How to Get to and Around Jinan & Jinan Transportation 2023
Where is Jinan Located in China?
As the capital city and the second largest city of Shandong Province, Jinan, located in the central Shandong, is an important transportation hub linking the North and East China. The city has already formed a stereoscopic traffic network extended in all direction, and conveniently serves hundreds of domestic and international airlines and many railways and provincial highways. Lying about 400 km south of Beijing, 840 km northwest of Shanghai and 365 km west of Qingdao, Jinan can be easily reached by flights and high speed trains. Whether you’re planning a trip to Jinan by flight, train, or from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and other cities, you can always find useful traffic advice from the following Jinan Transportation Guide.
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|Get to Jinan by Flight||Get to Jinan by Train||Beijing to Jinan|
|Shanghai to Jinan||Xian to Jinan||Zhengzhou to Jinan|
|Get around within Jinan||Jinan to Qingdao||Jinan to Mount Tai|
|Jinan to Qufu||Jinan to Weifang||Jinan to Yantai|
Get to Jinan by Flight
In Shandong, Jinan is one of the major air gateway cities with Qingdao. The Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport (IATA: TNA) - the only airport in Jinan serves both domestic and international (& regional) flights to Jinan. So far, the airport operates more than 140 airlines to over 90 destinations at home and abroad. That is, tourists can take non-stop flight to Jinan from Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Datong, Dalian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hohhot, Lijiang, Xiamen, Zhangjiajie, etc. and Yantai, Weihai in Shandong within short hours. Meanwhile, there are regular direct flights departing from Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore, Bangkok and some Asia countries to Jinan.
Note: There is no direct flight between Beijing, Tianjin, Zhengzhou and Jinan for their distances are very short and train travels are super-fast and convenient.
Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport 济南遥墙国际机场 (IATA: TNA)
Address: No.1 Airport Road, Licheng District, Jinan City, Shandong Province 山东省济南市历城区机场路1号
Transportation: about 33 km, 1 hours’ drive from the city center (Baotu Spring Park, Daming Lake and Spring City Square); about 32 km, 50 minutes’ drive from Thousand Buddha Mountain; about 30 km, 1 hours’ drive from Shandong Museum and 42 km, 50 minutes’ drive from Jinan West Railway Station
Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport
Major Flight Schedules of Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport:
Note: The above flight schedules is listed for reference only and is subject to seasonal adjustment by the airline accompanies. You can contact us to get updated, detailed flight information or other connected cities.
Get to Jinan by Train
Jinan is still a crucial regional rail hub in East China, with lots of railways and high speed railways passing through. At present, it mainly runs high speed trains on the very busy north-south Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway, Jiaoji (Qingdao-Jinan) High Speed Railway, Shijiazhuang-Jinan High Speed Railway and normal trains on the Beijing-Shanghai Railway, Qingdao-Jinan Railway and Handan (Hebei)-Jinan Railway. Usually, tourists take train to Jinan from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Qingdao within just several hours. Better yet, much more high speed rails linking Jinan and Zhengzhou, Binzhou, Jining, Laiwu and other cities outside and inside Shandong are under planning or construction now, which will make the train travel to Jinan more efficient and flexible.
Major Train Stations Receiving High Speed Trains to Jinan
Jinan West Railway Station 济南西站 (Running Most High Speed Trains to Jinan)
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
Transportation: about 13 km, 35 minutes’ drive to the city center (Baotu Spring Park, Daming Lake); about 15 km, 35 minutes’ drive to Thousand Buddha Mountain; around 21 km, 45 minutes’ drive to Shandong Museum and 50 km, 1 hour’ drive to Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport
Jinan Railway Station 济南站 (Close to the Downtown)
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
Transportation: about 3.5 km, 15-20 minutes’ drive to the downtown (Baotu Spring Park & Daming Lake); about 7 km, 25 minutes’ drive to Thousand Buddha Mountain; about 13 km, 30 minutes’ drive to Shandong Museum
Jinan West Railway Station
Jinan Railway Station
Major Jinan High Speed Train Schedules:
|Train Route||Train Time||Train Route||Train Time||Train Route||Train Time|
|Beijing to Jinan Trains||1.5-2 hrs||Shanghai to Jinan Trains||3-4.5 hrs||Qingdao to Jinan Trains||2.5-3.5 hrs|
|Xian to Jinan Trains||5.5-7 hrs||Guangzhou to Jinan Trains||10-10.5 hrs||Tianjin to Jinan Trains||1-1.5 hrs|
|Tai'an to Jinan Trains||< 20 minutes||Qufu to Jinan Trains||about 30 mins||Weifang to Jinan Trains||1.5-2 hrs|
|Luoyang to Jinan Trains||4.5-5 hrs||Chengdu to Jinan Trains||10-11 hrs||Weihai to Jinan Trains||2.5-4 hrs|
Get from Beijing to Jinan
Jinan is about 400 km (249 mi)) from capital Beijing. Since there is no flight flying between Beijing and Jinan as of today, the train travel is the only and popular way to travel from Beijing to Jinan, which is extremely convenient, efficient and comfortable.
By High Speed Train: Every day, there are more than 90 high speed bullet trains (G trains) departing from Beijing South Railway Station from 06:30 to 21:00 to Jinan. Based on different railways, most trains stop at Jinan West Railway Station and very few arrive at Jinan Railway Station and Jinan East Railway Station. The entire train journey only takes 1.5 hours to 2 hours and three kinds of tickets are sold on the Beijing to Jinan high speed trains: First Class Seat, Second Class Seat and Business Class Seat.
By Normal Train: Normal trains with a longer duration of 6 to 8 hours are available as well. They leave from Beijing Railway Station between 10:30 to 00:00 each day and get to Jinan Railway Station and Jinan Daminghu Railway Station finally.
Popular Beijing Jinan Tours:
Beijing South Railway Station
Get from Shanghai to Jinan
Jinan is situated about 840 km (522 mi) far away from Shanghai, and can be reached by direct flight and trains.
By Flight (Most Recommended): Shanghai provides nearly 10 non-stop flights to Jinan every day. The flights take off from Shanghai from 07:00 in the early morning to 23:15 before midnight, and land at Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport. The air travel is just 2 hours. Please note that both Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (IATA: SHA) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG) have flights to Jinan, you can choose where to leave based on the flight schedule and your distance and transportation to the airport.
By High Speed Train: Each day, Shanghai sends nearly 60 high speed trains (all are G trains) from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station to Jinan West Railway Station and Jinan Railway Station. The fastest train takes less than 3 hours and the slowest train needs 4.5 hours or so. You can take train leaving from about 06:30 to 18:30 and get to Jinan on the same day.
By Normal Train: There are about 6 normal trains (all are overnight trains) departing from Shanghai Railway Station to Jinan Railway Station. These trains depart in the afternoon and evening but arrive at 02:00 to 09:00, taking about 10 to 14 hours, about triple that of the high speed train.
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Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Get from Xian to Jinan
Jinan lies about 910 km (565 mi) northeast of the famous Chinese ancient capital Xian. There are both non-stop flights and trains you can take to Jinan from Xian.
By Flight (Most Recommended): There are 10 non-stop flights flying from Xian Xianyang International Airport (IATA: SIA) to Jinan. The flights are arranged leaving from about 07:00 to 23:30 each day. One-way air trip costs about 2 hours, so flying is the best way to get from Xian to Jinan.
By High Speed Train: Xian North Railway Station has approximately 10 daily high speed trains to Jinan each day. They start from 07:50 to 16:30 from Xian and reach different railway stations in Jinan after 5.5 to 7 hours’ ride.
By Normal Train: Xian Railway Station near the North Gate of the Xian Ancient City Wall delivers 5 normal trains to Jinan per day. The trains are all overnight trains getting to Jinan the next day after running 13 to 17.5 hours.
Popular Xian /Jinan Tours:
Xian Xianyang International Airport
Take High Speed Train to Xian from Xian North Railway Station
Get from Zhengzhou to Jinan
Jinan is located at about 440 km (273 mi) northeast of Zhengzhou, capital city of Henan Province. At present, taking a train from Zhengzhou to Jinan is the only choice, because there are no direct flights from Zhengzhou to Jinan, but only time-consuming connecting flights via Dalian, or Yantai, Wenzhou, Shanghai, Chongqing.
By High Speed Train: There are nearly 20 high speed trains (G trains) running from Zhengzhou East Railway Station to Jinan per day. These trains depart from Zhengzhou from 08:00 to 19:30 and arrive in Jinan on the same day. It takes about 3.5 to 4 hours. The terminals are different railway stations, including Jinan Railway Station, Jinan West and East Railway Stations.
By Normal Train: Zhengzhou has more than 5 daily normal trains leaving from Zhengzhou Railway Station to Jinan Railway Station. Most are overnight trains taking around 6.5 to 10.5 hours.
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Zhengzhou East Railway Station
Shaolin Temple Tour in Dengfeng, Zhengzhou (Henan)
Travel around in Jinan City
After arrival by flight and trains, tourists still need to transfer to the downtown area for accommodation and sightseeing major attractions in Jinan. One of the conveniences is that Baotu Spring Park, Daming Lake, Dive Dragon Pool and City Square Center are all located in the city center with short walking distance. So, tourists often spend a few hours visiting the spots together. It's very convenient to travel around Jinan by taxi and public transportation (including the city bus, rail tansit lines and BRT).
● Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport to Downtown: about 33 km, 1 hour’s drive
● Jinan Railway Station to the City Center: about 3.5 km, 15-20 minutes’ drive
● Jinan West Railway Station to the City Center: about 13 km, 35 minutes’ drive
● Jinan City Center to Thousand Buddha Mountain: about 3 km, 15 minutes by driving
● Jinan City Center to Shandong Museum: about 8 km, 20 minutes by driving
Thousand Buddha Mountain in Jinan
Get from Jinan to Qingdao
Best-known for the charming costal scenery and passionate beer culture, Qingdao is one of the top destinations to visit in Shandong. The distance from Jinan to Qingdao is around 365 km (227 mi) and the train travel is the most popular way to travel from Jinan to Qingdao and Qingdao to Jinan, for there is no short-distance flight available between them.
By High Speed Train: Every day, Jinan dispatches nearly 70 high speed bullet trains (G & D trains) to Qingdao. The trains depart from different railway stations in Jinan and eventually reach Qingdao Railway Station and Qingdao North Railway Station. Train time is around 2 to 3 hours. The earliest D train starts from about 03:00 in the early morning, while the first G train leaves Jinan at about 07:30. Besides, the last G and G train both depart at nearly 20:30 and get to Qingdao at 23:00.
By Normal Train: In Jinan, Jinan Railway Station and Daminghu Railway Station also run more than 15 normal trains to Qingdao. They are K, T and Z trains costing around 3.5 to 5.5 hours.
Top Jinan Qingdao Tours:
Jinan to Qingdao High Speed Train
Qingdao Railway Station
Get from Jinan to Mount Tai
Mount Tai (Taishan) is located in Tai’an City, about 72 km (45 mi) south of Jinan. There are three ways of transportation tourists can take to Mount Tai from Jinan.
By Private Transfer: The driving journey between Jinan and Tai’an has been shortened to just half an hour by the newly-opened Jinan-Tai’an Highway. That means, tourist can get to Mount Tai from Jinan within 1 hour. China Discovery offers you popular Mount Tai and Jinan tour packages, covering sightseeing, private and efficient transfer and many excellent travel services you can take advantage of.
By Train: There are two train stations used for tourists to Mount Tai, Taishan Railway Station (泰山站) and Tai’an Railway Station (泰安站). High speed train from Jinan to both stations take about 20 -50 minutes, while normal train needs 50 minutes.
Taishan Railway Station 泰山站 (Closer to the Mount Tai)
Location: Longtan Road, Taishan District, Tai’an City, Shandong Province; about 4 km from the Hongmen (Red Gate) of Mount Tai, 20 minutes by driving, 30 to 40 minutes by bus (Tourist Bus Line 7, Tai’an City Bus 39, Bus 2)
Tai’an Railway Station 泰安站 (High Speed Train Station)
Location: Taohuayuan Road, Daiyu District, Tai’an City, Shandong Province; about 13 km from Red Gate of Mount Tai, about 30-40 minutes by car, 1 hour 10 minutes by bus (Tourist Bus Line 1, Line 3, Tai’an City Bus 17)
By Bus: Jinan Long-distance Bus Terminal, Jinan Long-distance Bus East Station and West Bus Stations all have buses to Tai’an, for about 1.5 hours’ ride. After arrival, you need to take another 30 minutes bus to the entrance of Mount Tai.
Top Recommended Jinan & Mount Tai Tours:
Tai'an High Speed Railway Station
Gorgeous Autumn Scenery on Mount Tai
Get from Jinan to Qufu
Qufu, the “Hometown of Confucius”, is situated 150 km (93 mi) south of Jinan. You can either take a private car or a train trip from Jinan to Qufu.
By High Speed Train: Each day, there are over 50 high speed trains (G trains) running from Jinan to Qufu East Railway Station in Qufu. They depart from 06:40 to 22:00 and arrive in Qufu on the day. The high speed trains are all G trains, taking about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
By Normal Train: 2 normal trains run from Jinan Railway Station to Qufu Railway Station each day, with duration of about 2.5 hours.
By Private Driving: It takes 2 to 2.5 hour driving from Jinan city center to downtown Qufu. You will pass Mount Tai in Tai’an on the way.
Top Recommended Qufu Tours:
Qufu East Railway Station
Get from Jinan to Weifang
Famous as the “Kite Capital of the World”, Weifang lies about 210 km (130.5 mi) east of Jinan.
By High Speed Train: Jinan has over 85 high speed bullet trains to Weifang Railway Station and Weifang North Railway Station every day. Among them, the high speed train (G train) often takes 50 minutes to 1 hour while a bullet train (D train) requires 1.5 hours. The earliest D train leaves at about 03:00 and the first G train starts at around 06:00.
By Normal Train: There are also more than 20 normal trains running from Jinan Railway Station and Jinan Daminghu Railway Station to Weifang Railway Station on a daily basis. The normal train journey takes about 2 to 2.5 hours.
By Private Driving: It usually takes nearly 2.5 to 3 hours by driving.
Popular Jinan & Weifang Tour:
Weifang North Railway Station
Get from Jinan to Yantai
Located on the northeastern Shandong Peninsula, Yantai is a charming coastal city with some colonial sites. Generally, there are two types of transportation you can use to get from Jinan to Yantai.
By Flight: Every afternoon, there is a non-stop flight flying from Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport (IATA: TNA) to Yantai Penglai International Airport (IATA: YNT). The flight time is only 1 hour short.
By High Speed Train: Totally, Jinan sends nearly 40 high speed bullet trains (G & D trains) to Yantai South Railway Station and Yantai Railway Station each day. The trains are scheduled leaving Jinan at about 06:00 to 19:30, and get to Yantan after 2.5 to 3.5 hours’ ride.
Yantai South Railway Station
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.
Top Attractions to Visit in Jinan: Baotu Spring Park, Daming Lake, Thousand Buddha Mountain, Shandong Museum …
Jinan, the capital city in central Shandong, is the famous “City of Spring” in China hiding numerous natural springs and picturesque city landscape. 1 day is suitable for visiting major spots in Jinan. But tourists usually take 4 to 5 days to travel Jinan with the best highlights in Shandong, including the sacred Mount Tai, hometown of Confucius - Qufu and beautiful coastal city - Qingdao.
During your day trip in Jinan, you can conveniently visit several attractions together in the city center, such as the Baotu Spring Park, Daming Lake, Black Tiger Spring and Spring City Square. In Jinan, it’s also a good idea to learn the local culture and history in the Shandong Museum and make a leisurely hike on the Thousand Buddha Mountain. Next, you can take 1 full day to climb the Mount Tai and another day to worship the Confucianism in the “San Kong” of Qufu. While in Qingdao, you may spare leave 2 days to immerse in the mind-blowing seaside scenery and experience the energetic Tsingtao Beer.
If times allows and you’re quite interested in Shandong culture and beauty, it’s strongly advised to explore more wonderful places, like the Capital of Kite - Weifang, fairyland Penglai of Yantai, pretty Weihai, etc. Beyond Shandong, travelers often extend trip further to Beijing, Xian, Datong & Pingyao (in Shanxi)， Luoyang & Shaolin Temple & Kaifeng (in Henan) and more stunning heritages and nature sights in China.
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