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Xiamen, the Garden City on the Sea, is located on the southeastern coast of Fujian province, beside the Taiwan Strait, which is known for its pleasant climate, Hokkien culture and World Heritage - Gulangyu Island. Through the existing strong Fuzhou Xiamen Fast Railway and Xiamen Shenzhen High Speed Railway, Xiamen has a well-developed high speed train network to nearby Fuzhou (capital of Fujian Province), as well as to Zhangzhou and Longyan City where the Fujian Tulou (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage) are situated, also to Mount Wuyi (UNESCO World Natural & Cultural Heritage) within 3 hours, and to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Shantou...A high speed train from Xiamen to those amazing destinations, especially via the famous Beijing Fuzhou High Speed Railway, you’ll enjoy beautiful natural scenery along the line and experience the legendary Hakka culture and real rural life around Xiamen!
Currently, there are more than 250 high speed trains starting or arriving in Xiamen, including both G trains and D bullet trains. It’s very popular to take fast high speed train travel from Xiamen to visit Fuzhou and Fujian Tulous in Zhangzhou, Longyan City in short distance. Still, direct high speed trains are available from Xiamen to neighboring provinces, such as Nanchang and Mount Wuyi in west Jiangxi Province, Hangzhou, Ningbo and Wenzhou in north Zhejiang Province and Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong in the south, and Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, Changsha, Wuhan, Kunming, Guiyang and other major tourist cities in China.
It’s very convenient to transfer from Xiamen to surrounding famous destinations, like Mount Wuyi and Fujian Hakka Tulous, and many other popular tourist cities. Based on the direct link of Fuzhou Xiamen Fast Railway, Fuzhou has the largest number of high speed trains to Xiamen within 2 hours. There are also high speed trains connects Xiamen with Mount Wuyi and Shenzhen for around 3 hours, and Beijing (more than 11 hours), Shanghai (about 8 hours), Hangzhou (5.5 hours ~ 7 hours), etc. Read the most popular Xiamen high speed train routes, schedules and tours below for your Xiamen trip planning.
Railway Stations: Xiamen North/Xiamen (厦门北/厦门) - Zhangzhou/Longyan (漳州/龙岩)
Distance: 42 km/ 26 miles | 156 km/97 miles
Duration: 19 minutes ~ 39 minutes | 57 minutes ~ 1 hour 36 minutes
Xiamen presents every visitor not the romantic leisure, but also attractive local culture and history with famous world heritages. There are 46 Fujian Hakka Tulou sites inscribed as World Heritage property. They are mainly scattered in Nanjing and Yongding County which is located in Zhangzhou and Longyan City, west of Xiamen. Conveniently, Xiamen has high speed trains to both two places. If want to explore both earthen buildings in Nanjing and Yongding County, you’d better get off at Nanjing Railway Station first and transfer to Nanjing Tulou and Yongding Tulou by private car. After the Tulou visiting, reach to Longyan City to take the 1-hour high speed train back to Xiamen.
Xiamen to Zhangzhou: With a distance of 42km, there are totally 51 high speed trains running from Xiamen to next Zhangzhou, including 2 G trains and 49 D trains. Tourists can choose trains from 07:23am to 21:30pm, and travel further to Longyan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Fuzhou via different rail routes.
Xiamen to Longyan: Every day, there are 24 D trains and 1 G train from Xiamen to Longyan, passing Zhangzhou Station between 07:28am to 21:30pm. The train travel time is approximately 1 hour or above.
Unique Fujian Tulou Complex in Longyan
Railway Stations: Xiamen North/Xiamen (厦门北/厦门) - Wuyishan East (武夷山东)
Distance: 470 km/292 miles
Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes ~ 3 hours 50 minutes
Xiamen, Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) and Mount Wuyi (Wuyishan) are the most scenic highlights of Beijing Fuzhou High Speed Railway (8 most beautiful high speed railways in China). By this popular and very scenic route, you could visit the beautiful coastal city Xiamen and two amazing mountains together, enjoy both featured natural as well as cultural charm there. Every day, there are more than 20 high speed trains (including nearly 20 G trains and several D trains) departing from Xiamen to Wuyishan every day. The entire train trip needs about 3 hours ~ 3.5 hours. Travelers can book a daytime train from 07:01am to 18:46pm. Among all the trains, G5302 train (07:01-10:27) is the first train running for about 3.5 hours, and D2304 train (18:46-22:15) is the latest train traveling 3.5 hours to Wuyishan. After you visit Mount Wuyi in Fujian, one of China's most beautiful mountains - Yellow Mountain is only 1.5 hours' high speed train travel close to you, don't miss this heritage if time permits.
Mount Wuyi - A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nanping, Fujian
Railway Stations: Xiamen North/Xiamen (厦门北/厦门) - Fuzhou South/Fuzhou (福州南/福州)
Distance: 276 km/171 miles
Duration: 1 hour 24 minutes ~ 2 hours 40 minutes
Xiamen is located in the southwest of Fuzhou, the capital and one the largest cities in Fujian. The two destinations are directly connected by the Fuzhou Xiamen High Speed Railway, an important part of Hangzhou-Fuzhou-Shenzhen passenger-dedicated railway and the second HSR in Fujian. The railway takes about 2 hours to travel between Xiamen and Fuzhou along the coast of Fujian Province via Putian and Quanzhou.
Both D trains and G trains can take you to Fuzhou. Every day, there are more than 90 high speed trains running from Xiamen (Xiamen North Railway Station and Xiamen Railway Station) to Fuzhou (Fuzhou Railway Station and Fuzhou South Railway Station) between 06:51am to 21:34pm. Those include more than 60 D trains and over 20 G trains. The earliest train is G3234 (06:51-08:44) with duration of 2 hours and the last is D3340 (21:34-23:11) from Xiamen North to Fuzhou South, taking 1.5 hours. You can choose any train based on your schedule.
Sanfang Qixiang in Fuzhou - An Architectural Museum of Ming & Qing Dynasty Buildings
Railway Stations: Xiamen North/Xiamen (厦门北/厦门) - Shenzhen North (深圳北)
Distance: 514 km/319 miles
Duration: 3 hours 13 minutes ~ 3 hours 59 minutes
The Xiamen Shenzhen High Speed Railway, which built as the first high speed rail in southeast coast of China, links Xiamen in Fujian Province and Shenzhen in Guangdong Province via Zhangzhou, Shantou and Huizhou. Whether you will continue a coast line tour or transfer to Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Xiamen provides lots of fast high speed trains for your convenience.
Regularly, Xiamen delivers over 50 high speed trains (6 G trains & nearly 45 D trains) to Shenzhen every day. D2315 (07:42-11:23) leaving from Xiamen North to Shenzhen Nothg is the first train. D671 (19:59-23:30) is the last train running from Xiamen to Shenzhen, which arriving quite late. Before booking tickets, you should check the schedules carefully and better take a train during the daytime, because it may be some kind of inconvenient to transfer to your destination in the evening.
*Xiamen to Guangzhou High Speed Train: Since July 1st, 2018, there has opened direct high speed trains from Xiamen to Guangzhou, including 1 daily G train and 1 D train. It has largely cuts down the travel time from 12 hours to only 4 hours, and saves much time on complicated transfer.
The Facade of Shenzhen North Railway Station at Night
Railway Stations: Xiamen North (厦门北) - Beijing South (北京南)
Distance: 2,053 km/ 1,276 miles
Duration: 11 hours 16 minutes ~ 11 hours 41 minutes
The Great Wall Hiking and Forbidden City visiting is no long a dream from more than one thousand-miles away Xiamen, but can be easily achieved by super-fast high speed train with one single day. Running on the combined railroads of the Fuzhou Xiamen High Speed Railway and Beijing Fuzhou High Speed Train, the trains takes about 11.5 hours to get to Beijing via Fuzhou, Wuyishan, Huangshan, Hefei, Yuzhou and other cities.
So far, Xiamen opens 3 G trains from Xiamen North to Beijing South Railway Station every day. All the three trains depart in the morning hours. And G322 train (06:57-18:38) is the first train with the longest travel time, G324 train (08:57-20:13) is the second and the fastest train. G356 train (10:59-22:24) is the last train which arrives in Beijing in the late evening.
Railway Stations: Xiamen North (厦门北) - Shanghai Hongqiao (上海虹桥)
Distance: 1,085 km/674 miles
Duration: 6 hours 17 minutes ~ 8 hours 25 minutes
Taking a high speed train tour from Xiamen to Shanghai, the world famous metropolis city in east coast of China, can be realized within half and day. For now, passengers have two main routes to get to Shanghai from Xiamen, one is passing through Fuzhou, Wuyishan and Hangzhou, and another one is go straightforward to north via the coastal cities through Fuzhou, Xiapu, Quanzhou, Ningbo, Shaoxing and Hangzhou.
Generally, there are 19 high speed trains, G & D trains included, running from Xiamen to Shanghai. The four G trains run for 5 hours and more, much faster than the 15 D trains, which takes nearly 8~8.5 hours. The first train is D3142 train departs at 08:06am and arrives at 15:59pm. G1652 train (09:21-14:32) is the fastest train and G1660 train (17:09-23:23) is the latest train terminating in Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station nearly at midnight.
There are some speed trains you can take to reach other top tourist cities in China from Xiamen. With 4.5 hours’ transfer, you could reach Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi Province. If you’d like to head to Mount Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) by high speed train, it is also available within 4.5 hours. In addition, it takes about 10.5 hours to Zhengzhou, 6.5~7.5 hours to Changsha, 7.5 hours to Nanjing, 12.5 hours to Kunming, 14.5 hours to Chongqing… For extremely long trips, you are suggested to take flight rather than taking high speed trains.
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Xiamen Railway Station (厦门站) and Xiamen North Railway Station (厦门北站) are the two stations offering passengers service to/off Xiamen. Both the stations run trains to Fuzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Wuyishan. And Xiamen North Station (location: Yannei Village, Houxi Town, Jimei District, Xiamen 厦门市集美区后溪镇岩内村) is used for most high speed trains from Xiamen to Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, Guiyang, Nanjing and … Check details about Xiamen Transportation Guide >>
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