Hong Kong – Xiamen by Train
Xiamen formerly called Amoy City, is a beautiful coastal city in Fujian Province, and about over 600 km from Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
It has been possible to travel between Hong Kong and Xiamen by direct high speed train in just 4-4.5 hours since the high speed rail opened on September 23 in 2018. The direct bullet trains run 4 times daily in each direction. Besides, you can have more trains if you make a transfer at Shenzhen North Station (HK West Kowloon – Shenzhen North – Xiamen) as Shenzhen North has frequent trains to or from HK or Xiamen.
There are 4 pairs of high speed trains running between Hong Kong and Xiamen, using West Kowloon Station in Hong Kong and Xiamen Railway Station and Xiamen North Railway Station (XiamenBei) in Xiamen City. The travel time ranges from 4-4.5 hours depending on the specific train you take. Fares starts from CNY255 for a 2nd class seat.
Schedule last updated on August 27, 2019.
Train Times, ticket price
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||8:45||13:15||4 daily||4h30||2nd Cls||CN￥258.5||HK$297|
|G3002||HK West Kowloon to Xiamen North||14:33||18:23||3h50||CN￥255||HK$293|
|G3004||HK West Kowloon to Xiamen||15:25||19:55||4h30||1st Cls||CN￥413||HK$474|
|G3008||HK West Kowloon to Xiamen||19:49||23:52||4h03||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||13:53||4 daily||3h47||2nd Cls||CN￥258.5||HK$297|
|G3003||Xiamen to HK West Kowloon||10:15||14:38||4h23||CN￥413||HK$474|
|G3007||Xiamen to HK West Kowloon||14:53||19:24||4h31||1st Cls||CN￥413||HK$474|
|G3005||Xiamen to HK West Kowloon||17:09||21:39||4h30||CN￥413||HK$474|
For a live schedule & buy tickets, refer to www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
How to Take a Train from HK West Kowloon
Photos courtesy of Keith Wong, a Singaporean working in HK & ChinaTrain12306 visitor.
- Shenzhen metro planner (official Shenzhen metro site)
- Hong Kong MTR planner (official site)
- China train ticket booking service
The best way to travel between Hong Kong and Xiamen is going via Shenzhen North (HK West Kowloon – Shenzhen North – Xiamen), as Shenzhen has more trains to or from Hong Kong and Xiamen. If taking the direct HK – Xiamen bullet train, you have just only 4 daily options.
From Hong Kong to Xiamen via Shenzhen: Take one of the frequent bullet trains (see Hong Kong to Shenzhen train) from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Shenzhen North Station first, then connect to one of the frequent high speed trains to Xiamen North Station or Xiamen Railway Station. Remember to allow 20 – 30 minutes for changing the train.
From Xiamen to Hong Kong via Shenzhen: Take one of the trains from Xiamen Railway Station (16 daily) or Xiamen North Railway Station (39 daily) to Shenzhen North first, from which you change to another bullet train from Shenzhen North to Hong Kong West Kowloon.
Shenzhen – Xiamen train schedule, fares & duration
|Shenzhen – Xiamen by high speed train|
|Train Type||From – To||Frequency||1st-Last||Duration||Ticket Fares (CNY)|
|1st Cls||2nd Cls||Biz Cls|
|D & G train||Shenzhen North to Xiamen North||41||–||3.5-4hrs||288||180||540|
|D & G train||Shenzhen North to Xiamen Station||16||–||3.5-4hrs||288||180||540|
|D & G train||Xiamen Station to Shenzhen North||16||–||3.5-4hrs||288||180||540|
|D & G train||Xiamen North – Shenzhen North||39||–||3.5-4hrs||288||180||540|
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
In Xiamen: The high speed trains to or from Hong Kong are using Xiamen Railway Station or Xiamen North Railway Station. Xiamen Railway Station has less trains to HK than Xiamen North, but Xiamen Railway Station is centrally-located on Xiamen Island, the downtown of Xiamen City, while Xiamen North has more trains to or from Hong Kong and Shenzhen.
In Hong Kong: The trains are using Hong Kong West Kowloon. The West Kowloon Station is near the Kowloon Stop or Austin Stop on Hong Kong’s MTR network. You can use this journey planner to plan your route to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station.
From Xiamen to Hong Kong Airport, you can get from Xiamen to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station by direct train or via Shenzhen first. Then you can walk from West Kowloon Station to Kowloon MTR stop, from where you can take the airport express to Hong Kong Airport.
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.
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