Xiamen BRT

Xiamen BRT
Locale Xiamen (Amoy)
Transit type Elevated Bus rapid transit
Number of lines 3
Number of stations 47
Began operation 31 August 2008 [1]
System length 67.4 km (41.9 mi)
Top speed 60 km/h (37 mph)
Xiamen Bus Rapid Transit
Simplified Chinese 厦门快速公交
Traditional Chinese 廈門快速公交

Xiamen's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) was formally put into operation on August 31, 2008 in the Chinese city of Xiamen(Amoy) and is considered China's first elevated BRT network.

The system uses some dedicated elevated roadways as well as dedicated lanes on bridges which allow buses to reach speeds of 60 km/h.[2] Due to its success, the city has won honors as the China's top transportation city for six years running with more than 30% of trips taken by public transport.[3]

Xiamen BRT near the railway station
Platform of Xiamen BRT
Xiamen BRT


The system currently has 3 operational lines.


From No.1 Port to Xiamen North Railway Station in Jimei 21 stops over 33.4 km and takes about 90mins

From Diyi Matou (No.1 Port) and ends at Wenxing Dong Rd (Qianpu) 17 bus stops over 18.7 km and takes about 50mins



From Diyi Matou (No.1 Port) and ends at Xike. 9 stops over 15.3 km and takes about 40 minutes

The fare is calculated by distance travelled. The basic fare is 0.3rmb per km in non-air condition bus and 0.6rmb in air conditioned bus [4]



From No.1 Port and ends at Qianpu.


See also


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Xiamen BRT.
  1. International Public Transport Conference 2010 Archived July 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Case Study of the Guangzhou BRT - Retrieved on 2010-08-05
  2. Taiwan Sustainable Cities - Retrieved on 2011-03-21
  3. What's On Xiamen Xiamen wins title of China's top transportation-convenient city - Retrieved on 2011-03-21
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