Xi'an, home to some of China's most spectacular ancient sites, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. It has convenient modern transportation facilities and is quite easy to get around in. You can get there by train, airplanes or bus to make your Xi'an tours.
Getting Around in Xi'an:
The easiest means of getting around in Xi'an is by taking one of the many taxis. The drivers are always happy to give advice to visitors. Visitors do not need to worry about not being able to get back to their hotel, because every hotel will offer its guests a business card written in Chinese and English that will inform the taxi drivers where you are staying and how to take you back there.
There are many bus lines which can take you to every corner of Xi'an. Taking the bus is one of the best and most convenient ways to get around the city. Change is not given onboard public buses, so it is important to make sure visitors carry exact change with them. The public buses make stops at all of the city's major sites and the downtown commercial centers. Express buses are available connecting the major tourist spots such as the Qin Shihuang's Mausoleum, the Huaqing Hot Spring, and the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum.
The primary mode of transportation around Xi'an is still the bicycle. It is also a perfect way for visitors to explore the city. It offers visitors the chance to stop where they would like, for as long as they want. Cycle on the top of Xi'an Ancient City Wall is a really wonderful experience.
Getting Around China:
Located 47 kilometers away from Xi'an city center, is the Xi'an Xianyang International Airport. It is the quickest and most convenient way to get around China. Visitors can get there by bus or by taxi. Xi'an is connected with all of China's major cities by air.
By Train or Bus:
Getting around China by train or bus is the most common way to get to most cities. It is recommended that visitors be cautious about their belongings and personal safety while using these two modes of transportation. Xi'an has one train station. The Xi'an Railway Station is located on Huancheng North Street and can be reached from the city center by bus lines 13, 14, or 30. It is the most commonly used by visitors because most of the trains that go to places outside the region begin at this station. Xi'an also has two main bus stations. The one which is near the Xi'an Railway Station is the more useful of the two for visitors. It has buses to most of the region's destinations. There is two basic kinds of buses, Regular and Express. The Regular buses are slower and their condition is not as good as the Express ones.
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