Xiamen City Bus

City bus system in Xiamen is well developed and traveling by it is convenient. About 3,000 buses serve nearly 200 routes around the city. Most of them run from 06:00 to 23:00. There are ordinary public buses and double-decker buses with or without a conductor, and most of lines charge CNY1 per person. According to estimate, there are some ninety routes running between the city proper and outskirt areas; another more than one hundred routes cover the city proper.

Destination Route Full Ticket Fare
North Railway Station BRT 1 CNY 3.5
Gaoqi International Airport BRT L19 CNY 0.5
Sightseeing Line 1 CNY 60
Brahma Temple &
Wild Valley Scenic Area
Tourist Line 1 CNY 7
Brahma Temple &
Golden Lake Scenic Area
Tourist Line 2 CNY 7
South Putuo Temple Take city bus no.1, 15, 21, 45, 751, 841 or 959 to get to Xiamen University. Then walk northwest around 220 yards (200 meters). CNY 1

BRT (Bus Rapid Transit)

Notably, BRT System is a distinguished characteristic in this city. Until nowadays, there are four routes, including one reaching airport. Public transportation in this city becomes much better than before because of the application of this system.

 Line 1: 

Starting Xiamen Ferry Dock North Railway Station
Operating Hours 05:45-22:15 06:10 -22:50
Frequency Normal Time: 2 to 3 minutes
Rush Hour: 1 to 2 minutes
Duration 50 minutes
Main Stops 1st Port, Heping Port
Ticket Fare CNY 3.5

 Line 2:

Starting Xiamen Ferry Dock Tong’an Junction Station
Operating Hours 06:10-21:15
Frequency Normal Time: 4 to 5 minutes
Rush Hour: 2 to 3 minute
Duration 70 minutes
Main Stops Main Railway Station, Jinshan Station
Ticket Fare CNY 4.5

 Line 3:

Starting Xiamen Ferry Dock Qianbu Junction Station
Operating Hours 06:10-22:30
Frequency Normal Time: 2 to 3 minutes
Rush Hour: 1 to 2 minutes
Duration 15 minutes
Main Stops 1st Ferry Dock, Main Railway Station, Longshanqiao Station
Ticket Fare CNY 1

 Special Airport Line: L19

Starting T3 of Gaoqi International Airport Xianhou Bus Stop
Operating Hours 06:30 to 22:10
Main Stops Fangzhong Road, Airport Garden Hotel
Ticket Fare CNY 0.5

Sightseeing Bus

In addition, two routes are also available that cover many famous tourist attractions in this city. Hereunder is detailed information about these lines:

 Line 1:
Circle route departing from Hubin Long-distance Bus Station (Tourist Distribution Center)

Starting/Terminus Hubin Long-distance Bus Station
Main Stops Ferry Dock, Heping (Peace) Dock, Hulishan Fortress, Pearl Bay, Cengcuoan Area, Taiwan Culture Village, Haiyuntai Area, Yefengzhai (Coconut Wind Fort), International Conference & Exhibition Center, Kwan-yin Hill, Wuyuanwan Wetland Park, Wutong Dock, Terminal 3 of Gaoqi International Airport, Chinese Pizza Folk Garden, People's Hall
Distance 37 miles (60 kilometers)
Duration 90 minutes
Operating Hours 08:30-16:40
Frequency 30 minutes (except 12:00, 13:00, 14:00)
Ticket Fare CNY 60 per adult (Children under 4.6 feet (1.4 meters) can enjoy the half price.)

 Line 2:

Starting Main Railway Station
Terminus Student Apartments of Xiamen University
Main Stops Jinbang Park, Wenping Villas, East Gate of City Arboretum, Wenzeng Garden, Pearl Bay
Operating Hours 06:30-18:00
Frequency 30 minutes
Ticket Fare CNY 2

Tourist Bus

 Line 1:

Starting Brahma Temple Wild Valley Scenic Area
Operating Hours 09:00 11:00 13:00, 15:00 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 17:00
Ticket Fare CNY 7

 Line 2:

Starting Brahma Temple Golden Lake Scenic Area
Operating Hours 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 17:00
Ticket Fare CNY 7

- Last updated on Apr. 12, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Xiamen City Bus
Asked by Jean from USA | Apr. 09, 2020 20:56Reply
Can I take the bus from the cruise ship dock to the ferry terminal to go to island gulangyo island?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nathan from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 12, 2020 19:27

Yes, you can. It is suggested to provide the exact starting place. Then I can find the detailed transportation for you.
Asked by auon from PAKISTAN | Nov. 25, 2019 06:01Reply
What bus to get Xiamen International Exhibition Center from Mercure Exhibition Centre Opens i
Answers (1)
Answered by Kira from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 27, 2019 18:26

Take bus No.653 from Dongsheng Garden station to Exhibition Center station. It takes 40 minutes with CNY1.
Asked by Annabelle from USA | Nov. 11, 2019 01:38Reply
Huaqiao University to Hulishan Fortress

What is the most direct route using public transport to the Hulishan Fortress from Huaqiao University in the Jimei District?

Thank you!
Answers (2)
Answered by Andrea from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 12, 2019 19:35

There is no direct bus. You can take bus 949 to Mingfa Xincheng station, then transfer to bus 29 to Hulishan station. It takes 1.5 hours with CNY2.
Answered by Annabelle from USA | Nov. 17, 2019 17:07

Thank you so much!
Asked by chan from MALAYSIA | Oct. 18, 2019 18:16Reply
transport around xiamen
Do you know which bus we should take from the airport to ibis xm zhongshan road and the bus stop?
Which do you think we should use to get around the tourist sites in xiamen, sightseeing bus or tourist bus?

Thank you
Chan (malaysia)
Answers (1)
Answered by Luke from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 21, 2019 01:09

You can take bus 304/27 from T3 to Dianqian station, and transfer to metro line 1 to Zhenhai Road station, then walk north around 600m to your hotel. It takes around 1 hour with CNY5.
Asked by hendro susilo from INDONESIA | Oct. 17, 2019 05:40Reply
Is it possible to go around xiamen by public transport for I cannot speak and read mandarin?
Do I need visa for an Indonesian go there for one weeks? what international flights from Jakarta to the city?
Answers (1)
Answered by Larry from THAILAND | Oct. 21, 2019 00:59

There are clear English signs for foreign tourists. So I think you can have a try. You have to apply for a Chinese visa in advance. There are direct flights between these two places like China Southern Airline.
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