How to Get from Xiamen to Nanjing Tuluo | Nanjing Tulou Transportation
Nanjing Tulou clusters refer to the most concentrated and most popular Tulou of China’s Fujian Tulou clusters, the sacred UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The spectacular ancient earth buildings scattered around Shuyang Town (书洋镇) in Nanjing would absolutely give you an unforgettable travel experience. Xiamen is the most popular transit place to Nanjing Tulou, distance between two places is about 140-160 kilometers. How to get to Nanijng Tulou from Xiamen? By car and by train are the two most popular ways to get from Xiamen to Nanjing Tulou. Also, for independent travelers, you can get to Nanjing Tulou by long-distance bus.
Where is Nanjing Tulou, Fujian
Location of Nanjing County: Shuyang Shangban Town, Nanjing County, Zhangzhou City, Fujian (福建省漳州市南靖县书洋上坂村)
Nanjing Tulou Scenic Area is about 140km west from Xiamen city center and 42km west from Nanjing County. It takes 2.5~3 hours to get from Xiamen to Nanjing Tulou Clusters (around Shuyang Town) directly. Shanmei Road passes through tulou clusters in Nanjing in the center, forming two traveling routes, Upper Tourist Route (B Line and C Line) and Lower Tourist Route (A Line). The famous “Four Dishes and One Soup” Tianluokeng Tulou Clusters are included in the lower tourist route (A Line) together with the rickety Yu Chang Lou (裕昌楼) and “Taichi Water Town” Taixia Village. The upper route can be further divided into two travel lines, C line includes Triones like Hekeng Tulou Cluster (河坑土楼群), B Line includes idyllic Yunshuiyao Scenic area (云水谣), Heguilou (和贵楼) and Huayuanlou (怀远楼).
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How to Get to Nanjing Tulou from Xiamen
There are several ways to get to Nanjing Tulou from Xiamen. Taking a private car service is the most recommended way. About 2-3 hours you will be directly restored to the scenic area. Train and buses are also ways to get to Nanjing Tulou.
Get to Nanjing Tulou by Private Car - Top Recommended
As Nanjing Tulou is far from Xiamen city and it will be inconvenient for you to transfer because there is still a distance between the scenic area and the urban area of Nanjing County. So taking licensed private cars from Xiamen to Nanjing Tulou is the most recommended way. If you choose to take a private car from Xiamen to Nanjing Tulou, you will not waste too much time and energy on traffic transfers. It will be about 140-160 km of driving distance from Xiamen city to Nanjing Tulou, and it only takes less than 3 hours.
You may worry about how to find a licensed private car. China Discovery provides you with a private transfer service, which includes escorting you from Xiamen Airport, any railway stations or even any hotels in Xiamen to Nanjing Tulou Scenic Area. We will also receive you from the town back to Xiamen. All in all, with our private transfer service, you don’t need to worry about your transfers anymore during your trip. Furthermore, our private drivers have qualified driving licenses, and they are good at driving on mountain roads as they are experienced local drivers. Our professional guide will also accompany all your journey and introduce Hakka culture, history and interesting stories about Fujian Tulou. There’s nothing you need to worry about along your trip. All you have to do is just enjoy your trip in a comfortable private car.
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Get to Nanjing Tulou by High-speed Rail + Car
For independent travelers, in order to save time on the way, you can take a high-speed train from Xiamen city to Nanjing County first, and then transfer to cars or coaches to the Nanjing Tulou Scenic Area. The distance between Nanjing Railway Station and Nanjing Tulou Scenic Area is about 58km, takes about 1 hour by car and 1.5 hours by coach.
Everyday there are more than 15 high-speed trains departing from Xiamen Railway Station (厦门站) or Xiamen North Railway Station (厦门北站) and arriving at Nanjing Railway Station (南靖火车站) in less than 50 minutes.
|Xiamen Railway Station||Nanjing Railway Station||07:10 ~ 11:40||About 50 minutes||About 4 trains a day|
|Xiamen North Railway||10:50 ~ 22:20||About 40 minutes||About 10 trains a day|
|Nanjing Railway Station||Xiamen Railway Station||09:30 ~ 18:00||About 50 minutes||About 5 trains a day|
|Xiamen North Railway Station||08:10 ~ 21:30||About 40 minutes||About 12 trains a day|
Note: Information given above in the chart is only for your reference, it might change according to the real situation. More detailed information about the real-time train schedule between Xiamen and Nanjing County, please visit Xiamen to Nanjing County Real-time Train Schedule | Nanjing County to Xiamen Real-time Train Schedule >>
Xiamen Railway Station 厦门站
Location: No.900, Xiahe Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian (福建省厦门市思明区厦禾路900号，厦门站)
Xiamen Railway Station is located in the city center on Xiamen Island. With a sophisticate transportation system, it’s easy for people to get to the station. It’s about 10km from Xiamen Gaoqiao International Airport, 8km from Xiamen International Cruise Terminal (places to take ferries to Gulangyu Island) and 6km from South Putuo Temple, etc.
Xiamen North Railway Station 厦门北站
Location: Yannei Village, Houxi Town, Jimei District, Xiamen, Fujian (福建省厦门市集美区后溪镇岩内村，厦门北站)
Xiamen North Railway Station is located in Jimei District, about 20km driving distance away from the city center, which takes about 30 minutes by car/taxi. It’s about 17km away from Xiamen Gaoqiao International Airport, 27km from Xiamen International Cruise Terminal (places to take ferries to Gulangyu Island) and 32km from South Putuo Temple, etc.
Nanjing Railway Station 南靖站
Location: Yanta Village, Shancheng Town, Nanjing County, Zhangzhou (漳州市南靖县山城镇雁塔村)
Nanjing Railway Station is about 16km away from the urban area in Nanjing County, which takes about 20-30 minutes by car. Although Nanjing Railway Station is small, the shape of the station is impressive. It looks like a hakka roundhouse, which is very interesting.
Nanjing Railway Station is about 58km driving distance from Nanjing Tulou Visitors Center in Shuyang Town. If you are not booking a private car in advance, you are recommended to take a taxi or bus to get to Nanjing County first, and then transfer to a car or coach to Nanjing Tulou Scenic Area. Private Car Service Booking >>
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Get to Nanjing Tulou by Bus - Options For Independent Travelers
There are direct coaches going to Nanjing Tulou scenic spot in Xiamen. However, the number is limited, only 2 runs a day. If you miss the two direct coaches, you can also take a coach to get to Nanjing County first and then transfer to other buses to the scenic area.
Direct Coach to Nanjing Tulou
For tourists who want to get to tulou scenic spots in Nanjing county directly from Xiamen, they can take coaches at Xiamen Fanghu Bus Station (枋湖客运中心). There are only two coaches to Shuyang town near Nanjing Tulou scenic spot every day, leaving at 8:00 and 12:30. The whole journey takes about 3.5 hours to drive.
Bus Transfer to Nanjing Tulou from Nanjing County
Nanjing Bus Station is located at 129-6 Renming Road, Nanjing County. It’s about 44km away from Nanjing Tulou Scenic Area. There are many buses running between Nanjing County and Nanjing Tulou every day. You can choose to go to the Nanjing bus station first and then take the Tulou Special Line, but please mind that the bus schedule might change from time to time.
Get around Nanjing Tulou
The transportation between the 3 tourist lines (Line A, Line B and Line C) is not very convenient. If you want a deep tour or would like to cover more highlights, a private car is the most recommended way to tour around tulou clusters and famous Hakka roundhouses in Nanjing.
In order to save time and energy, you can book a Fujian tulou tour package including local private transfer service. Whether you want to a quick tour of the top famous earth buildings in Nanjing within a day or linger here for more days and extend your journey to Yongding Tulou to fully appreciate different types of Tulou and Hakka culture, we can arrange for you. Contact us if you need any help!
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.
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.
If you are interested in photography, you can add 2-4 days to shoot Xiapu Mudflat in Ningde.
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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