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Qingdao Railway Stations - Qingdao North Railway Station and Qingdao Railway Station

Qingdao is a beautiful coastal city in Shandong Province. It plays an important role not only in completing the provincial transportation system with Jinan, Taian, Yantai, etc. but also in connecting the southern cities such as Shanghai and Nanjing with the northern cities like Beijing and Tianjin.

Qingdao Railway Station and Qingdao North Railway Station are the main stations in Qingdao that send and receive thousands of tourists every day through high speed trains and normal trains. Here is the detailed information about the transportation and train schedules of the two stations for you to better plan a Qingdao tour.

Railway Stations in Qingdao

There are over ten railway stations in Qingdao and its subordinate cities or counties like Jiaozhou. Among them, Qingdao Railway Station and Qingdao North Railway Station are most chosen by travellers to Qingdao because they have frequent schedules and are equipped with convenient transportation to Qingdao downtown and the main attractions. Both Qingdao Railway Station and Qingdao North Railway Station operate high speed trains (including D-trains and G-trains) and normal trains (including K-trains, T-trains, Z-trains, etc.). So you need to pay attention to the train information when buying the ticket.

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Qingdao Railway Stations Qingdao Train Stations Map (click to enlarge)

Qingdao North Railway Station 青岛北站

Address: No. 1 Jingle Road, Licang District, Qingdao City 青岛市李沧区静乐路1号

Qingdao North Railway Station was put into operation on January 10, 2014. It is the largest railway station in Shandong province and greatly improves the passenger capacity of Qingdao city. It operates both high speed trains and normal trains on Qingdao-Jinan Railway, Qingdao-Jinan High-Speed railway, Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Railway, Qingdao-Yancheng Railway, etc. Though located a little far from downtown, it can be conveniently reached by metro Line 3.

Connected Cities: Shanghai (7h), Guangzhou (30h), Xian (8-21h), Tianjin (4.5-10h), Jinan (1.5-5.5h), Tai’an (2.5-7h), Yantai (1.5h), etc.

  • To May Fourth Square (Qingdao downtown): about 18 km, 1h by car or subway.
  • To Laoshan Mountain: about 28km, 70 minutes by car, 1.5-2h by subway or bus.
  • To Qingdao Beer Museum: about 16 km, 0.5h by car, 1h by subway.
  • To Qingdao Liuting International Airport: about 14 km, 40 minutes by car, 70 minutes by bus.
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High Speed Train Arrives at Qingdao North Railway Station

Qingdao Railway Stations Qingdao North Railway Station Locatiom Map

Major Trains to/off Qingdao North Railway Station

Route Train Types Duration Frequency (per day) Check Details
Shanghai ↔ Qingdao G Trains about 7h 2 Shanghai to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Shanghai Train Schedule >
Guangzhou ↔ Qingdao Z Train about 30h 1 Guangzhou to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Guangzhou Train Schedule >
Jinan ↔ Qingdao G/D/Z/K Trains 1.5-5.5h about 40 Jinan to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Jinan Train Schedule >
Xian ↔ Qingdao G/K Trains 8-21h 4 Xian to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Xian Train Schedule >
Luoyang ↔ Qingdao G/K Trains 6.5-15h 4 Luoyang to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Luoyang Train Schedule >
Tianjin ↔ Qingdao G/K Trains 4.5-10h 5 Tianjin to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Tianjin Train Schedule >
Shijiazhuang ↔ Qingdao G/D/K Trains 4-10.5h 7 Shijiazhuang to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Shijiazhuang Train Schedule >
Yantai ↔ Qingdao G/C Trains 1.5h 5 Yantai to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Yantai Train Schedule >
Taishan ↔ Qingdao G/Z/K Trains 2.5-7h 8 Taishan to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Taishan Train Schedule >
Qufu ↔ Qingdao G Trains about 3h 13 Qufu to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Qufu Train Schedule >
Weifang ↔ Qingdao G/D/Z/K Trains 1-5.5h about 30 Weifang to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Weifang Train Schedule >
Weihai ↔ Qingdao G/C Trains 1.5-2.5h 4 Weihai to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Weihai Train Schedule >

Qingdao Railway Station 青岛站

Address: No. 2 Taian Road, Shinan District, Qingdao City 青岛市市南区泰安路2号

Qingdao Railway Station was firstly built in 1900 and reconstructed in 1991. The U-shaped station maintains the European style of red tiles and yellow walls, distinguishing it from other buildings. It now mainly serves high speed trains and normal trains on Qingdao-Jinan Railway, Qingdao-Jinan High-Speed railway, Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Railway, etc. Metro Line 3 and multiple bus routes can take you there.

Connected Cities: Beijing (4-5h), Shanghai (7h), Guangzhou (13h), Xian (9-23h), Tianjin (4-4.5h), Jinan (2-5.5h), Tai’an (3.5-6.5h), Yantai (1.5-2h), etc.

  • To May Fourth Square (Qingdao downtown): about 8 km, 0.5h by car or subway.
  • To Laoshan Mountain: about 30 km, 70 minutes by car, at least 1.5h by bus or subway.
  • To Qingdao Beer Museum: about 7 km, 30 minutes by car, 40 minutes by bus.
  • To Qingdao Liuting International Airport: about 30 km, 1h by car, 1h45min by bus.
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Qingdao Railway Stations

Qingdao Railway Station

Qingdao Railway Stations Qingdao Railway Station Location Map

Major Trains to/off Qingdao Railway Station

Route Train Types Duration Frequency (per day) Check Details
Beijing ↔ Qingdao G Trains 4-5h 8 Beijing to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Beijing Train Schedule >
Shanghai ↔ Qingdao G Trains about 7h 3 Shanghai to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Shanghai Train Schedule >
Guangzhou ↔ Qingdao G Trains 13h 1 Guangzhou to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Guangzhou Train Schedule >
Jinan ↔ Qingdao G/D/Z/T/K Trains 2-5.5h about 40 Jinan to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Jinan Train Schedule >
Xian ↔ Qingdao G/Z/K Trains 9-23h 3 Xian to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Xian Train Schedule >
Luoyang ↔ Qingdao G/Z/K Trains 7.5-17h 3 Luoyang to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Luoyang Train Schedule >
Chengdu ↔ Qingdao G/K Trains 11.5-39h 2 Chengdu to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Chengdu Train Schedule >
Chongqing ↔ Qingdao G Trains 14.5h 2 Chongqing to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Chongqing Train Schedule >
Tianjin ↔ Qingdao G Trains 4-4.5h 5 Tianjin to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Tianjin Train Schedule >
Shijiazhuang ↔ Qingdao D Train 5.5h 1 Shijiazhuang to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Shijiazhuang Train Schedule >
Yantai ↔ Qingdao C/D Trains 1.5-2h 8 Yantai to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Yantai Train Schedule >
Taishan ↔ Qingdao G/Z/T/K Trains 3.5-6.5h 10 Taishan to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Taishan Train Schedule >
Qufu ↔ Qingdao G Trains 3-4h 8 Qufu to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Qufu Train Schedule >
Weifang ↔ Qingdao G/D/Z/T/K Trains 1-2.5h about 30 Weifang to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Weifang Train Schedule >
Weihai ↔ Qingdao C Trains 2-2.5h 4 Weihai to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Qingdao to Weihai Train Schedule >

*The train schedules always change from time to time and they are only provided for your reference, please do not hesitate to contact us for the updated info!

How to Plan Qingdao Tour

Best time to visit Qingdao: March to November, especially mid-August to early September if you want to join Qingdao Beer Festival

How to get to Qingdao: High speed train from Beijing (1.5h), Jinan (2-2.5h), Tianjin (4~4.5), etc., and flights from Beijing (1.5h), Shanghai (1.5h), Xian (2h), Luoyang (1.5h), Guangzhou (3.5h), etc.

Where to Stay in Qingdao: Most recommended to stay in Qingdao downtown near May Fourth Square and along the coastline to Zhanqiao Pier for the convenient transportation and comfortable living environment.

Generally, a classic Qingdao tour takes 2~3 days, with the top attractions of Qingdao covered. It is recommended to spend 2 full days exploring the best highlights of Qingdao, including Qingdao Beer Museum which showcases the hundreds of years' history of Tsingtao Beer, Xiaoyushan Park which offers a valuable panoramic view of Qingdao City and nearby attractions, Zhanqiao Pier - the symbol of Qingdao and Badaguan Scenic Area with old villas of different architecture styles of over 20 countries. If you have more time, don’t miss Laoshan Mountain where you are able to appreciate the beautiful mountain view and seascape together.

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Qingdao is just a small piece of charming Shandong. If you want to add cultural savory into your trip, we strongly suggest you visit Mount Tai and Qufu. Mount Tai is the first UNESCO World Natural & Cultural Heritage site while Qufu is the hometown of Confucius. Spending another 2~3 days visit these two destinations will deliver you an unforgettable experience of Chinese culture discovery.

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