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 Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Asked by Victoria Andes from USA | Apr. 25, 2023 07:23Reply
Taipei to Sanya, layover in Xiamen
US citizen, traveling from Taipei to Sanya with a several hour layover in Xiamen. We will not leave the airport. We will return to Taipei in 3 days, also through Xiamen. (TPE XMN SYX) We are returning to Taipei, so we do not technically qualify to be visa free, as we go from country A to B and back to A.. Is this correct? If so, what do we need to do? Again, we are not leaving the airport in Xianan, and no visa is required for Hainan, from what I understand. Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Tom | Apr. 25, 2023 20:49

Hi, you are not eligible for any visa-free transit as the two cities are both in the mainland city. You have to apply for a tourist visa in advance or find a direct flight from Taipei to Sanya.
Asked by G from CHINA | Apr. 27, 2020 00:23Reply
Flight to Xiamen

I have a business trip coming up next week from Xi'an to Xiamen and Quanzhou. I would like to know if there are any restrictions on foreign arrivals at Xiamen and Quanzhou airports. I have a green health code for Xi'an city and have not left the country during the epidemic. Would I be asked to quarantine upon arrival? Please help.

Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey from FRANCE | May. 06, 2020 00:22

As I know, you don't need to have 14 days quarantine upon arrival if you have the green health code.
Asked by Petro Rust from SOUTH AFRICA | Jan. 11, 2020 04:43Reply
My sister has to meet me on arrival at Xiamen Airport
Is there an info desk at T4 where we would be able to meet up, should we miss each other on arrival? Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Ruby from THAILAND | Jan. 13, 2020 01:20

You can meet each other at Arrival Hall.
Asked by Daniel from SWITZERLAND | Dec. 29, 2019 03:51Reply
Visa on arrival for Vietnamese Nationals
Dear all, trust is all well.
I am considering to travel to Sanya in February. I am Swiss national therefore no issues with the visa, however my partner is Vietnamese... would you be able to share with me the visa requirement? Possible on arrival at the airport for staying there for 4 nights? Appreciate your assistance. Cheers from Saigon.
Answers (1)
Answered by Larry from USA | Dec. 30, 2019 17:47

When you get to the VOA office at the border, just complete the application form, take a photo and pay the fee. The visa will be issued within 5 to 10 minutes. It costs CNY 168 for applicants of most countries.
Asked by BUDIANTOLIS | Dec. 13, 2019 02:03Reply
Proof of onward Ticket if using Boat/Ferry
We plan to use : 144- H- Visa Free, From Australia transit China to Taiwan( Australia --> China ---> Taiwan).
If we use Jin Men (Taiwan) as our destination out of China, and we are going to buy Ferry/Boat Ticket from Wu Tong Ma Dou , Can we use confirmation letter from Boat/Ferry company that we have purchased the ticket as a proof of onward travel from China to Taiwan ? Do we have to provide proof that we have a VISA for entering Taiwan ? Accommodation at Taiwan as well or China ?

Answers (1)
Answered by Liz from SINGAPORE | Dec. 16, 2019 18:33

Yes, you can use confirmation letter from Boat/Ferry company as a proof.
Ask a Question
Question Summary (100 characters)
Details (optional) (2,000 characters)