Best Way to Travel between Fuzhou and Xiamen

Fuzhou is about 255 kilometers (160 miles) north from Xiamen. Nowadays, there are several feasible ways of transport between these two cities, such as high speed train, long-distance bus and plane. No normal speed train operates between Fuzhou and Xiamen currently. The high speed train takes 1.5 to 2.5 hours on the way and the ticket costs CNY 79 to 98.5 for Second Class Seat. In general, the long-distance bus from Fuzhou to Xiamen needs 3.5 to 4 hours with the fare of about CNY 85/person. Although the direct flight spends only an hour on board, it is not so recommended for the door-to-door travel time is no less than high speed trains counting in the time consumed to/from airports and for check-in procedures.
 
 

Best Way to Travel between Fuzhou and Xiamen
 

How to Travel from Fuzhou to Xiamen

 

1. Best Way: Fuzhou to Xiamen High Speed Train: 1.5-2.5 hours, CNY 79 - 98.5 for 2nd Class Seat

There are more than 70 pairs of convenient high speed trains that run from Fuzhou Railway Station / South Railway Station to Xiamen Railway Station / North Railway Station, which spend about 1.5 to 2.5 hours on the way with the ticket fare of CNY 79 – 98.5.5 for Second Class Seat. Taking high speed train is regarded as the best and fastest way to travel between Fuzhou and Xiamen for time-pressed travelers. Below is the detailed information:
 From Fuzhou Railway Station: 07:00 - 21:00 with the frequency of 10-20 minutes
 From South Railway Station: 09:34 - 21:16 with the frequency of 20-30 minutes
 Ticket Prices: CNY 79 - 98.5 for Second Class Seat; CNY 127 - 158 for First Class Seat; CNY 177.5 for VIP Class Seat; CNY 251 - 295 for Business Class Seat
 

2. Alternative Choice: Long-distance Bus: 3.5-4 hours, CNY 85 - 110 / person

Here under are the detailed schedules and ticket fares of long-distance buses operating from Fuzhou to Xiamen. The whole single trip takes around 3.5-4 hours.
 
Starting Point Schedule Ticket Fare
North Coach Station 05:00 to 22:20 every 10 to 20 minutes CNY 85 - 95
South Coach Station 06:50 to 20:15 every 15 to 25 minutes CNY 85 - 105
Minqing Coach Station 07:30 CNY 110
Pingtan Coach Station 07:10, 07:30, 13:00 CNY 105
 

3. Fuzhou to Xiamen Flight: 1 hour on board, CNY 300 - 600

Several pairs of Fuzhou - Xiamen direct flights are flying between Fuzhou Changle Airport and Xiamen Gaoqi Airport. The flying time is about one hour. If the transportation to/from airport and check-in time are included, it spends 3-4 hours in total.
 

How to Get from Fuzhou to Gulangyu Island?

→ First of all, take high speed train from Fuzhou Railway Station to Xiamen Railway Station. It takes around 1.5 to 2.5 hours on the way, costing CNY 79 - 98.5 for 2nd Class Seat.
→ Then Take a taxi to Dongdu Cruise Center Xiagu Wharf with the fare of CNY 20. 
→ After arriving, take a ferry from Xiagu Wharf to Gulangyu Island Sanqiutian Wharf / Neicuo’ao Wharf. The duration is about 20 minutes, costing CNY 35 per person.
 

How to Travel from Xiamen to Fuzhou

 

1. Best Way: Xiamen to Fuzhou High Speed Train: 1.5-2.5 hours, CNY 79 - 98.5 for 2nd Class Seat

More than 50 high speed trains serve the public every day from Xiamen Railway Station / North Railway Station to Fuzhou Railway Station / South Railway Station. With the travel time of 1.5 to 2.5 hours, it is the most convenient way for passengers. People can also appreciate scenery along the way. 
 From Xiamen Railway Station: 10:02 - 20:33 with the frequency of 30-60 minutes
 From North Railway Station: 09:45 - 22:07 with the frequency of 10-15 minutes
 Ticket Prices: CNY 79 - 98.5 for Second Class Seat; CNY 127 - 158 for First Class Seat; CNY 177.5 for VIP Class Seat; CNY 251 - 295 for Business Class Seat
 

2. Alternative Choice: Long-distance Bus: 3.5-4 hours, CNY 75 - 98 / person

There are lots of long-distance buses serving passengers travelling from Xiamen to Fuzhou every day, which needs 3.5 to 4 hours in general. Compared with high speed train, taking direct long-distance coach is a relatively economical choice.
Starting Point Schedule Ticket Fare
Jimei Coach Station 06:50 to 23:00 every 10 to 20 minutes CNY 75 - 98
Hubin Coach Station 05:55 to 22:05 every 10 to 20 minutes CNY 75 - 90
Songbai Coach Station 06:20 to 22:30 every 10 to 20 minutes CNY 75 - 90
Fanghu Coach Station 08:30, 10:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 17:00 CNY98
 

3. Xiamen to Fuzhou Flight: 1 hour on board, CNY 300 - 600

Some direct fights can take travelers from Xiamen Gaoqi Airport to Fuzhou Changle Airport. This transportation is suitable for those who have enough travel time because the whole way takes 3-4 hours including check-in time and transportation time to/from airports in suburban.
- Last modified on Jul. 24, 2020 -
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