Asked by Kristin from USA | Apr. 07, 2019 20:07
About:Xian Taxi

This is our first visit to China. I'm traveling with my 20 year old son and husband.

Our trip was supposed to include two days in Xi'an, but because I couldn't get the train I wanted and because my flight was moved from late evening to 14:30 I am finding myself short on time. We now arrive on Tuesday, April 30 at 12:47 into North Railway Station and we fly out the next day, Wednesday, May 1 at 14:30. We are staying by the Bell Tower. We would like to see the Terracotta Warriors, the Bell Tower, Muslim Quarters and go up on the South Wall.

Should we try to do the Terracotta Warriors when we arrive on Tuesday, late afternoon? Or should we do them on Wednesday, early morning, before heading to the airport? I think, because we are short on time we will end up having to use taxis, even though my preference would be to save money and use the bus.

Option 1 - Arrive Xi'an North Railway. Take taxi (cost??) to Terracotta Warriors. Take the bus back to Main Rail Station and then the Metro to Bell Tower. Go to Muslim Quarter in evening for dinner. Next morning explore the Wall. Take the Airport bus at ?? time to catch the flight.

Option 2 - Arrive North Railway. Take Metro to the hotel. Explore the city - Muslim Quarters, Wall, etc in the afternoon and evening. Wednesday AM get up early and take metro/bus (maybe take too long?) or taxi (cost?) to Terracotta Warriors. Leave the Warriors at ??? and take a taxi to the airport (cost??).

Or is there a 3rd option that I should consider? I'd appreciate your opinion on our itinerary. Thanks!

Answers (1)
Answered by Emma from Canada | Apr. 09, 2019 00:34
1. Since your time is too tight and May 1 is public holiday, the option 2 is more recommended.

2. The taxi fare from North Railway Station to Terracotta Warriors is CNY150 to CNY170 per taxi.

3. If you catch international flight, you should arrive at the airport 3 hours in advance. 2 hours are needed if it is the domestic flight. It takes around 1 hour from Bell Tower to the airport by shuttle bus so you are suggested to depart from 11:00 to 11:30.
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