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Shaznghai airport to Xian

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Shaznghai airport to Xian

What would be the easiest way to get from Shanghai airport (not Pudong) to Xian please. I know that I could get a plane through from Sydney, but as I want to return home to Sydney from Shanghai I need to travel QANTAS in order to not have a very long wait at Guangzhou on the way home. Sounds complicated, I know, but that is the case.

Where is the train station or bus station near the airport. Would I need to book beforehand or what please?? How long would either bus or train take?

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1. Re: Shaznghai airport to Xian

Xi'An is nowhere near Shanghai, about 1400 km. You want to fly there.

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2. Re: Shaznghai airport to Xian

From Shanghai to Xian need 2 hours by plane or 14 hours by train.So plane is better choice for you.

Edited: 10:37 am, March 12, 2014
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Hi, Studioworks:

It is impossible to get bus from Shanghai to Xian for you though there is chartered bus line.

We do have high speed train traveling from Shanghai to Xi'an which takes more than several hours at a cost as much as airfare.

There are overnight train from Shanghai to Xian, train number is Z94, or T140. it takes overnight that the train arrives next morning in Xi'an.

Since you are using QANTAS from Shanghai, maybe you could think about flying to Xian from Shanghai, and then take either train or flight back to Shanghai.

Hope it would be helpful in your trip planning.

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4. Re: Shaznghai airport to Xian

Thanks for your advice. I have now decided to go to Suzhou from Pudong, then on to Yangzhou. After Yangzhou I will travel to Xian and spend four days there. THEN I will travel back to Pudong from Xian by train I think. Question : does the train go several times a day to Pudong?. Is the station at Pudong close to the airport?

Hope you can help me.

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5. Re: Shaznghai airport to Xian

From Xi'an to Shanghai by train, in Shanghai tran station, you need to take subway to Pudong airport by line 1..

but have to stopover at Renmin Square. and then take subway line 2 directly to Pudong airport.

suggest you to get airport by taxi from Shanghai train station.

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Darren,

How many times per day does the train go from Xian to Pudong? I fly back to Sydney at about 7 pm, so would need to be in Pudong in the afternoon at about 4 pm. Any idea of time of train from Xian that would be arrive in this time frame?

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7. Re: Shaznghai airport to Xian

There is no train station in Pudong airport. To get to the airport at that time you need to take the overnight train from Xi'An. Use the search function here to check the schedule: www-china-diy-travel.com

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Hi Studioworks

Yes, there are many trains between Xi'an to Shanghai each day. but I recommend the train D308 and Z94 as well as T140 to you, they all are that would be arrive in this time frame (arrive shanghai at before 4pm).

esp the train D308 is a bullet train, faster than Z94 and T140, it take you only 10hrs to get to Shanghai Station from Xi'an North Station.

Train D308 schedule

01 西安北 ---- 21:01 ----

02 华山北 21:39 21:41 2分钟

03 三门峡南 22:16 22:18 2分钟

04 洛阳龙门 22:59 23:01 2分钟

05 郑州 23:44 23:48 4分钟

06 徐州 02:18 02:22 4分钟

07 南京 05:07 05:11 4分钟

08 常州 06:13 06:15 2分钟

09 苏州 06:54 06:56 2分钟

10 上海 07:48 07:48 ----

The train T140 schedule

01 西安 ---- 20:02 ----

02 渭南 20:43 20:45 2分钟

03 华山 21:38 21:40 2分钟

05 郑州 02:16 02:33 17分钟

06 徐州 05:55 06:17 22分钟

07 蚌埠 07:49 07:57 8分钟

08 南京 09:34 09:42 8分钟

09 镇江 10:17 10:30 13分钟

10 常州 11:13 11:23 10分钟

11 无锡 11:46 11:50 4分钟

12 苏州 12:14 12:18 4分钟

13 上海 13:12 13:12 ----

the train Z94 schedule

01 西安 ---- 17:08 ----

02 华山 18:36 18:38 2分钟

03 无锡 06:18 06:22 4分钟

04 苏州 06:44 06:48 4分钟

05 上海 07:42 07:42 ----

Edited: 9:47 am, March 14, 2014
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9. Re: Shaznghai airport to Xian

Thanks for your help. Very much appreciated.

Warm wishes from Sydney, Australia.

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10. Re: Shaznghai airport to Xian

Hi, you are welcome. have a good trip in ou city xi'an