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Getting from Xian Airport to Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum

The Terracotta Warriors at Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum are one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world and a bucket list destination for many travellers; if you’re visiting Xian, it’s definitely worth stopping by.

There are three different transportation options to get from Xian Airport to the Terracotta Warriors site so you can choose the one that’s best for you. The fastest option is to take a Xian airport taxi, which costs on average €29 (CNY 200) and takes about 55 minutes. The second fastest option is to take the metro from the airport to Heshao and then take a taxi to reach Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum. This will cost €16.20 (CNY 112) and the journey will take about 1 hour and 40 minutes. Finally, you can get there by bus, which takes about 2 hours and costs just €6.50 (CNY 45) per traveller.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €29 55min 24/7
Bus €13 120min 10:00–19:00
Metro €17.90 100min 06:00–22:20

How to get from Xian Airport to Terracotta Warriors by taxi

Getting a taxi or private transfer from Xian Airport to the Terracotta Warriors is the fastest and most convenient transportation option to reach this impressive site. There are different types of taxis available 24/7 at Xian Airport and they can accommodate both smaller and larger groups.

Taxi fare from Xian Airport to the Terracotta Warriors

Routes outside the city limits aren’t calculated based on a taximeter, so it’s best to agree on the price before you start your journey. A standard taxi or private transfer from Xian Airport to Terracotta Warriors for up to 4 passengers will cost approximately €29 (CNY 200).

Cost

€29 (CNY 200)

Trip Duration

55 min

Prices may vary unless you book a taxi in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Xian Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Xian Airport has three Terminals and you can find taxi ranks located just outside the Arrivals area of each one of them. You just need to follow the taxi signs and after about 100 metres you’ll reach the designated parking lots.

Convenience

Despite being the most expensive transportation option, getting a taxi from Xian Airport to the Terracotta Warriors is certainly the most comfortable one. You will reach your destination directly, without having to worry about changing bus lines or different means of transport.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling alone or on a budget, getting a taxi might not seem like the best transportation option because of the higher price but if you're travelling with a larger group it's definitely worth it.

Useful Tips

Before you start your ride, make sure that the driver resets the taximeter to the base fare.
Make sure to have your address written down in Chinese as most Xian taxi drivers don't speak English.
Most Xian taxis don’t accept card payments so make sure to have some cash with you.
If you plan to use a taxi during peak hours, from 07:30 to 08:30 and 17:30 to 19:00, it's best to book one in advance.

How to get from Xian Airport to the Terracotta Warriors by bus

It is possible to reach Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum Site Museum by taking two different buses. You’ll first need to take the Intercity Bus from Xian Airport to Lintong and then take Bus 914 from Sanfuwan Coach Station to Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. The total journey takes about 2 hours.

How much is the bus from Xian Airport to the Terracotta Warriors?

For Xian buses, the ticket price is calculated based on the distance travelled. The total fare for both buses from Xian Airport to Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum is rather cheap at €6.50 (CNY 45) per traveller.

Cost

€6.50 (CNY 45)

Trip Duration

2 h

The ticket price is calculated based on the distance covered and includes the fare for both buses.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The intercity bus from Xian Airport to Lintong operates every 90 minutes from 10:00 to 19:00.

Where do I get the bus from?

You’ll find the bus stops on the first floor of the airport, at Terminal 2. At Terminal 3 it might be easier to follow the signs to the General Transportation Center (GTC) on the first floor. If needed, you can go from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 on foot but Terminal 3 is further away. To get there you’ll need to either take a taxi or use the free cross-terminal shuttle bus.

Convenience

Getting from Xian Airport to Terracotta Warriors by bus is the cheapest but also the slowest option. On top of the journey that takes about 2 hours, you should also take into account the waiting time that might be needed at the airport, as the intercity bus runs every 90 minutes. All in all, if you’re travelling with a lot of luggage or young children, the bus is not the most convenient option.

Editor’s Note

If you're not in a hurry and you're travelling on a budget, getting to Terracotta Warriors by bus is the best option. That way you'll also have the chance to enjoy the scenery!

Useful Tips

Make sure to write down your destination in Chinese as only a few buses have the stops in English so m
These are several bus lines with conductors that charge by distance. You can pay in cash to the conductor.
Children under 130cm can use any city bus for free.

How to get from Xian Airport to the Terracotta Warriors by metro

There is no direct metro line connecting Xian Airport to Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum. However, you can take metro Line 14, alight at the terminal station, Heshao, and from there take a taxi to reach the Terracotta Warriors. This option will take longer than taking a taxi for the whole journey but it is cheaper.

How much is the metro ticket from Xian Airport to the Terracotta Warriors?

The metro ticket fare in Xian is calculated based on the distance covered. A single ticket for Metro Line 14 is about €1.70 (CNY 12). Taking a taxi from the terminal station at Heshao to the Terracotta Warriors costs on average €14.50 (CNY 12) for up to for passengers. That means that for the whole journey, the total cost starts from €16.20 (CNY 112) for both the metro ticket and the taxi.

Cost

€16.20 (CNY 112)

Trip Duration

1 h 40 min

The price includes a single ticket for metro Line 14 and an average price for the rest of the journey with a taxi.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Xian Airport Metro Line runs from 06:00 to 22:20 daily.

Where do I get the metro from?

There is a metro station at all three Terminals at Xian Airport. After you reach the arrivals hall just follow the signs to get there. The terminal station at Heshao is a busy location so you should be able to find a taxi easily.

Convenience

Taking the metro from Xian Airport to reach the Terracotta Warriors is the second fastest option. Even though it’s still faster than taking the bus, the metro is the busiest means of transport in Xian so it can get pretty crowded during peak hours, making it uncomfortable if you’re travelling with a lot of luggage.

Editor’s Note

Taking the metro and combining it with a taxi significantly reduces the cost compared to taking a taxi for the whole trip. If you're travelling on a budget but still want to be somewhat comfortable, this is the best option to reach your destination.

Useful Tips

Signs on Xian metro are available both in English and Chinese.
Children under 130cm can use the metro for free.
You can purchase metro tickets by using the Xian Metro app or Alipay.

Frequently asked questions

How to get from Xian airport to the Terracotta Warriors, east of the Emperor Qinshihuang Mausoleum Museum?

There are three different options to get from Xian Airport to the Terracotta Warriors site. The fastest one is by taking an airport taxi, which costs on average €29 (CNY 200) and takes about 55 minutes. The second fastest option is the metro to Heshao combined with a taxi to complete the trip. This will cost around €16.20 (CNY 112) and the journey will take about 1 hour and 40 minutes. Finally, you can get to Terracotta Warriors by taking the intercity bus from Xian Airport to Lintong and then take Bus 914 from Sanfuwan Coach Station to Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. The total journey takes about 2 hours and costs €6.50 (CNY 45) per traveller.

What’s the cheapest way to get from Xian airport to Terracotta Warriors?

The cheapest way to get from Xian Airport to the Terracotta Warriors is by bus. You will need to take the intercity bus from Xian Airport to Lintong and then take Bus 914 from Sanfuwan Coach Station to Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. The total journey costs €6.50 (CNY 45) per traveller and will take about 2 hours.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Xian airport to Terracotta Warriors?

Even though within city limits Xian taxis operate using a taximeter, for longer routes the prices differ, so make sure to agree on the taxi fare with the driver beforehand. A standard taxi from Xian Airport to Terracotta Warriors, for up to 4 passengers, will cost approximately €29 (CNY 200).

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