After enjoying cutting-edge architecture, tasty Cantonese food in the heart of the Pearl River Delta - Guangzhou, Pearl River Delta, you can travel conveniently to Xiamen to visit authentic earth buildings - Fujian Tulou and exquisite Gulangyu Island. At present, visitors can travel between the two cities by train or flight.
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Guangzhou Location: Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, is located in the south central of Guangdong province, north of the Pearl River Delta. It’s one of the most important cities in the Greater Bay Area. It’s adjacent to Dongguan (东莞市) and Zhongshan (中山市) in the south and facing Hong Kong and Macao across the sea, is one of the starting points of the Maritime Silk Road and the "Southern gate" of China.
Xiamen Location: Xiamen is a sub-provincial city in Fujian Province. Xiamen is a Special Economic Zone in China approved by the State Council. It’s an important central city, a scenic tourist city along China’s southeast coast. Xiamen is about 600 km away from Hong Kong and 650 km from Guangzhou.
Guangzhou to Xiamen Distance: Guangzhou is situated in the southwest of Xiamen with an estimated driving distance of about 650 km, nearly 7-7.5 hours by driving.
Guangzhou to Xiamen Transportation Map
Train travel has become increasingly popular in China in recent years. Every day, there are 6 trains running between Guangzhou and Xiamen, including 2 G high-speed trains, 2 D bullet trains and 2 normal trains.
Below is the Real-time Guangzhou to Xiamen High Speed Train Timetable:
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
● Frequency: 2 trains per day
● Train Time: about 4 hours - 4.5 hours
● From & To: Guangzhou South Railway Station 广州南站 → Xiamen North Railway Station 厦门北站
High-speed train travel is the most popular way to get from Guangzhou to Xia of the starting points of the Maritime Silk Road - Guangzhou to the othemen. In less than 4.5 hours, you can traverse from oner starting point - Xiamen.
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Transfer Advice: Guangzhou South Railway Station is about 54km from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (about 70-80 minutes), 17km from Huangshan city center (about 45 minutes). Travelling with China Discovery, you can enjoy private pick-up service from the airport and be escorted to the train station or other attractions in Guangzhou directly.
Guangzhou South Railway Station (Guangzhounan Railway Station, 广州南站)
Location: Shibi Street, Panyu District, Guangzhou City (广州市番禺区石壁街道)
Distance from City Center: about 17 km/45 minutes’ driving to the downtown area
Guangzhou South Railway Station is about 17km to the city center. As the largest and busiest railway station in southern China, it serves several major high speed railways. It is well-equipped with city rail traffic and you can easily get there by metro Line 3, Line 6 and Line 7. Besides, it also offers long distance bus and public bus. Calling a tax is also quite convenient in the railway station.
Xiamen North Railway Station (厦门北站)
Location: Center Nature Village, Houxi Country, Jimei District, Xiamen, Fujian (福建省厦门市集美区后溪镇岩内村埔中央自然村 – 厦门北站)
Distance from City Center: about 23 km/35 minutes’ driving to the downtown area
For the High Speed trains travel from Huangshan to Xiamen, 7 out of 8 high-speed trains stop at Xiamen North Railway Station. Xiamen North Railway Station is located about 18km away from Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. It is equipped with convenient transportation means, including BRT line 1& 6, tourist shuttle bus line 1 & 2, metro line 1 & 4, public buses, taxis, etc.
● Frequency: 2 trains per day
● Train Time: about 5 hours - 5.5 hours
● From & To: Guangzhou East Railway Station 广州东站 → Xiamen Railway Station 厦门站
Guangzhou East Railway Station (广州东站)
Location: No.1 Dongzhan Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (广州市天河区东站路1号)
Distance from City Center: about 10 km/35 minutes’ driving to the city center
Guangzhou East Railway Station (广州东站) is about 10km to the city center. Metro Line 1 and Line 3 are available to transfer to other places in Guangzhou, and from here, travelers can take Metro Line 1 and transfer to Line 6 at Dongshankou Station to reach city center for about 25 minutes.
Xiamen Train Station (厦门站)
Location: No. 900, Xiahe Road, Siming District, Xiamen (厦门市思明区厦禾路900号)
Distance from City Center: about 3 km/10 minutes’ driving to the city center
Xiamen Railway Station is closer to the main tourist areas in Xiamen, including Gulangyu Island, Nanputuo Temple, Xiamen Botanical Garden, etc. It’s about 12 km away from the Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, takes about 20 minutes by car.
There are two train stations in Xiamen, Xiamen Railway Station is located in the city center, Xiamen North Railway Station is located in Haicang District, about 20km away from city center. Tourists can take private car, taxi, metro to get around Xiamen, take a ferry to Gulangyu Island and use private drive or public traffic to get to Fujian Tulou in Nanjing and Yongding county.
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|Xiamen City Center||Xiamen Railway Station||About 3 km||15 minutes’ drive|
|Xiamen North Railway Station||About 20 km||30 minutes’ drive|
|Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport||Xiamen Railway Station||About 10 km||20 minutes’ drive|
|Xiamen North Railway Station||About 18 km||25 minutes’ drive|
|Gulangyu Island||Xiamen Railway Station||About 9 km||20 minutes’ drive and 20 minutes’ ferry|
|Xiamen North Railway Station||About 23 km||30 minutes’ drive and 20 minutes’ ferry|
|Fujian Tulou Clusters in Nanjing||Xiamen Railway Station||About 160 km||2.5-3 hours’ drive|
|Xiamen North Railway Station||About 140 km||2.5-3 hours’ drive|
Please Note: Informations above are only for your reference, might change according to the real situation.
● Frequency: 2 trains per day
● Train Time: about 11 hours - 13 hours
● From & To: Guangzhou Railway Station/Guangzhou East Station 广州站/广州东站 → Xiamen North Railway Station 厦门北站
There are 2 normal trains running from Guangzhou to Xiamen during the night. Both depart from 20:00 to 20:30 during the night. The whole journey takes about 11-13 hours. Both trains will arrive at Xiamen North Railway Station in the morning of the next day.
Guangzhou Railway Station (广州站)
Location: No.159, West Huanshi Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou (广州市越秀区环市西路159号)
Distance from City Center: about 4 km/15 minutes’ driving to the city center
Guangzhou Railway Station (广州站) is one of the biggest in the country, also the oldest station in Guangzhou which serves routes that go to / from most of China cities with a relatively slow speed, more stopping stations, cheap ticket fees. Metro lines 2 and 5 have a connection stop here. You can reach the city center by Line 2 for about 25 minutes. And it usually takes about 15-20 minutes by taxi.
● Flight Time: about 1-1.5 hours
● Frequency: over 10 flight per day
● From & To: Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) → Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN)
Air travel is the fastest way to get from Guangzhou to Xiamen, which offers you breathtaking aerial view and luggage-free trip. There are about 12 direct flights flying from Huangshan to Xiamen every day from 06:50 to 21:30. A single one-way flight takes approximately 1-1.5 hours only. More detail information, please visit Guangzhou Xiamen Flights - Schedule, Airport, Tickets >>
▶ Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport 广州白云国际机场
Address: No.888, East Jichang Avenue, Huadu District, Guangzhou (广州市花都区机场大道东888号)
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (广州白云国际机场; CAN) is the second busiest and largest airport in Southern China, right after the Hong Kong Airport, about 34 km (21 mi) driving distance north from central Guangzhou. And there are two connected terminals serving for all international and domestic airlines, which are Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport not only connects most airports in most cities in China butt also many international destinations. Learn More about Flights to Guangzhou (CAN) - Schedules, Duration, Frequency 2021 >>
▶ Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport 厦门高崎国际机场
Address: Xiangyun Yi Road, Huli District, Xiamen City (厦门市湖里区翔云一路)
Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport is located in Xiamen downtown, about 12~20 kilometers (half an hour or so by car) to those Xiamen ports to catch a ferry to Gulangyu Island. At the airport, you can ride a taxi to get around. In addition, there are also Airport Shuttle Buses for you to travel between the Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 of the airport and the ferry ports (like Lundu Port and Dongdu Port) and train stations (like Xiamen North Railway Station and Xiamen Railway Station), Xiamen University, etc.
After arrival at Xiamen Airport, you can transfer to Xiamen North Railway Station or Xiamen Train Station to take high speed trains to Nanjing, Wuyishan, Fuzhou, Quanzhou and other cities in Fujian, or take a private car, taxi, airport shuttle bus to travel around Xiamen downtown area, or transfer to ferry to get on Gulangyu Island.
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Class of Ticket
You can usually choose from the First Class Seat, the Second Class Seat or Business Class Seat on the high speed trains. While, there are three types offered on the normal train, including Soft Sleeper, Hard Sleeper and Hard Seat. learn more >>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or via a ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. Train ticket alteration and cancellation are only available at ticket counters. learn more >>
Board & Get off
1) Prepare your passport and China Visa; 2) Get to the right train station at least 30 mins in advance; 3) Collect your train ticket; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. learn more >>
Passengers don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. learn more >>
Facilities and Service
All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service, including luggage racks, air-conditioner, power socket, dining car, hot water, etc. learn more >>
Usually, a classic Shanghai Xiamen tour takes about 6-8 days. All the essences of the two cities can be covered.
For most travelers to Guangzhou, 2 to 3 days is usually enough to catch its top classic highlights, including the must see Chen Clan Ancestral Hall and Canton Tower and popular the Museum of the Mausoleum of Nanyue King,
It takes 2 ~ 3 days to explore the best highlights of Xiamen. Top attractions you can't miss include the earth building - “Fujian Tulou” in Nanjing and Yongding, the “Garden on the Sea” - Gulangyu Island, 1000 years old South Putuo Temple and the most beautiful university in China - Xiamen University.
If you have more days for your vacation, there are still many other splendid natural and cultural heritages worthy to explore, such as Foshan in Guagndong Province, the Danxia landform of Wuyi Mountain and Xiapu Mudflat in Fujian Province. Or you may also expand your trip to Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, etc.
China Discovery is an experienced, professional and reliable travel companion devoted to offering high-quality and the best tour services for all travelers to China. In order to have a hassle-free travel and focus on the trip itself, it’s highly recommended travelling with China Discovery. You can select from our most popular Xiamen tours, or contact our travel consultant to customize a special one based on your requirements. So, you can enjoy convenient airport pick-up and drop-off service and transportation to all scenic spots in a safe, clean, comfortable, air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicle. Also, we will arrange knowledgeable local tour guide, excellent accommodation and dining arrangements to ensure you rest well and get better understanding of Hakka, Minnan culture of Fujian.
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