Xi’an Urban Sightseeing Buses: All Lines with Ticket Prices

With thousands years of history and fascinating traditional culture, the ancient capital of Xi’an is a must-visit destination on your first trip to China. For your Xian tours, the urban sightseeing buses is a great way to explore the city in depth. You can take these buses to the famous attractions in Xi’an, including the mighty Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the fascinating Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the city walls of Ming Dynasty and the grand Daming Palace. Get on and off the bus at the stops to experience yourself Xi’an’s historical charm and local cuisine.

Sightseeing Bus Line 1: Welcome to Chang’an (常来长安1号线)

  • Ticket Price: CNY 49.9
  • Morning Departure Timetable: 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00;
  • Afternoon Departure Timetable: 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00
  • Duration: about 2.5-3 hours
  • All Stations: Giant Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic Area – Shaanxi History Museum – Xiaozhai SEG Shopping Center – Xi’an SKP – Xi’an City Wall – Yisu Theatre Cultural District – Drum Tower – Bell Tower – Shaanxi Cuisine Museum – Daming Palace National Heritage Park – Hanguang Gate Museum – Small Wild Goose Pagoda (Xi’an Museum) – Giant Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic Area

“Welcome to Chang’an” city bus offers tourists a thrilling Xian city tour, as it includes stops close to some of the most famous sights in the city. Depending on traffic, the whole trip takes between 2.5 and 3 hours. You can buy a one-day pass and ride on the bus to explore Xi’an’s history and culture from the Tang Dynasty to the present day with only CNY 49.9. From 9:30 to 17:00, the bus runs every 30 minutes from the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, which is the line’s first and last stops.

Xian Sightseeing Bus Line 1
Xian Sightseeing Bus Line 1 at Shaanxi History Museum

Major Attractions on City Bus Line 1

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda: A historic Buddhist pagoda along the Silk Road, with priceless Indian artifacts. The pagoda, Da Ci’en Temple, and a large square with a musical fountain are all part of it.

Shaanxi History Museum: The most important museum in Xian and China, it showcase Shaanxi’s civilization with 370,000 exhibits, and features bronze wares, pottery, and a special Tang Dynasty section.

SAGA International Shopping Center: where you can shop with global brands, local specialty goods, foods, and have a view of the city wall and moat.

Xian SKP (Shopping Center): An modern and upscale mall in Xian with international luxury brands, art exhibits, and a rooftop garden.

City WallThe best-kept ancient city wall in China, dating back to Tang Dynasty. It is home to South Gate Square and the City Wall Museum. You can have leisurely strolls, bicycling, and scenic tours.

Yisu Theatre Cultural District: A great place to experience both the tradition and modernity of Xian, with a range of performances, galleries, and local snacks.

Drum Tower: It was built in Ming Dynasty with ancient drums. You can expect occasional drum shows here.

Bell Tower: An iconic historical landmark in Xian, it was also built in Ming Dynasty building. You can still hear the bell-ringing of this giant bell.

Xi’an Restaurant: Time for your lunch or dinnder! Get out of the bus for this restaurant to enjoy authentic Shaanxi cuisine, especially its variety of dumplings, noodles, and local dishes.

Daming Palace National Heritage Park: You may have some cultural experiences at this vast historical park, where there are restored buildings replicating Tang Dynasty grandeur.

Hanguang Gate: It is a site of a significant Tang Dynasty battle, and showcase that era’s military history.

Small Wild Goose Pagoda (Xian Museum): Another famous Buddhist pagoda in Xian, but smaller. Don’t miss the music bell show at the museum.

Xian Small Wild Goose Pagoda
Small Wild Goose Pagoda

Sightseeing Bus Line 2: The Unsurpassed Beauty of Qujiang (曲江风华2号线)

  • Ticket Price: CNY 49.9
  • Morning Departure Timetable: 10:15, 12:15
  • Afternoon Departure Timetable:14:15, 16:15, 18:15, 20:15
  • Duration: about one hour
  • All Stations: Giant Wild Goose Pagoda – Qujiang Pool Relic Park – Tang Paradise – Great Tang All Day Mall – Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

This urban bus traverses the Qujiang area of Xian, with a blend of natural beauty and Tang Dynasty cultural treasures, showcased through the Qujiang Pool Relic Park, Tang Paradise, and the Great Tang All Day Mall. Operating from 10:15 to 18:15, with trips leaving every two hours from the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda as the first and last stop, a one-day pass costs CNY 49.9. If there is no traffic, the entire trip takes about an hour.

Sightseeing Bus Line 3 & 4: Attractive Night View of Ancient Chang’an (长安之夜 3号线 & 4号线)

Line 3:

  • Ticket Price: CNY 49.9
  • Evening Departure Timetable: 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00
  • All Stations: Giant Wild Goose Pagoda – Shaanxi History Museum – Xi’an SKP (Shopping Center) – Bell Tower – City Wall
  • Duration: 1.5 to 2h

Line 4:

  • Ticket Price: CNY 49.9
  • Afternoon Departure Timetable: 17:30;
  • Evening Departure Timetable: 18:00, 18:30, 18:00
  • A;; Stations: Giant Wild Goose Pagoda – Shaanxi History Museum – Xi’an SKP (Shopping Center) – Bell Tower – City Wall
  • Duration: 1.5 to 2h
Xian City Wall bike ride
Ride a bicycle on the City Wall

The stunning night view is one of the highlights of your travel in Xian. Xi’an Urban Night Sightseeing Buses – Lines 3 & 4 showcase the illuminated beauty of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Bell Tower, and City Wall, casting a colorful and captivating glow on these historical and cultural landmarks, now modern symbols of Xi’an.

Get a one-day pass that allows you to ride all four city sightseeing bus lines (Lines 1, 2, 3, and 4) for just CNY 49.9. Take advantage of the freedom to get on and off at any stop whenever it suits you, as each one offers a 5–10 minute break for exploration. Travelers can receive assistance from on-board guides.

A delightful way to take in the city’s charm at night is to take advantage of Line 3, which runs from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, and Line 4, which operates from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

Special Museum Line (博物馆号 城市观光车博物馆专线)

  • Ticket Price: CNY 49.9
  • Duration: about 3 hours
  • Departure Timetable: From Giant Wild Goose Pagoda: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00.  From Bell Tower and Drum Tower: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30.
  • All Stations: Giant Wild Goose Pagoda – Shaanxi History Museum – Xi’an Museum – Xi’an Tang Hanguang Gate Museum – Xi’an Beilin Museum – Bell Tower and Drum Tower

Xian boasts some of the best museums in China, and this city sightseeing bus is especially for you to explore the rich cultural and historical relics of. This Special Museum Line connects the famous Bell Tower and Drum Tower, two of Xian’s most notable landmarks, with six museums that display artifacts and relics from different historical dynasties of China. You can explore the exhibits at your own pace by having the freedom to get on and off the bus at any stop. You can use the bus whenever you want during operating hours with a CNY 49.9 one-day pass.

Shaanxi History Museum Xian
Shaanxi History Museum

Tourist Bus Line 5 (the previous No. 306) 西安游5 (306路)

  • Ticket Price: CNY 2 to 5
  • Departure Timetable: from 7:00 in the morning to 19:00 in the evening with an interval of 30-40minutes
  • Duration: about 1 hour

Travelers love this bus route because it goes to the renowned Terracotta Army Museum, a remarkable archaeological discovery. See life-size clay soldiers and horses buried with Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, more than 2,000 years ago. The 22,780 square meter museum is comprised of three pits and an exhibition hall.

Starting from Fangzhicheng Coach Station and concluding at the Terracotta Army Museum, the route covers 11 stops, including attractions like Huaqing Pool, a historical hot spring resort once an imperial palace, and the Lintong Campus of Xi’an Polytechnic University, a modern institution with a history spanning over 60 years. Ticket prices range from CNY 2 to 5 based on distance, with operating hours from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, running every 30 minutes.

Terracotta Army
Terracotta Army

Xian City Wall Sightseeing Line (西安城墙观光巴士线)

Departure point: Northwest corner of Yongning Gate, No. 2 Nan Da Street [Colorful Yunnan 七彩云南]

This sightseeing route connects the 18 city gates of the City Wall with the central scenic areas of Xi’an, and it is specifically designed for exploring the City Wall. The ancient wall can be seen from various angles by visitors. The bus will pause for five to ten minutes at each station so that visitors can explore the wall and snap pictures at important locations.

City Bus Routes & Prices

Route 1:

  • Ticket Price: RMB 49.9 yuan (USD dollor 7), including local souvenirs and guide’s interpretation
  • Morning Departure Timetable: 10:00, 11:00, 12:30;
  • Afternoon Departure Timetable: 13:30, 14:30, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
  • Night Departure Timetable: 19:00
  • Operation Route: Yongning Gate > Bell Tower > Wenchang Gate > Hanguang Gate > Anding Gate > Yuxiang Gate > Guangren Temple > Anyuan Gate > Northeast Corner of City Wall > Changle Gate > Southeast Corner of City Wall > Xi’an City Wall

Route 2:

  • Ticket  Price: RMB 168 yuan (USD dollor 23), including Xian souvenirs, Xian guide’s interpretation, and free entry to the City Wall
  • Morning Departure Timetable: 10:00, 11:00, 12:30
  • Afternoon Departure Timetable: 13:30, 14:30, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00

Route 3:

  • Ticket  Price: RMB 198 yuan (USD dollor 27), including high-end afternoon tea, Xian guide’s interpretation, and free entry to the City Wall
  • Afternoon Departure Timetable: 13:00, 14:30
  • Operation Route: Yongning Gate > Bell Tower > Wenchang Gate > Hanguang Gate > Anding Gate > Yuxiang Gate > Guangren Temple > Anyuan Gate > Northeast Corner of City Wall > Changle Gate > Southeast Corner of City Wall > Wenchang Gate City Wall

Route 4:

  • Ticket  Price: RMB 188 yuan (USD dollor 26), including slightly tipsy set meal, guide’s interpretation, and free entry to the City Wall
  • Afternoon Departure Timetable: 16:30, 17:30, 18:30
  • Operation Route: Yongning Gate > Bell Tower > Wenchang Gate > Hanguang Gate > Anding Gate > Anyuan Gate > Northeast Corner of City Wall > Jianguo Gate > Changle Gate > Old Market > Wenchang Gate City Wall

Mountain Tourist Line 1 (西安环山旅游1号线)

  • Departure Timetable: From the North Square of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda: 8:30-11:00; From Louguantai: 13:30-17:30
  • Ticket Price: CNY 2 to12
  • Main Stations: Qinling Wildlife Park – Qinghua Mountain – Fengyukou Valley – Caotang Temple – Hutai Grape Base – Taiping National Forest Park – Guifeng Mountain – Jinfeng Temple – Golden Dragon Valley – Zhuque National Forest Park – Qingliang Mountain – Xi’an Qujiang Agricultural Exposition Park

If you are nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers, this Xian city sightseeing bus line is for you. Hop on it and travel all the way to the Qinling Mountains, home to rare and endangered species like the giant panda, golden monkey, and takin. You will be treated with rich biodiversity and breathtaking mountain landscapes, from lush green forests, crystal-clear streams, and majestic peaks. Along the route, there are also a number of ancient Buddhism and Taoism temples and monasteries offering insights into the flourishing Buddhism and Taoism in Xian. to the City Wall

From the North Square of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, a significant landmark symbolizing cultural exchange between China and the West during the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD), the bus operates from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The entire trip spans approximately 9 hours, with ticket prices ranging from CNY 2 to 12 based on the distance covered.