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Xiamen to Putian

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Xiamen to Putian

Hi there,

I am thinking of going putian via Xiamen. Am traveling with total to 13 pax including 2 elderly and 3 small kids. What is the best recommendation on transport from Xiamen airport to Putian hotel? What is the expected price?

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1. Re: Xiamen to Putian

Hi Chee B - The sheer size and varied age spread of your delegation makes this effort a bit of a challenge. Obviously a 4 star or better hotel in Putian can easily handle this request directly thru the hotel concierge desk located at your final destination. If you choose a local / reputable travel agency such as Apple Travel located in Xiamen, likewise your options might become more competitive in final price. Private coach/window van charters ( 1 way ) will cost around 1200 RMB. These prices are usually limited to max 7-8 passengers. So you can be expected to be charged accordingly, based upon the capacity of the vehicle required to carry your entourage of 13 persons PLUS their accompanying luggage. If you are quoted anything near 2500 RMB for 1 large or 2 7 passenger vehicles or combination there of ... ( depending upon style / capacity ) you can be guided according that you are being treated fairly. DO NOT under any circumstances accept an airport tout offering discound rate. Safety is always 1ST priority. Wish your group safe and happy journey ! Cheers.

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The prearranged van/bus/driver and airport pickup option presented above is the most logical one to save you time and aggravation of transfers and provide door-to-door service. It's probably also the most costly. If you need a second Plan B to compare pricing, then I'd suggest contacting an agent like Apple Travel and see if they can arrange to purchase tickets for you on the fast train from Xiamen North station to Putian. There is an established shuttle bus from Xiamen Airport to Xiamen North station (RMB 15, 25 minutes). Or you can take multiple taxis. D trains from Xiamen North to Putian are roughly RMB 50/40 (first/second class, 1 hr). Your Putian hotel can arrange a pickup at the train station there. The main issues with this are getting the timing right between your scheduled arrival in Xiamen and train departure out, and how much commission you'd have to pay an agent to get you the train tickets in advance---with this many people, it's probably negotiable.

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Taking the speed train, for 13 people, (if the kids are really small, then only 10 people), each only costs 40 RMB, and it takes about one hour, the train station is not very far from the airport which may take half an hour to be there.

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