Xian Transportation

The starting point of the ancient Silk Road, Xi’an is the capital city of the Shaanxi Province in Northwest China. Today, it is one of the major transport conjunctions in China, serving as the transportation hub and gateway that links the Northwest with the Southwest, Central, East, and North. The city has an extensive and convenient transportation network that includes travel by air, rail, and highway, connecting Xi’an with other parts of China.


  • Flights:

    Xi’an Xianyang International Airport (XIY) is the largest air transportation hub in Northwest China, serving more than 18 million passengers in 2010 alone.

  • Railway:

    Xi’an is an important rail transportation hub, linking North, East, and Central China with Southwest and Northwest China. Longhai Railway (Lianyungang to Lanzhou) runs through the city.

  • City Transportation:

    Xi’an’s taxis are usually green, but at the airport and some big hotels, there might be some black taxis which are more spacious, comfortable, and a bit more expensive.