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 Jun. 07, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Xiamen City Bus
Asked by Nugroho widiharso from INDONESIA | Dec. 04, 2023 15:53Reply
Any bus station or train station from zheng cuo an to Gaoqi airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey | Dec. 06, 2023 19:04

Yes, there is an airport shuttle bus operating between Zengcuoan Bus Station and Gaoqi Airport.
Asked by janer from SINGAPORE | Oct. 03, 2023 23:49Reply
I am planning to take a ferry from Kinmen to Xiamen Wutong Port
Please advise if I am able to take the sightseeing bus from Wutong Port to move around Xiamen before I go back to Kinmen in the evening. Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen | Oct. 07, 2023 01:26

Generally, the bus operates from 9:00 to 18:00 and you can arrange it according to your schedule. The night bus is also available, operating between 19:00-21:00 with an interval of 30 minutes.
Asked by Lim Hock Eng from S’PORE | Sep. 12, 2023 13:04Reply
Holiday inn Express Lushan to nearest BRT station please advise Thank You
Answers (1)
Answered by Kevin | Sep. 13, 2023 00:58

The nearest BRT station is Lianban, about 950 meters away.
Asked by Brianna from PHILIPPINES | Jun. 07, 2023 19:12Reply
How can i go in xiamen university from Xiamen airport?
How much usually the taxi cost from xiamen airport to Siming District?
Answers (1)
Answered by Andy | Jun. 07, 2023 20:24

You can take an airport express line directly to the Xiamen University. The shuttle bus is operated from 6:28 to 20:28 with an interval of 40 min to 1 hour, taking about 1 hour and costing CNY 20 for a single journey.

If by taxi, it generally takes about CNY 60-80 per person.
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.
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