Xian Airport Guide to Xi’an Xianyang International Airport (XIY)

Taxi at Xian Airport

Traveling from Xian Airport to downtown by taxi turns to be the favourite mean of transport used by travellers for its comfort.

Just remind you that you should reach Xi’an city centre within 30 minutes.

Xi’an Taxis tend to be mostly green coloured. Take into account that taxi drivers do not speak English, so you’d better show them a note with your destination wrote down in Chinese.

On the other hand, the black taxis, which are more luxurious than the regular green taxis, are more expensive than the first ones even offering you more comfort.


The taxi ranks are located outside the Arrivals area; you just have to walk 100 meters by following the taxi sign straight to the parking lots.


The estimated fares to transfer from Xian Airport to your destination will be up to you – You can bargain with the driver the fare. Even though, the average fare is around RMB 100.00 – 120.00.

We recommend you to bargain especially for trips outside Xi’an and long distance ones to get better fares.

You are advised to keep your eyes wide open, since as a tourist you can encounter with scams – There has been reported that taxi drivers gave counterfeit coins to foreigners. Be careful with it!

Fares to other popular destinations:

- Xi’an Train Station: RMB 64.00
- To Xi’an North Train Station: RMB 100.00. 
- Bell Tower: RMB 95.00
- Terracotta Warriors: RMB 105.00

From other destinations such as Xi’an downtown and Xi’an Train Station, the fare to the Terracotta Warriors is around RMB 70.00.

Share a car

Sharing car apps are a useful way to get to your destination at a reduced cost comparing to the above options. You can consider to share your ride with more people or simply join another one’s trip.

Apps like Uber or BlaBlaCar may be useful for your trip to any of the cities nearby.