How to Get to & around Fujian Tulou (Nanjing & Yongding)

Fujian Tulou listed into UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site with quite special round and square earthen building construction dotted among beautiful rice fields, tea mountains and tobacco fields is one of the not-missing highlights in Fujian Province and attracts tremendous groups of global visitors to appreciate its unique architecture, harmonious Hakka people life style and lovely countryside sightseeing! So how to get to Fujian Tulou in Fujian and travel around Fujian Tulou? Our Fujian Tulou transportation guide will show you its location, top recommended transfer by flight, train, bullet train and private car, and more useful planning tips for your Fujian Tulou tour in 2024/2025!

Fujian Tulou Map

Fujian Tulou Location Map

Get to Fujian Tulou

Fujian Tulou cluster is situated at the southwest part of Fujian Province, which mianly refers to the 46 earthen buildings scattered in Yongding District in Longyan City, Nanjing County and Huaan County in Zhangzhou City. It is about 115 kilometers from Xiamen, 280 kilometers from Fuzhou and 160 kilometers from Quanzhou in Fujian Province and has a direct distance of 415 kilometers from Guangzhou, 390 kilometers from Hong Kong, 580 kilometers from Huangshan, 860 kilometers from Shanghai, and 700 kilometers from Hangzhou. Since Fujian Tulou has no airport available nearby and is only about 160 kilometers driving distance from Xiamen which offers the most convenient means of transportation, Xiamen is the favorite gateway to reach Fujian Tulou! And visitors usually arrive at Fujian Tulou in Nanjing County first and then continue their trip to other destination or deeper exploration of tulou cluster in Yongding or Huaan. Let’s check the detailed transportation info at below!

How to Get to Xiamen

Travelers can fly to Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (IATA: XMN) from / to over 20 international destination including Tokyo, Sydney, Singapore, Seoul, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Macau, etc. And more than 80 domestic cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Chengdu, etc. Also, you can take a bullet train from Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Huangshan, Hong Kong, etc. to Xiamen.

How to Get to Fujian Tulou

Fujian Tulou (Nanjing County)

Xiamen to Fujian Tulou

Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport

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From Xiamen to Fujian Tulou

By Private Car

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 Fujian Tulou in Nanjing, Yongding and Huaan. We can pick you up at the airport, train station, or from your hotel, and attractions in Xiamen and escort you to Fujian Tulou directly by a safe, licensed, clean and comfortable vehicle. So you can save lots of time, rest well on the way and focus on the travel itself. Travel with China Discovery, you will enjoy a transfer worry-free Fujian Tulou tour and get a better travel experience. Start your Fujian Tulou tour from contacting us here.

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✔ 5 Days Xiamen & Fujian Tulou Highlights Tour

Private Transfer TimeTo Nanjing TulouAbout 2.5 hours
To Yongding TulouAbout 2.5-3.5 hours
To Hua’an TulouAbout 2 hours
Places of Departure & Arrivaltrain stations, airports, hotels, attractions in Xiamen ... can be flexible designated based on your itinerary
Xiamen Gulangyu Island

Xiamen Gulangyu Island

How to Get to Fujian Tulou

Fujian Tulou Local Transfer Service

By Coach

To Nanjing Tulou

Xiamen City has some daily distance distance buses directly to Nanjing Tulou from the downtown area, which takes about 1-3.5 hours based on the departure and arrival stations. Besides, there are also some coaches to Nanjing County downtown from Xiamen for your alternative choice in case of failing to book the not many direct coach. Coaches to Nanjing County usually need 2-2..5 hours to ride, and after arrival, you can transfer to Nanjing Tulou for about 1 hour by hiring a car, a local taxi or 1.5 hours by local bus. More detail information, please visit Xiamen to Nanjing Transportation >>

FromToDurationDeparture Time
Xiamen Hu Bin Nan Long Distance Bus StationNanjing Tulou (Tianluokeng)3.5 hours08:30
Nanjing Tulou (Yunshuiyao)3.5 hours08:00
Fanghu Passenger Transportation Center (Fang Hu Ke Yun Zhong Xin)Nanjing Tulou2-2.5 hoursAbout 08:00-15:30
Fanghu Passenger Transportation Center (Fang Hu Ke Yun Zhong Xin) Nanjing Coach Station2-2.5 hours 07:30-17:50

The above bus info like schedules and tickets may be adjusted according to practical situation.

To Yongding Tulou

From Xiamen to Yongding Tulou, you can also choose the direct coach from bus terminals like Xiamen Hu Bin Nan Long Distance Bus Station in Xiamen that takes about 2-3.5 hours to tulou tourist attraction. Besides, if you fail to book the ticket, you can take a coach to coach stations in Xiayang Village and Yongding District downtown for about 2.5-4 hours, and then take the through bus or hiring a car to Yongding Tulou for about 40-50 minutes. More detail information, please visit Xiamen to Yongding Transportation >>

To Hua’an Tulou

Seldom visitors plan Huaan as the first stop of a Fujian Tulou tour. However, if you truly want to visit Hua’an Tulou first, you can take a bus from Xiamen Fanghu Passenger Transportation Center to Hua’an Coach Station for about 2.5 hours and then transfer by a local car or a through coach to Dadi Tulou or Shangping Tulou for about 20-30 minutes.

How to Get to Fujian Tulou

Xiamen Hu Bin Nan Long Distance Bus Station

How to Get to Fujian Tulou

Xiamen Fanghu Passenger Transportation Center

By Bullet Train

To Nanjing Tulou

Visitors can take a bullet train from Xiamen to Nanjing County for about 30-50 minutes and then take a bus or hiring car to Nanjing Tulou (Tianluokeng or Yunshuiyao) for another 1 hour.

FromToDurationDeparture Time
Xiamen Railway StationNanjing Railway StationAbout 50 minutes09:30-17:00; about 4 trains a day
Xiamen North Railway Station30-40 minutes10:50-20:30; over 10 trains a day

To Yongding Tulou

There are only two direct normal K trains from Xiamen to Yongding County but departs at late afternoon. For travelers planning to take a train from Xiamen to Yongding Tulou, you can take a bullet train from Xiamen Railway Station or Xiamen North Railway Station to Longyan City for about 60-80 minutes and then transfer to Yongding Tulou tourist area by hiring local car for about 1.5-2 hours. Also, buses are available but need not easy transfers.

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How to Get to Fujian Tulou

Xiamen North Railway Station

How to Get to Fujian Tulou

Nanjing Railway Station in Nanjing County

From Fuzhou to Fujian Tulou

By Private Car

Fujian Tulou has a direct distance of 280 km from Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian Province. Traveling by a private car is the most convenient way for visitors, since it takes only about 5 hours to get to Nanjing Tulou and 4.5-5 hours to Yongding Tulou by car, without any transfer on the way!

By Bullet Train

Fuzhou Railway Station and Fuzhou South Railway Station offer more than 10 high speed trains to Nanjing Railway Station, which usually depart from 08:40-18:40. It takes about 2.5 hours for the train riding and another 1 hour is needed for transferring to Nanjing Tulou by hiring a car or local bus.

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Fuzhou to Fujian Tulou

Fuzhou San Fang Qi Xiang (Three Lanes and Seven Alleys)

From Quanzhou to Fujian Tulou

By Private Car

Fujian Tulou is about 160 kilometers away from Quanzhou and visitors can take a private car to get there for only about 3.5-4 hours with speed and comfortable!

By Bullet Train

Taking a bullet train is another recommended transferring way for visitors. There are over 8 bullet train runing from Quanzhou Railway Station to Nanjing Railway Station from about 10:15 to 19:50, which usually take only about 1-1.5 hours to reach Nanjing. After arrival, you can taking a local bus or hiring car to Nanjing Tulou tourist area for another 1 hour.

Quanzhou to Fujian Tulou

Quanzhou West Street

From Guangzhou to Fujian Tulou

By Flight

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport has many daily flights to Xiamen, which takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes to arrive at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. Then, you can transfer to Fujian Tulou by our private car or public coach for about 2.5-3.5 hours.

Guangzhou Xiamen Flights

By Bullet Train

There is only 1 high speed train from Guangzhou East Railway Station and 2 high speed trains from Guangzhou South Railway Station bound for Zhangzhou Railway Station, which takes about 4-4.5 hour. Then, you can transfer by our private car or local buses to Nanjing Tulou for about 2 hours.

Besides, you can take a 4.5-5 hours bullet train from Guangzhou to Xiamen Railway Station or Xiamen North Railway Station. There are around 4 trains every day from morning to afternoon hours.

Guangzhou to Xiamen Train Schedules

By Private Car

Guangzhou and Fujian Tulou is about 415 kilometers away, which usually takes about 6.5 hours by car.

How to Get to Fujian Tulou

Guangzhou Chen Clan Ancestor Hall

From Hong Kong to Fujian Tulou

With 390 kilometers between, it is most suggested arrive in Xiamen City first and then transfer to Fujian Tulou from Hong Kong.

Visitors can take a direct flight to Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport for about 1.5 hours or take a about 3.5 hours' high speed train to Xiamen North Railway Station and then transfer to Fujian Tulou by our private car or local public coach or hiring vehicle for about 2.5-3.5 hours.

Hong Kong Xiamen Flights

Hong Kong to Xiamen Train Schedules

How to Get to Fujian Tulou

Hong Kong Skyline

From Huangshan to Fujian Tulou

By Flight

Huangshan is 580 kilometeres away from Fujian Tulou. And Huangshan Tunxi Airport has only 1 daily flight to Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, and it usually needs 1 hour and 15 minutes for arrival. With another 2.5-3.5 hours transfer by our privater car or local coach, you can arrive at Fujian Tulou! This way will take you about 4-5 hours in total!

By Bullet Train

Huangshan North Railway Station offer 1 high speed train to Nanjing Railway Station, which starts around 12:30 in the noon and arrives in Nanjing at around 17:00, with a riding of 4.5 hours. Plus another 1 hour transfer by privater car or local bus to the tourist area, this way of bullet train will take you about 5.5 hours to reach Fujian Tulou from Huangshan City!

Besides, for more options of train schedule, you can also take a bullet train from Huanshan North Railway Station to Xiamen City (Xiamen Railway Station and Xiamen North Railway Station). There are about 8 shifts every day and it takes about 4.5-5 hours to ride. Furthermore, it usually needs about 2.5 hours to Fujian Tulou from Xiamen railway stations by car! Also, there are a few daily bullet trains directing to Zhangzhou City and Longyan City for your alternative consideration!

Huangshan to Xiamen Train Schedules

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Huangshan Yellow Mountain

From Hangzhou to Fujian Tulou

By Flight

Hangzhou and Fujian Tulou is about 700 kilometers away, and flying is the most recommended. Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport has many daily flights to Xiamen Gaoqi Airport and the flight needs about 1 hour and 50 minutes to reach Xiamen. And then, you can reach Fujian Tulou by taking a local coach or hiring car or using our local private car for about 2.5-3.5 hours.

By Bullet Train

There are also direct bullet train from Hangzhou to Nanjing County. The about 3 daily bullet trains run from Hangzhou East Railway Station and arrive at Nanjing Railway Station after 6.5-7.5 hours’ riding. With 1 more hour transfer from Nanjing Railway Station to Nanjing Tulou, you need about 7.5-8.5 hours in total!

Hangzhou West Lake

Hangzhou West Lake

From Shanghai to Fujian Tulou

By Flight

Taking a flight to Xiamen is the most convenient way to visit Fujian Tulou from Xiamen. Shanghai has frequent daily flights from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. It takes about 1 hour and 50 minutes for arrival in Xiamen! Then, you can reach Fujian Tulou in Nanjing by our local private transfer service or local vehicles of bus, coach, etc. For another 2.5-3.5 hours!

Shanghai Xiamen Flights

By Bullet Train

Shanghai has only 1 bullet train to Nanjing Railway Station but the arrival time at night and too long riding time of 8.5 hours makes such a way not so recommended for international visitors!

Shanghai to Xiamen Train Schedules

Shanghai to Fujian Tulou

The Bund in Shanghai

Besides the above, visitors can also take a bullet train to Nanjing Railway Station (1 hour driving to Fujian Tulou cluster in Nanjing County) from Shenzhen (4 hours), Nanchang (4.5 hours, Nanjing (City in Jiangsu) (8-9.5 hours), Hefei (6.5 hours), Wuyishan (3-4 hours), etc.

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Get Around Fujian Tulou

Fujian Tulou mainly consists of three separate sites, namely Nanjing Tulou (Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, Hekeng Tulou Cluster and Yunshuiyao Scenic Area), Yongding Tulou (Hongkeng Tulou Cluster, Chuxi Tulou Cluster, Gaobei Tulou Cluster and Nanxi Tulou Cluster) and Hua’an Tulou. The mainly visited Nanjing Tulou and Yongding Tulou are very close to each other, however, local transfer of bus, hiring car and hiring motorcycle taxi is a poor for your worry free transfer or enjoyable travel experience. So, international visitors are recommended to travel Fujian Tulou by our local private car service. And if you are independent visitors, you can check detailed public transportation info for reference.

Fujian Tulou Map

Fujian Tulou Layout Map

Get Around Fujian Tulou By Private Car

For your best Fujian Tulou travel memory, you are highly recommended to choose our local transfer service included in our tour package. Our local guide and driver will escort you from your accommodation and escort you to each tulou cluster in Nanjing, Yongding and Hua’an by the comfortable licensed privater vehicle, so you will feel no worry about finding the minivan or tourist bus with unfixed timetable and hard communication with locals. Plus, our professional guide will give wonderful introduction of the earthen buildings and Hakka people’s life for your closer savory of their culture and show you the best position to appreciate the beautiful Fujian Tulou buildings listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage! Please feel free to contact us if you need any help!

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From <-> ToStraight DistanceDriving Time
Nanjing Tulou <-> Yongding Tulou11 km40 minutes
Nanjing Tulou <-> Hua’an Tulou80 km2.5-3.5 hours
Yongding Tulou <-> Hua’an Tulou 83 km2.5-3.5 hours
Fujian Tulou Private Car Service

Fujian Tulou Private Car Service

Get Around Fujian Tulou by Walking & Public Transportation

Get Around Nanjing Tulou

Visitors can walk among most tourist spots in Nanjing Tulou Tourist Area as they are located not far. Besides, within Nanjing Tulou, there are some tourist battery cars available for your energy saving during the trip, which usually run between the 3 km long road from Taxia Village to Yuchang Building and the 4 km long way from Yuchang Building to Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster. However, the departure time is not fixed.

From Tianluoken to Yunshuiyao Scenic Area, visitors can take the public bus, which usually takes about 30 minutes. To get to Hekeng Tulou Cluster, you can hire a local car, which needs about 10 minutes from Yunshuiyao.

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Get Around Yongding Tulou

Yongding Tulou mainly contains 4 small tulou clusters and visitors need to take a vehicle to get to each other. Usually, Hongkeng Tulou Cluster is the most convenient transfer center to the other three. There area buses to Gaobei Tulou cluster with about 10 minutes’ riding, and also hiring motorcycle taxi is available. From Hongkeng, you can transfer to Chuxi Tulou Cluster for about 25 minutes and to Nanxi Tulou Cluster for about 20 minutes by hiring a motorcycle taxi. Buses are available but not convenient.

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Transfer between Nanjing & Yongding

There are no direct public transportation between Nanjing Tulou and Yongding Tulou. Only the few distance buses from Xiamen Hu Bin Nan Long Distance Bus Station to Yongding Tulou will make a stop at Nanjing, so you can get on the coach from Nanjing to Yongding for about 40-50 minutes. However, due to the limited choice of buses and hiring motorcycles, it is more recommended to transfer between Nanjing and Yongding and among Fujian Tulou by our local privater car with speed and comfortable! Learn more about Transfer between Nanjing and Yongding >>

How to Get to Fujian Tulou

Yongding Chuxi Tulou Cluster

How to Get to Fujian Tulou

Bus Around Nanjing Tulou

How to Plan a Fujian Tulou Tour

Most visitors prefer to plan 1-2 days to see Fujian Tulou with one day to see Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, Taxia Village, Yuchang Building and top earthen buildings in Nanjing and another day to see 1-2 clusters of Hongkeng Tulou Cluster, Chuxi Tulou Cluster, Gaobei Tulou Cluster in Yongding. Besides, if you have more days, you can have a deeper exploration of Nanjing and Yongding Tulou clusters.

Furthermore, most travelers like to visit Fujian Tulou from Xiamen with 1-2 days exploring the best city highlights there including Gulangyu Island, Nanputuo Temple, etc. and convenient landing by flights or high speed train.

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Besides, you can also plan as many other visitors to spend 5-6 days visiting Wuyishan together with Xiamen and Fujian Tulou to appreciate more natural and cultural charm of Fujian Province.

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If you want to discover more culture and nature highlights to Fuzhou, Quanzhou, etc., plan 1-2 more days for each destination.

Beyond Fujian, China boasts a lot of wonderful nature, culture, history and city charm to discover, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Guilin, Chengdu, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Yunnan, etc. Extend your Fujian trip to more popular destinations to enrich your exploration of China in one go!

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Travel Fujian Tulou with China Discovery

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