Flights to Xi’an

Book flights to Xi’an and fly the faster route to China

Finnair flies to Xi’an several times a week via transfer-friendly Helsinki Airport. We fly the geographically shorter route to Asia, making your flight time to China considerably shorter. Book your flights to Xi’an today!

Finnair flies to Xi’an from 29 March until 23 October 2014.


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Information about flying from the UK to Xi’an

  • Flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Xi’an (XIY)

    Finnair flies from London to Xi’an several times a week. The overall flight time is about 14 hours.

    Finnair flies to Xi’an from 29 March until 23 October 2015.

    Departure Destination Number of daily flights up to Timetable
    London Heathrow Airport (LHR) Xi’an Xianyang International Airport (XIY) via Helsinki 3


    From London city centre to London Heathrow Airport

    London Heathrow Airport is located approximately 25 kilometres from the centre of London.

    You can reach London city centre by using the London Underground. The Piccadilly Line train operates regularly between London Heathrow Airport and the London region. The travel time is about an hour. For the London Underground schedules, visit the London Underground journey planner.

    A faster but slightly more expensive way to reach London is to take the Heathrow Express, departing every 15 minutes. The trip takes roughly 15 minutes and the Express is easily accessible from the airport terminals.

    More information on transportation to and from London Heathrow Airport

Information on Finnair flights to Xi’an

  • Flight time from London to Xi’an with Finnair: 13 hours 55 minutes
  • Distance from London to Xi’an: 8,250 km
  • Aircraft: Finnair flies to Xi’an with Airbus A340–300 series airplanes
  • Finnair flight level on flights to Xi’an: Level 4 (a specific barometric pressure, expressed as a nominal altitude in hundreds of feet)

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Meals and drinks on your flight to Xi’an

Flight from London to Helsinki

  • Complimentary coffee, tea, juice and water.

Flight from Helsinki to Xi’an

  • Complimentary meals with free-of-charge non-alcoholic drinks, beer, and wine.
  • Other alcoholic beverages available for purchase at all other times.
  • We also have a variety of snacks available for purchase at any time. See our snack menu.
  • If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know in advance, and we will provide you with a special meal.

Services during the flight to Xi’an

Newspapers are free of charge for both Economy and Business Class passengers on Finnair flights from Helsinki to Xi’an. Finnair’s monthly in-flight magazine Blue Wings is reserved for every passenger.

Both Economy and Business Class seats on our Airbus A340–300 aircraft used on our flights to Xi’an are equipped with a personal entertainment system and video screen. Additionally, every seat has a power socket that allows you to charge your laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

You can listen to a broad selection of music across 24 different channels using headphones, or choose to watch a variety of films and TV shows available during your flight. Our wide selection of in-flight entertainment is updated every month.

Read more about entertainment and working on board

Arriving at Xi’an

Xianyang International Airport

Xi’an Xianyang International Airport is located 36 kilometres northwest of Xi’an.

One of the easiest ways of reaching the Xi’an city centre is by the airport bus. To get to the bus, proceed to Exit 2 after leaving the baggage claim area and make your way across to the platforms.

A slightly more expensive way is to take a taxi to the centre.

Find out more about the airport bus

Finnair lounge at Xi’an Airport

At Xi’an Airport, you will find Finnair’s lounge, the International First Class lounge in the departure hall in terminal 2. The lounge is available to Finnair Plus Platinum members, Finnair Plus Gold members, Finnair Plus Silver members, Finnair Club members and Business Class passengers. Read more about Finnair lounges.

Transferring within terminals at Xi’an Airport

All Finnair flights arrive at and depart from Terminal T2.

If you are transferring between oneworld airlines and already have your boarding pass, you can proceed directly to your departure gate.

If you are connecting from an international flight to a domestic flight, you are required to collect your luggage and clear passport control before proceeding to the domestic check-in area.

Good to know before your flight

The most important thing to remember before your flight is to ensure that your passport and visas are valid throughout your whole journey; many countries require that your passport is valid for three to six months after your trip has ended.

When booking your flight, always ensure that your name is spelled the same way on both your flight ticket and passport. Take a look at our checklist before your flight for more information.

Check in for your flight in Xi’an

  • We recommend using online or mobile check-in before arriving at the airport. You can check in for your flight up to 36 hours before your flight's departure time.
  • If you haven’t reserved a seat in advance, you can choose your seat from those that are available, free of charge, when checking in for your flight.
  • Airport check-in and Bag Drop desks open two hours before departure.
  • Check-in closes one hour before departure.
  • Allow yourself enough time to leave your baggage at Bag Drop and to go through airport security checks, as you may have to queue, particularly at peak times. See minimum check-in times

Find out more about all check-in options

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Xi’an travel guide

Did you know that Xi’an is one China’s four most important cities in terms of cultural history?

Travel guide

Carry-on baggage on flights to Xi’an

Economy Class passengers (excluding Finnair Plus tier members)

  • One piece of carry-on baggage + one small personal item
  • Maximum weight 8 kg

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Checked baggage on flights to Xi’an

Economy Class passengers (excluding Finnair Plus tier members)

  • One piece with the maximum weight of 23 kg
  • Maximum dimensions 190 cm x 75 cm x 65 cm

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Finnair tax-free shopping

Shop high-quality products during your flight or pre-order tax-free goods in advance.

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