Xi’an Xianyang International Airport

Airport Code: XIY

Official Website: www.xxia.com

Customer Service Phone Number: 0086-029-96788

Xi’an Xianyang International Airport is located in the middle of China mainland—Di Zhang Town, Xianyang city, 13 kilometers to downtown Xianyang and 47 kilometers to downtown Xi’an. And it is the nearest airport to Terracotta Warriors.

There are 3 terminals at Xi’an Xianyang International Airport. The T2 and T3 are the major ones in use at present.
T2 and T3 mainly operate domestic and international flights respectively. Domestic flight departure and arrival would be handled at T2 where the 1stfloor is the arrival hall and the 2ndfloor is the departure hall. International and part of domestic flights departure and arrival are operated at T3 in which 1stfloor is also arrival hall and 2nd floor is departure hall.

Xian Airport

Scheduled Airlines
Xi’an Xianyang International Airport has opened 269 air routes totally as so far, including 32 international air routes and 237 domestic air routes. Tablet below shows the international cities and domestic cities with which XIY has direct flights.

International Cities San Francisco, Paris, Roman, Helsinki, Moscow, Seattle, Singapore, Helsinki, Taipei, Hong  Kong, Bangkok, Seoul, Pusan, Phuket, Cheju, Gangwon, Cheongju, Moscow, Kuala Lumpur, Seattle, Nagoya, Tokyo, Taichung, Siem Reap, Da Nang, Krabi, Taipei, Maldives, Osaka, etc.
Domestic Cities   Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, etc.


Visa-free transit
Since June 1st, 2014, Xian Xianyang International Airport opens 72-hour visa-free transit to travelers from 51 countries. Foreign visitors that stopover Xi’an with international connecting flights to visit a 3rd country are able to have a short Xi’an Tour and see the Terracotta Warriors in the 72hrs. These 51 countries are, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Cyprus, Croatia, Ireland, Macedonia, Republic of Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, UK, Ukraine, The US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, UAE, Qatar, Australia and New Zealand. Click 72 Hours Visa Free Transit in Xi’an to check the detailed information on the visa-free transit policy.

The Airport Shuttle Bus to Xi’an and Xianyang

Bus Boarding Location
T2: Please buy your tickets at the Tourist Information Center on the 1st floor (Arrival Hall) and take the bus at the outside of 1st floor.
T3: Please buy your tickets at Ground Traffic Center (GTC) on the 1st floor and take the bus at the outside of CTC on the 1st floor.

Tips for Tickets Buying:
1.Please prepare RMB25-30 for ticket buying. You are suggested using Chinese Currency (CNY or Yuan when you purchase the tickets.
2.Please inform the ticket sellers of your hotel name and its location, they would suggest which bus you should take and which stop to get off.

Airport Shuttle Bus List 

Starting Stop in Xian First/Last Bus in Xian First Last Bus in XIY Time Space Between 2 Buses Total Running Time Per Ticket Price
Xishaomen (Konggang Business Hotel)  05:00/02:00+1 06:00/last flight’s land  15 mins  60 mins  RMB25
 Xian Railway Station (Longhai Hotel)  06:00/24:00  06:30/01:00+1  30 mins  60 mins  RMB25
 Dongdajie (Grand Metro Park Hotel Xi’an)  07:30/21:30  08:30-20:30  60 mins  60 mins  RMB25
West High-Tech (Ziction Liberal Hotel)  06:00/21:20  07:40/19:40  40 mins  90 mins  RMB25
Xi’an Hotel  06:00/20:40  08:30/20:20  30 mins  60 mins  RMB25
North Xi’an Bus Station  06:40/20:40  08:20/20:20  40 mins  60 mins  RMB25
 Xianyang Irico Hotel  08:30/20:30  08:30/18:30  20 mins  40 mins  RMB25

If you want a faster, safer, and more comfortable airport transfer, please clieck Xian Airport Transportation to find details about airport car rental from China Xian Tour.

Public Services

There are KFC (6:00-23:00), Burger King, Pizza Hut, Subway, coffee and some Chinese restaurants at T3 and T2

Many CVS, book, cloth, toy and drug stores and souvenir shops are open for the customers.

Currency exchange
Xian International Airport offers a currency exchange service from 07:30-21:00 daily. Tourists could exchange currency in the following places: Arrival Hall of T2, Arrival Hall of T3, Gate325 of Departure Hall of T3, Security Check Area of international flight departing hall in T3, International flight arriving hall in T3. The currency exchange service fee is at around CNY60 per time. Consulting number for currency exchange in XIY: 86-29-88790175, 86-29-88790406.

Xian Airport

Other Useful Public Service Information

Tickets office (2F IN T2, K and M areas on 2F in T3 )
Tickets, air insurance, standby tickets, air courier, seat reservations, carry-on.
Clinic(Gate1 of departure hall in T2, departure hall on 2F in T3)
Medicine, simple aids, simple consultation
Luggage packing (06:00-last flight, the entrance of the arrival hall in T2 and T3)
The police office ( the entrance of the arrival hall in T2 and the entrance hall of 2F in T3).  Operating temporarily taking plane certificate or handling other emergencies.
Lost and found (the entrance of the arrival hall in T2 and T3). Tel: 0086-029-88796107,0086-029-88790582.
VIP service: Pick-up service, VIP hall service, checks out, going through VIP security screeners etc.
WIFI: Free Wifi is and available there. A China phone SIM card is needed to connect the wifi.

Airport facilities
Luggage trolley (waiting areas in T2, T3)
Public phone(IC cards are sold at gate4 in entrance of departure hall in T2)
Free water: It is easy to find free water in terminals. There is common purified water equipped with paper cups and a drinking fountain with both cold and hot water.
The barrier-free facilities (exits, lifts, toilets)
ATM (Bank of Communications (BCM), Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), China Construction Bank (CCB), Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC), Bank of China(BOC))
Smoking room: There are many smoking rooms in each terminal and arrival and departure halls. Smoking is only allowed in the areas mentioned above.
Nursery room (waiting zones in T2, isolated zone in T3): There are well-equipped private rooms for the mothers to nurse, diaper for babies or just have a rest.
Emergency Cell phone Charging Station: There are many sites for free cell phone charging in each terminal’s arrival and departure halls.

Hotel Nearby Xian Airport

Nearby Hotels

Regal Airport Hotel Xian (five stars)
Location: 80 meters of T3

Shiyalanxiang Hotel
Location: 300 meters west of Han Nan Airlines base

Junhao Business Hotel
Location: West of the airport(300 meters west of Han Nan Airlines base)

There are many hotels in different stars with good service and prices from about 80yuan to 800 yuan, you could choose what you want easily. Most of them are close to the airport and they would supply the Pick-up.

Tips for flight taking & Cross-terminal Shuttle Bus

a. The international passengers should arrive at the airport at least 2.5 hours in advance because the check-in counters would be closed 40-60 minutes before take-off.
b. The domestic passengers should arrive at the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance because the check-in counters would be closed 40 minutes before take-off.
c. The cross-terminal shuttle bus is free (8:30-20:00, 5 minutes/per journey) between T2and T3. Boarding Gate17 in T2 and the transferring Hall in T3 are available for passengers to take the bus.