Beijing to Xian

Beijing to Xian

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Transportation from Beijing to Xian

How to get from Beijing to Xian

When you want to get from Beijing to Xian, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about CNY 2,324. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as CNY 203.

How far is Beijing from Xian?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Beijing to Xian. Your trip will be a total of 756 miles (1215 km). The flying distance is 582 miles (935 km).

How long does it take to get from Beijing to Xian?

The travel time from Beijing to Xian can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 17 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Beijing to Xian?

The cost of the trip from Beijing to Xian varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is China Railway: travelling by train expect to pay as low as CNY 203 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as CNY 2,324.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Beijing to Xian:

  • Train tickets - CNY 203 to CNY 561;
  • Plane tickets - CNY 610 to CNY 2,324;

How many trips per day are there between Beijing and Xian?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Beijing to Xian depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Beijing to Xian. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is CNY 610.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Beijing to Xian
Air China, Hainan Airlines, Jiangxi Air


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Beijing to Xian

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Beijing to Xian? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% users enjoyed a train ride.