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 modified on Apr. 16, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Xiamen City Bus
Asked by Manu from SPAIN | Jun. 15, 2019 22:53Reply
Hello! I'm just arrived to the Xiamen city and I'm going to stay here working for 10 months.
Someone knows where I can find something like a map where I can see the route of each bus line?? Thanks so much! :)
Answers (1)
Answered by Leo from FRANCE | Jun. 16, 2019 20:34
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You can have a try in book stores or some stores near railway station.
Asked by Len from PHILIPPINES | Apr. 11, 2019 22:23Reply
Transportation to Xiamen Railway Station
We will be staying at hotel located at Zhongshan Rd Pedestrian Street. Is there a bus going from there to the Main Railway Station? Or what transportation can we take going to the railway station other than a taxi?
Len (Philippines)
Answers (2)
Answered by Jessica from DENMARK | Apr. 15, 2019 22:40
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You can take bus no.3/19/21 from Xinhua Crossing to the Main Railway Station directly.
Answered by Len from PHILIPPINES | Apr. 16, 2019 05:01
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Thank you Jessica.
Asked by Boon from THAILAND | Feb. 07, 2019 10:25Reply
Bus from Xiamen north railway station to down town
Please tell how to go to Zhongshan lu
from north railway station .
Thanks for all comments.
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Answered by Andrew from CANADA | Feb. 13, 2019 01:45
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The transportation is quite convenient. Take metro line 1 to Zhenhai Road Station, Exit 1. Then walk northwest around 700 meters to get to Zhongshan Road.
Answered by Boon from THAILAND | Feb. 13, 2019 03:37
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Thanks Andrew.
Asked by StankinJankin from UNITED STATES | Nov. 07, 2018 09:31Reply
Xiamen International Cruise Terminal bus to Railway Station?
Anybody know which bus I can use to get from the XM International Cruise Terminal to XM Railway Station (not North)? I'm okay with walking a little bit. I do not want to take a taxi.
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Answered by Wayne from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 07, 2018 18:00
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Walk about 9 minutes from the terminal to the Dongdu Huweishan bus stop to take the bus No.43 and get off at the railway station bus stop. Then walk about 5 minutes to the main building of the railway station. You need to spend about 45 minutes and CNY1 on this trip.
Asked by soh from SINGAPORE | Sep. 17, 2018 07:17Reply
Bus from Art Sky Homestay to Xiamen University
Any idea what bus traveled from Art Sky Homestay at 集美区后溪镇英村顶新厝里3号 to the university. How much is the bus fare? How long does it take?
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Answered by Joshua from USA | Sep. 18, 2018 00:07
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Walk about 15 minutes to Yingdaitou Station and take the 954 to Sibei Road Station where you transfer to take the bus No.20 and get off at Xiamen University Xicun station. Then walk about 4 minutes, you will see Xiamen University. The whole way takes around 100 minutes with the fare of CNY2.
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