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Discover The Real Beauty of Xian From Shanghai by Flight or by Bullet Train!
Shanghai is the top holiday destination for visitors to China so people can see a blend of fashionable modernity and skycrapers, it takes around two or three days to travel Shanghai. If you have extra day in Shanghai and eager to discover the brillant Chinese history. Xian, the cradle of Chinese civilization, is a great destiantion. It is home to the magnificent Terracotta Warriors, the amazing Ancient City Wall as well as a host of museums, shops, muslim food, entertainments and more. Taking flight or train from Shanghai to Xian, which make your side trips both fast and convenient. If you only have one day extra in Shanghai, then you can travel from Shanghai to Xian by round-way flight, you'll have enough time to explore Terracotta Warriors; If you have two days or even more extra days in Shanghai, bullet train is a great way for you to travel from Shanghai to Xian since it is more economic and you can enjoy the countryside view along the way which is also a unique experience. Following are top Xian tours from Beijing that recommended by 98% of our clients. You can also tailor-made your own Xian tour from Beijing, please feel free to contact us. How to travel from Shanghai to Xian

The most popular Xian tours from Shanghai

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter

Tour Style:Whether you're looking for history, culture or muslim food, you'll find it all on this 2-day Xian tour from Shanghai. Travel from Shanghai to Xian by train makes your journey easy. Accomanied by your knowledgeable guide, take an insightful into Terracotta Warriors, one of eight wonders of the world, try some great local Muslim food, during the tour, your guide will share the detailed information, history and interesting stories about these sites.

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From $108 p/p

Duration:10-12 hours

Attractions(Cities):Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Ancient City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum

Tour Style:Travel from Shanghai to Xian by flight, make the most of your time for your short stay in Xian. With 1 day Xian tour, get a personalized experience with a private guide, who will answer all your questions as you visit Xian city highlights to City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum and more. An all inclusive Xian tour from Shanghai offers you an worry-free and easy way to travel. Airport pickup and drop off, Shanghai hotel/Shanghai airport transfers, entrance fees, knowledeageble guide included.

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From $125 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Muslim Quarter, Dumpling Banquet, Tang Dynasty Music & Dance Show, Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum

Tour Style:Want to experience the fast and clean bullet train between Shanghai & Xian when you travel in China? The bullet trains from Shanghai to Xian and Xian to Shanghai are plentiful daily, so you have a lot of choices for when you want to start the tour. This 2-Day Xian tour from Shanghai is fully customizable, allows you to explore the best the city has to offer, such as Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and more.

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From $164 p/p

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Terracotta Warriors, Muslim Quarter, Ancient City Wall, Bell Tower, Shaanxi History Museum, Dumpling Banquet&Tang Dynasty Show, Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Tour Style:Do you want visit top Xian landmarks and search tours from Shanghai? This Shanghai to Xian tour package will help you save time researching your trip. With your knowledgeable tour guide, get the most out of your time in Xian by visiting historical and modern sights. This Xian Discovery tour will be the ultimate stress-free experience as tour guide, car service, entrance fees are all included.

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From $330 p/p

Duration:10-11 hours

Attractions(Cities):Terracotta Warriors

Tour Style:Start and end in Shanghai! With holiday package from Shanghai to Xian by flight, it's enough for travelers to visit the Terracotta Wariors at your own pace. The flight between Shanghai and Xian takes around 2 hours, and there are a plenty of flights that makes your Shanghai to Xian trip flexible. An all inclusive tour with round way Shanghai Xian air tickets, Terracotta Army entrance fee, local guide, transport included makes your journey more enjoyable.

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From $640 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Terracotta Warriors, Ancient city Wall, Mt.huashan

Tour Style:Take 2 Days Xian Highlights Tour with Huashan Mountain from Shanghai by flight, with your expert guide, admire breathtaking mountain scenery, sea of clouds and a serioes of other highlights. Moreover, hit the Terracotta Warriors and Ancient City Wall in the city of Xian without the hassles of booking transportation and tour itinerary. A knowledgeable and friendly guide, airport pickup & drop-off, entrance fees are all included.

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From $485 p/p

Most Asked Questions about Shanghai to Xian Tours

1. I am interested in a Xian tour on September 9th. We will be staying in Shanghai, and take a flight to Xian for a one day or two days tour. There will be either 3 or 4 adults. What can you recommend?

Travel to Xian from Shanghai by flight can save your time. If you want to do a day tour, then you can take a day trip to Terracotta Warriors from the airport, and after the tour ends, your guide will drop you off at the airport. If you do 2 days Xian tour, on day 1, you can visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower and Muslim Quarter. Then you can explore Terracotta Warriors and Ancient City Wall on the next day, transfer back to the airport. For the night in Xian, you also have an option to watch the famous Tang Dynsty Dance and Music Show. Please asvise.

2. How can I book a Xian tour from Shanghai with you? Can I book through the website?

You can send us an email about your inquiry or click "Enquiry Now" on the page of the tour that you're interested. When we received your inquiry, we will send you the tour itinerary and quotation based on your requirements. For the confirmation of the tour, we require 20% of the total payment via PayPal or other payment methods in advance to ensure the booking, and the balance you can pay our guide in cash after the tour ends.

3. How much time in advance do we need to make reservation if I want to book the Xian Terracotta Warriors Tour from Shanghai by Flight?

The air ticket will be different depending on your travel date, normally it will cost cheaper if you book as early as possible. If your plan changes 5 days ahead of your tour, you'll get full refund; If you cancel the tour less than 2 days, you'll get 50% refund; If you cancel less than 24 hours, there is no refund. "No Shows" are non-refundable. Please advise.

4. Do you offer any tour that can cover Terracotta Warriors, Muslim Quarter, Bell Tower and Big Wild Goose Pagoda? We would like to travel Xian from Shanghai next year.

Yes, the tour can be arranged. There are two ways from Shanghai to Xian, by flight or by train. If you are tight on time, flight is the best, it only takes around 2 hours, for the above attractions, you can do a 2 days Xian tour from Shanghai with round-way airport. If you have more than 2 days, you can experience bullet train, which is a very popular transportation when travel in China, when you arrive in Xian, visit Muslim Quarter and Bell Tower; on day 2, explore Terracotta Warriors and Big Wild Goose Pagoda; on day 3, visit other Xian highlights such as Shaanxi History Museum, Famen Temple and more, at the end, return to Shanghai by train. If you don't want to return to Shanghai, you can take bullet train to Beijing for sightseeing, which is a great choice for first time travelers.

5. Does your guide speak English as none of us can understand Mandarin.

All our guides are bilingual, they can speak both English and Mandarin, you no need worry about it.

6. I would like to request a quotation for 2 days tailor made Xian tour for 2 adults. We would like to travel Xian from Shanghai by flight and visit Terracotta Warriors. Is it worth to visit Huashan?

Mout Huashan is one of the famous "Five Mountains" in China, and it is also famous as the root of Chinese culture. Huashan attracs millions of tourists, it's an ideal place for people who love hiking. You can do one day in Terracotta Warriors and one day Hushan tour from Xian, at the end, you can take bullet train from Huashan to Shanghai. This Xian tour from Shanghai includes Shanghai to Xian train tickets, Huashan to Shanghai train tickets, entrance fees, professional English-speaking tour guide, experienced driver and air-conditioned vehicle. As for hotel accommodation, you can book by your own or it can be included as well.

7. Where to stay in Xian? Can you recommend what is good western hotel in Xian?

Xian has become a popular tourism city due to its brillian culture and history. There are quite a lot good western hotels in Xian, followings are highly recommend:

Eastern House Boutique Hotel
Hilton Xian
W Xian Hotel
The Westin Xian
Sheraton Xian Hotel
Xian Bell Tower Hotel

Above hotels are for your reference only, we recommend you book a hotel that near malls, metros, and attractions, so you can travel by your own easier.

8. I am interested in 2 days Xian terracotta warriors tour from Shanghai. Do you provide private tour like that, we are 65 year old people, we prefer to visit the sites slowly.

Yes, the private 2 days tour from Shanghai to Xian can be arranged. For a leisurely 2 days tour in Xian, you can visit Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Muslim Quarter. Our private tours are 100% flexible, you can explore the attractions at your own pace.

9. Does your Xian tours from Shanghai include Halal or Muslim meal?

Yes, the Halal/Muslim meal can be included in the tour. Actually Xian is a city rich in Muslim culture, there are a lot of Muslim restaurants that offer authentic Muslim food. Your guide will recommend good Muslim restaurant during the tour, feel free to let our guide know your requirement, they will help you arrange it.

10. What payment methods do you accept? Can I pay by credit card?

PayPal, Alipay, Bank Transfer, WeChat and Cash are acceptable. The credit card is not available at the moment. As for booking the tour with us, you can pay 20% of the total payment in advance before the tour start to ensure the booking, and the balance you can pay our guide in cash after the tour start.

11. Is it easy to get around Xian? We speak English only.

You'd better hire an English Speaking tour guide or a Xian tour package to help you explore the city sites since most of locals cannot speak/understand English. It will be a bit difficult for you to buy entrance tickets and take bus. In addition, order dishs at local restaurant can be struggle for you, they only offer menus in Mandarin without photos.

12. I am staying in Shanghai, is it possible to do a day tour to Mount Huashan from Shanghai?

There is no direct flight from Shanghai to Mount Huashan, you have to take a flight to Xian first and then take a bullet train or a shuttle bus from Xian to Huashan. It will a little bit rush to visit Huashan from Shanghai in one day, stay overnight in Huashan is a great choice, and you can enjoy sunset and sunrise. If you are short on time, then you can visit Yellow Mountain, also named Huangshan, which is near to Shanghai, you can do one day Huangshan mountain tour from Shanghai by train. Please advise.

13. Will you purchase round way train tickets if we book Xian tour from Shanghai with you?

Yes, we can help you book Shanghai Xian train tickets. There are three stypes of train seat:
Second class seat:  203USD
First class seat: 328USD
Business class seat: 627USD
Above prices are based on round way Shanghai Xian train tickets by per person. Please let us know which type of train seat you prefer and provide us the details of your passport by email. 

14. Do you know how many train stations in Xian, I plan to take bullet train from Shanghai to Xian, which one should I book?

There are three railway stations in Xian in total. If you want to take bullet train from Shanghai to Xian, you have to buy the train that arrive at Xian North Train Station. Among three railway stations, only Xian North Train Station sell bullet train tickets.

15. What is the fastest way from the airport to terracotta army? I'll fly from Shanghai and land in Xian at around 13:00pm.

Take a taxi is the fastest way to Terracotta Army from Xian airport, it takes around 1 hour to get there and costs around CNY 180 OR 27USD. Terracotta Warriors is around 68km from Xian xianyang international airport.

16. Plan to visit Xian from Shanghai in late December, does Xian have snow? Will it be very cold?

The weather from December to February is qutie cold and dry. There are occasional snowfalls, but they rarely settle for long. Though the temperature is low, it will be much less crowded in Xian than Spring(From March to May) and Autumn(September to November). It's the best time to visit the Terracotta Warriors if you want to don't like the crowds.

17. I'll plan to take train from Shanghai to Xian, the train arrives at 14:29, how can I get to Famen Temple, is it still open when I get there?

Famen temple is around 130km from Xian north train station, it takes around 1.5 hours to get there. And the opening hours of Famen Templs is 08:00-17:30, if you take a taxi from the train station to Famen temple when you arrive, you'll have around 1 hour to explore the site, which is too tight for you. Normally it takes around two or three hours to explore Famen Temple.

18. My Husband and I plan to do a 2 days Xian tour from Shanghai by train, which train should we book and around what time will we finish the tour?

1. From Shanghai to Xian: G360 Shanghai Hongqiao Station to Xian North Station: Departs at 08:36AM and arrive at 14:29PM
2. From Xian to Shanghai: G1938 Xian North Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Station: Departs at 15:12PM and arrive at 21:46PM
3. Please book the train tickets as early as possible in case the train tickets sold out especially during Chinese public holiday.

19. Can I book a train ticket from Shanghai to Xian if I am staying in Xian?

Yes, you can buy any train tickets at any train station no matter which city is your starting point. In addition, you can book train tickets online by your own, www.trip.com is a good web to buy the train tickets, it not only shows in English, but also accept Credit Card.

20. How to travel from Shanghai to Xian and then to Guilin?

Flight makes Xian from Shanghai easy to reach and save time, normally it takes around 2 days to visit the main Xian highlights including Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Muslim Quarter, Bell Tower, etc, and then take a flight from Xian to Guilin (around 2 hours), you can spend 2 full days there to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill, Water Moon Cave, Reed Flute Cave and enjoy the Li River Cruise to Yangshuo. At the end, return to Shanghai by flight. If you have longer stay in China, you can take excursion to Beijing, Chengdu or Hangzhou.

21. How to rent a bike on Ancient City Wall?

To see the entire wall and its surroundings, highly suggest you rent a bike. Single and tandem bikes can be rented from a stall by the South Gate entry point or several other locations along the wall. Rental for a tandem bike cost 90 CNY (13.32 USD) for 2 hours with a 300 CNY (~44.50 USD) deposit that you get back when you return the bike. You can return the bike at any of the bike rental locations atop the wall. At a leisurely pace, biking the entirety of the city wall takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

22. We are thinking about riding the train from Shanghai to Xian to see the Terracotta Warriors and then return to Shanghai that night? Does this sound like it will work?

The day trip to terracotta warriors from Shanghai to Xian with round way train ride is possible but it might be a bit tired for you. Accordingly to your plan, take a morning train from Shanghai and arrive at around 14:30PM, after dinner, you can take an overnight train return to Shanghai.

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