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Jinan Railway Stations: Location, Transportation, Trains and Maps

As the capital city in central Shandong, Jinan is not only located on some major railways in East China, but also has well-developed provincial rail network. That means, travelers can take trains, especially high speed trains to getting to Jinan from Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Zhengzhou, Taiyuan and major cities in nearby province, and from Qingdao, Weifang, Qufu, Tai’an, Yantai and many cities within Shandong. According to official project, Jinan will build a “米” shape high speed railway network, linking altogether 7 high speed lines in 8 directions.

Currently, there are 4 train stations in service in Jinan, which are Jinan West Railway Station, Jinan Railway Station, Daminghu Railway Station and Jinan East Railway Station. The former two are the most frequently used stations. If you are planning a high speed train travel to Jinan, check detailed train station location, transportation and trains to decide which train to take, and how to get to downtown and attractions after arrival.

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Jinan Railway Stations Jinan Railway Stations Location Map (Zoom in to enlarge map)

Jinan West Railway Station and Trains (Main High Speed Train Station in Jinan)

Jinan West Railway Station, also called Jinanxi Railway Station, is the major train station in Jinan. It was completed and put into use in 2011 along with the opening of Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway. With a total construction area of 100,000 square meters, the station has 9 platforms and 18 rail lines, and two squares.

Jinan West Railway Station Location

Address: No.6, Qilu Avenue, Huaiyin District, Jinan City, Shandong Province 山东省济南市槐荫区齐鲁大道6号

Transfer to Attractions in Jinan & Destinations in Shandong

Jinan West Railway Station lies in the west suburb of Jinan and offers ground transportation services like taxi, city bus, BRT (Bus Rapid Transit Line 1), Rail Transit (Line 1) for transferring to the downtown area and airport and other train stations in Jinan.

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Jinan Railway Stations Jinan West Railway Station Transportation Map (Zoom in to enlarge map)

Distance and Transportation from Jinan West Railway Station:

  • Jinan West Railway Station - City Center (Baotu Spring Park, Daming Lake): about 13 km, 35 minutes by driving; about 1.5 hours by City Bus K109
  • Jinan West Railway Station - Qianfo Mountain (Thousand Buddha Mountain): about 15 km, 35 minutes by driving; nearly 1 hour 10 minutes by City Bus K202, K911 and tourist Bus and customized bus to Zhangqiu
  • Jinan West Railway Station - Shandong Museum: about 21 km, 45 minutes by driving; almost 1 hour 10 minutes by City Bus K911
  • Jinan West Railway Station - Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport: approximately 50 km, 50 minutes ~ 1 hour by driving; 1.5 hour by Airport Shuttle Bus Line 3
  • Major Train Routes of Jinan West Railway Station

    Besides the north-south artery - Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway, Jinan West Railway Station, meanwhile, serves Qingdao Jinan (Jiaoji) Passenger Railway, Jinan Qingdao High Speed Railway and Shijiazhuang Jinan High Speed Railway. High speed trains from Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou and lots of cities will stop at Jinan West Railway Station.

    Below are main Jinan West Railway Station high speed train schedules:

    High Speed Train Route Departure Station Train Type Frequency (per day) Timetable Duration
    Beijing→Jinan Beijing South Station G train over 75 trains 06:30-21:00 1.5-2 hrs
    Shanghai→Jinan Shanghai & Shanghai Hongqiao Station G train over 50 trains 06:30-18:30 3-4.5 hrs
    Xian→Jinan Xian North Station G train 2 trains about 16:30 5.5-6.5 hrs
    Guangzhou→Jinan Guangzhou South Station G train 2 trains 08:00-08:15 10-10.5 hrs
    Qingdao→Jinan Qingdao & Qingdao North Station G & D train 10 trains 06:30-19:30 2.5-3.5 hrs
    Tianjin→Jinan Tianjin West & South G train over 50 trains 07:00-22:00 1-1.5 hrs
    Tai'an→Jinan Tai'an Station G train over 30 trains 08:00-22:30 less than 20 mins
    Qufu→Jinan Qufu East Station G train about 50 trains 07:15-22:30 about 30 mins
    Weifang→Jinan Weifang & Weifang North Station G train 10 trains 07:40-21:30 1.5-2 hrs

    Note: The train schedules above are subject to adjustment in each season. You can contact us for more available high speed trains to Jinan West Railway Station and updated train information for your train tour to Jinan.

    Jinan Railway Station and Train Schedules (Close to Jinan City Center)

    The original Jinan Railway Station, built in 1908, designed by German architect master Hermann Fischer, was an outstanding architecture complex and the world’s largest train station in the 1900s. But it has been demolished in 1992. Today’s Jinan Railway Station was newly erected in 1995, with an overall floorage of 120,000 square meters, 7 platforms and 10 tracks.

    Jinan Railway Station Location

    Address: No.19, Chezhan Street, Tianqiao District, Jinan City, Shandong Province 山东省济南市天桥区车站街19号

    How to Transfer to Other Attractions/Destinations?

    So far, tourists getting off at Jinan Railway Station can take taxi, many city bus lines or BRT (Line 5) to get to your hotel and attractions in downtown and outside the city.

    Jinan Railway Stations Jinan Railway Station Transportation Map (Zoom in to enlarge map)

    Distance and Transportation from Jinan Railway Station:

  • Jinan Railway Station - the City Center (Baotu Spring Park): about 3.5 km, 15- 20 minutes by driving; nearly 30 minutes by city bus (Bus K51/K3/K85/K1/K49)
  • Jinan Railway Station – Daming Lake: about 3.5 km, 15 minutes by car 30 minutes by Bus; B98/K11 & BRT Line 5
  • Jinan Railway Station - Thousand Buddha Mountain: about 7 km, 25 minutes by driving; almost 1 hour by Bus K51
  • Jinan Railway Station - Shandong Museum: about 13 km, 30 minutes by driving; 1 hour 15 minutes by BRT Line 5
  • Jinan Railway Station - Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport: about 33 km, 1 hour by driving
  • Major Jinan Railway Station Train Schedules

    Located at the intersection of three important railways (Beijing-Shanghai Railway, Qingdao-Jinan Passenger High Speed Railway and Handan-Jinan Railway), Jinan Railway Station handles both high speed trains and normal trains to/off Jinan.

    The following is the most popular train routes of Jinan Railway Station:

    Train Route Departure Station Train Type Frequency (per day) Timetable Duration
    Beijing→Jinan Beijing South Station G train about 10 trains 07:00-17:00 2-2.5 hrs
    Beijing Station K train 3 trains 10:30-23:30 6-6.5 hrs
    Shanghai→Jinan Shanghai Hongqiao Station G train 4 trains 06:30-12:30 4.5 hrs
    Shanghai & Shanghai South Station K & T train 9 trains 12:15-22:40 10-14 hrs
    Xian→Jinan Xian North Station G train 3 trains 08:00-13:00 6.5 hours
    Xian Station K & Z train 4 trains 10:00-19:30 13-17 hrs
    Qingdao→Jinan Qingdao & Qingdao North Station G train about 25 trains 06:30-18:30 2.5-3 hrs
    Qingdao & Qingdao North Station K, T & Z train about 10 trains 11:00-21:00 3.5-4.5 hrs
    Weifang→Jinan Weifang Station G & D train over 50 trains 06:30-21:00 1.5-2 hrs
    Weifang Station K, T & Z train over 10 trains 05:00-22:30 2-2.5 hrs
    Hohhot→Jinan Hohhot Station Z train 1 train 10:15 16.5 hrs

    Note: The train schedules will be changed seasonally. You can contact us for more available high speed trains to Jinan West Railway Station and updated train information for your train tour to Jinan.

    The Other Two Train Stations in Jinan

    Except the mentioned above train stations, Jinan still has two other stations can be used. One is the Daminghu Railway Station near Daming Lake in city center and another is Jinan East Railway Station in northeast suburb.

    Daminghu Railway Station 大明湖站

    Daminghu Railway Station is a small auxiliary train station in Jinan, which mainly helps to distribute passenger volume of Jinan Railway Station. It is located only 600 m north of the North Gate of Daming Lake. From end of 2019, the station officially takes all normal trains to Jinan running on the Qingdao-Jinan Railway and a few bullet trains.

    Address: No.1, North Minghu Road, Tianqiao District, Jinan City, Shandong Province 山东省济南市天桥区明湖北路1号

    Distance: just 600 m close to Daming Lake within 10 minutes’ walking; 4 km (15 minutes’ drive) from Baotu Spring Lake; 5 km (20 minutes’ drive) from Thousand Buddha Mountain; around 11 km, 30 minutes’ drive to Shandong Museum.

    Jinan Railway Stations Daminghu Railway Station

    Some Daminghu Railway Station Train Schedules:

    Train Route Train Type Frequency (per day) Timetable Duration
    Beijing Station→Daminghu Station bullet train 1 train 22:30 4.5 hrs
    Beijing Station→Daminghu Station normal train 2 train 16:40 & 23:50 6.5-8 hrs
    Xian Station→Daminghu Station normal train 1 train 13:00 17.5 hrs
    Tianjin & Tianjin West Station→Daminghu Station normal train 6 trains 02:00-18:40 4-6 hrs
    Xian North Station→Zhengzhou Station high speed train over 10 trains 07:00-15:30 about 2 hours

    Note: We listed some train schedules of Daminghu Railway Station for your reference. If you want to know more details and other trains to this station, please contact our travel consultant for further help.

    Jinan East Railway Station 济南东站

    Put into operation in 2018, Jinan East Railway Station is a new and very big high speed train station covering 174,800 square meters. There are 13 platforms designed for 27 rail lines. It is a vital comprehensive rail hub in Jinan, serving Jinan Rail Transit Line 3 and lots of high speed rails, like the Shijiazhuang Jinan High Speed Railway, Jinan Qingdao High Speed Railway. It will also be the departure station of the future Jinan Zaozhuang High Speed Railway, Jinan Laiwu and Jinan Binzhou Intercity High Speed Railways.

    Address: North Peijiaying Village, Wangsheren Street, Licheng District, Jinan City, Shandong Province山东省济南市历城区王舍人街道裴家营村北侧

    Distance & Traffic to Major Attractions in Jinan:

    Jinan East Railway Station - the Downtown (Baotu Spring Park, Daming Lake): about 20 km, 40 minutes by driving

    Jinan East Railway Station - Thousand Buddha Mountain: about 22 km, 1 hour by driving

    Jinan East Railway Station - Shandong Museum: 16 km, 45 minutes ~ 1 hour by driving; 1.5 hours by City Bus K187

    Jinan East Railway Station - Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport: about 19 km, 30 minutes by driving; 1 hour by shuttle bus (Line 3)

    Jinan Railway Stations Jinan East Railway Station

    Major Jinan East Railway Train Schedules:

    Train Route Train Type Frequency (per day) Timetable Duration
    Beijing South Station→Jinan East Station high speed train 5trains 07:30-12:30 2-2.5 hrs
    Shanghai Hongqiao Station→Jinan East Station high speed train 3 trains 12:00-18:00 4.5-5.5 hrs
    Xian North Station→Jinan East Station high speed train 3 trains 08:30-13:30 6-6.5 hours
    Tianjin South & West Station→Jinan East Station high speed train 6 trains 08:00-15:00 1.5 hrs
    Xian North Station→Zhengzhou Station high speed train over 10 trains 07:00-15:30 about 2 hours

    How to Plan Your Jinan Tour

    How to Get to Jinan: You can fly to Jinan from Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Datong or take high speed train from Beijing, Shanghai and other Chinese cities.

    Best Time to Visit Jinan: May, September and October when temperature is moderate comfortable and weather is probably good.

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