Getting There -- Hua Shan can be visited as a 1- or 2-day trip from Xi'an. Regular buses leave from the main bus station from 7am (2 hr.; ¥22). Ignore touts who try to drag you away to their minibuses. All buses should drop you in the village from where you can walk to the ticket office. To take the cable car you'll need to take another bus (¥20 return) which departs from the ticket office and takes 20 minutes to reach the terminus. Entry to Hua Shan is ¥120. The last bus returns to Xi'an from the cable car stop at 4pm, and minibuses run until 7pm.
Connect by rail via Hua Shan railway station. There is a minibus every half-hour to Hua Shan Kou (20 min.; ¥3); or hail a taxi for ¥20. Trains back to Xi'an (2 hr.) cost around ¥30 and depart every hour or so.
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