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Changsha - Xiamen Train

By far, over 5 pairs of bullet trains run back and forth between Changsha and Xiamen every single day with the duration of about 6.5 - 8 hours. The minimum fare for a second class seat ticket is CNY 375. The running distance is 1,020/ 1,168 km (640 - 726 mi), varying by the different running routes. Normal speed overnight trains are not available on this route now.
 

Basic Facts:

 Open date: September 18th, 2014
 Duration: about 6.5 - 8 hours
 Distances: 1,030/ 1,168 km (640 - 726 mi)
 Top speed: 200/ 250/ 300 km/h (124/ 155/ 186 mph)
 Operated at: Changsha South Railway Station, Xiamen/ Xiamen North Raiway Station
 

Changsha to Xiamen Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G169208:20 - 15:086h48m
G420811:47 - 18:306h43m
G420811:47 - 18:577h10m
G168613:16 - 20:287h12m
G161413:59 - 20:546h55m
G237014:13 - 20:536h40m
Over 5 departures in total: departure time from 08:20 to 15:32; duration from 6h40m to 7h12m.
See more Changsha Schedule
 

Xiamen to Changsha Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G227808:04 - 14:286h24m
G161608:43 - 15:477h4m
G168809:09 - 16:377h28m
G168409:29 - 16:196h50m
G168409:55 - 16:196h24m
G420610:57 - 18:457h48m
G420611:23 - 18:457h22m
Over 5 departures in total: departure time from 06:44 to 15:53; duration from 6h24m to 7h48m.
See more Xiamen Schedule

Note: The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.
 

Xiamen - Changsha Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 1,150.5 - 1,572
USD 178 - 244
CNY 613.5 - 839
USD 95 - 130
CNY 375 - 503
USD 58 - 78

Kind Reminder: If your travel time is flexible, choose the lower priced trains, as the duration does not vary a lot.
 

Running Route of the Changsha - Xiamen High Speed Trains

High speed trains operated between the 2 cities have 2 different routes.

 Changsha - Nanchang: This section is shared by both routes. It is a part of Shanghai - Kunming High Speed Railway. This section opened in 2014 with the operating speed of 300 km/h (186 mph). This section passes the following stations: Pingxiang North, Yichun, Xinyu North and Gaoan.

 Route 1: Nanchang - Shangrao: This section is also a part of Shanghai - Kunming High Speed Railway which opened in 2014 with the running speed of 300 km/h (186 mph). The passing-by stations of this section include Jinxian South and Yingtan North.
Shangrao - Fuzhou: This section is a part of Hefei - Fuzhou High Speed Railway opened in 2015 with the operating speed of 300 km/h(186 mph). This section passes the following stations: Wuyishan East, Jian’ou West and Nanping North.

 Route 2: Nanchang - Putian: This railway is called Xiangtang - Putian Railway. It opened in 2013 with the top running speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).The passing-by stations include: Fuzhou in Jiangxi Province, Nanfeng, Jianningxian North, Jiangle, Sanming North and Youxi,

 Fuzhou/Putian - Xiamen: Both routes pass this section. It belongs to the Hangzhou - Shenzhen High Speed Railway. This section came into use in 2010 with the operating speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). This section passes Quanzhou Railway Station.
 

Transfer in Nanchang for More High Speed Trains

Passenger are also recommended to transfer in Nanchang for more alternatives.
Route Schedule Duration Ticket Fare (Second Class Seat)
Changsha South - Nanchang West Over 65 pairs high speed trains from around 07:05 - 21:48 1.5 - 2 hours CNY 157
Nanchang/ Nanchang West - Xiamen/ Xiamen North About 20 pairs high speed trains from around 07:20 - 17:40 4.5 - 5.5 hours CNY 209.5 - 356.5
Total --- 6 - 7.5 hours CNY 366.5 - 513.5

Major Rail Lines from Changsha to:
Major Rail Lines from Xiamen to:

- Last modified on Jan. 04, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Let Me Say about
Asked by Elliott | Sep. 24, 2019 00:50Reply
How long would flight takes from Xiamen to Changsha and the costs?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amanda from USA | Sep. 24, 2019 20:42
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Flight only takes 1.5 hours, so it is still much faster than train. Full ticket price is CNY1200, if you can find a discount more than 60% off, it is very suitable. But if you are traveling during summer time, train maybe more reliable as flight often get delayed or even cancelled due to typhoon.
Asked by Sheree | Dec. 06, 2018 02:17Reply
Can you tell me the bus to take from Xiamen North Station to International Cruise Terminal?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kenny from USA | Dec. 06, 2018 17:21
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You can take bus No. 957 from the North station to You Lun Zhong Xin, the 10th stop. And walk about 600m to reach the station. The bus ticket is CNY2 per person and takes around 1 hour on the way. If by taxi, it would be about 40min and cost around CNY70.
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