Transportation

Shaanxi has a convenient and safety integrated transportation system.

In 2005, turnover of passenger and freight traffic with varied transportation means is 172.3688billion ton-km. Of which, railway finished 145.983 billion ton-km, highway finished 25.446billion ton-km and civil aviation finished 0.904 billion ton-km.

Brief introduction on air, railway, taxi and subway of Shannxi province

  • Airplane

  • Train

  • Taxi

  • Subway

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport is the important aviation hinge in the western China. It has more than 120 domestic and international flight lines. It has contacted with near 30 airline companies including New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, Frankfurt, Vancouver, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. In 2005, freight volume was 39,000 tons and passenger traffic was 3.8953 million person-times.

Xi'an's airport is located 50 km (about 31 miles) northwest of downtown Xian in Xianyang, a neighboring city. Ranked as the fourth most frequented airport in China, Xianyang International Airport (XIY) is home to 68 domestic daily flights from almost every major Chinese destination. From Jiuzhaigou, Ningbo, Zhengzhou and Lianyungang, etc. to Xi'an there are newly opened domestic routes. International airlines from 10 Asian cities such as Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand have well-established services with XIY. In 2005, there opened 7 new international airline routs from Germany, France, Britain, America and Canada via transfers in Beijing. In 2006, other 8 international airline routs from Europe, America and Asian are opening via transfers in Shanghai. International air connections with Hong Kong and Macao are also available depending on the airline schedule. Presently, with a total of 25 international air routes, Xi'an has become the city with most international connections in Western China.

There are shuttle buses between the airport and the urban area with a 25 Yuan admission fee per person. Alternatively, at a price of 100 - 120 Yuan the journey can be made by taxi.