Qingdao Transportation

By the end of 2017, Qingdao has 2,614,500 automobiles. Among them, there are 2,122,600 private cars. The city's total social logistics totaled 3 trillion yuan. Added value of Logistics industry amounted to 98.71 billion yuan. The following is some detailed information about Qingdao transportation. Information about how to get and leave Qingdao would be helpful in your visiting to Qingdao

How to Get & Leave Qingdao


There are two airports in Qingdao: Qingdao Liuting International Airport and Qingdao-Jiaodong International Airport. But Qingdao-Jiaodong International Airport is still under construction. It was started to establish in 2015, and is expected to finish in 2019.

Qingdao Liuting International Airport
Qingdao Liuting International Airport is situated on Liuting Street, Chengyang District, Qingdao city. It is 23 kilometers away from the city proper. The airport offers flights to any other city that has airport in China. For international flight, tourists can take plane here to Osaka-Kansai, Fukuoka and Nagoya, Tokyo, Okinawa, in Japan, Melbourne in Australia, Moscow in Russia, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Frankfurt in Germany, Incheon and Busan in South Korea, Don Muang in Thailand and Singapore.

Airport Transportation:

1.Airport Shuttle Bus
Bus.701, it takes 20 yuan, with 100 minutes.
Bus.702, it takes 20 yuan, with 70 minutes.
Bus.703, it takes 20 yuan, with 100 minutes.
Bus.705, it takes 40 yuan, with 105 minutes.
Jiaonan Line, it takes 60 yuan, with 120 minutes.
Laixi Line, it takes 50 yuan, with 120 minutes.
Pingdu Line, it takes 50 yuan, with 110 minutes.
Jimo Line, it costs 20 yuan.

The bus stops nearby the airport include:
Qingdao Liuting International Airport Stop: Bus No.305, 613, 767, 917
Minhanglu Stop: Bus No.101, 117, 118, 120, 306, 373, 374, 636, 910, 915, 917, 929
Bao’anlu Stop: Bus No.305, 613, 767, 917

Qingdao Liuting International Airport Coach Station
Business Time: 08:30-23:30
The station provides long-distance buses to many places inside Shandong province like Qingzhou, Rongcheng, Wendeng, Longkou, Rizhao, Weifang, Gaomi, Jiaozhou, Zibo, Shouguang, Zhucheng, Yantai, Weihai, Haiyang, Changle, Rushan, Dongying, Guangrao,Zhaoyuan, Penglai and Huangdao.

Except above tools, you could choose to take a taxi as well. You could take a taxi at the underground parking lot of T2 terminal building of the airport.


Expressway in Qingdao is developed quite well. There are a total of 1,145 km of roads in the Qingdao area, with nearly 500 km of expressways. Lots of highways begin or pass through Qingdao, providing convenient road nets for local development. The following is some information about Qingdao highway conditions.

Expressways that begin in Qingdao
G15 Shenhai Expressway (Shenyang, Liaoning-Haikou, Hainan)
G18 Rongwu Expressway (Rongcheng, Shandong-Wuhai, Inner Mongolia)
G20 Qingyin Expressway (Qingdao-Yinchuan, Ningxia)

Provincial expressways begin in or pass through Qingdao
S16 Rongwei Expressway (Rongcheng-Weifang)
S19 Longqing Expressway (Longkou-Qingdao)
S21 Xinwei Expressway (Xinhe-Weifang)
S24 Weiqing Expressway (Weihai-Qingdao)

Other than Expressways, there are also National Highways that pass through or begin in Qingdao.
G204 (Yantai-Shanghai)
G206 (Yantai-Shantou)
G308 (Qingdao-Shijiazhuang)
G309 (Rongcheng-Lanzhou)

Couch Station
There are 8 couches stations in Qingdao, and the total service hotline is 0532-9665. The main one is Qingdao Long-distance Bus Station which offers long-distance buses to places in other provinces. Those rest stations mainly offers coach lines to destinations nearby Qingdao.

Qingdao Long-distance Bus Station
Location: No.2 Wenzhou Road, Sifang District
Buses Passing By: Bus No.5, 8, 15, 20, 21, 24, 32, 126, 206, 209, 221, 227, 303, 305, 322, 325, 326, 365, 366, 369, 371, 372, 373, 607, 608, 761, 765, Airport Express Line 2.


There are dozens of train stations in Qingdao including Cangkou Station, Qingdao Station, Jiaozhoubei Station, Lancun Station, Chengyang Station, Qingdao Railway Station, Laixi Station, Jimobei Station, Qingdaobei Station, Laicibei Station. Among them, Qingdao Railway Station and Qingdaobei Railway Station are mainly ones.

Qingdao Railway Station
Location: No.2 Tai’an Road, Shinan District
Bus: No.2, 5, 8, 26, 218, 220, 223, 301, 303, 304, 305, 307, 311, 312, 316, 320, 321, 501, 801
Bookings Hotline: 95105105

Qingdao Railway Station belongs to beautiful Gothic style. It is near the Qingdao Landing Stage, and it only takes you 8 minutes’walk there. On getting out of the station, you could see seascape. It offers trains and high-speed trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Jinan, Tanshan, Heze, Yantai, Weihai, Wuchang, Nanchang, Xuzhou, Zhengzhou, Xi’an, Lanzhou, Xining, Chengdu, Taiyuan, Dandong, Tonghua, etc. every day.

Qingdao Bei Railway Station
Location: Licang District
Bus: No.23, 24, 112, 113, 118, 325, 603, 387, 636

Qingdao Bei Railway Station was officially operated on January 10th. As a railway, subway (under construction) and the long-distance passenger transfer station, it is an important hub in the Qingdao traffic. High-speed trains and a few trains to Jinan, Beijing, etc. pass by North Railway Station. So far, there are trains to get to &leave Beijing, Shenyang, Changchun, Harbin, Dandong, Tonghua, Yanji, etc.


The city's passenger port is located at No. 6 Xinjiang Road, Shibei District. Currently, it services ships to Incheon, South Korea; Shimonoseki, Japan; and Shanghai.

Intercity Transportation

Public Transport

Until 2012, Qingdao owns 5,283 large and medium-sized buses and Compressed Natural Gas buses. There are also 136 trolleybuses as well. All of the buses and trolleybuses can be accessed using the Qingdao Public Traffic IC Card, which uses radio frequencies so the card does not have to physically touch the scanner. The Public Transport Brand of 'Ri-Xin Bus' is also known in China.

There are a number of taxi companies in Qingdao including Yiqing Company, Zhongqing Company, Jiaoyun Company and, Huaqing Company. These companies would be able to offer you convenient taxi service.


Qingdao has invested a lot to build a wide and complete subway system. Metro Line 3 is the first line in function and opened on 16 December 2015. In the long term, the city plans to build eight subway lines in downtown and some suburban districts, which account for 231.5 km.

Sightseeing Bus

The city sightseeing buses offer you sights of Qingdao. Now there are three tourist shuttle bus lines and each of them are equipped with professional tour guide service.

Shared Vehicles

Shared thoughts are quite popular in China so that you could enjoy lots of shared things in many major cities. In Qingdao, you might find shared vehicles like shared bikes, e-bikes and even shared cars if you have valid licenses.