How To Get To The Terracotta Warriors Musuem From Xi’an

How To Get To The Terracotta Warriors Musuem From Xi’an

The Terracotta Army in Xi’an, which is also called ‘The Terracotta Warriors and Horses’, is a massive cluster of life-size terracotta figures arranged in battle formations, replicating the magnificent imperial guard troops of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259 – 210BC), the first emperor of the first unified empire of Imperial China.

Since it’s the most notable archaeological excavations of the 20th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Terracotta Army is clearly the number one tourist attraction for anybody visiting Xi’an.

To get to the Terracotta Army, you’ll either have to take a bus or drive yourself. However, if you want a stress-free visit to the tourist spot, you can book a private tour with us.

 

  • How Do You Reach The Terracotta Army From Downtown?

If you want to get to the Terracotta Army from downtown, you can use either of these two routes:

  1. Route A

Take Bus no. 306 to Terracotta Warriors from Fangzhicheng Bus Station

  • Boarding Point: A roadside bus stop situated 25-30 meters north of Fangzhicheng Bus Station
  • Operating Hours

07:00 – 19:00 (takes off from Xi’an Railway Station)

08:15 – 19:00 (depart from the Terracotta Army)

  • Frequency: Every 5 – 10 minutes
  • Travel time: The journey takes almost 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Ticket Fare: It costs 7 yuan

Note: Formerly, the boarding point of the tourist bus line 5 (306) was the East Square of Xi’an Railway Station, but now it takes off from a street-side bus stop located outside Fangzhicheng Bus Station.

What You Need To Know Before Taking Bus 306 (Tourist Line 5) To Terracotta Army

  • As you arrive the Fangzhicheng Bus Station, you may come across people who’ll promise to take you to Bus no. 306 that’s headed for the Terracotta Army site. Don’t listen to them, because the real bus conductors don’t move far from their post to search for passengers.

 

  • Be careful, some fraudsters may wear uniforms and official-looking red armbands in order to swindle you. They will trick you into buying tickets at a fake ticket office. However, it’s important to note that authentic bus tickets to the museum are purchased inside the bus, en route to the Terracotta Army. Remember, if you buy a fake ticket, you could end up viewing a fake Terracotta Army.

 

  • The authentic Bus 306, which has an off-white colour, takes off from a roadside bus stop located outside Fangzhicheng Bus Station. There is a huge sign in front that indicates the boarding place.

 

  • If have any difficulties finding the authentic Bus 306 at the bus station, you can ask the station staff or a policeman for assistance. They’ll be more than willing to help.

 

  1. ii) Route B

Take Bus no. 307 to Terracotta Army from Tang City Wall Zone 9 Bus Station.

  • Major Stops: As you travel, you’ll stop at Tang Paradise South Gate, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and Qing Gong Market.
  • Operating Hours

06:30 – 18:30 (takes off from Tang City Wall Zone 9 Bus Station)

07:00 – 19:00 (depart from the Terracotta Army)

  • Frequency: 18 to 30 minutes
  • Travel Time: This journey takes 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Ticket Fare: It costs CNY8 per person for a single trip

What You Need To Know Before Taking Bus 307 To Terracotta Army

Unlike Bus no. 306, Bus no. 307 is a typical city bus line and there will be lots of intermittent stops along the way. Therefore, you may not find empty seats when you get aboard and may have to stand till you get to your destination.

 

2)  How Do You Reach The Terracotta Army From Xi’an Railway Station?

If you want to get to the Terracotta Army from Xi’an Railway Station, you can use either of these routes:

  1. Route A

Take Bus 914 or 915

  • Bus stop: The bus stop is located at East Square at Xi’an Railway Station
  • Operating Hours

06:00 – 21:00 (takes off from Xi’an Railway Station’s East Square)

05:30 – 20:00 (depart from the Terracotta Army)

  • Travel Time: This journey takes about 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Ticket Fare: It costs 7 yuan

 

  1. ii) Route B

Metro Line 1 > Tourist Bus Line 5 (306)

  • Directions: From Xi’an Railway Station, walk southward for about 800 meters (875 yards) and you’ll arrive at the Wukukou metro station. At the Metro station, enter Metro Line 1 and take a 40 minutes ride to the terminal of Fangzhicheng Bus Station. On getting to the bus station, enter tourist bus line 5 (306) which will take you to Terracotta Army within 1 hour 30 minutes.

 

  1. ii) Route C

City Bus 42 > Tourist Bus Line 5 (306)

Directions: Enter bus 42 at the square in front of Xi’an Railway Station and take a 50 minutes ride to Fangzhicheng Bus Station. When you arrive at the bus station, transfer to tourist bus line 5 (306) which will take you directly to Terracotta Warriors within 1 hour 30 minutes.

3) How Do You Reach The Terracotta Army From Xi’an North Railway Station?

To get to the Terracotta Army from Xi’an North Railway Station, you can take either of these two routes:

  1. Route A

Take Metro Line 2 from Xi’an North Railway Station to Xi’an Railway Station, then enter Tourist Bus Line 5 (Bus 306)

  • Travel time: This journey lasts for 2 hours
  • Ticket Fare: It costs 10 yuan

 

  1. ii) Route B

Take Bus 266 from Xi’an North Railway Station to Xi’an Railway Station, then enter Tourist Bus Line 5 (Bus 306)

  • Travel time: It takes about 1 hour 50 minutes for you to get to your destination
  • Ticket Fare: It costs 9 yuan

 

4) How Do You Reach The Terracotta Army From Xianyang International Airport?

The Terracotta Army is situated 66 kilometres away from the Xi’an Xianyang International Airport, and it takes about 55 minutes to get there by car. The three easiest routes to the Terracotta Army, from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport, includes:

  1. Route A

Airport Shuttle Bus to Fangzhicheng > Tourist Bus Line 5 (306)

Directions: Enter a shuttle bus at the airport and take a 70 minutes ride to Fangzhicheng Bus Station. This ride costs CNY 25 per person. The shuttle bus takes off every 30 minutes, running from 7:30 to 20:00 every single day.

When you arrive at Fangzhicheng Bus Station, transfer to tourist bus line 5 (306) which will take you directly to the Terracotta Army within 1 hour 30 minutes. The trip costs CNY 5 per person.

 

  1. ii) Route B

Metro Line 13 > Line 4 > Line 1 > Tourist Bus Line 5 (306)

Directions: Enter metro line 13 (Airport Line) and take a ride to Beikezhan North Square Station. At the station, transfer to line 4 and head to Wulukou. On getting there, transfer again to Line 1 and stop at the terminal of Fangzhicheng Station. This journey takes about 1 hour 30 minutes and will cost you CNY 22.

When you arrive at Fangzhicheng Bus Station, transfer to tourist bus line 5 (306) which will take you directly to the Terracotta Army within 1 hour 30 minutes. The trip costs CNY 5.

Note: The bus takes off from a street-side bus stop, situated at the north of the Fangzhicheng Bus Station.

 

iii) Route C

Shuttle Bus to Lingtong > Bus Lingtong 101

Airport shuttle buses leave for Lington Bus Stop at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 17:00, 18:00 and 19:30. If you pay CNY31.5 (per person), you can join any of them and take the 1 hour ride down to Lintong Bus Station.

When you get to Lintong Bus Station, enter Bus No. Lintong 101 and it will take you to your destination (the Terracotta Army) in 20 minutes or thereabout.

As a visitor who wants to go see the Terracotta Warriors, if you feel that finding reliable taxis/public buses, queuing for tickets, reading maps, or trying to understand Chinese signs would be too stressful for you, you can use the services of a private car rental company service or opt in for a private tour.

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