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Xiamen Railway Station and North Railway Station are two passenger transport railway stations in this city.
Main Railway Station is located at the No.90, Xiahe Road, Siming District. Normal speed trains in this station bound for most major cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Chongqing, and Kunming. The station also has direct trains to main cities in Fujian Province, such as Fuzhou, Sanming and Zhangzhou. Passengers can take public bus no.3, 19A, 19B, 28, 42, 96, 113, 116, 122, 127, 659, 840, 857, 858, 940, 950, 952 or 994 to get here.
North Railway Station is situated in Yannei Village of Houxi Town in Jimei District. It is a major conjunction of Fuzhou - Xiamen, Longyan – Xiamen and Xiamen - Shenzhen rail lines. Trains from the station are all high speed types that can take passengers to many major cities in China, such as Fuzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Chongqing. Public bus No.690, 691, 692, 790, 792, 890, 901, 905, 907, 936, 949, 950 or 980 can take you to the station.
Major Rail Lines from Xiamen to:
- Hong Kong
See detailed Xiamen Train Schedule
Xiamen International Cruise Terminal operates ships named "COCO Star" to/from Keelung and Taichung. The ship to Keelung departs at 18:00 every Thursday and arrives at 08:30 next morning. Vice versa, the ship is available every Sunday. It departs at 18:00 and arrives at 08:30 next morning. The ship departs for Taichung every Tuesday at 19:00 and arrives at 08:30 next morning. Vice versa, the ship is available every Wednesday. It departs at 21:00 and arrives at 08:30 next morning.
Boarding address in Xiamen: Next to door no. 9, Central Hall, International Cruise Terminal, No.2 Donggang Road in Huli District. One can take bus no. B1, L5, 51, 59, 87 and 436 to get there. The check-in stops at 16:50 for both routes in Xiamen.
The sea route to the Taiwanese island of Kinmen is operated at Wutong Port. The ferry schedules are from 08:00-17:30 with the interval of 30 to 60 minutes. The duration is about 30 minutes. Wutong Port is located at No.2500, East Island Ring Road. Tourists can take Airport Shuttle Bus Line 3 or Sightseeing Bus Line 1 to there directly. Please make sure to come at least 20 minutes before the departure time to finish the boarding procedures.
Line 1 is a cross-sea line connected Xiamen Island and Jimei. Line 2 will be put into operation at the end of 2019, being the east-west main transport line in the city. Line 3 and line 4 will be opened in 2020. Xiamen metro line 5 to 11 are still under planning. Xiamen metro system will consist of 6 lines covering 231km (144 mi) by 2020.
Xiamen Metro Maps
|Time||Start||Destination||Operating Hours||Ticket Fare (Round-Trip)||Frequency||Duration|
|Daytime||Dongdu Port||Sanqiutian |
|June-September: 07:10-18:30 |
October-next May: 07:10-17:30
|CNY 35||20 minutes||20 minutes|
|Haicang Songyu Port||Necwo Wharf||June-September: 07:10-18:30 |
October-next May: 07:10-17:30
|CNY 35 |
|20 minutes||20 minutes|
|Night Time||Xiamen |
|Necwo Wharf||June-September: 07:30 to 18:50 |
October-next May: 07:30-17:50
|CNY 30||20 to 40 minutes||8 minutes|
|Sanqiutian Wharf||June-September: 18:50 to 06:30 (Next Day) |
October-next May: 17:50 to 06:30 (Next Day)
|CNY 35||20 minutes||7 minutes|
Dongdu Port: the west side of Shugang Road
Bus Route: Take bus no.87 or 436 to get to Cruise Center Bus Stop. Then walk north around 450 yards (400 meters).
Haicang Songyu Port: Nearby Haicang Road
Bus Route: Take bus no.834, 835, 836, 837, 890 or 892 to go to Haicang Road. Then walk southwest around 50 yards (40 meters).
Xiamen Ferry Dock: No.15, Lujiang Road
Bus Route: Take bus no.4, 25, 97, 107, 112, 118, 127, 655, 656 or 841 to get to Ferry Post Office. Then walk south around 90 yards (80 meters).
|For the first 3km (around 1.9mi)||CNY10|
|For each additional kilometer (0.6mi) farther than 3km (1.9mi)||CNY2|
|For each additional kilometer (0.6mi) farther than 8km (5mi)||CNY3|
Here are some cab fares for your reference if departing from the Main Railway Station:
To Ferry Dock: CNY15-20
To Island Ring Road (near Baicheng and Hulishan Battery): CNY20-25
To Jimei University: CNY40-50
Tips: The downtown area is not big. CNY20-25 is enough within the downtown area. There are complaint numbers attached inside the cabs. You can dial the number for a complaint if not satisfied with the service. Almost all taxis in the city are officially operated and would charge by the meter. You can ask for invoices.
|Bicycle Type||Referenced Price (per hour)|
|Ordinary Bicycles||CNY 5 to 8|
|Tandem Ridings||CNY 10|
|Three Seats Bicycle||CNY 15|
Suggested Bicycle Tour Routes:
1. Baicheng Sand beach (Xiamen University), South Island Ring Road, Wuyuanwan Bridge, North Wuyuanwan Beach
2. Baicheng Sand beach, Hulishan Battery, Cengcuoan Area, Yefengzhai (Coconut Wind Fort) Game Center, Conference and Exhibition Center, Kwan-yin Hill Beach, Wuyuanwan Area
Note: 1. June to September is perhaps the most favorable season to ride around the city.
2. In the tourist high season, there will be many riders.
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