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Guangzhou - Xiamen Trains

Guangzhou - Xiamen Trains

Written by FabioUpdated Apr. 17, 2023

There are 14 pairs of high-speed trains are traveling from Guangzhou to Xiamen and vice versa. High-speed trains run at a top speed of 250-300 kph (155-186 mph), with the duration of around 4.5 hours. 

Apart from the rail travel, there are also 24 pairs of direct flights in service between Guangzhou and Xiamen, with the travel time of only 1.5 hours. But the airports are a bit far away from the city centers.

Guangzhou – Xiamen High-Speed Train

Brief Introduction

  • Distance: 600 kilometers (372 miles)
  • Duration: 4.5 – 5 hours
  • Terminals: Guangzhou East Railway Station, Guangzhou Railway Station, Xiamen North Railway Station, Xiamen Railway Station
  • Main stops: Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen, Chaoyang, Chaoshan, Zhangzhou, Xiamen

Guangzhou - Xiamen High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 17th, 2023)

Guangzhou to Xiamen
Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D3309 07:34 11:38 4h 4m
D3121 10:41 15:40 4h 59m
D2381 11:56 16:27 4h 31m
G1607 14:55 19:06 4h 11m
D2395 16:58 22:06 5h 8m
D937 19:30 23:16 4n
Xiamen to Guangzhou
Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D2383 07:06 11:36 4h 30m
G1609 10:01 14:13 4h 12m
D3249 11:41 16:28 4h 47m
D3653 13:57 18:40 4h 43m
D3311 15:23 19:18 3h 55m
G1625 17:51 21:53 4h 2m

Guangzhou – Xiamen High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

The ticket fares slightly vary according to the trains’ terminals.

Train Type Business Class First Class Second Class
D Train -- US$70 (CNY468) US$47 (CNY311)
G Train US$129 ( CNY878.5) US$69 (CNY464.2) US$46 (CNY302.5)

Guangzhou to Xiamen by Train or by Plane?


From Guangzhou to Xiamen or return, the cost comparison of various transportation modes: Airplane>high-speed train. However, when airline companies have good discounts on airfare, taking a plane can be cheaper than taking a train.

Travel Time

Airplanes are undoubtedly the fastest way of transportation traveling between Guangzhou and Xiamen. However, if counting in the transfer time to/from airports, and the time reserved for boarding, the total travel time may be more than 5 hours.


Airplanes are sometimes delayed due to the weather conditions. High-speed trains are usually 99% punctual.

Travel Experience

Traveling by train can be more comfortable and interesting. The space between seats on the train is more spacious than on an airplane. Electronic devices can be used all the time during your rail travel. And you can walk around on the train to stretch your legs and enjoy window views.

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