How to Get to / Around Qingdao

Get to/away Qingdao

By Air

Qingdao Liuting International Airport

It is the only civil airport in Qingdao, which operates over 800 scheduled flights between Qingdao and more than 50 domestic cities, as well as international destinations as Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Seoul, Singapore, Bangkok, and Frankfurt and so on. It is located 32 km from the downtown city.

Transfer Tips: It is located 32 km from the downtown city. There are five shuttle lines operating between airport and downtown. These shuttle buses depart regularly and cover most major places in Qingdao. If you take a taxi, costs will around 100 Yuan.

Qingdao Liuting Airport

Qingdao Liuting Airport

By Train

Qingdao Railway Station

Every day, there are 50 or so pairs of trains departing from Qingdao Railway Station to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi’an, Harbin, Changchun and some other destinations.

It is in a typical German Renaissance architectural style with six platforms. Trains operated here include G trains, the fastest bullet trains, between Shanghai and Qingdao, D trains between Beijing and Qingdao, and other D trains to/from the major nearby cities, like Hefei, Jinan and so on.

D/G trains from Beijing to Qingdao (819 KM):
Every day, there are 5 D trains (D331, D333, D335, D337, D339) running from Beijing South Train Station to Qingdao. It usually takes about 5 and half hours. Besides, there are 7 G trains (G185, G187, G189, G191, G193, G195, G197) running from Beijing South Train Station to Qingdao in 4 and half hours.

Qingdao Railway Station

Qingdao Railway Station

Get Around Qingdao

By Waterway

Qingdao is a crucial seaport in China. It is very convenient to go between Qingdao and Huangdao by waterway (84km, 20-30 minutes one way). This regular sea line runs between 07:30 and 18:30. If you want to enjoy the costal view of Qingdao, you could take the cruise.

Sightseeing boat is another kind of boat for visitors to enjoy Qingdao Bay, Zhanqiao Pier, Qingdao Naval Museum, Luxun Park and more. Usually takes 30 minutes.

There are also two international sea routes to Qingdao. You can take international ferries to South Korea & Japan from Passenger Ferry Terminal.

Qingdao Waterway

Qingdao Ferry

By Taxi

There are two types of taxis in the city: the ordinary ones and the luxury ones. The taxi fee for ordinaries is CNY9 for the first 3 kilometers (about 1.86 miles) and CNY1.4 for every succeeding kilometer. The fee for luxury taxis is CNY 12 for the first 3 kilometers and CNY 1.9 for every succeeding kilometer.

Qingdao Taxi

Taxi in Qingdao

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