaanxi History Museum. If you are interested in mountain climbing, don’t miss the challenging Mount Huashan which is famous for lofty peaks and steep paths.

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