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1. Posted by Fur Coat (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Planning to visit Beijing for 10 days in August. Would like to visit the terracotta warriors in Xian. I would be interested whether I could catch an overnight train to Xian from Beijing? How long is the journey and what is the approximate cost?

2. Posted by alading520 (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

over 13 hours about the trip , it may cost you ¥150 for a seat ;¥270 for a sleeper ;¥400 for a soft sleeper ;all of the train is running overnight :)

3. Posted by ellyse (Full Member 195 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Yes, the overnight trains are definitely a good option for getting to Xi'an from Beijing, especially the comfy Z train (11.5 hours). Soft sleeper is 400/417 RMB for upper/lower bunk.

4. Posted by yoyo_ju (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Fur Coat

Planning to visit Beijing for 10 days in August. Would like to visit the terracotta warriors in Xian. I would be interested whether I could catch an overnight train to Xian from Beijing? How long is the journey and what is the approximate cost?

hi first the weather will be very hot during August. but i think it's okay if you are coming. my hometown is Xi'an. The train schedule here:

Softsleeper Price
Train No. Departure time Arrival time Hrs RMB
Z19 20:28 07:58 11hrs30mins 417
T69 19:24 08:15 12hrs51mins 321
T75 18:53 07:50 12hrs57mins 384

i wish it will be useful.

Yoyo

5. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Is it easy enough to get this train and will it be necessary to book? I am hoping to do the same thing in august. Is the cost for a 1 way ticket?

Nicola

6. Posted by ellyse (Full Member 195 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Yes.

7. Posted by emeraldcj (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

living in shanghai for 2 years already, yet i didn't know it's that cheap to travel from beijing to xi'an. might consider to go there in august!

i took a train from Shanghai to HK before, took hard sleeper instead of the soft sleeper, quite comfortable, just don't take the top bunk, it will kill you.

good luck!

8. Posted by kenofcork (Full Member 69 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

The Z train is great, similar to Air Force One I'd imagine. T.V. sets on all bunks, leather chairs in the all night bar and HEINEKEN !!!

9. Posted by sem rumo (Inactive 14 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

hello

what is the name of train station?
is it next to the downtown? is it easy to access?

thanks

10. Posted by kucira (Full Member 61 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

the train stations are in downtown, both are very accessible.

if i m not mistaken, i took my Xian train in Beijing West... correct me if i m wrong.

so, do chk ur tickets.