How to Get to & around Xiapu County, Xiapu Transportation

Xiapu, one of the Top 10 best photography bases in China, is regarded as the most beautiful coastal line. The fabulous natural scenery of Xiapu mudflat attracts countless photography enthusiasts to come every year. So where is Xiapu county and how to get there? Xiapu transportation guide below will show you its location, top recommended transfer by bullet train, flights, private car, and more useful planning tips for your Xiapu Photography tour in 2022/2023!

Where is Xiapu County?

How to Get to Xiapu

Xiapu County Location Map

Location: Xiapu, County, Ningde City, Fujian Province (福建省宁德市霞浦县)

Xiapu county, under the jurisdiction of Ningde City, is located at the midpoint of China North-to-South Coast Line, northeast part of Fujian Province. It’s about 70 km from Ningde, 400 km northeast from Xiamen, 160 km northeast from Fuzhou, 600 km from Shanghai and more than 1700 km from Beijing.

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How to Get to Xiapu County?

Visitors can get to Xiapu county by high-speed trains, air-train transfer, car and coach. High-speed rails and air-train transfer are two common ways for long distance travel. You can get to Xiapu county with speed and comfort. However, if you are transferred from places nearby such as Fuzhou, Xiamen, Ningde, Nanjing Tulou, Yongding Tulou or Wuyi Mountain, you may also take cars or coaches to reach Xiapu County.

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Get to Xiapu by Private Service - Top Recommended Way

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, Fuzhou, Nanjing and other hot destination to Xiapu County. We can pick you up at the airport or from your hotel, and attractions in Xiamen/Fuzhou and escort you to train stations to Xiaopu County, and then our Xiapu local guide and experienced drivers would wait you at Xiapu Railway station. In this case you don’t need to worry about traffic transfer anymore and 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 Xiapu tour and get a better travel experience. Start your Xiapu Mudflate Photography tour from contacting us here >>

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Get to Xiapu by High-speed Rail - A Energy-saving Way

High-speed rail is the most convenient transportation in the province. Everyday there are nearly 10 bullet trains running between Xiamen and Xiapu, and more than 15 high-speed trains running between Fuzhou and Xiapu. It only takes about 1-1.5 hours to get to Xiapu from Fuzhou and 2.5-3 hours to get to Xiapu from Xiamen. There are also high-speed rails from Xiapu to Shanghai (5-5.5 hrs), Hangzhou (around 4 hrs) and Nanjing (5-7.5 hrs), etc.

Xiapu Railway Station (霞浦站)

Xiapu Railway station is located in Chi’an Village, Xiapu County, only about 4 kilometers away from the county center. You can take taxis or public buses to transfer to the county center or bus station easily.

How to Get to Xiapu County - by Train

Xiapu Railway Station

Real-time Xiapu High-Speed Train Schedule:

Get to Xiapu by Flight-train Transfer - Time-saving Way

If you travel from remote places, such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Xi’an, Chengdu, Guilin, etc. You can take a flight to get to Fuzhou (Capital of Fujian) or Xiamen first and then transfer to Xiapu county by high-speed rail.

Fuzhou Changle International Airport

Fuzhou Changle International Airport (福州长乐国际机场), the second international airport in Fujian Province, is about 55 kilometers away from the city center. The airport has opened to air traffic to more than 40 domestic cities, like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Kunming, Guiyang, etc. There are also international flights to Singapore, Tokyo, New York, Paris, Sydney, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, etc.

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How to Get to Xiapu County - by Air

Fuzhou Changle International Airport

Xiamen to Xiapu

By High-Speed Rail

Getting to Xiapu from Xiamen by bullet train is the most recommended way. Xiamen North Railway Station and Xiamen Railway Station offer more than 9 high speed trains to Xiapu County, which usually depart from 08:00-17:15. It takes about 2.5-3 hours for the train riding.

Check Xiamen Xiapu real-time train schedule: Xiamen to Xiapu Train Schedule | Xiapu to Xiamen Train Schedule

By Private Car

Xiapu has a driving distance of 400 km from Xiamen, the hottest destination in Fujian. Traveling by a private car is also a convenient way for visitors, it takes about 5 hours to get to Xispu County by car, without any transfer on the way! Check more detailed information at How to Get to Xiamen | Xiamen Transportation Guide >>

Xiamen to Xiapu

Xiamen Gulangyu Island

Fuzhou to Xiapu

By Private Car

Xiapu has a driving distance of 160 km from Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian province. Traveling by private car is the most convenient way for visitors. It takes about 2-2.5 hours to get to Xaipu County by car!

By High-Speed Rail

Fuzhou South Railway Station and Fuzhou Railway Station offer more than 16 high speed trains to Xiapu County, which usually depart from 07:40-20:30. It takes about 1-1.5 hours to transfer between 2 places by train.

Check Fuzhou Xiapu real-time train schedule: Fuzhou to Xiapu Train Schedule | Xiapu to Fuzhou Train Schedule

Fuzhou to Xiapu

Fuzhou Sanfang Qixiang

Fujian Tulou Area (Nanjing / Yongding) to Xiapu

By Private Car

Xiapu has a driving distance of 520 km from Nanjing and 540 km from Yongding, where you can enjoy Hakka culture and various masterpieces - Fujian Tulou. Traveling by private car is the most convenient way for visitors. It takes about 6.5-7 hours to get to Xaipu County by car!

By High-Speed Rail

Nanjing Railway Station and Longyan Railway Station in Fujian Tulou area offer about 6 bullet trains overall to Xiapu County everyday, which usually depart from 06:40-11:25. It takes about 3-4.5 hours to transfer between 2 places by train. However, it would take another 1-1.5 hours for you to reach two railway stations by private car or bus from Nanjing Tulou Tourist Area or Yongding Tulou Tourist Area.

Check Yongding Xiapu real-time train schedule: Longyan to Xiapu Train Schedule | Xiapu to Longyan Train Schedule

Check more detail information at How to Get to Fujian Tulou | Fujian Tulou Transportation Guide >>

Yongding Tulou to Xiapu

Chuxi Tulou Cluster in Yongding

Shanghai to Xiapu

By Bullet Train

Shanghai, regarded as Oriental Paris, is about 600 km north from Xiapu, which usually takes about 8.5-9.5 hours by car. There are about 5 bullet trains running between Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Xiapu Railway Station everyday, which usually depart from 08:40-14:40. It takes about 5-5.5 hours.

Besides, you can take a 5.5-6 hours bullet train from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Ningde Railway Station. Then transfer from Ningde Railway Station to Xiapu by bullet trains (30mins), car (1h) or buses (1.5h).

Check Shanghai Xiapu real-time train schedule: Shanghai to Xiapu Train Schedule | Xiapu to Shanghai Train Schedule

By Flight

Shanghai has nearly 10 daily flights to Fuzhou, which takes about 1 hour and 50 minutes to arrive at Fuzhou Changle International Airport. Then, you can transfer to Xiapu County by our private car or high-speed rail for about 1.5-2.5 hours. Check the real-time schedule at Shanghai Fuzhou Flights >>

Check more detail information at Shanghai Transportation Guide >>

Shanghai to Xiapu

The Bund in Shanghai

Beijing to Xiapu

By Flight

Beijing, the massive capital city of China for centuries, is about 1700 km north from Xiapu. Everyday, there are more than 10 daily flights flying from Beijing (Daxing International Airport or Beijing Capital International Airport), which takes about 3 hours to arrive at Fuzhou Changle International Airport. Then, you can transfer to Xiapu County by our private car or high-speed rail for about 1.5-2.5 hours. Check the real-time schedule at Beijing Fuzhou Flights >>

By Bullet Train

There is only 1 direct high-speed rail running between Beijing South Railway Station and Xiapu Railway Station everyday, which usually departs in the early morning and takes about 9.5 hours.

Besides, you can take 8-9.5 hours high speed rails from Beijing South Railway Station to Fuzhou Railway Station. Then transfer to Xiapu by bullet trains (1-1.5hrs), car (2-2.5hrs) or buses (about 3hrs). More detailed information, check at Beijing Fuzhou High Speed Train >>

Check more detail information at Beijing Transportation Guide >>

Beijing to Xiapu

The Great Wall in Beijing

Beijing to Xiapu

The Forbidden City

Shenzhen to Xiapu

By Bullet Train

Shenzhen, a new hot tourist destination in China, is about 960 km southwest from Xiapu. There are 3 direct bullet trains running between Shenzhen North Station and Xiapu Railway Station everyday, which usually depart from 06:40~10:50 and takes about 6.5-7 hours.

Besides, there are about 7 bullet trains from Shenzhen to Ningde and more than 20 bullet trains from Shenzhen to Fuzhou everyday. So if you didn’t catch the direct train, you can take high-speed rails to Ningde or Fuzhou first and transfer to private car or trains to get to Xiapu County eventually.

Check Shenzhen Xiapu real-time train schedule: Shenzhen to Xiapu Train Schedule | Xiapu to Shenzhen Train Schedule

By Flight

Everyday, there are only 2 daily flights flying from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport to Fuzhou Changle International Airport, which takes about 1.5 hours. Then, you can transfer to Xiapu County from Fuzhou by our private car or high-speed rail for about 1.5-2.5 hours. Check the real-time schedule at Shenzhen Fuzhou Flights >>

Check more detail information at Shenzhen Transportation Guide >>

Shenzhen to Xiapu

Shenzhen City

Shenzhen to Xiapu

Window of the World

Get around Xiapu County

There are 4 popular photography travelling routes radiate out from Xiapu county, top shooting places are scattered (even getting to the nearest Beiqi Village needs about 20mins by car) and without sightseeing buses and formal public transport connects each highlight, the best way to travel around Xiapu and fully enjoy the natural masterpieces of Xiapu Mudflats is taking a private car or booking a photo tour service in advance. For independent travelers, you may get around by taking taxis or motorbikes.

Visiting Xiapu Mudflats By Private Car

For your best mudflat travel and photography experiences in Xiapu, you are highly recommended to choose our local transfer service with a professional photography guide which is included in our tour package. Our English-speaking guide and driver will pick you up from your accommodation and escort you to each photography spot of Xiapu mudflat at the best time by the comfortable licensed private vehicle, so you will feel no worry about finding the minivan or tourist bus with an unfixed timetable and hard communication with locals. Plus, our professional guide will accompany you all the way, showing you the best travelling route, introduce all the highlights of Xiapu Mudflats and take you to each spot in their best photography time. So you can focus all your attention on your artistic creation of photos! Please feel free to contact us if you need any help!

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Get around Top Attractions in Xiapu by Public Transportation

For independent travelers, you can take taxis, local buses and motorcycles to transfer around the urban area of the county or further to Beiqi Village. However, there is no public transport to go further to Huazhu, Dongbi and Xiaohao in Sanjiang Town, Shatangli, Shajiang in Shajiang Town, and Yantian She Autonomous Township, etc. More detailed information about all the highlights in Xiapu County, please visit:

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Visiting Xiapu Mudflats By Private Car

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Shenzhen to Xiapu

Ancient Banyan Tree Group in Yangjiaxi Village

How to Plan a Xiapu Mudflat, Fujian Tour?

To plan a photography tour in Xiapu, most people would spend at least 4 days to travel around. Spend 2-3 days to shoot sunrise and sunset of picturesque mudflats scenery by visiting Beiqi Village, Xiaohao Beach, Dongbi Village and Shatangli Village, etc. Then take 1 day to Yantian She Autonomous Township to feel and the local culture of the fishing family and record it with your camera. Visiting Xiapu during spring and autumn, nearby Yangjiaxi Village is a place you can’t miss, spend 1 day to take a bamboo raft floating on the stream and immerse yourself in the banyan tree and red maple tree forest.

✔ 4 Days Fujian Xiapu Mudflat Photography Tour

If you still have time, enjoy 1-2 days to Fujian Tulou clusters in Nanjing and Yongding to see the famous earthen buildings listed as World Cultural Heritage. If you want to explore Then continue your trip to Xiamen, plan a 1-2 days tour to discover Gulangyu Island, South Putuo Temple, Xiamen University, Huandao Road, The Eighth Seafood Market, etc. !

✔ 6 Days Fujian Tulou & Xiapu Photography Tour

✔ 2 Days Xiamen City Tour with Gulangyu Island

If you want to discover more culture and nature highlights to Wuyi MountainFuzhouQuanzhou, etc., plan 2-3 more days in the world cultural and natural heritage “Wuyi Moutnain” and 1-2 days each for Fuzhou City and Quanzhou City.

✔ 3 Days Classic Wuyi Mountain Tour

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Travel Xiapu Mudflat, Fujian with China Discovery

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. 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 local photography English-speaking tour guide, excellent accommodation and dining arrangements to ensure you rest well and without missing any chance to take the best picture in Xiapu. The tour can be tailor-made according to your interests, time, group size, budget and every special need. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us to customize your tour!

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