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As an important harbor and industrial base in Shandong Province, Qingdao is well connected to other cities in China and destinations around the world.


Outer transportation:


By Air:


From almost all the major cities in China, Qingdao is easily accessible by air. The city is also connected with some international destinations, mostly in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hongkong and Macau. The Liuting Airport is located 32km north of the city proper and there are minibuses available from the airport, transferring visitors to the city within 30 minutes. Most large hotels have airline ticket offices, as well as transport to and from the airport.



There are only minibuses go to the city center from the airport, you should get on the bus as soon as possible to get a seat. On the other hand, if you decide to take a taxi, you'd better choose the taxi with a silver roof, because the taxi with a yellow roof is not allowed to enter the city center.


By Train:


The railway station is at the Tai'an road near Zhanqiao.


Everyday, trains go to more than 15 major cities of China including Beijing, Shanghai, Ji'nan, Taishan, Hezhe, Weihai, Wuchang, Nanchang, Xuzhou, Zhengzhou, Xi'an, Lanzhou, Chengdu, Taiyuan, Dandong, Tonghua.


By Bus:


There are 7 expressways linking Qingdao and many major cities. They are Jiqing, Jiaozhouwan, Xiliu, Shuangliu, Weilai, Xilai and Qingyin.


Minibuses go to Weihai(4hours RMB40), Yantai(3hours RMB30), and Yiweike(4hours RMB40) from the Qingdao railway station square. To Ji'nan, you can take a bus in the bus station of Qingdao(4.5hours RMB79)

Qingdao bus station

Address: Wenzhou road

West bus station:

Address: Guantao road

East bus station:

Address: Ha'erbing road


By Ship:


There are 2 international ship line in Qingdao. Ships go to Korea on every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and every Tuesday and Friday they will go to Japan.

The transportation station is at the Xinjiang road


Inner transportation:


By Bus:


Because of the special topography of Qingdao, you can not see any bicycle or motorbike in Qingdao City. Buses are most convenient Transport tool, RMB1 or RMB2 for the ticket price. The NO.26 NO.201 and NO.202 bus start from the railway station going along the seashore passing Zhanqiao Badaguan scenic spots.


To visit Qingdao, the most convenient and comfortable way is to take the air-condition bus. During the whole visiting process the professional guides will give you a detailed introduction of Qingdao.


To Laoshan ( Taiqing sceneic area), you can first take the NO.304 bus to the railway station and then hop on a bus to Laoshan. Of course you can register the one-day trip of Laoshan, all hotels have this service. If you want to travel Beijiushui and Yankou scenic area, you can take the travel buses at 7:00-10:00 AM every morning at the Huaneng square.


By Taxi:


The starting price is RMB7 for 4km and RMB1.2/km, from 22:00 -5:00 RMB1.5/km.




There are a lot of one-way roads in Qingdao. Usually we can see a four-land road in the left side of a road and only buses run in the righ side. This is in order to raise the bus running speed and to lessen the transportation pressure.If you know something about that, the unhappy things will less to happen.


By Ferry-boat:


The ferry-boat line between Qingdao and Huangdao increasing the connection of the both banks of Jiaozhouwan. The whole journey only takes 20minutes or half an hour. No boats in misty day.


Common boat: 6:30-21:00 RMB6, one boat for every half an hour.

High-speed boat: 7:00-18:00 RMB8, one boat for every 20 minutes.

Qingdao to Xuejia island (Anzi wharf)

High-speed boat: 7:00-18:10, one boat for every half an hour.


Pleasure ship:


The travel wharf of Laiyang Road is located in the north of naval museum. Here the boats run through Little Qingdao Luxun Park and Taiping angle.


The travel wharf of Zhongyuan is situated in the Xiling Road. You can take a boat not only to visit the whole littoral scenery of Qingdao but also two islands of Huanghai-- Zhucha Island and Dagong Island. (ineedhotel.com)


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