Beijing – Xi’An Train Routes

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The Beijing-Xi’An train line is a very popular train route in China as both cities have some of the most important tourist attractions in China. It is served by many high-speed trains all day long as well as some very good overnight trains. All trains depart or arrive at the Beijing West railway station while in Xi’An high-speed trains connect at the Xi’An north railway station and overnight trains are at the Xi’An railway station.

Beijing-Xi’An high-speed trains

There are 12 bullet (G) trains in each direction along this line. The first train departs in early morning while the last high-speed train departs at 18h55 from Beijing and 18h03 from Xi’An. Some trains are faster than others with a travel time of about 4.5 hours. Tickets for those faster trains sell out more quickly. Read more about high-speed trains here.

These Beijing-Xi’An high-speed trains offer 3 classes of travel for the following fares:
Business class – ¥1627.5
First class – ¥824.5
Second class – ¥515.5

Watch this video about high-speed trains

Beijing to Xi’An to Beijing high-speed trains timetable

Beijing to Xi’an trains
Train # Dep. Arr. Duration
G651 6:58 12:52 5 h 54 min
G653 7:57 14:01 6 h 4 min
G671 8:15 14:31 6 h 16 min
G655 9:43 15:31 5 h 48 min
G659 12:07 17:43 5 h 36 min
G87 14:00 18:25 4 h 25 min
G673 14:43 20:36 5 h 53 min
G661 14:48 20:45 5 h 57 min
G663 15:45 21:24 5 h 39 min
G665 16:00 21:51 5 h 51 min
G669 17:36 22:54 5 h 18 min
Xi’An to Beijing trains
Train # Dep. Arr. Duration
G652 7:52 13:26 5 h 34 min
G26 9:12 13:49 4 h 37 min
G672 9:19 15:11 5 h 52 min
G656 10:07 15:33 5 h 26 min
G660 11:00 17:11 6 h 11 min
G662 11:38 17:16 5 h 38 min
G88 13:18 17:55 4 h 37 min
G664 14:34 20:25 5 h 51 min
G666 16:00 21:31 5 h 31 min
G674 17:18 23:00 5 h 42 min
G670 18:05 23:29 5 h 24 min

Beijing-Xi’An overnight normal trains

On this route, it is also possible to take the cheaper but slower overnight trains. Overnight trains between Beijing and Xi’An are very popular with travelers, especially Z19/20. The reason for its popularity is the relative good speed for an overnight train, the convenient departure and arrival times, the fact that it offers the luxury soft sleeper class (compartments for 2 people with a private toilet). Also, because this train makes no intermediate stops, you can get a very good night of sleep without interruptions. Ticket prices are as follows (prices vary depending on the train):
Deluxe sleepers – ¥735.5 (upper) – ¥765 (lower)
Soft sleepers – ¥398.5 (upper) – ¥415 (lower)
Hard sleepers – ¥254.5 (upper) – ¥263.5 (middle) – ¥272.5 (lower)
Hard seats – ¥148.5

Watch this video about normal overnight trains:

Beijing to Xi’An to Beijing overnight trains timetable

Beijing to Xi’an trains
Train # Dep. Arr. Duration
T41 14:22 5:35 15 h 13 min
T55 15:50 5:29 13 h 39 min
Z75 15:57 3:39 11 h 42 min
Z151 16:03 3:45 11 h 42 min
T7 16:40 6:21 13 h 41 min
K629 18:22 11:50 17 h 28 min
T231 18:50 7:43 12 h 53 min
Z43 20:12 9:55 13 h 43 min
Z19 20:40 8:31 11 h 51 min
K1363 22:15 13:00 14 h 45 min
Xi’An to Beijing trains
Train # Dep. Arr. Duration
K630 1:01 17:11 16 h 10 min
Z152 2:17 14:26 12 h 09 min
Z76 2:23 14:32 12 h 09 min
K1364 14:10 5:42 15 h 32 min
T232 17:38 6:08 12 h 30 min
Z20 19:21 6:58 11 h 37 min
Z44 19:27 8:22 12 h 55 min
T42 19:39 9:29 13 h 50 min
t56 21:15 10:45 13 h 30 min
T8 22:47 12:31 14 h 44 min

Learn more about:
Tips on placing your order
When to order
How to pick-up train tickets
Frequently asked questions
Cancelling or exchanging your tickets

China train travel Tips
How to buy train tickets
How to pick up your train tickets
Peak travel times to avoid
How to read a train ticket
Luggage on China trains
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