Xiamen Railway Station
Xiamen Railway Station, first constructed in 1956, was renovated in 2012 and has been in full operation since January 2016. The station covers 73,600 square meters, with the platform area covering 27,600 sq m.
The new Xiamen Railway Station was designed in the shape of a flying egret, showcasing Xiamen’s charm as a coastal city.
Travelers who are not able to provide an identity card for checking can apply for a temporary identity certificate at a specific window set up by the railway police at the station.
Xiamen’s Metro Line 3 and the Xiamen-Zhangzhou intercity rail line (R3) are expected to go through Xiamen Railway Station after they start operating.
Address: 900 Xiahe Rd, Siming district, Xiamen, Fujian province
Xiamen North Railway Station
Xiamen North Railway Station, built in 2007, is a large transport hub integrating rail, long distance buses, rail transit transfer and business services.
The station covers 14 square kilometers with a building area of 113,600 square meters.
By the end of 2017, the station had 20 ticket vending machines and 12 self-service ticket machines. Travelers who are not able to provide an identity card for checking can apply for a temporary identity certificate at Window 1 set up at the station by the railway police.
People can take Xiamen’s Metro Line 1 to Xiamen North Railway Station.
Address: Yantong Rd, Jimei district, Xiamen, Fujian province
Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Located in Huli district, Xiamen city, Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport is about 16 kilometers from the urban area.
Xiamen Gaoqi Airport was put into use in 1983. By September 2017, it had launched 182 domestic and international routes to 109 cities around the world, including Beijing, Shanghai, Harbin in Heilongjiang province, Sanya in Hainan province, Hong Kong, Macao, Taipei and Kaohsiung in Taiwan, Osaka in Japan, Seoul and Inchon in South Korea, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Sydney and Melbourne in Australia, and Seattle in the United States.
Terminal 3, constructed in 1996, covers 129,800 square meters, while Terminal 4, which came into service in December 2014, occupies 108,000 sq m. The airport allows a total annual throughput of 27 million persons.
Address: Huli district, Xiamen, Fujian province
Official website: http://xiamenairport.com.cn/index.aspx (Chinese)
Long-Distance Bus Station:
Fanghu Bus Station
Fanghu Bus Station, integrating long-distance buses, public transit hub, taxi service and commercial stores, is the largest long distance passenger transport integrated hub in Xiamen.
Investment in the bus station totaled about 100 million yuan ($14.5 million). It covers 69,000 sq m and has a building area of 42,000 sq m.
Address: 5 Jinhu Rd, Huli district, Xiamen, Fujian province
Public transport: Bus Nos 15, 18, 652, 845, 945
Wucun Bus Station
Wucun Bus Station is located opposite Xiamen Railway Station. It covers 87,810 sq m and has two floors.
Address: 923 Xiahe Rd, Siming district, Xiamen, Fujian province
Jimei Bus Station
Jimei Bus Station is equipped with advanced facilities such as electronic touch screens, electronic displays and access for the disabled to offer more convenience for passengers.
Address: 159 Yinjiang Rd, Jimei district, Xiamen, Fujian province
Public transport: Bus Nos 658, 655, 950, 953, 651, 791
Across Mass Transit Railway
Xiamen Metro Line 1 is the first of its kind in Xiamen and has been operating since December 2017. The color of Metro Line 1 is orange red.
Line 1 goes through Siming, Huli and Jimei districts from north to south. It has 24 stations and 30,300 kilometers of tracks. Apart from Jimei School Village Station, all other stations are underground.
The first train from Yannei Station leaves at 6:30 am and the last at 10:30 pm. The first train from Zhenhai Road Station leaves at 6:30 am and the last leaves at 10:30 pm. The highest ticket price is 7 yuan.
About 3,000 buses serve nearly 200 routes around the city. Most of them run from 6 am to 11 pm.
The Xiamen Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is the main form of mass transit in Xiamen. The city was the first in China to apply the viaduct mode in its BRT system. Currently the city has eight lines along with one heading for Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport.
Xiamen Port was opened in 1843, and is located in Xiamen and Zhangzhou cities in Fujian province.
By March 2018, the port had launched 135 container marine lines, including 79 international ones and 44 to countries along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. It has built 166 productive berths, of which 76 are for ships over 100,000 deadweight tons. The port allows an annual cargo throughput of 178 million tons and an annual container throughput of 10.33 million TEUs.
Wutong Port, located in northeast Xiamen, is 11 km from Xiamen Railway Station and 7 km from Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. The port was put into operation in August 2008.
Covering 19,800 sq m, the station has a building area of 18,000 sq m. It only takes 30 minutes to travel from Xiamen to Kinmen by high-speed catamarans.
Address: 2500 Huandao East Rd, Xiamen, Fujian province
Ferry: Tourist ferries are available at Dongdu Port and Haicang Songyu Port during the day and at Xiamen Ferry Dock at night.