There are 7 ways to get from Guangzhou to Xiamen by subway, plane, bus, train or car

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Line 6 subway to Guangzhou, fly to Xiamen  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Yide Lu to Yantang
  2. Fly from Guangzhou (CAN) to Xiamen (XMN) CAN - XMN

$77 - $223

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Train China Railways K-Class  •  13 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Guangzhou to Xiamen Kunming-Xiamen

$16 - $23

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Line 6 subway to Guangzhou, fly to Quanzhou, bus, line 1 subway  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Yide Lu to Yantang
  2. Fly from Guangzhou (CAN) to Quanzhou (JJN) CAN - JJN
  3. Take the bus from Fujian Shishi to Xiamen Gaoqi
  4. Take the line 1 subway from Gaoqi to Wenzao

$84 - $260

Line 2 subway, train to Shenzhen, fly to Xiamen  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Haizhu Square to Guangzhou South
  2. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North
  3. Fly from Shenzhen (SZX) to Xiamen (XMN) SZX - XMN

$67 - $518

Train China Railways D-Class  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North G280 / ...
  2. Take the train from Shenzhen North to Xiamen Shenzhen-Xiamen 1

$36 - $51

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Guangdong Guangzhou to Xiamen Hubinnan

$34

Drive  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Guangzhou to Xiamen 412.5 miles

$55 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Guangzhou to Xiamen is to train which costs ¥110 - ¥170 and takes 13 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Guangzhou to Xiamen is to line 6 subway and fly which costs ¥500 - ¥1600 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Guangdong Guangzhou and arriving at Xiamen Hubinnan. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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The distance between Guangzhou and Xiamen is 514 km. The road distance is 660 km.

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The best way to get from Guangzhou to Xiamen without a car is to train which takes 6 h 21 min and costs ¥240 - ¥360.

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from Guangzhou to Xiamen, including transfers.

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Guangzhou to Xiamen bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, depart from Guangdong Guangzhou station.

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The best way to get from Guangzhou to Xiamen is to train which takes 6 h 21 min and costs ¥240 - ¥360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥230 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Guangzhou Airport to Xiamen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Guangzhou to Xiamen bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, arrive at Xiamen Hubinnan station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Guangzhou to Xiamen is 660 km. It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to drive from Guangzhou to Xiamen.

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Shandong Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines offer flights from Guangzhou Airport to Xiamen Airport.

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  • Distance: 321.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

What companies run services between Guangzhou, China and Xiamen, China?

You can take a train from Guangzhou to Xiamen via Guangzhou South and Shenzhen North in around 6 h 21 min. Alternatively, China Bus Guide operates a bus from Guangzhou to Xiamen every 2 hours. Tickets cost $34 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Guangzhou to Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,300
Flights from Shenzhen to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Guangzhou to Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,300
Flights from Shenzhen to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Guangzhou to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,400
Flights from Guangzhou to Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $650
Train operators
Guang Zhou Metro
Website
gzmtr.com
Subway from Yide Lu to Yantang
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
gzmtr.com
Subway from Haizhu Square to Guangzhou South
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
gzmtr.com
Xiamen Metro
Website
xmgdjt.net
Subway from Gaoqi to Wenzao
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
xmgdjt.net
China Railways G-Class
Train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$12 - $14
1st Class Seat
$18 - $21
Business Class Seat
$35 - $45
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shenzhen North to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $35
1st Class Seat
$30 - $50
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Guangzhou to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$16 - $21
Hard Sleeper
$30 - $40
Soft Sleeper
$45 - $60
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Fujian Shishi to Xiamen Gaoqi
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Guangdong Guangzhou to Xiamen Hubinnan
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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