Qingdao Flights

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

From Frequency Duration
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…

- Last updated on May. 16, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Qingdao Flights
Asked by Rajinder from KENYA | Mar. 03, 2017 03:27Reply
hi i plan to travel to QINGDAO from Nairobi- Kenya , pls suggest the best air connections
Answers (1)
Answered by Jamal from MEXICO | Mar. 05, 2017 20:42

You can try to connect at Guangzhou
Asked by Dave from SINGAPORE | Dec. 05, 2016 21:53Reply
Flights to/from Johannesburg
Do you have any advice for cheapest but reliable/safe return flights from Qingdao /Johannesburg? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Kimi | Dec. 06, 2016 03:51

The flight price changes from time to time and different from each date. You may need to check it by detailed date
Asked by Hasi from KSA | Dec. 10, 2015 10:07Reply
Baggage allowance
What is the baggage allowance of Qingdao air lines from Qingdao to Beijing- economy class
Answers (3)
Answered by Blanche | Dec. 10, 2015 18:29

You can take one piece carry-on luggage less than 5kg and the checked luggage should be within 20kg.
Answered by Del from CHINA | Dec. 10, 2015 20:36

If I bring 5 kg more. I much do I have to be pay?
Answered by Blanche | Dec. 11, 2015 00:26

If it is more than 5kg, you can arrange it as checked luggage instead. If your checked luggage is more than 20kg in total, you need to pay extra. I think it should be 1.5% of the full price (economy class) per KG.
Asked by Jerry Ng from SINGAPORE | Oct. 08, 2012 02:06Reply
Flights and trains to Qingdao from Beijing
We are planning to visit Qingdao from Beijing in late October of 2012. Please advise whether it is better to
travel to by air or train. What is the frequency and cost of each mode 0f travel and also cost.
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by David from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 08, 2012 03:46

The most economical and convenient transportation is to take a train. There are many fast trains available between the two cities on daily basis. You can check the train schedule and ticket price online.
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