Xiamen Flights

At present, Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport has operated over 180 air routes from around 40 airlines, covering all the major cities of mainland China and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and connecting the Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, America and Australia. There are about 110 navigable destinations, containing about 85 domestic cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Harbin, as well as around 25 international and regional cities, such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Bangkok and Taipei. 
 It is situated at the northeast end of Xiamen Island, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the city center. There are two terminal buildings operated in this airport. T3 is for flights from Xiamen Airline, China Southern Airlines and all international flights. T4 is for domestic flights of other airlines. Four airport shuttle bus lines transfer passengers to/from downtown area and another four to/from nearby cities. Also, some city buses are in use.

Xiamen International Flight Schedule

From Frequency(weekly)  Duration
Hong Kong  42 departures  1h20m - 1h45m
Macau   14 departures 1h25m
Osaka  4 departures  3h20m
Manila  23 departures  2h25m
Sydney  4 departures  9h45m
Seoul   14 departures 2h50m - 3h10m
Bangkok   18 departures 2h55m - 3h30m
Singapore  19 departures  4h - 4h40m
Jakarta  7 departures 5h35m
More international destinations: Kuala Lumpur, Okinawa, Jeju, Kaohsiung, Penang, Nagoya, Amsterdam, Siem Reap…

How much does it cost for flights to China Xiamen from overseas destinations?

There is a huge disparity in air ticket prices. The highest fare flying from Osaka to Xiamen can be up to about CNY15,000 but that can be as low as around CNY 2,000 with special discount. As for the fare to/from Singapore, it flows from CNY 1,500 to CNY15,000. The cost on the ticket of Jakarta - Xiamen flight usually is also about CNY 1,500 - CNY15,000. You can get real-time ticket prices via the search box on page top.

Xiamen Domestic Flight Schedule

To Frequency (daily)  Duration Full Fare of Economy Class Seat
Beijing  17 departures  2h50m - 3h10m CNY 1,760
Shanghai 34 departures 1h45m - 2h5m CNY 1,140
Guangzhou 9 departures 1h30m  CNY 1,270
Shenzhen  2 departures  1h10m - 1h25m  CNY 1,297
Chengdu   5 departures  2h45m CNY 1,880
Xi'an 7 departures  2h45m - 3h10m  CNY 1,900
Qingdao  7 departures  2h25m - 2h35m  CNY 1,592
Wuhan  9 departures  1h35m - 1h45m  CNY 990
Chongqing  10 departures  2h15m - 2h40m  CNY 1,525
Hangzhou  9 departures  1h30m -1h40m  CNY 990
More domestic destinations: Changchun, Changsha, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Harbin, Jinan, Kunming, Lanzhou, Nanchang, Nanning, Sanya, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Zhengzhou, Xining, Lahsa…

Tips on Finding Cheap Flights to Xiamen

1. Book the tickets as early as possible for higher chance of getting a big discount. Under normal circumstances, make reservations for domestic flights at least one week in advance and international ones at least two weeks ahead. Besides, the discount of domestic ones from November to next March is usually 30% - 60% off and from April to October is 20% - 40% off. However, during holidays or festivals, such as the Chinese New Year, National Day and May Day, the tickets are basically full-price, so you can choose to avoid these peaks.

2. If you are not pressed for time, making a transfer in some big cities is recommended to international passengers. Taking the plane from Sydney to Xiamen will cost about CNY1,500 - 8,000 at the time of written. If you cannot get the discounted tickets, consider transferring in Shanghai, Zhengzhou and Guangzhou with fare of about CNY 2,000 - 4,000, which helps to save about CNY1,000 at least.

3. Domestic airlines generally adjust their schedule in March and November, so there will be fare changes in March and November. Pay close attention to airlines’ official websites or be their members to get the fresh information about the fare changes. Book it without hesitation once you see the special tickets.

4. Ordering the back-trip tickets ahead of time can save much money for you.

5. Take flights from cheap airlines, including Air Asia, Spring Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, Tiger Airways, Ryan Air Limited…

6. Taking red-eye flights is another good choice, which are much cheaper and can help save daytime for you.


Popular Airlines Flying to Xiamen

 International Airlines: China Airlines, KLM, Philippine Airlines, Korean Air, Air Macao, Silk Air, Cathay Pacific Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cebu Pacific Air, Mandarin Airlines, Thai Airways, All Nippon Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Uni Air, TransAsia Airways...

 Domestic Airlines: Beijing Capital Airlines, Chengdu Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Joy Air, Juneyao Airlines, Kunming Airlines, Lucky Air, Shandong Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Spring Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, West Air, Xiamen Airline…

Why not take a train?

- Last updated on May. 16, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Xiamen Flights
Asked by David Thorne-stones from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 21, 2017 18:44Reply
Are there any direct flights from Xiamen to Nanning?
Answers (1)
Answered by Minnie from MEXICO | Mar. 22, 2017 01:20

yes! direct flights are available for this trip. You can get detailed schedule and price y travel date.
Asked by jennie cabrera from PHILIPPINES | Apr. 03, 2016 09:24Reply
arrived at 12:00 midnight , where to stay in xiamen airport if had connecting flight at 7:30am
we are expected to arrive at xiamen airport from the philippines at 11:30 in the evening on April 9 this year. I heard that the terminal is not operating 24/7. If that aircraft will be the last flight of the night where will the passengers go for them to stay if there is a connecting flight at 7:30 in the morning. thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jeremy | Apr. 07, 2016 00:42

You may think about some hotels near the airport instead. You may check on some hotel book websiteif possible to book one in advance.
Asked by Pam from UK | Jan. 17, 2016 13:44Reply
airport hours
Is the airport open 24 hours? can i wait overnight for my connecting flight, or do I need to book a hotel?
Answers (3)
Answered by Hubert | Jan. 17, 2016 19:45

If you mean Xiamen, the airport do not open 24 hours and will be closed after the last flight that day. You may check if a hotel near the airport suitable for you.
Answered by Pam from UK | Jan. 19, 2016 16:33

Hubert, I posted the same question on another page of this site and was told, yes, the airport stays open. Now I'm confused.
Answered by Hubert | Jan. 20, 2016 02:34

Hi, last week I had a transit in Xiamen and arrive there at 00:30 want to catch the next day flight for 6:30am. I asked a Chinese friend and she told me the official airport website says they do not open for 24 hours. I think she is correct since when I checked out from the airport, it must about more than 0:00 and I could see that staff was on cleaning and about to off duty.
Asked by Mr.Mike from NIGERIA | Mar. 14, 2011 19:48Reply
From Dubai how do I connect Xiamen?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.Fiont | Mar. 15, 2011 00:15

No direct flights are available. But direct flight of China southern airlines is operating from Dubai to Guangzhou daily. So, you could take a plane to Guangzhou first and then to Xiamen by another plane.
Asked by Mr.Carlos Tanpoco from USA | Jan. 23, 2011 00:05Reply
We are coming from Las Vegas Nevada USA to Xiamen then heading to the Philippines back to USA. I need information on how to go about taking this trip since it will be our first time. Any info will be greatly appreciated.


Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.Wright | Jan. 24, 2011 00:24

What is your travel date? Anyway, there is no direct flight between the two cities and only a connecting one with a transfer at Manila or two transfers at San Francisco and Beijing are available. Thus, it will be better for you to visit Philippines first and then fly to Xiamen. As for your return journey, u could take a domestic plane to Shanghai first and then take a direct flight to San Francisco. For more details, you could consult some tickets booking agencies in Las Vegas.
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