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 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Xiamen is available at Gaoqi International Airport. Passport holders from the listed countries can enjoy up to 144 hours free transit when they take an international transfer at the airport. 


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 updated on Sep. 06, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Asked by HeLim from S'PORE | Sep. 10, 2023 08:16Reply
From 'Gaoqi airport any public transport's going to North Xiamen train station' how long

Answers (1)
Answered by John | Sep. 10, 2023 23:07

You may take BTR line 1 or line 6 from T4 of the airport to Xiamen North Railway Station.
Asked by Beng Chan from CANADA | Sep. 08, 2023 18:19Reply
Transportation from Gaoqi to PanPacific hotel
Can anybody help me with how to go from Gaoqi airport to PanPacific hotel Xiamen
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by John | Sep. 10, 2023 23:05

You may take airport bus for 4 stops to Lvling Road, then walk for about 200 meters to Jiangtou to take metro line 2 to Jianye Road, get out from exit 1A and at last walk for another 200 meters to the hotel.
Asked by jennifer from PHILIPPINES | Sep. 07, 2023 21:42Reply
Is transit visa needed at Xiamen Airport for Filipinos going to Taiwan?
A Philippines Passport holder here going to Taiwan by Xiamen Airlines.
I will transit at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport for about 10 hours, do I still need a transit visa?
If so, is visa on arrival applicable or do I need to have a tourist visa before arrival?
Please help. Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by John | Sep. 10, 2023 22:59

You are eligible for 24-hour visa free transit. No visa is needed.
Asked by ayat from MALAYSIA | Sep. 05, 2023 01:50Reply
transit visa for Malaysian
i am from Malaysia
i am going to japan by xiamen airlines
i will be transit at xiamen airport for about 12 hours
how do i apply for transit visa?
do i need to go the same process as for applying tourist visa?
or i can just fill up the form on arrival (visa on arrival)?
please help
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily | Sep. 06, 2023 01:33

You are eligible for the 24-hour visa-free transit and no visa is needed. If you want to get out of the airport, you can acquire a temporary stay permit at the airport.
Asked by He Lim from S’PORE | Aug. 30, 2023 03:45Reply
Gauqi airport which lines going to the nearest Holiday inn in Xiamen.Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily | Aug. 30, 2023 19:28

You can take Bus Line 424 from T3 Terminal to Jiaren Intersection. After that, walk west about 350m to the hotel. It takes about 40 minutes.
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