How to Transfer from Xian Xianyang International Airport to Downtown

Xian Xianyang International Airport, though located in Xianyang, has a convenient transportation system that transfers you to Xian downtown. You can choose shuttle buses, taxis, or private transfers arranged by travel agencies according to your own needs.

Xian Airport to Downtown Xian Xianyang International Airport Location Map

Where is Xian Xianyang International Airport (IATA: XYI)

Location: Dizhang Town, Weicheng District, Xianyang City, Shaanxi (陕西省咸阳市渭城区底张镇)

Xi’an Xianyang International Airport (西安咸阳国际机场) is actually located in Xianyang city, but you can get to Xi’an downtown conveniently by Airport Shuttle Bus (subway is not available at the airport). The airport connects Xi’an with most major cities in China and many cities abroad. So far (July, 2019), there are 62 airline companies running 313 lines covering over 170 cities such as Beijing, Tianjin, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Kunming, Chongqing, Nanjing, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Nagoya, etc. There are 3 terminals in total. T1 and T2 are for domestic flights, while T3 is for both domestic and international flights. Passengers can walk (about 10 minutes) or take free buses (3-5 minutes) to transfer between the terminals.

Xian Airport to Downtown Xian Xianyang International Airport

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Xian Airport to Xian North Railway Station Intercity Railway

From September 29, 2019, people can get from Xian Xianyang International Airport to Xian North Railway Station through intercity railway (operates from 6:00-23:00) in about 30 minutes and then transfer to subway Line 4 to get to Xian downtown.

Xian Airport Shuttle Bus to Xian City Downtown

There are in total 13 airport shuttle bus lines that will send you to Xian city with a duration of 50 to 90 minutes and a unified ticket fare of CNY 25 per person. Passengers can buy the ticket and take the bus at the 1st Floor of T2 and the Ground Transportation Center (GTC) of T3. Most of the buses operate from 8:00 to 20:00 and depart from the airport every 20 to 40 minutes. Here we have listed some of the lines to the main attractions and railway stations for your reference.

Bell Tower Special Line (钟楼专线)

Departure Interval About 20 minutes Duration About 80 minutes

Airport Departure

07:00 – 21:40 Downtown Departure 07:00 – 23:00


The bus will make a stop at Xishaomen Konggang Business Hotel except for those departing from downtown from 07:00 - 08:00am.

Xian Railway Station Longhai Hotel Line (西安火车站陇海大酒店线)

Departure Interval About 30 minutes Duration About 70 minutes

Airport Departure

07:00 – 2:00 the next day Downtown Departure 04:30 – 2:00 the next day


1. From airport after 20:00, the buses will take a stop at Fengcheng Sixth Road (凤城六路);
2. From downtown, the buses depart about every 40 minutes from 4:30 – 5:50

Shaanxi History Museum Line (陕西历史博物馆线)

Departure Interval About 40 minutes Duration About 80 minutes

Airport Departure

07:20 – 20:40 Downtown Departure 07:00 – 20:20

Xian High Speed (North) Railway Station Line (西安高铁站线)

Departure Interval About 30 minutes Duration About 50 minutes

Airport Departure

08:00 – 21:00 Downtown Departure 08:00 – 21:30

Shaanxi Xian Bus Station Line (陕西西安汽车客运站线)

Departure Interval About 40 minutes Duration About 80 minutes

Airport Departure

08:00 – 20:00 Downtown Departure 08:00 – 20:00

Note: The information above updated in August, 2019 is for your reference only. The adjustment of routes, stations and schedules shall subject to the information published by the dispatching station.

Xian Airport Taxi to Xian City Downtown

You can take a taxi at the taxi stands of the three terminals. In general, if you take a taxi to Xian downtown and pay by the taximeter, it will cost about CNY 130 in the daytime and CNY 150 at night. You can 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. Please kindly note that the legal and licensed taxis will wait in queue at the taxi stands. When you arrive at the terminals, you may find people approaching you and providing you with taxi services. But they usually don’t have a proper commercial taxi license and will charge higher than normal rate. So it is not advisable to choose their services for your own safety and you can go straight to the taxi stands following the instructions in the airport.

Xian Airport to Downtown Taxi at Xian Xianyang International Airport

How to transfer to Main Attractions in Xian

To Distance Available Transportations
Terracotta Warriors and Horses About 66km, 70min by car 1. Airport Shuttle Bus Fangzhicheng Passenger Station Line – city bus (about 2.5h in total)
2. Taxi, about CNY 200
Ancient City Wall/Bell Tower/Muslim Quarter About 38km, 1h by car 1. Airport Shuttle Bus Bell Tower Line (about 80min in total)
2. Taxi, about CNY 100
Shaanxi History Museum About 41km, 70min by car 1. Airport Shuttle Bus Shaanxi History Museum Line (about 1.5h in total)
2. Taxi, about CNY 120
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda About 45km, 70min by car 1. Airport Shuttle Bus East 2nd Ring Road Jianguo Hotel Line – Metro Line 3 (about 1.5h in total)
2. Taxi, about CNY 130

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, 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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