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Guangzhou - Xiamen Trains

Guangzhou - Xiamen Trains

Written by AppleUpdated Sep. 30, 2021

There are 2 pairs of high-speed trains and 2 pairs of normal-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. The travel time of normal-speed train is 12-13 hours.

Apart from the rail travel, there are also 7 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 January 17th, 2020)

Guangzhou to Xiamen
Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D2381 12:40 17:42 5 h 2 min
G1607 14:55 19:21 4 h 26 min
Xiamen to Guangzhou
Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D2383 07:23 12:06 4 h 43 min
D1609 07:59 14:15 4 h 16 min

Please note:

1. Difference trains have different terminus in both cities. Trains D2381/D2383 operate at Guangzhou East and Xiamen railway stations. Trains G1607/G1609 terminate at Guangzhou South Railway Station and Xiamen North Railway Station.

2. The schedules above are only for your reference. For up-to-date train schedule, please use the search box at the top of this page, or click here.

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$55 (372.5 CNY) US$38 (255 CNY)
G Train US$109 (739.5 CNY) US$57 (387.5 CNY) US$38 (254.5 CNY)

Guangzhou – Xiamen Non-Bullet Train

Brief Introduction

  • Duration: 12-13 hours
  • Terminals: Guangzhou East Railway Station, Guangzhou Railway Station, Xiamen Railway Station
  • Main stops: Guangzhou, Donguan, Huizhou, Heyuan, Meizhou, Yongding, Longyan, Zhangzhou, Xiamen

Guangzhou – Xiamen Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on January 17th, 2020)

Guangzhou to Xiamen
Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K229 20:31 08:53+1 12 h 22 min
K297 20:42 07:58+1 11 h 16 min
Xiamen to Guangzhou
Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K230 16:07 05:10+1 13 h 3 min
K298 17:56 06:11+1 12 h 15 min

Please note:

1. “+1” means that the train arrives the next day.

2. Two trains have difference terminuses. You can choose the one which is close and convenient to your hotel.

3. Check up-to-date train schedules.

Guangzhou – Xiamen Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper First Class Second Class
US$60 (411 CNY) US$49 (333 CNY) US$19 (130 CNY)

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>normal-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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