How to Reach Qingdao - The Easiest Way to Reach Qingdao


  • By Air: Qingdao Liuting International Airport has flights to several Chinese destinations including Shanghai and Beijing as well as international cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Frankfurt, Busan, Taipei and Hong Kong. The city is about 32 minute taxi ride from the airport. Shuttle buses also help you reach the city on frequent intervals.
  • By Train: There are both Long distance and Short distance trains towards Qingdao railway station from various Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Harbin, Jian, Nanjing, Xian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Chengdu, Taishan, etc.
  • By Ferry: Ferries are available from international destinations like Incheon in South Korea and Shimonoseki in Japan.
  • By Bus: Buses run on a frequent basis from different regions in the Shandong area.


  • By Bus/Trolleybus: The bus and trolleybus facilities are well spread around the city. The ticket prices start at 1 Yuan for regular buses, 2 for the air-conditioned and can go up to 6 Yuan depending on the distance travelled.
  • By Metro: Qingdao metro stretches about more than 25 kilometres with 22 train stations that connect the important parts in the city.
  • By Taxi: Taxis run around the city starting with a minimum fare of 9 Yuan for the normal ones and 12 Yuan for the larger ones, with an addition of 1 Yuan due to the petrol hike

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Modes of Transportation in Qingdao

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Qingdao. The most preferred mode of transport in Qingdao is Car.

Average distance: 6 km Average time: 20 min

  • Car 100%
    Driving 20 min Overall average time for 6 kms 20 min

How to Reach Qingdao from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Dalian to Qingdao 232.57 km 3 hours 52 mins
Shanghai to Qingdao 318.75 km 5 hours 18 mins
Jinan to Qingdao 330.55 km 5 hours 30 mins
Tai'an to Qingdao 333.09 km 5 hours 33 mins
Dezhou to Qingdao 419.77 km 6 hours 59 mins
Beijing to Qingdao 453.98 km 7 hours 33 mins
Taipei to Qingdao 650.16 km 10 hours 50 mins
Taichung to Qingdao 676.02 km 11 hours 16 mins
Gwangju to Qingdao 754.51 km 12 hours 34 mins
Seoul to Qingdao 771.05 km 12 hours 51 mins
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