Beijing to Xian

Beijing to Xian

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Beijing to Xian Schedule

Beijing to Xian Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Loong Air Economy #GJ888807:25 - 09:45$ 334.94
China Railway Second Class Seat 09:38 - 15:16$ 91
China Southern Airlines Economy #CZ882311:00 - 13:15$ 152.78
Air China Economy #CA137313:15 - 15:50$ 438.54
China Railway First Class Seat 15:45 - 21:04$ 143
China Railway Second Class Seat 16:00 - 21:26$ 88
China Railway Second Class Seat 18:55 - 23:20$ 91
China Southern Airlines Economy #CZ882521:30 - 23:55$ 151.12
Hainan Airlines Economy #HU733722:30 - 00:55$ 348.57

Transportation from Beijing to Xian

How to get from Beijing to Xian

Travelling between Beijing and Xian is possible by Flight and train. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 372.13 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 29.50.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 16 hours to travel between Beijing and Xian depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Beijing and Xian. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 55m. Train does a much slower job and take about 15h 12m to reach Xian.

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

Travelling between Beijing and Xian can be as cheap as USD 29.50 if you opt for a China Railway (中国铁路) train and as expensive as USD 372.13 if you buy a China Eastern Airlines flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

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

  • 69 from Beijing to Xian starting from 06:26 Beijing West until 20:35 Beijing West
  • 27 from Beijing to Xian starting from 06:35 Beijing Capital Airport until 23:30 Beijing Daxing Airport

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Beijing to Xian.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Beijing to Xian, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 103.00.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Beijing and Xian

Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Hebei Airlines


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Beijing to Xian?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 98% took a train
  • 2% decided to fly