How to Get to & around Xiamen

Get to/away Xiamen

By Air

Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN)

Gaoqi Airport is one of the four leading international airports in China after Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. There are over 50 domestic airlines connecting Xiamen to 58 cities in China like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Kunming, Hangzhou, Jinan, Haikou, and Harbin etc. Besides, it also has direct international flights to/from 17 cities like Marco, Bangkok, Singapore, Manila, Seoul, Amsterdam and Osaka.

Transfer Tips:
Gaoqi Airport is in the northeast of the city, just 10 km from the city center. It is quite convenient to transfer between the airport and the city center.

  1. At the bus station about 100 meters west of the airport, shuttle buses regularly depart for the railway station in the city center.
  2. It only takes 10 minutes around 25-30 Yuan by taxi.
Xiamen Airport

Xiamen Airport

By Train

There are three train stations in Xiamen: Xiamen Railway Station, Xiamen North Railway Station and Gaoqi Railway Station.

Xiamen Railway Station

It is located in the junction of Xihe Road and Hudong Road. There are trains leaving for Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Chongqing Hefei, Nanchang, and Yingtan etc. And also, the trains to Fuzhou, Shanghai, Ningbo and Hangzhou are bullet D-trains.

Xiamen North Railway Station

It is the large railway station located in Jimei. It provides bullet train services to important regional destinations, including Shanghai, Fuzhou, and Hangzhou.

Gaoqi Railway Station

Near the northwestern corner of Xiamen Island. It is as the terminal station for several comparatively low-speed trains.

Check Details about High Speed Trains from Xiamen

Xiamen Train Station

Xiamen Train Station

By Ship

Xiamen has domestic sea routes to Guangzhou, Hainan, Shanghai, Dalian, Qingdao, Tianjin and Hong Kong etc. There are also cruises running service between Kinmen (in Taiwan) and Xiamen.

Ships between Xiamen and Kinmen depart from both sides about every hour during the operating time of 09:00 – 18:00. Visitors could take the cruise in Wutong Port and Dongdu Port.

  1. Wutong is located on the east side of the island near the Xiang’an Tunnel. And the boat ride just takes 30 minutes.
  2. Dongdu is on the west side of the island near the Marco Polo and Pan Pacific Hotels. The boat ride is about 75 minutes, more than double the time.
Ship in Xiamen

Ship in Xiamen

Get around Xiamen

By Taxi

Actually, Xiamen is not very large in area, so taking taxies around the city will not cost much. The starting price is at 8 Yuan for the first 3 km. After 3 km, the meter charge will go up based on distance. Besides, taxi in Xiamen are formal and every of them will meter during operation. Please feel free to get a taxi transferring between the airport, railway station and the city center.

Xiamen Taxi

Taxi in Xiamen

By Ferry

Xiamen Island, also called Ludao Island, is the main part of Xiamen City; while Gulangyu Island must be the most attractive place of Xiamen. There are ferryboats running between Xiamen Island and Gulangyu Island.

The ferry terminal is just north of the Liujiang Waterfront Hotel. No charge for the journey out; buy tickets near the pier on Gulangyu Island for the return trip, 8 Yuan. More comfortable seating on the upper deck for an extra 1 Yuan going either direction; you pay for that on the ferry.

Xiamen ferry

Xiamen ferry

By Bicycle

To go around by bike is a great way to explore Xiamen especially in Island Ring Road in Gulangyu Island. There are various rental stations on the Island Ring Road, starting at 5-10 Yuan per hour and around 30 Yuan per day plus a deposit of 300-500 Yuan. If you are seeking for the best route in this island, please feel free to ask your travel consultant for help.



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