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Chongqing Xian Transportation - by Train & Flight

Chongqing Xian Distance

Situated at the northeast of Chongqing city, Xian is about 580km away. However, as the fast change and upgrade of transportation system in China, there are easy means of transfer for travellers to go between Xian and Chongking, by flights, high speed trains, and cars, etc.

Chongqing to Xian - Chongqing Xian Distance
Chongqing Xian Distance Map

Xian Chongqing Flights

The most convenient and easy way to go to Chongqing from Xian or to Xian from Chongqing is to take a flight, which takes only about 1.5 hours and there usually are about 3 and more daily flights from the early morning till the late afternoon, so you can choose the most suitable flight according to your schedule conveniently.

Warm flight tips for Yangtze River cruise travellers:

For Chongqing Departure Cruises

Usually for downstream cruises from Chongqing to Yichang, the embarkation time starts at 18:00, to assure you board your ship on time, it is better to choose a flight arriving at Chongqing before 16:30 on the embarkation day. If you have enough time and want to savor some special food in Chongqing and visit some local famous sites, you can fly in the morning or before the noon from Xian to Chongqing.

For Yichang Departure Cruises

And for upstream cruises from Yichang to Chongqing, the disembarkation time is arranged at about 9:00 in the morning. So if you are planning to transfer to Xian or other destinations. by air, it is suitable to book a flight taking off after 12:00 or even in the afternoon. Besides, for most cruise travellers to Chongqing, they would like to spend a half day tour to discover the snacks like the hot pot, fancy view and cultural flavor of this city of mountain, and then take a flight in the late afternoon or at night to the next destination or back home.

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Xian Xianyang International Airport



Distance from Xian downtown: driving about 35km for about 55mins.

Xian Xianyang International Airport (西安咸阳国际机场) about 25 km from Xian city is the vital gate to this historic city, and also it has been praised as the 4-star airport by the Skytrax for its high quality facilities and warm services. As a major airport in China, Xianyang Airport has opened 269 airlines between domestic and international cities and regions, including Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Kunming, Wuhan, Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, etc., which has prepared the ideal transportation way for people to come and leave Xian with speed.

Flight from Xian to Chongqing - Xian Airport

Xian Xianyang International Airport

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport



Distance from Chongqing downtown: driving about 23km for about 35mins.

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (重庆江北国际机场) is located at the northeast part in Chongqing city, about 19km from the downtown area. Recent years, airline network of this major airport has been more complete to serve guests to and from about 83 domestic cities and 37 cities and regions in America, Europe, Asia, etc. Therefore, you can take a flight to Xian from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, London, Los Angeles Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, etc.

Flights to Chongqing - Chongqing Airport

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport

Xian Chongqing Bullet Trains

Besides the flights, you can also choose to get on a high speed train to experience a series of new technologies and sightseeing along the way of only about 5-5.5 hours between Chongqing and Xian.

Chongqing to Xian High Speed Trains

Normally, there are 16 daily high speed G trains and D trains running from Chongqing train stations to Xian North Railway Station during about 07:55 – 18:32. Please check the time schedule of 9 bullet trains selected by us at below for your reference.

Train Schedule from Chongqing to Xian:

Train NumberDeparture StationArrival StationDeparture & Arrival TimeDuration
G1386 Chongqing West Station Xian North Station 07:55-13:35 5 hours & 40 minutes
G574 Chongqing West Station 08:10-13:56 5 hours & 46 minutes
G1976 Chongqing West Station 09:16-14:52 5 hours & 36 minutes
G1710 Chongqing West Station 10:40-16:22 5 hours & 42 minutes
D1973 Chongqing North Station 13:09-18:33 5 hours & 24 minutes
D1977 Chongqing North Station 14:16-19:33 5 hours & 17 minutes
D1981 Chongqing North Station 15:32-20:42 5 hours & 10 minutes
D1711 Chongqing West Station 16:28-21:56 5 hours & 28 minutes
D1989 Chongqing North Station 18:32-23:30 4 hours & 58 minutes


Train booking tips for Yichang departure cruises:

For upstream cruises from Yichang to Chongqing, travelers would disembark at about 9:00 a.m. If you are planning to take a train away from Chongqing, we suggest you book one departing after 11:30 from the train stations on that day.


Xian to Chongqing High Speed Train

Ordinarily, there are also 16 daily high speed trains from Xian to Chongqing. The earliest one starts at 07:15 and the last one departs at 17:50. Please check the detailed schedule of 10 trains selected by us for reference.

Train Schedule from Xian to Chongqing:

Train NumberDeparture StationArrival StationDeparture & Arrival TimeDuration
D4081 Xian North Station Chongqing West Station 07:15-12:30 5 hours & 15 minutes
D1701 Xian North Station Chongqing West Station 08:00-13:18 5 hours & 18 minutes
D1709 Xian North Station Chongqing West Station 08:40-13:59 5 hours & 19 minutes
D1975 Xian North Station Chongqing North Station 10:00-15:12 5 hours & 12 minutes
D1979 Xian North Station Chongqing North Station 12:00-17:14 5 hours & 14 minutes
D1983 Xian North Station Chongqing North Station 12:52-18:05 5 hours & 13 minutes
G1709 Xian North Station Chongqing West Station 14:21-19:54 5 hours & 33 minutes
G571 Xian North Station Chongqing West Station 15:10-20:56 5 hours & 46 minutes
G1835 Xian North Station Chongqing West Station 17:00-22:31 5 hours & 31 minutes
D1991 Xian North Station Chongqing North Station 17:50-23:03 5 hours & 13 minutes


Train booking tips for Chongqing departure cruises:

For downstream cruises from Chongqing to Yichang, travelers would embark at about 18:00 p.m. If you are planning to take a train to Chongqing, we suggest you book one arriving in Chongqing train stations before 16:30 on that day.

Note: the above information about bullet trains between Chongqing and Xian is for your reference only, and detailed time and train shifts may be adjusted according to practical situation. Contact our Travel Consultant for more Chongqing and Xian transportation info.


Besides, there are about 5-6 normal K trains operated between Xian and Chongqing, which need about 9.5-12.5 hours for a single journey. You could choose one to reach Chongqing to start your Yangtze River cruise or arrive in Xian to after your cruising.

Major Railway Stations in Xian and Chongqing

Xian Railway Station:

Xian Railway Station (西安站) at Huanchengbei Road, Xincheng District in Xian downtown is serving for trains between Xian and Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Taiyuan, Urumqi, and so on, and is very easy to get to by local taxi, bus, subway (Wulukou Stop of Xian Metro Line 1), etc.

Xian South Railway Station:

Xian South Railway Station (西安南站) is a little far from the city downtown, which serves for many fast trains to and from Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou, Taiyuan, Kunming, Hohhot, etc. It costs about 55 mins to get to by driving for about 30km. also, if you have enough time, you can take the public bus and subway to get there for about 2 hours.

Chongqing North Railway Station:

Chongqing North Railway Station (重庆北站), named Longtousi Railway Station (龙头寺火车站) and Chongqingbei Railway Station as well, is located at Yubei District in this city and operated for many high speed trains (Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Hankou, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Wuhan, Qingdao, etc.) and normal trains. High standard equipment and services are well arranged to serve travellers from tens of domestic cities, benefiting their trip to and from Chongqing city very well. Public transportation vehicles like the bus, subway (Chongqing North Railway Station South Square Stop of Chongqing railway transit line 3), and taxi can take you to this station from many places in Chongqing downtown.

Chongqing West Railway Station:

Chongqing West Railway Station (重庆西站) or Chongqingxi Station is also referred to Shangqiao Station, which is a newly built station in Shapingba District in Chongqing. Travelers can take high speed trains to Chongqing from Xian, Chengdu, Guiyang, Kunming, etc. from this station. You could get to Chaotianmen Port and Chongqing downtown for about 1 hour, to Dazu Stone Carvings for about 2 hours, etc.

(Recent news: there will be about 2 years' construction activities adjacent to Chongqing West Railway Station since 2018, which would cause some traffic jams there around the station. For Chongqing embarkation guests, to help you get on you cruise at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port on time, we suggest you arrange your train arriving at this station before 15:00. For Chongqing Chaotianmen Port disembarkation guests, we suggest you book a train departing after 11:30 if you leave Chongqing from this station. If your cruise uses Fengdu Port in special events, we suggest you arrange your train arriving before 14:00 for you Chongqing embarkation, and departing after 12:30 for Chongqing disembarkation.)

Chongqing Train Station Choose Tips:

Chongqing West Railway Station is a little far away from the city downtown and Chongqing Chaotianmen Port, and has bad transportations. So if there are trains arriving in both Chongqing West Station and Chongqing North Station, we advise you book the train to Chongqing North Station that has better transportation. And if trains from your previous city only arrive at Chongqing West Railway Station, you could choose our local transfer service to reach the embarkation port directly. Such service needs extra charge but reasonable!


For more questions about transportations between Chongqing and Xian, please feel free to contact our professional Travel Consultant!

Xian to Chongqing - Xian Railway Station

Xian Railway Station

Xian to Chongqing - Xian South Railway Station

Xian South Railway Station

Xian to Chongqing Train - Chongqing North Railway Station

Chongqing North Railway Station

Xian to Chongqing Train - Chongqing West Railway Station

Chongqing West Railway Station

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