What public transportation options are available in Xi’an?

There are two subway lines in Xi’an covering the main scenic spots in downtown Xi’an; the two lines are displayed as a cross in the city center.
We advise purchasing a Yikatong (Chang An Tong) card to make your trips hassle-free. These cost 18RMB and can be purchased from bus company outlets, CCB outlets, bus company service centers, or designated metro stations. This Yikatong can be used to take buses, subways and taxis.
Taxi:Similar to New York you won’t need to wait long before spotting a taxi. Make sure to always take the licensed taxis that you can usually spot by their yellow and green coloring. Ask for a ‘fapiao’ (an invoice) at the end of your journey, as this will identify the taxi should you leave anything behind.
Train: There are three train stations: Xi’an Railway Station, the main train station bound for the whole country; Xi’an South Railway Station, providing trains bound for Yunnan, Guizhou, Hubei and Chongqing; Xi’an North Railway Station, providing high speed rails and bullet trains bound for big cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.