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