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Xian Chengdu High Speed Trains

The long expecting Xian Chengdu High Speed Railway has been taken into operation officially on December 06, 2017. And now, the whole journey duration from Xian to Chengdu and vice versa has been cut down to only about 3-4.5 hours, which has sharply shortened from the time of 12 to 17 hours for normal trains between Chengdu and Xian.

The Xian Chengdu High Speed Railway is measured about 643 kilometers totally, and the design running speed of the bullet train is around 350 kilometers per hour. The whole way starts from Xian North Railway Station, via Hanzhong(汉中), Guangyuan(广元), Jiange, Qingchuan, Jiangyou (江油), Mianyang(绵阳), and Deyang (德阳), finally to Chengdu East Railway Station. After the construction and opening of the Xian Chengdu High Speed Railway, this line links the Chengdu Guiyang High Speed Railway, Xuzhou Lanzhou High Speed Railway, Chongqing Chengdu High Speed Railway, and so on, which indicates that you could reach Guizhou, Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Chongqing, and so many other popular destinations in China just by the so express bullet trains.

Xian Chengdu High Speed Train Schedules

● Xian to Chengdu

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Xian North Chengdu East over 40 about 07:00-20:00 about 3-4.5 hours

Chengdu to Xian

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Chengdu East Xian North over 40 about 07:00-19:00 about 3-4.5 hours


Xian North Railway Station

Xian as the world-famous ancient capital city, not only has the world impressing Terracotta Warriors and Horses, but also holds many other attractions and activities to attract you, such as the antique Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Ancient City Wall perfect for biking, Muslim Quarter with various delicious food and culture, Shaanxi History Museum displaying precious relics, the Bell Tower symbolizing Xian city, and so forth. Besides, appreciating the Tang Dynasty Show and trying some new activities is really great to know more about Chinese history and the charm in Xian city. Check all things to do in Xian.

Xian North Railway Station

Address: Lijiajie Village, Weiyang District, Xian (西安市未央区李家街村 西安北站); about 20km to the downtown, 15km to Ancient City Wall and 50km to Terracotta Warriors.

Transportation: Xian North Railway Station is Xian’s main railway station operating high speed trains. Taking a subway is the best way to travel between Xian North Railway Station and the down town area. Metro line 2 is able to take you from the railway station to Ancient City Wall, Bell Tower and Muslim Quarter in the downtown area. Visiting Terracotta Warriors, driving or taking a taxi is recommended. The driving journey takes about 1 hour.


Giant Pandas in Chengdu Panda Base

Chengdu is regarded as a “City of leisure” and “Land of Abundance” for the rich feature of leisure life and abundant resources. Travelling in city, you could see the giant pandas in Chengdu Panda Base, visit Wenshu Monastery, sip a cup of tea in the Renmin Park, stroll along the ancient Jinli Old Street and Kuanzhai Alley, know about the history and culture of the Three Kingdom period in Wuhou Temple, go to Jinsha Museum to admire the historical relics and the mysterious stories happened there about 3,000 years ago, go to Dufu Thatched Cottage to savor the brilliant culture about ancient Chinese poems, and moreover, you could taste the delicious hot pot, and famous Sichuan cuisines, appreciate the wonderful Sichuan Opera, fire spitting, face changing, etc. What’s more, you are also recommended to visit Dujiangyan Irrigation System and hike on Mount Qingcheng that is a holy place about Taoism in China, and so forth. Check all things to do in Chengdu.

Chengdu East Railway Station

Chengdu East Railway Station

Address: Qingyijiang Rd, Chenghua District, Eastern Chengdu (成都市成华区青衣江路 - 成都东站); about 9km to downtown Chengdu, 18km to Giant Panda Base.

Transportation: Chengdu East Railway Station is the main high speed railway station well equipped with subway system. You can take metro Line 2 to the downtown area (Tianfu Square and Chunxi Road) directly. With one transfer, you can reach Giant Panda Base and Kuanzhai Alleys conveniently.

Extensional High Speed Train Tours from Chengdu

As Chengdu now has bullet trains to Leshan, Chongqing, and many other hot destinations, you can plan a extensional tour with your leisure stay in Chengdu.


If you visit Leshan, you can’t miss Leshan Giant Buddha of 71 meters high that is the largest cliff rock carving Maitreya Buddha statue in the world and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides, Mount Emei, one of the “Four Great Buddhist Mountains in China” and also a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site, is an ideal place for hiking, amazing splendors, Buddhist Culture, tea culture, and so on.

Tips for Booking and Taking Xian Chengdu High Speed Train

1. Seats choosing & price comparing

On Xian Chengdu high speed trains, there are three types of seats: the "Business Class Seats" like the first class seat in an aircraft and the most comfortable and expensive, with the price of 789RMB per person, the "First Class Seats" of the middle class of 421RMB per person and the "Second Class Seats" of the most economical class of 263RMB per person.

2. Booking & collect your bullet train ticket

To book a Xian Chengdu high speed train ticket, you could choose to book it at the official website: China Railway Customer Service Center or with a travel agency, also you could directly tell China Discovery to book the tickets for you. Besides, you could go to the Railway Station or Designated Ticket Offices to do that.

To collect your high speed train ticket, you could go to the railway station nearby, however, the Self-service Ticketing Machines are not serving foreign people. Besides, you can tell China Discovery to help you to do the collection, which only needs your passport information.

3. How to embark the bullet train?

1) Prepare your documents well (valid passport with China Visa); 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect train tickets; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. Keep the ticket well, because the ticket will be checked again to leave the station after you get off.

4. Facilities and service

All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. There are different places you can put your luggage onboard, racks and specialized luggage storage areas. Besides, the air-conditioner train offers you plug under the seats to charge your phone or laptop, sightseeing window to view the outside scenery as well as western-style toilets. There is also available dining area you can get some supplies. Bilingual signs and the broadcast use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the communication.

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