Xi'an airport: Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (XIY)

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport

Xi'an Xianyang Airport is, just like many other Chinese airports, working on an extensive expansion program. Once the third terminal and a second runway will be operational, this airport will be the fifth-largest airport of China.

The airport is the gateway to the historic city Xi’an and of course the famous terra cotta army.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: XIY
ICAO airport code: ZLXY


Local transport


There's no train connection with the airport.

Car and bus

The airport is situated 45 kilometers northwest of Xi'an's city center and 13 kilometers northeast of Xianyang. By rental car the airport can be reached via the ring road around Xi’an. The exit to the airport (G70 Fuyin Expressway or Airport Special Expressway) is clearly signposted.

There are no less than seven shuttle buses to various popular destinations in Xi’an and Xianyang. The buses leave every half hour and a bus ticket costs 25 yuan. More information about buses and destinations can be obtained via telephone number +86(0)29 8870 1384.

Car rental Xi'an Xianyang Airport

There are no international car rental companies present at the airport. There are local providers but usually you can only rent a chauffeur-driven car.


Taxis can be found outside the Arrivals Hall. Make sure the driver turns on the meter or agree on a price upfront. A taxi ride to Xi'an's center costs about 100 yuan.

Airport Parking

You can find a short-term parking lot in front of the terminal. Shuttle busses run from the long-term parking lot to the terminal.




The Airport Hotel in Terminal 2 is a transit hotel. Next to it lies the Airport Guesthouse which offers simple rooms, but this may be an option for travelers leaving on an early flight. Another hotel nearby Xi'an Xianyang Airport is the Airlines Hotel Shaanxi (Tel. +86(0)29 8879 7000). Other than that you need to go to Xi’an, where you can find the Mingdu International Hotel (Tel. +86(0)29 8659 8111), the Golden Flower Hotel Xi'an (Tel. +86(0)29 8323 2981) and the Sofitel Xi’an (Tel. +86(0)29 8792 8888).

Shops and restaurants

The airport offers some restaurants and cafés. Although some restaurants also offer Western dishes, we recommend you try one of the Chinese specialties, as these are of much better quality.

The shopping facilities are limited, although Xi'an Xianyang Airport claims that prices in the duty-free shop are as low as at Hong Kong Airport.


There's a lost-and-found desk near the baggage claim area.


You can find information desks in both the Arrivals and Departure Halls which can be reached via the general telephone number +86(0)29 8879 8450. The Tourist Office also has a counter in the Arrivals Hall for information about places to see in and around Xi’an.


Apart from basic facilities offered by the information desks Xi’an Airport doesn't offer any business facilities (this will probably change once the third terminal is operational). Extensive business facilities, including meeting space and conference rooms, are offered by the business hotels in the city center (see Hotels).

Disabled facilities

Xi’an Airport has good accessibility for the disabled. There are adapted elevators and toilets and parking places have been reserved for disabled travelers right in front of the terminal.

Other services

In the old Terminal 1 you can find a Ticket Center where you can buy tickets for both domestic and international flights. International flights by the way mainly go to neighboring countries, such as Korea, Japan and Thailand.




Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Xi´an 712035

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +86(0)29 8879 8450
Fax: none
Email: unknown

Airport codes

IATA airport code: XIY
ICAO airport code: ZLXY