Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport

Airport Code: XMN

Location: Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport is situated at the northeast end of Xiamen Island, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from downtown area.
 Xiamen Airport Transfer

Flights: It offers 138 air routes to 71 domestic cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Harbin. It also operates 12 international air routes to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Bangkok and Taipei, etc.
 Xiamen Flights


There are two terminals: T3 and T4. The terminal buildings will be closed after the arrival of the last flight, so transfer passengers are unable to stay overnight in the airport.

Xiamen Airport

Airline Companies

There are 44 airlines, with domestic airlines mainly in T4 and overseas airlines in T3.

 T3: Korean Air Lines (KE), Dragon Air (KA), Philippine Airlines (PR), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Uni Airways (B7), All Nippon Airways (NH), Silk Air (MI), CEBU Pacific (5J), Thai Airways International (TG), Air Macau (NX), Mandarin Airlines (AE), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Xiamen Airlines (MF), Hebei Airlines (NS),

 T4: China Eastern Airlines (MU), Shanghai Airlines (FM), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Shandong Airlines (SC), Yunnan Lucky Air (8L), Western China Airlines (PN), Grand China Express (GS), Beijing Capital Airlines (JD), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), China United Airlines (KN), Juneyao Airlines (HO), Kunming Airline (KY), Hainan Airlines (HU), Spring Air (9C), Chengdu Airlines (EU), Air China (CA)

Boarding Tips

1. In order to complete the boarding procedures in time, passengers may arrive 1.5 to 2 hours before departure time. The check-in counters are closed 30 minutes before flight departure.
2. If passengers do not have luggage, please check in through no luggage counters. If one gets an e-ticket, he/she may also check in via the automatic check-in machine.

 The 72 hours visa-free transit policy is available at Gaoqi International Airport. Passport holders from the listed countries can enjoy up to 72 hours free transit when they take an international transfer at the airport. As of January 1, 2019, it will be extended to the 144-hour visa-free transit.
Read details about 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit & 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit.


Note: The pick-up stations are located at Gate No.7 of Arrival Hall, T3 and Gate No.5 of Arrival Hall, T4.
 Transportation between T3 and T4

Starting Terminal 3 Terminal 4
Schedule 05:10 to 20:00: 20 minutes
20:00 to 22:00: 30 minutes
Time Duration 10 minutes
Fare Free

 Transportation to/from downtown area
 Line 1: Airport – Ferry Boat Dock (Sunlight Hotel)

Route To Ferry Boat Dock (Sunlight Hotel) From Ferry Boat Dock
Service Hours 08:00 to the last flight 05:20 to the last flight
Frequency 08:00, 08:30
09:00 to 11:00: 20 minutes
11:15 to 20:30: 15 minutes
20:50 to the last flight: 20 minutes
05:20, 06:00, 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:30
09:00 to 11:40: 20 minutes
12:00-21:00: 15 minutes
21:20 to the last flight: 20 minutes
Time Duration 35 minutes 30 minutes
Fare CNY 10

 Line 2: Airport – North Railway Station

Route To North Railway Station From North Railway Station
Service Hours 08:10, 08:40
09:10 to 20:00: 20 minutes
08:30 to 20:30: 20 minutes
Main Stops Gaoqi Bus Station, Airport Garden Hotel
Time Duration 35 minutes
Fare CNY 15

 Line 3: Airport – Wutong Dock

Route To Wutong Dock From Wutong Dock
Schedule 08:05, 09:05, 10:05, 10:35, 11:05, 11:35, 12:05, 12:35, 13:05, 14:05, 14:35, 15:05, 16:05, 16:35, 17:05 and 17:35 09:00, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30 and 18:15
Time Duration 15 minutes
Fare CNY 6

 Line 4: Airport – Wucun Bus Station

Route To Wucun Bus Station From Wucun Bus Station
Schedule 09:30 to 20:00 09:00 to 20:00: 60 minutes
Time Duration 25 minutes
Fare CNY 10

Note: Wucun Bus Station is about 500 yards (450 meters) northward away from Xiamen Railway Station.

 Transportation to/from nearby cities
 Line 1: Airport - Zhangzhou China Travel Agency Bus Terminal

Route To Zhangzhou China Travel Agency Bus Terminal From Zhangzhou China Travel Agency Bus Terminal
Schedule 09:10, 10:00, 11:30, 12:30, 14:00, 15:00, 16:30, 18:30, 20:30 07:00, 08:30, 10:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 18:30
Time Duration 75 minutes
Fare CNY 25

 Line 2: Airport - Jinjiang (Baixiang Century Hotel)

Route To Jinjiang (Baixiang Century Hotel) From Jinjiang
Schedule 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:30, 20:30 05:00, 09:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00
Time Duration 80 minutes
Fare CNY 35

 Line 3: Airport – Dongdu Dock

Route To Dongdu Dock From Dongdu Dock
Schedule 08:00, 08:30
09:00 to 11:00: 20 minutes
11:15 to 16:15: 15 minutes
08:40, 09:10
09:40 to 12:00: 20 minutes
12:15 to 18:10: 15 minutes
Time Duration 25 minutes 40 minutes
Fare CNY 10

 Line 4: Airport – Zengcuoan Village

Route To Zengcuoan Village From Zengcuoan Village
Schedule  09:20 to 16:20: 30 minutes
17:00 to 19:00: 40 minutes
06:45 to 18:15: 30 minutes
Time Duration 40 minutes
Fare CNY 10 CNY 15

 City Bus
Passengers can take public buses No. 27, 37, 41, 81, 84 and 91. The cost of these bus routes is CNY1. The earliest buses of the lines are around 06:30, while last buses are around 22:00, except bus no.37. Bus no. 37 even operates until 00:10. In addition, there is also a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line L19 at the airport. The operating hours are from 06:30 to 22:10 with the ticket fare of CNY 0.5.

Taxi stand is located outside the Gate No.7 of Arrival Hall in T3 and Gate No.3 of Arrival Hall in T4. Usually it costs CNY30-40 to get to downtown area by cab. Passengers to other places such as Quanzhou, Shishi and Zhangzhou can also take local taxis. The long-distance taxis are located at the West Parking Lot, 130 yards (120 meters) west of the Arrival Hall, T4.

Services and Facilities

 Inquiry Service: the opposite of Gate No.14, Departure Hall, 2F, T4

 Lost & Found:
Service Hours: 05:30 to the last flight arrival
 Location: Service Counter in the Arrival Hall, T3/T4

 Luggage Packing:
Service Hours: 05:30 to the last flight
Fare: For one, the fare is CNY 5 to CNY 20 based on luggage size.
Location: T3: Island B, Domestic Departure Hall, Island E, International Departure Hall; T4: Gates No.8 & 12, Departure Hall

 Luggage Storage:
Service Hours: 05:30 to the last flight
Location: Service Counter in the Arrival Hall, T3/T4
Fare: For one, CNY 3 to 10 per day based on luggage size.

 Luggage Inquiry: Location:
International Luggage: International Arrival Hall, T3
Domestic Luggage: Domestic Arrival Hall, T4

 Car Rental Service: Operating Hours: 09:00 to 21:00
    Location: Avis Car Company: East side of Shopping Street, T3
                    Shenzhou Car Company: Area D2, Paking Lot, T3
                    Henghao Car Company: Domestic Arrival Hall, T3

 Tourist Service Center: Operating Hours: 08:00 to 22:00
    Location: Domestic Arrival Hall, T3

 Banks: It provides deposit and credit services of RMB and main foreign currencies. Bank of China is located in the Departure Hall of T3. The operating hours are from 09:00 to 16:00.

 Foreign Currency Exchange:
    Location: T3: Beside Business Center of Departure Hall
                          Boarding Gate No.12, International Secured Area
                          Exit of Domestic Arrival Hall
                   T4: Inquiry Counter, West Side of Departure Hall
                         Service Counter No.12, Arrival Hall
    T3: Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank
    Location: Boarding Gate No.10, Domestic Departure Hall
    T4: Back of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of Communications, Xiamen Rural Commercial Bank
     Location: Departure Hall

 Public Telephone: The telephone sets are located at both terminal buildings. Beside the public telephone, it also provides Phone Recharge and Phone Rental services.
   Location: Arrival Hall & Business Center, Departure Hall, T3
                Arrival Hall, T4

 Post Office: Provides express delivery for mail and parcels. It is located at the central area of the Arrival T3.

Xiamen Airport

 Nursery Room: Located in T4, it is an ideal place for passengers with babies to rest.

 Dressing Room: Arrival Hall, T3/T4

 VIP Lounge: With comfortable and elegant environment, they are located at west side of T3 and west side of Domestic Arrival Hall, 1st Floor of T4

 Medical Center: T3: North Side of Island C, Departure Floor
                           T4: West Side, Departure Floor

 Entertainment: Some entertainment facilities are offered including massage armchairs, SPA and Hair Salon.
   Location: T3: International & Domestic Arrival Hall
   Boarding Gate No.8 of Domestic Departure Hall

- Last modified on Nov. 16, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Asked by Joy from CANADA | Oct. 04, 2018 13:10Reply
What is the cost of taxi from Xiamen airport to north railway station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Peyton from USA | Oct. 07, 2018 19:39

Generally speaking, the cab fare is CNY 50 to CNY 60 in the day time.
Asked by Tosapol from THAILAND | Sep. 30, 2018 02:34Reply
Please advise if there is Airport taxi(not local taxi) at Xiamen airport?
Which has standard price and big size Van for our big luggage
I and my friends are going to join Ironman event in Nov 2018
Answers (3)
Answered by William from USA | Oct. 07, 2018 20:10

Dear, there is no special airport taxis. You are advised to hire a car in the airport that can hold all luggage. Or you need to catch two normal taxis.
Answered by Tosapol from THAILAND | Oct. 12, 2018 00:03

Is there a big size taxi at the airport?
Or in case we need to hire a car. Car will come with driver right?
How can I get to car hire area?
Thank you
Answered by William | Oct. 14, 2018 19:30

You need to hire a car with a driver. You can ask the airport staff or follow the clear signs.
Asked by May from MALAYSIA | Sep. 24, 2018 22:59Reply
Convenience way to travel to Xiamen airport in early morning
Will have early flight (Shanghai Air) at 7:55am on 29 Dec 2018, where to stay in order to have the most convenience way to travel to Xiamen international airport to catch early flight? Please advise.
Answers (1)
Answered by Mike from USA | Sep. 25, 2018 02:10

You are suggested to stay near the airport. As I know, there are many hotels nearby, like Airport Hotel, Zijin Hotel and Jinglong Grand Hotel.
Asked by Max from USA | Sep. 21, 2018 09:32Reply
We have a very long(12hrs) layover at Xiamen Airport
Where do you suggest we go to get the most of our layover?
Answers (1)
Answered by David from USA | Sep. 24, 2018 22:48

There is one attraction recommended to you: Xiamen University, known as one of the most beautiful universities in China. Taking a taxi to get there just needs about half an hour and CNY40 - 50.

Then you can go to Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street from the university by bus. It just needs about ten minutes. There are various arcade buildings and historical relics and you can purchase souvenirs or taste many delicious drinks or food.

It is suggested that you need to reserve 2 - 2.5 for the transfer procedures.
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