Since Dec. 26th, 2012, people may feel uncertain which is the best way from Xi'an to Beijing, by Beijing - Xi'an High Speed Bullet Train, by Xi'an to Beijing flight, or by automobile? Top China Travel has listed some information of travelling by bullet train, airplane and automobile from Xi'an to Beijing for your comparison.
Advantages: shorter travel time, comfortable experience of China's high-speed train
Disadvantages: relatively high ticket fare
The most recommended way to travel from Xi'an to Beijing if you want comfortable journey and save cost.
The Beijing - Xi'an High Speed Train has opened on December 26, 2012. The 1st class seat charges 825 yuan and the 2nd class seat charges 516 yuan. The train runs 17 pairs each day from 6:00am to 6:55pm. It spends only 4 hours 40 minutes at the soonest, which is 6 hours faster than the fastest ordinary trains.
Advantages: shortest travel time, cheap discount flight tickets when closed to your travel time
Disadvantages: floating price, long way from the city center to the airport
Generally, the flight time from Xi'an to Beijing is 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours, which is shorter than the travel time by high speed train. However, taking a flight from Xi'an to Beijing, you need to consider the time spent on the way from Xi'an city center to Xi'an Xianyang International Airport which spends 50 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes. The price fluctuation of flight tickets from Xi'an to Beijing is large. The full fare ticket charges CNY1850. Recently, the ticket has very low fares; the lowest discount can reach 2.6 discount, but most of the tickets are 2.8 discount to 4.0 discount.
Advantages: low fares, relatively flexible
Disadvantages: long travel time
At present, Xi'an has one regular bus sent to Beijing every day. It departs from Xi'an Sanfuwan Passenger Station at 15:10 and spends about 18 hours (including the 5-hour rest time). The bus arrives at Beijing Liuliqiao Passenger Station next morning. The original fare is 299 yuan and the discount fare is 257 yuan. The bus is generally full during peak season and about 33% passenger load factor during off-season.
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