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?
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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|From Xiamen to Xiapu Mudflat||From Fuzhou to Xiapu Mudflat|
|From Fujian Tulou to Xiapu Mudflat||From Shanghai to Xiapu Mudflat|
|From Beijing to Xiapu Mudflat||From Shenzhen to Xiapu Mudflat|
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.
Xiapu Railway Station
Real-time Xiapu High-Speed Train Schedule:
|Xiamen to Xiapu||Xiapu to Xiamen|
|Fuzhou to Xiapu||Xiapu to Fuzhou|
|Longyan (FujianTulou) to Xiapu||Xiapu to Longyan (Fujian Tulou)|
|Shanghai to Xiapu||Xiapu to Shanghai|
|Hangzhou to Xiapu||Xiapu to Hangzhou|
|Nanjing to Xiapu||Xiapu to Nanjing|
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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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.
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 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.
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 more detail information at How to Get to Fujian Tulou | Fujian Tulou Transportation Guide >>
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).
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 >>
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The Bund in Shanghai
Beijing to Xiapu
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 >>
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The Great Wall in Beijing
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.
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 >>
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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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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.
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. !
If you want to discover more culture and nature highlights to Wuyi Mountain, Fuzhou, Quanzhou, 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.
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