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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 255.5/ 197.5 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/ 239.

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 Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D238112:40 - 17:425h2m
G160714:55 - 19:214h26m
D93719:34 - 23:243h50m
D94319:39 - 23:293h50m
D937 and D943 are only available on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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Xiamen to Guangzhou Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D238307:06 - 12:054h59m
G160909:59 - 14:184h19m
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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 Nov 7, 2019)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 739.5
USD 105
CNY 372.5 - 387.5
USD 53 - 55
CNY 197.5 - 255
USD 28 - 36


Normal Speed Train of Guangzhou - Xiamen

Basic Facts:

 Operated at: Guangzhou/ Guangzhou East, Xiamen
 Duration: about11 - 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 Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K29720:26 - 07:41+11h15m
K22920:32 - 09:01+12h29m


Xiamen to Guangzhou Train Timetable

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K23017:26 - 05:10+11h44m
K29818:30 - 06:11+11h41m
K229, K230, K297 and K298 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.

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. “+” means the second day.

Guangzhou - Xiamen Normal Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 319
USD 45
CNY 190 - 236
USD 27 - 33
CNY 102 - 127
USD 14 - 18

Transfer in Shenzhen for More High Speed Trains

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

 Over 105 pairs from
about 07:00 - 23:00 
About 30– 50 minutes CNY 74.5
Shenzhen North - Xiamen North

Over 42 pairs from
about 06:30 - 20:30 
About 3 - 4hours  CNY 143/ 180
Total --- About 3.5 - 5 hours CNY 217.5/ 254.5

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 254.5/ 255   About CNY1,300 for full fare economy classdepartures; but usually offered 20%-60% discount Hard sleeper:
CNY 190/ 233/ 267
At least 2 every day  About 16 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 modified on Oct. 24, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou - Xiamen Train
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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