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Guangzhou - Xiamen Train

By far, about 4 pairs of high speed trains and 2 pairs of normal-speed overnight sleeper trains are operated between Guangzhou and Xiamen on a daily basis. The former have a running distance of 538/ 618 km (334/ 384 mi) and the duration of them is about 4 - 5 hours. CNY 264 - 264.5 is needed to book a second class seat on these bullet trains. As for the latter, they take about 11 - 12.5 hours to finish a single ride and the minimal price of a hard sleeper ticket is CNY 190 - 236.

Guangzhou - Xiamen High Speed Train

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 4 - 5 hours
 Distance: 538/ 618 km (334/ 384 mi)
 Top speed: 250/ 300 km/h (155/ 186 mph)
 Operated at: Guangzhou East/ Guangzhou South, Xiamen/ Xiamen North
 Major stations along the way: Humen, Shenzhen North, Huizhou South, Shanwei, Kuitan, Chaoyang, Chaoshan

Guangzhou to Xiamen High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D330907:34 - 11:384h4m
D238508:49 - 13:344h45m
G162310:06 - 14:064h00m
D312110:41 - 15:404h59m
D365110:46 - 15:585h12m
D238111:56 - 16:274h31m
D242913:12 - 17:554h43m
D231514:20 - 18:304h10m
G160714:55 - 19:064h11m
D331316:11 - 20:464h35m
D239516:58 - 22:065h8m
D365518:01 - 22:354h34m
D937 and D943 are only available on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
See more Guangzhou Schedule

Xiamen to Guangzhou Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D365706:29 - 10:564h27m
D238307:06 - 11:364h30m
D331909:41 - 13:544h13m
G160910:01 - 14:134h12m
D331511:12 - 15:354h23m
D324911:41 - 16:284h47m
D243112:32 - 16:444h12m
D365313:57 - 18:404h43m
D312314:18 - 18:574h39m
D331115:23 - 19:183h55m
D238716:38 - 21:154h37m
G162517:51 - 21:534h2m
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.

Guangzhou - Xiamen High Speed Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 878.5 - 997.5
USD 129 - 147
CNY 464.5 - 472
USD 68 - 69
CNY 302.5 - 313
USD 44 - 46


Normal Speed Train of Guangzhou - Xiamen

Basic Facts:

 Operated at: Guangzhou/ Guangzhou East, Xiamen North
 Duration: about 11 - 12.5 hours
 Distance: 767 - 770 km (476 - 478 mi)
 Top speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)
 Major stations along the way: Dongguan East, Huizhou, Heyuan, Longchuan, Xingning, Meizhou, Dapu, Yongding, Longyan

Guangzhou to Xiamen Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time


Xiamen to Guangzhou Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time

1. The above timetables are only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search tool on the top of this page.
2. These trains are recommended to those passengers who want to save one-night accommodation fees. And they are reminded to book the hard sleeper tickets in advance.
3.“+” means the second day.

Guangzhou - Xiamen Normal Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat

Transfer in Shenzhen for More High Speed Trains

Routes  Schedule Duration Ticket Fare
(Second Class Seat)
Guangzhou South - Shenzhen North

Over 200 pairs from
about 05:00 - 23:15
About 0.5 - 1.5 hours CNY 47 - 94
Shenzhen North - Xiamen North

Over 45 pairs from
about 06:30 - 19:00 
About 3.5 - 4 hours  CNY 162 - 193.5
Total --- About 4 - 5.5 hours CNY 209 - 287.5

Guangzhou – Xiamen Train vs. Flight

High speed train Flight Normal speed overnight sleeper train
Duration 4 - 5 hours 1.5 hours 11 – 12.5 hours
Price    Second class seat: CNY 264 - 264.5 About CNY1,300 for full fare economy classdepartures; but usually offered 20%-60% discount Hard sleeper:
CNY 190 - 236
At least 4 every day  About 10 departures per day   2 pairs per day
Facilities Modern Modern Kind of backward;
Sleepers to lie down
Punctuality On time Possible delays Occasional delays for around
30 minutes or more
Mobile devices Allowed to use Should be powered off Allowed to use
Advantage  Fast Fast Slower, but save one-night accommodation fee and day time


 Read more about: How to Travel between Guangzhou and Xiamen

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- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou - Xiamen Train
Asked by maria azevedo from PORTUGAL | Mar. 28, 2023 07:53Reply
where can i buy train tickets from guanzhou south to xiamen?
where can i buy train tickets from guangzhou south to xiamen? is there any electronic tickets? can they be delivered by email?
Answers (1)
Answered by Eric | Mar. 28, 2023 17:48

You can buy the ticket right from this website: travelchinaguide.com/china-trains/
They can email you the e-ticket. Or you can buy a ticket upon arrival at the railway station; but it is risky that no seat will be available then.
Asked by Ophelia from FRANCE | Oct. 18, 2019 01:10Reply
Delivery to Airbnb in Xiamen
We will stay at an Airbnb instead of hotel. Can you delivery paper tickets to Airbnb?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Oct. 20, 2019 17:47

Thank you for your inquiry.

For delivery service, there need to be a receiver to sigh for the express. If there is a person who can sign for the express on behalf of you, we can arrange delivery service. Please also offer a Chinese phone number of receiver in our booking form. We will contact receiver in advance. Thank you.
Asked by Dustin | Apr. 25, 2019 03:17Reply
Distance from Paco Hotel Guangzhou Zoo Metro Branch to Guangzhou East Station?
What is the cost by taxi?
Answers (1)
Answered by Bucs | Apr. 25, 2019 18:53

It is just a 4 or 5km trip, so maybe CNY15 would do, 15 to 20min on the way.
Asked by Albert from NEW ZEALAND | Dec. 24, 2018 01:30Reply
Is 16min transfer at Shenzhen North Station sufficient?
If I miss the train, can I take the next one?
Answers (1)
Answered by Edwin from USA | Dec. 24, 2018 19:02

If you are familiar with the station and rail system, it would work. If you are first time traveler, it is not recommended. It would be better if you prepare about 30min.

In case you miss the second trip, you can still take the next available one by changing the paper ticket at station ticket counter.

Oh, by the way, you need to collect the paper ticket for second trip in advance in Guangzhou, otherwise, even 30min is not enough.
Asked by Danilo Ganal from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 23, 2017 00:27Reply
Is there a high speed train from Xiamen going to Guangzhou? Every what day and time. Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Gaiya | Nov. 23, 2017 03:03

no, you need to have a transfer to Shenzhen first and then to GZ. You can check the schedule online here.
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