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Travel from Beijing to Qingdao: High Speed Train & Flight

Beijing, the present capital city of China, is an amazing destination to travel as well as a great start of your China tour. After your cultural exploration in Beijing, it is a good choice to visit Qingdao, which is a beautiful coastal city in Shandong Province and will bring you a totally different travel experience.

Beijing and Qingdao are about 660 km away. It is extremely convenient to travel between them because both high speed trains (3-8h) and flights (1.5h) are available and in frequent schedule. Check the detailed information about how to travel from Beijing to Qingdao and choose the one that suits your itinerary most.

Popular Beijing Qingdao Tour: ✔ 6 Days Beijing & Qingdao Tour by High Speed Train

Travel from Beijing to Qingdao

Beijing to Qingdao Transportation Map

Option 1: Beijing to Qingdao Train

There are about 10 high speed trains from Beijing to Qingdao. Most of them are G-series trains from Beijing South Railway Station to Qingdao Railway Station and will need 4-5 hours. Occasionally, there will be a couple of G or D train schedules from Beijing South Railway Station or Beijing Railway Station to Qingdao North Railway Station and it will take 3-8 hours.

The real-time train schedule is as follows:

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Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.

Beijing South Railway Station (北京南站)
Location: No.12, Yongwai Avenue, Fengtai District, South Beijing (北京市丰台区永外大街12号), about 7 km, 30 minutes’ drive to Beijing downtown (Tian’anmen Square), 40km (1 hour's drive) to Beijing Capital International Airport.

Beijing Railway Station (北京站)
Location: No.13, Maojiawan Hutong Jia, Dongcheng District, Southeast Beijing (北京市东城区毛家湾胡同甲13号), about 4.5 km, 15 minutes’ drive to Beijing downtown (Tian’anmen Square), 35km (1 hour's drive) to Beijing Capital International Airport.

Qingdao Railway Station (青岛站)
Location: No. 2 Taian Road, Shinan District, Qingdao City (青岛市市南区泰安路2号), about 8 km (0.5h by car or subway) to Qingdao downtown (May Fourth Square), 30 km (1h by car, 1h45min by bus) to Qingdao Liuting International Airport.

Qingdao North Railway Station (青岛北站)
Location: No. 1 Jingle Road, Licang District, Qingdao City (青岛市李沧区静乐路1号), about 18 km (1h by car or subway) to Qingdao downtown (May Fourth Square), 14 km (40 minutes by car, 70 minutes by bus) to Qingdao Liuting International Airport.

Beijing South Railway Station Beijing South Railway Station
Qingdao Railway Station Qingdao Railway Station

China Train Travel Tips

Class of Ticket

You can usually choose from the First Class Seat, the Second Class Seat or Business Class Seat on the high speed trains. While, there are three types offered on the normal train, including Soft Sleeper, Hard Sleeper and Hard Seat. learn more >>

Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel

Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or via a ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. Train ticket alteration and cancellation are only available at ticket counters. learn more >>

Board & Get off

1) Prepare your passport and China Visa; 2) Get to the right train station at least 30 mins in advance; 3) Collect your train ticket; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. learn more >>

Baggage Allowance

Passengers don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. learn more >>

Facilities and Service

All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service, including luggage racks, air-conditioner, power socket, dining car, hot water, etc. learn more >>

Option 2: Beijing to Qingdao Flight

Beijing Capital International Airport and Beijing Daxing International Airport both operate direct flights to Qingdao and it only takes 1.5 hours. There are about 13 flights a day. As Beijing airports are rather busy, if you plan to travel by air, please make sure to get to the airport 2 hours ahead of time for security check and boarding. Check Real-time Beijing to Qingdao Flight Schedule>>

Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA:PEK)
Location: Jichang West Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing (北京朝阳区机场西路), about 30 km, 1 hour’s drive to Beijing downtown (Tian’anmen Aquare).

Beijing Daxing International Airport (IATA:PKX)
Location: Daxing District, Beijing & Guangyang District, Langfang City, Hebei (北京市大兴区礼贤镇、榆垡镇及廊坊市广阳区交汇处), about 55 km, 1 hour’s drive to Beijing downtown (Tian’anmen Aquare).

Qingdao Liuting International Airport (IATA: TAO)
Location: Liuting Street, Chengyang District, Qingdao City, Shandong Province (山东省青岛市城阳区流亭街道), about 27 km (1h by car, 1h50min by bus) to Qingdao downtown (May Fourth Square).

How to Plan a Beijing Qingdao Tour

Usually, a classic Beijing Qingdao tour needs about 4 ~ 6 days. All the essences of the two cities can be covered.

You are suggested to spend 2 ~ 4 days visiting the landmarks of Beijing such as the world-famous manmade wonder - the Great Wall, magnificent Forbidden City, spacious royal garden Summer Palace, and lively Beijing Hutongs. Then take a high speed train or plane to Qingdao.

✔ 3 Days Beijing Essential Short Stay Tour
✔ 4 Days Classic Beijing Tour Package

To explore the cultural and natural highlights of Qingdao, 2 ~ 3 days are needed. You can pay a visit to Qingdao Beer Museum to savor the typical Qingdao Beer and know its history, take a hike on the scenic Laoshan Mountain, have a full view of Qingdao from Xiaoyushan Park and take a leisure walk along the beach. If you happen to visit Qingdao in August, don't miss the Qingdao International Beer Festival. If you are here in April, the International Kite Festival in Weifang is also worth a go.

✔ 6 Days Beijing & Qingdao Tour by High Speed Train
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Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing
Qingdao Laoshan Mountain in Qingdao

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