How to Travel between Hong Kong & Xiamen: by Bullet Train

Hong Kong – Xiamen by High Speed Train

Xiamen formerly called Amoy City, is a beautiful coastal city in Fujian Province. It is about over 600 km from Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

 According to the latest news, Hong Kong high speed train service will start service on September 23 of 2018. If you have any questions, just contact Jack at chinatrain12306@gmail.com

Hong Kong West Kowloon – Xiamen by High Speed Train

Hong Kong West Kowloon – Xiamen High Speed Trains
From HK to Xiamen
Train From – To Dept  Arri Freq Duration Fares
G3006 HK West Kowloon to Xiamen 8:40 13:15 4 daily 4h35 2nd Cls CN¥258.5 HK$297
G3002 HK West Kowloon to Xiamen North 14:23 18:23 4h35 CN¥255 HK$293
G3004 HK West Kowloon to Xiamen 15:18 19:55 4h37 1st Cls CN¥413 HK$474
G3008 HK West Kowloon to Xiamen 19:47 23:52 4h05 CN¥413 HK$474
From Xiamen to HK
Train From – To Dept  Arri Freq Duration Fares
G3001 Xiamen North to HK West Kowloon 10:06 14:00 4 daily 3h54 2nd Cls CN¥258.5 HK$297
G3003 Xiamen to HK West Kowloon 10:15 14:51 4h36 CN¥413 HK$474
G3007 Xiamen to HK West Kowloon 14:53 19:25 4h32 1st Cls CN¥413 HK$474
G3005 Xiamen to HK West Kowloon 17:09 21:42 4h33 CN¥413 HK$474
For a live schedule & buy tickets, refer to www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

As of January of 2018, there are no direct high speed trains linking Hong Kong and Xiamen, but the good news is that high speed rail service will be available in 3rd quarter of 2018 when Hong Kong’s high speed train station West Kowloon Terminus opens, cutting travel time between Hong Kong and Xiamen into 4 hours. Currently, you will have to make a transfer at Shenzhen North Station, which is the nearest high speed rail station from Hong Kong and has D and G type high speed rail service to or from Xiamen in 3.5-4 hours. Seen the steps below:

Step 1: Hong Kong – Shenzhen North by Metro & MTR

The high speed rail will not be availabe between Hong Kong and Shenzhen until the West Kowloon Station opens in 3rd quarter of 2018. Now, you can use MTR service and Shenzhen Metro to travel between Hong Kong & Shenzhen North Station.

from hong kong to shenzhen via lok ma chau station
hong kong – shenzhen via lok ma chau station by mtr and metro of shenzhen

From Hong Kong to Shenzhen North Station: You can take Hong Kong’s MTR service – East Rail Line to the terminal Lok Ma Chau station first, then pass through the border control and walk across into Shenzhen side border, get to Futian Checkpoint station for line 4 of Shenzhen metro to Shenzhen North Station metro stop. When arrive at Shenzhen North Station stop, just go upstairs to look for the high speed train service to Xiamen.

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From Shenzhen North Station to Hong Kong: You can take line 4 of Shenzhen metro to Futian Checkpoint Station first, then walk across border into Hong Kong & pass through the border control. Then take Hong Kong MTR service East Rail Line at Lok Ma Chau station to reach downtown of Hong Kong.

Step 2: Shenzhen North – Xiamen by High Speed Train

High speed rail service linking Shenzhen and Xiamen has been available since the Xiamen-Shenzhen High Speed Railway opened in December of 2013, connecting Shenzhen, Huizhou, Shanwei, Jieyang, Shantou, Chaozhou, Zhangzhou and Xiamen.

Currently, there are 48 daily high speed trains running from Shenzhen to Xiamen or vice verse. All trains use Shenzhen North Station in Shenzhen, and 40 trains use Xiamen North Train Station and 8 trains use Xiamen Railway Station in Xiamen, taking about 3.5 – 4 hours and costing CNY 180 in a 2nd class seat, CNY 288 in a 1st class seat and CNY 540 in a business seat.

Schedule, Fares & Duration

Shenzhen – Xiamen by D type high speed train (48 daily)
Train Type From – To Frequency 1st-Last Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
1st Cls 2nd Cls Biz Cls
D & G train Shenzhen North – Xiamen North 40 3.5-4hrs 288 180 540
D & G train Shenzhen North – Xiamen Station 8 3.5-4hrs 288 180 540
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

FAQ

Is there flight service between Hong Kong and Xiamen ?

Yes, there are non-stop flights between Hong Kong’s airport and Xiamen Gaoqi Airport operated by Xiamen Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airlines and China Southern Airlines. Fly hour is about 1h15 – 1h 35. Non-stop services run 9 times daily.

Hong Kong to Xiamen by ferry?

So far, Jack cannot find any official ferry service between Hong Kong and Xiamen. So, I don’t think is it still available to travel from Hong Kong to Xiamen by ferry.

Xiamen to Hong Kong by bullet train?

It will be available to travel from Xiamen to Hong Kong by direct bullet train in 3rd quarter of 2018 when Hong Kong West Kowloon Station put into operation.

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