Xi’an is the transportation hub linking Southwest China, the Central Plain, East China and North China. A well-developed network of airlines, railways, highways and urban roads reach out to all directions, providing comfortable and fast service.
Xi’an is an important air transportation hub of China. Its 129 air routes with a total mileage of over 60,000 kilometers connect Xi’an with seven dozens of cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Chongqing, the capital cities of all the provinces and autonomous regions, as well as Guilin, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Sanya, Qingdao, Xiamen, Luoyang, Huangshan, Hongkong and Macao. It also has 24 international flights to Nagoya, Hiroshima and Fukuoka in Japan, Seoul in the Republic of Korea and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia etc.
Xi’an is a railway hub linking North, Central South, Southwest and Northwest China. Travelers can go by train from Xi’an directly to the four municipalities directly under the central government and capitals of all the provinces (except Haikou, capital of Hainan Province) and autonomous regions. Most trains from Xi’an to the big cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chongqing, and son on, are express trains or high-speed air-conditioned trains. More than 20 public bus lines go to the station from all directions in the city.
Taxis in Xi’an mainly consist of Citroen Fukang, Jetta, Pusang and Santana cars. The fare is 6 yuan for the first two kilometers and 1.5 yuan for one kilometer thereafter. No charge for the waiting time is required when coming across the red light or traffic jam. Taxis that run from 11 o’clock in the evening to 6 o’clock in the next morning charge 7 yuan for the first two kilometers and 1.8 yuan for per kilometer afterward.
Public Tourist Buses
It is convenient, safe, quick and cheap when touring in Xian by public tourist buses. Over 100 high- and middle-class buses and mini buses run on the dozen public tourist bus lines. Public tourist buses depart in front of Jiefang Hotel at the Xi’an Railway Station to Mt. Huashang in the east, Qianling Mausoleum and Famen Temple in the west, and Mt. Taibai National Forest Park.
More than 2,000 public buses and trolley buses run in the city proper of Xi’an on more than 280 routes at an interval of about 10 minutes. Some buses do not have conductors, you may need to prepare some changes before getting on them.