Best known as the “Hometown of the Confucius”, the birthplace of the Yellow Emperor and ancient city of Yin & Dynasties, Qufu is a famous holy cultural city in Shandong. After visiting the fantastic springs in Jinan, you can easily move on to Qufu to explore the significant Confucian culture, worship the great Confucius and his Confucianism. How far is it from Jinan to Qufu? How long is the train travel? Keep reading to find the best traffic for your Qufu tour from Jinan.
Where is Jinan? Jinan, the capital and the second largest city (after Qingdao) of Shandon, is located in central Shandong, Eastern China, about 400 km south of Beijing, 840 km northwest of Shanghai, 365 km from Qingdao and 72 km from Mount Tai in Tai’an. Jinan is surrounded by Binzhou, Zibo, Laiwu, Tai’an, Liaocheng and Dezhou within Shandong Province.
Where is Qufu? Qufu is a county-level city in the north of Jinan, southwestern Shandong. It only locates 85 km south of Mount Tai, 400 km west of Qingdao, 580 km from Yantai and around 650 km from Weihai.
Jinan to Qufu Distance: Qufu is situated in the south of Jinan with Tai’an (location of Mount Tai) between them. The distance from Jinan to Qufu is nearly 150 km, for 2.5 hours’ drive.
How to Travel from Jinan to Qufu?
At the present time, taking a train is the most convenient way to make the excursion to Qufu from Jinan; especially the fast high speed train is very popular. Please note that there is no flight flying between the two short-distance destinations.
Jinan to Qufu Map
● Train Time: about 30 minutes ~ 40 minutes
● Frequency: over 55 trains per day
● From & To: Jinan West/Jinan/Jinan East Railway Station 济南西站/济南站/济南东站 → Qufu East Railway Station 曲阜东站
● Running Speed: 300 km/h -350 km/h (Fuxing Train)
The fastest and best way to travel from Jinan to Qufu is taking a high speed train. The shortest train trip is about 30 minutes and most other high speed trains take around 40 minutes to within 1 hour. There are totally more than 55 high speed trains (all are G trains) available each day and they depart from Jinan between about 06:30 and 22:00.
The high speed trains have better facilities and services than normal trains, whose cleanness, punctuality and high speed have won public popularity. Three types of tickets are offered: First Class Seat, Business Class Seat and Second Class Seat. If lucky, you may take the advanced Fuxing Train running at a flying speed of 350 km per hour.
Jinan West Railway Station 济南西站
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
Distance: about 13 km, 35 minutes’ drive from the city center (Baotu Spring & Daming Lake); about 15 km, 35 minutes’ drive from Thousand Buddha Mountain and 21 km, 45 minutes’ drive from Shandong Museum.
Jinan Railway Station 济南站 (Closest to Downtown Jinan)
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
Distance: just 3.5 km, 15 ~ 20 minutes’ drive from the downtown; only 7 km, 25 minutes’ drive from Thousand Buddha Mountain and 13 km, 30 minutes’ drive from Shandong Museum.
Jinan East Railway Station 济南东站 (Not Recommended)
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: about 20 km, 40 minutes’ drive from the downtown; about 22 km, nearly 1 hour from Thousand Buddha Mountain and 16 km, 45 minutes ~ 1 hour from Shandong Museum.
Qufu East Railway Station曲阜东站
Address: Kongzi Avenue, Xizou Town, Qufu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province 山东省济南市曲阜市息陬镇孔子大道
Distance: about 11 km, 20 minutes ~ 30 minutes’ drive from the city center and the Temple of Confucius; about 90 km, 1.5 hours’ drive from Jining Qufu Airport.
Most Popular Shandong Tours with Jinan & Qufu:
Below is the Real-time Jinan to Qufu High Speed Train Timetable:
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
● Train Time: about 2.5 hours
● Frequency: about 2 trains per day
● From & To: Jinan Railway Station 济南站 → Qufu Railway Station 曲阜站
● Running Speed: 120 km/h
Besides, Jinan runs 2 daily normal trains to Qufu every day. The trains are K trains leaving Jinan at about 09:00 and 15:30, arriving Qufu after a 2.5 hours’ ride. The train fare is cheaper than high speed train, but the old facilities, slower speed, double duration and limited trains make it a less popular and inconvenient option. Soft Seat, Hard Seat and Hard Sleeper are offered on the normal trains.
Qufu Railway Station 曲阜站
Address: East Kuiquan Road, Qufu City, Jinng City, Shandong Province 山东省济宁市曲阜市逵泉东路
Distance: about 5 km, 15 minutes’ drive to downtown & the Temple of Confucius; about 90 km and 1 hour 20 minutes’ drive from Jining Qufu Airport.
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 >>
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 >>
How to Get to Qufu: The best way is taking high speed trains to Qufu from Beijing (about 2.5 hrs), Jinan (about 30~40 mins), Tai’an (about 20 mins), Qingdao (about 2.5~3.5 hrs)…
Best Time to Visit Qufu: March to November when the temperature is pleasant, natural scenery is beautiful and International Confucius Cultural Festival is usually held in autumn.
Top Attractions to Visit in Qufu: Temple of Confucius, Kong Family Mansion, Cemetery of Confucius…
Qufu, the “Hometown of Confucius”, is a holy cultural destination in the southwest of Shandong. The most popular and recommended tour itinerary of Qufu is making a day-trip to discover the three famous UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites - Temple & Cemetery of Confucius and Kong Family Mansion together. Within short distance and convenient transportation, tourists usually visit Qufu with the sacred Mount Tai, a World Cultural & Natural Heritage site in Tai’an to witness impressive natural landscape and imperial traces.
As a coastal province with long history, Shandong owns many more wonderful destinations worth your exploration. After your Qufu & Mount Tai hiking trip, you can further tour scenic Jinan with 1 day; travel to Qingdao, spend 2 days experiencing energetic beer culture and brisk seaside scenery, get to Weifang, Yantai, Weihai and more lovely cities. A highlight tour of Shandong with Qufu takes 4 to 6 days, covering major destinations and tourist essences.
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