Xiamen, being praised as the “Garden on the Sea”, is the cleanest and most beautiful seaport city in China. Quzhou, being considered as the Starting Point of Maritime Silk Road, is the city has a history of over 2000 years and retain the most authentic Minnan customs. Visiting Xiamen and Quanzhou together, visitors may be amazed by how Chinese and Western cultures collide and blend in these two cities. At present, the most popular way to get from Xiamen to Quanzhou is taking car or bullet train. You can choose from over 70 daily trains, and a high speed train takes just 0.5 - 1 hour.
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.
Quanzhou Location: Quanzhou, a prefecture-level city in southeast coast of Fujian Province, connecting Fuzhou in the north and Xiamen in the south. Quanzhou is about 180 km away from Fuzhou and 940 km from Shanghai and 700 km from Guangzhou.
Xiamen to Quanzhou Distance: The distance between Xiamen and Fuzhou is only about 85 km, only takes about 1.5-2 hours by car.
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Xiamen Quanzhou Transportation Map
Quanzhou is only about 85 km away from Xiamen. Transfer between 2 cities by private car only takes about 1.5-2 hours. As an experienced, professional, and reliable travel agency in China, China Discovery offers convenient and efficient transfer for all visitors to China, including intercity transportation from Xiamen to Quanzhou, Quanzhou to Xiamen. We can pick you up at the airports, train stations, or from your hotel, and attractions in Xiamen / Quanzhou and escort you to your next stop directly by a safe, licensed, clean and comfortable vehicle. So you can save lots of time, rest well on the way and focus more on the trip itself. Travelling with China Discovery, you will enjoy a transfer worry-free Xiamen Quanzhou tour and get a better travel experience. Start your Xiamen Quanzhou tour by contacting us here >>
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● Frequency: about 70 trains per day
● Train Time: about 0.5 - 1 hour
● From & To: Xiamen North Railway Station 厦门北站, Xiamen Railway Station 厦门站 → Quanzhou Railway Station 泉州站
High-speed train travel is the most popular way for independent travelers to get from Xiamen to Quanzhou. Just 0.5 to 1 hours, you can traverse from elegant Xiamen to famous historic city Quanzhou.
Every day, there are more than 70 trains running between Xiamen and Fuzhou. These trains are D and G trains departing between 06:40 and 22:50 from Xiamen Railway Station and Xiamen North Railway Station, and arriving at Quanzhou Railway Station on the same day. Thus, it’s very easy to book tickets and experience advanced high speed train travel.
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 bullet trains travel from Xiamen to Quanzhou, over half of them 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.
Xiamen Railway 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.
Quanzhou Railway Station (泉州站)
Location: Puxian Road, Fengze District, Quanzhou (泉州市丰泽区普贤路)
Distance from City Center: about 20 km/40 minutes’ driving to the city center
Quanzhou Railway Station is a only train station in Quanzhou city. It has greatly strengthened the communication between Quanzhou and other cities of China since its opening. Quanzhou Railway Station is about 20 km from city center, 11 km from the West Street and less than 10 km from the famous Kaiyuan Temple. There is no subway in Quanzhou, you can get around the city by car, taxi or local public buses.
Transfer Advice: Xiamen Railway Station is located in Xiamen city center, about 12 km from Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (about 20 minutes). Xiamen North Railway Station is about 20 km from Xiamen City Center (about 30 minutes), 18 km from Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (about 25 minutes). Travelling with China Discovery, you can enjoy private pick-up service from the airport and be escorted to the Gulangyu Island within 1 hour and to the Fujian Tulou Area within 2 hours of driving.
Qiamen Railway Station is located in the southwest part of the city. It’s about 20 km northwest from the city center and 22 km north from the Quanzhou Jinjiang International Airport. Tourists can take private cars, taxis and public buses to get around Quanzhou, use private drive or public traffic to get to The Cai’s Ancient Folk Houses in Nanan, the longest stone bridge - Anping Brige in Jinjiang and Xunpu Village
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Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
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 >>
● Duration: about 2-2.5 hours
● Frequency: about 10 buses per hour from 7:20 ~ 18:20
Independent visitors can also take buses to transfer between Quanzhou and Xiamen, There are more than 50 buses leave from Xiamen to Quanzhou everyday from 8:00 ~ 19:25, visitors can get to Fanghu Bus Station, Gaoqi Bus Station, Jimei Bus Station and Wucun Bus Station in Xiamen to take the bus. There are also many buses leave from Quanzhou to Xiamen everyday between 7:20 ~ 18:20 , visitors may take buses at Quanzhou Bus Station, Jinjiang Bus Station, etc.
Visitors usually spend about 1~2 days in Quanzhou. Wandering around ancient streets in Quanzhou like the West Street, Tumen Street, Zhongshan Street etc. and appreciate different religious cultures by visiting Kaiyuan Temple, Chengtian Temple, Qingjing Mosque... Then explore Quanzhou Maritime Historical Museums, Luoyang Bridge and typical fishing villages - Xunpu Village in the city. If you would like to spend 1 more day around, you can head to Nanan City and visit the famous red brick ancient folk house group - the Cai’s Ancient Folk Houses.
Most visitors like to visit Quanzhou with other the “hottest destinations in Fujian” - Xiamen to catch more wonders in this fantastic region. You can spend 1 day in Xiamen exploring picturesque Gulangyu Island or 1~2 days more in Fujian Tulou admiring the gigantic and marvelous earthen buildings and exploring the legendary Hakka culture?
Would like to enjoy more natural scenery? Take 2~3 days to visit Wuyi Mountain - the sacred Natural and Cultural Site in Fujian.
If you are a photography enthusiast? Xiapu Mudflat is the natural splendor you can’t miss. It only takes about 1 hour to get to Xiapu County from Fuzhou by high speed train. A 3-4 day Xiapu tour will leave you more lifelong memories!
For an in-depth Fujian tour, add 1-2 days to the capital of Fujian province - "Fuzhou" would definitely highlight your trip. Covering all the above highlights, it usually takes around 8-10 days.
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 Quanzhou 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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