Presently, Qingdao has only one civil airport in service: Liuting International Airport. In this airport, over 30 airlines operate around 135 air routes, and 20 or so of them are international air routes. The airport now has flights to/from more than 80 destinations globally, including about 20 cities and regions overseas and 60 or so at home. A new international airport is being built in the city and is expected to be put into use in 2019.
This airport is 23 kilometers (14 miles) north away from the downtown area. This airport has 2 terminal buildings: T1 is for the majority of the domestic passengers and T2 is for the passengers of China Eastern Airlines and all the international passengers. There are 8 shuttle bus routes and several city bus routes connecting the airport and the other areas of the city. Passengers can also transport between the airport and the neighboring cities by long distance bus.
See More: Liuting International Airport Transportation
Qingdao International Flight Schedule
|Los Angeles||3 departures a week||About 12 hours|
|Melbourne||3 departures a week||About 11.5 hours|
|Frankfurt||3 departures a week||About 11 hours|
|Tokyo||3 departures a week||About 3.5 hours|
|Seoul||17 departures a day||About 1 - 1.5 hours|
|Hong Kong||10 departures a week||About 3 - 3.5 hours|
|Singapore||6 departures a week||About 6 hours|
More international destinations: Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Moscow, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei…
How much does it cost to fly to Qingdao from overseas destinations?
In normal condition, the economy ticket prices of the flights from Los Angeles change between CNY 5,000 - 7,000, from Melbourne change between CNY 9,000 - 10,000, from Frankfurt change between CNY 12,000 - 30,000 and from Seoul is CNY 800 - 1,500. Passengers can get the real-time prices and the air ticket prices of other routes from the search box on the page top.
Qingdao Domestic Flight Schedule
|To||Frequency||Duration||Full Fare for Economy Class|
|Beijing||Around 14 departures a day||About 1.5 hours||CNY 1,480|
|Guangzhou||Around 7 departures a day||About 3 hour||CNY 1,835|
|Shanghai||Around 27 departures a day||About 1.5 - 2 hours||CNY 1,060|
|Chengdu||Around 7 departures a day||About 3 - 3.5 hours||CNY 1,690|
|Shenzhen||Around 7 departures a day||About 3 - 3.5 hours||CNY 2,000|
|Xi'an||Around 7 departures a day||About 2 hours||CNY 1,270|
|Chongqing||Around 6 departures a day||About 2.5 - 3 hours||CNY 1,740|
More domestic destinations: Tianjin, Wuhan, Changsha, Hefei, Kunming, Nanning, Guilin, Hangzhou, Fuzhou, Xiamen…
Tips on Finding Cheap Flights to Qingdao
1. Instead of direct flight to Qingdao, international passengers can also take a flight to Beijing or Shanghai at first and then transfer by high speed train. The international flight ticket to these two metropolises generally enjoys bigger discount.
See More: Beijing - Qingdao Train, Shanghai - Qingdao Train
2. It would be better for passengers with limited travel budget to avoid the public holidays and peak seasons (April to October) in China, because the air ticket often has low discount or no discount then. The domestic flights normally have a 30% - 60% off discount in low season from November to next March).
3. If the air tickets with the same departure time are sold at different prices, passengers can buy the cheapest one, because they are actually on the same flight but sold by different airlines.
4. The airfares to Qingdao of the flight scheduled late at night or early in the morning are usually cheaper than the flight of other periods.
Popular Airlines Flying to Qingdao
International Airlines: Asiana Airlines, Korean Airs, All Nippon Airways, Jeju Air, UNI Air, Lufthansa, Cathay Dragon, Scoot Airways…
Domestic Airlines: Shandong Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Qingdao Airlines, Shina Southern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Air China, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines…
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