Xi'an
If you're coming from the United States you can book a direct flight to Xi’an Xianyang International Airport. Otherwise, consider a short domestic flight from another major Chinese city like Beijing or Shanghai. Xi’an is also connected to greater China by train. Once you've arrived, the easiest way to travel around Xi’an is to use the cheap and convenient taxicab system. Buses will also take you to the major attractions—but be sure to plan around traffic jams. The Xi’an subway system offers two lines (a third is opening in October 2016), with a starting rate of only 2 yuan. If you're traveling in a group, the best option may be to hire your own car and driver; your hotel should be able to help you. If you’re brave, hop in a tuk-tuk, but do not expect a smooth or safe ride!