Xiamen Transportation

By Air
Most travelers arrive by airline to Xiamen, making it the fourth largest air traffic . Direct flights are available daily from Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen. In addition, you can fly to international destinations such as Bangkok, Singapore, Manila and Osaka.

By Train
Compared with air transport, railway transport seems to be no match, for the city is essentially an island linked to the mainland by a bridge. The rail links to this part of China are not the best, although they have been improving recently. However, there are trains that run to many points north. Due to the mountainous topography of Fujian, they still take fairly circuitous and time-consuming routes.

By Bus
It is possible to take a daily and Quanzhou from the long-distance bus station or the ferry terminal. Further destination such as Guangzhou and Shenzhen are also serviced regularly by bus. Luxurious air-conditioned buses depart from many large hotels in the city.

By Boat
Regular ships leave the Amoy Port Administration Passenger Station at Heping Pier on Tongwen Road. Every week, there is a departing every Wednesday from Xiamen at 17:00 and leaving Hong Kong every Tuesday at 14:00. There are also direct cargo ships linking Xiamen and Gaoxiong.

City Transport
Xiamen has over 50 public transport routes, so transport within the city if fairly easy. Bus fares are only 1 RMB. Minibuses also shuttle back and forth in the city, but be prepared for delay because minibus drivers are liable to wait until the bus is full. Fares for such buses begin at 1 RMB depending on the number of stops. Taxis can be hailed with ease in the downtown area and at major scenic spots around the city.