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How to get from Xiamen Airport to Quanzhou

Nestled on the north bank of the famous Jin river, Quanzhou is a picturesque port city in Fujian, China. This stunning city is actually Fujian’s main metropolitan region, so you can not only find stunning traditional gardens, pagodas and architecture, but you can also enjoy world-class shopping, dining and an ultra-modern downtown. 

When it comes to travelling from Xiamen Gaoqi airport to Quanzhou, you have three different options, taxi, bus or train. Taking a Xiamen airport taxi is the fastest and only direct way to travel. The total journey time is just 1 hour 20 minutes and the cost is around €43 (CNY 300). Taking the high-speed train is the cheapest transfer option, but it’s not direct, so you will first need to take a bus. The total cost is around €5 (CNY 36) and the total journey time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Your final option is the long-distance bus, which costs as little as €7.50 (CNY 52), but is the slowest transfer option at 3 hours travel time.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €43 80min 24/7
Bus €15 180min 08:00–19:25
Train €10 90min 07:18–21:14

How to get from Xiamen Airport to Quanzhou by Taxi

Taking a taxi from Xiamen airport to Quanzhou is the only direct transfer option, making it the quickest and easiest way to travel. The journey time is just 1 hour 20 minutes, and the cost of a Xiamen airport taxi will be around €43 (CNY 300) during the day and €51.60 (CNY 360) at night (23:00 to 05:00).

Cost of a taxi from Xiamen Gaoqi Airport to Quanzhou

The cost of a taxi from Xiamen Gaoqi airport to Quanzhou will be around €43 (CNY 300) during the day and €51.60 (CNY 360) at night (23:00 to 05:00), based on a taximeter. The exact cost of your journey will depend on the location of your destination in Quanzhou and the journey time.

If you’d prefer the peace of mind that comes with a set rate fare, we suggest booking your Xiamen airport transfer with Welcome Pickups in advance.

Cost

€43 (CNY 300)

Trip Duration

1 h 20 min

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 outside of Xiamen airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Xiamen Airport?

The local taxis at Xiamen airport can be found outside of Gate 7 in Terminal 3 and Gate 3 in Terminal 4. Simply exit the arrivals hall in the Terminal and then walk to the correct gate.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from the airport to Xiamen to Quanzhou is the fastest and least stressful way to travel. You won’t have to make any changes in train or bus stations, meaning your personal belongings are safe and there’s no chance of delays.

Editor’s Note

Although the more expensive transfer option, if you're travelling with luggage or in a group, I strongly recommend taking a taxi for its unbeatable convenience.

Useful Tips

Ensure your driver turns on and resets the taximeter before beginning your journey.
You can fit up to 4 passengers in a standard Xiamen airport taxi.
There's a 20% increase in price if you're travelling at night.

How to get from Xiamen Airport to Quanzhou by Bus

Taking the long-distance bus from Xiamen airport to Quanzhou is the slowest way to travel. There’s no direct bus service, so you will first need to take the Xiamen Airport Express to Wucun Bus Station, then take the long-distance bus from there to Quanzhou. The total journey time is 3 hours and the cost is around €7.50 (CNY 52).

How much is the bus from Xiamen Gaoqi Airport to Quanzhou?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the Airport Express bus is around €1.50 (CNY 10) and the long-distance bus costs approximately €6 (CNY 42). That’s a total journey cost from Xiamen Gaoqi airport to Quanzhou of €7.50 (CNY 52).

Cost

€7.50 (CNY 52)

Trip Duration

3 h

*There's a waiting time of up to 20 minutes for the buses.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Airport Express bus runs from 08:00 to 20:00 and the long-distance bus from 08:00 to 19:25.

Where do I find the bus at Xiamen Airport?

Unfortunately, the long-distance buses to Quanzhou don’t leave from Xiamen airport. First, you will need to take the Airport Express bus from the airport to Wucun Bus Station in the city centre. The Airport Express bus leaves from Gate 7 in Terminal 3 and Gate 5 in Terminal 4.

Convenience

Taking the bus is the slowest and least convenient transfer option. You will need to make a bus change at Wucun Bus Station, adding time and effort to your journey. Plus, there’s very little luggage storage on the buses, so you will need to travel light.

Editor’s Note

If you're looking for a cheap transfer option, I recommend taking the train rather than the bus as it takes half the time to reach Quanzhou.

Useful Tips

Try to arrive at least 15 minute before your bus departs to get your seat.
Tickets can be purchased from the kiosks in the airport and bus station.
Depending on the time of day you're travelling, ticket prices may vary slightly.

How to get from Xiamen Airport to Quanzhou by Train

There’s no direct train that runs from Xiamen airport to Quanzhou. First, you will need to take the Line 37 bus to Xiamen Train Station in the city centre, and then take the high-speed train from there to Quanzhou. Although not direct, taking the train is a fairly fast and very affordable way to travel. The total journey time is just 1 hour 30 minutes and the cost is around €5 (CNY 36).

How much is the train from Xiamen Gaoqi Airport to Quanzhou?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the Line 37 bus is €0.15 (CNY 1) and the average cost of a train ticket on the high-speed train is €4.85 (CNY 35), giving a total journey cost of €5 (CNY 36).

Cost

€5 (CNY 36)

Trip Duration

1 Hr 30 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 1 hour for the train.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Line 37 bus runs from 06:20 to 00:10 and the high-speed trains from 07:18 to 21:14.

Where do I get the train from?

The high-speed train doesn’t run from Xiamen airport to Quanzhou. First, you will need to take the Line 37 bus to Xiamen Train Station, then take the train from there to Quanzhou.

Convenience

Although not direct, taking the train is a very fast transfer option. However, if you’re travelling with small children or lots of luggage, making the changes in the bus and train stations could be stressful and time-consuming.

Editor’s Note

Taking the high-speed train is a fast transfer option, but it's not the most comfortable one. If you're travelling in a group of 4 people, you can split the cost of a taxi and travel in comfort for around the same price.

Useful Tips

There's very little luggage space on the train, be sure to travel light.
Although the Line 37 bus keeps running, the trains stop their service at 21:14.
The price of a train ticket may change depending on the time of day or class of your seat.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the distance from Xiamen airport to Quanzhou?

The distance from Xiamen airport to Quanzhou is 93 km. Taking a Xiamen airport taxi shouldn’t take longer than 1 hour 20 minutes, the high-speed train will take around 1 hour 30 minutes and taking a long-distance bus will have a journey time of 3 hours. 

How can I get from Xiamen Gaoqi airport to Quanzhou?

There are three ways to get from Xiamen Gaoqi airport to Quanzhou; taxi, bus or train. Taking a Xiamen airport taxi is the best transfer option as it takes just 1 hour 20 minutes and costs around €43 (CNY 300) during the day and €51.60 (CNY 360) at night (23:00 to 05:00). Taking the train is another fast option as the journey time is just 1 hour 30 minutes, with a cost of €5 (CNY 36). The slowest transfer option is the long-distance bus. Taking the bus costs around €7.50 (CNY 52) and takes 3 hours to reach Quanzhou. 

What’s the cost of a taxi from the airport of Xiamen to Guangzhou?

The local taxi drivers at Xiamen airport don’t offer set rate fares. The cost of your journey from Xiamen airport to Quanzhou will be around €43 (CNY 300) during the day and €51.60 (CNY 360) at night (23:00 to 05:00), but this fare could change dramatically. For a set rate you can rely on, we recommend booking your Xiamen airport transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups. 

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