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Chongqing - Qingdao Train

At present, there are about two pairs of bullet trains running between Chongqing and Qingdao. G316 / G318 are operated between Qingdao Railway Station and Chongqing North Railway Station while G1836 / G1838 use Qingdao North Railway Station and Chongqing West Railway Station. It takes 14 - 15 hour for a whole journey. A second class seat costs CNY 912.5 and CNY 1,046 respectively. No normal trains run this route currently.

Chongqing - Qingdao High Speed Train

Basic Facts:

 Open Date: Dec. 23, 2016
 Duration: 14 - 15 hours
 Running Distance: 2,427 - 2,510 kilometers (1,508 - 1,560 miles)
 Top Speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)

Chongqing to Qingdao High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G31606:47 - 21:1814h31m
G183607:55 - 22:5214h57m
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Qingdao to Chongqing Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G31807:22 - 22:2615h4m
G183808:14 - 22:2814h14m
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Note: The above timetable is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Ticket Fare of Chongqing - Qingdao High Speed Train

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Nos.Business Class SeatVIP Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G316/G318CNY 2,835 / USD 414---CNY 1,479.5 / USD 216CNY 917.5 / USD 134
G1836/G1838CNY 3,075 / USD 449---CNY 1,608 / USD 235CNY 1,004 / USD 147

 Stations along the way:
G316 / G318: Fuling North, Shizhuxian, Fengdu, Enshi, Yichang East, Jingzhou in Hubei, Qianjiang in Hubei, Hanchuan, Hankou, Zhumadian East, Zhengzhou East, Xuzhou East, Zaozhuang, Qufu East, Tai'an in Shandong, Jinan, Zibo, Qingzhoushi, Weifang, Gaomi

G1836 / G1838: Yongchuan East, Neijiang North, Chengdu East, Deyang, Mianyang, Guangyuan, Hanzhong, Yangxian West, Xi'an North, Huashan North, Sanmenxia South, Luoyang Longmen, Zhengzhou East, Lankao South, Minquan North, Shangqiu, Dangshan South, Yongcheng North, Xuzhou East, Zaozhuang, Tai'an in Shandong, Tengzhou East, Jinan, Zhangqiu, Zibo, Qingzhoushi, Weifang, Gaomi

As G1836 / G1838 pass major tourist destinations like Chengdu, Xi'an, and Luoyang, and they are the only high speed trains between Chengdu and Qingdao, the tickets are harder to get. If you would like to take this pair of trains and get off at one the major stops along the way, please buy the ticket in advance.

High Speed Train Transfer via Zhengzhou

Since there are two direct trains available for this route, if the direct train tickets are all sold out, you can also transfer by high speed train in Zhengzhou to continue your trip.
Route  Duration  Ticket fare for second class seat
Chongqing North / Chongqing West - Zhengzhou East 8 - 9 hours CNY 510/ 515 / 648
Zhengzhou East - Qingdao / Qingdao North 5 - 7 hours  CNY 414.5 / 419.5/ 424.5
Total  13 - 16 hours CNY 905 - 1,067.5

Tips: In Chongqing, passengers can either use the West Railway Station or North Railway Station, but the North Railway Station is a better choice for subway line 3 and line 10 have stops there. What's more, the ticket fare is CNY 490.5, over CNY 100 lower than departing from the West Railway Station.

Chongqing - Qingdao Trains vs. Flights

It takes a long time by train. If you are in a hurry schedule and want to save time, you can take a direct flight instead. There are many flights available for this route and it is about 2.5 hours for the journey. Sometimes, the price for the discount flights is almost lower than the second class ticket on high speed trains. In this case, taking a flight is a better option.

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 Major Rail Lines from Qingdao to:
- Last modified on Oct. 10, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chongqing - Qingdao Train
Asked by Lillie from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 10, 2019 01:49Reply
Is it easy to reach Farglory Residence at late night from Qingdao Station?
Is it safe to use taxi if I am traveling along?
Answers (1)
Answered by Philip from CANADA | Oct. 10, 2019 18:22

If you can reach Qingdao Station before 11:10pm, you can still try to use metro line 3 to Wusi Square and then walk to the hotel from exit C. It is about 800m away. Taxi is also safe to use as long as you choose an official taxi instead of a private car, the cost should be within CNY40.
Asked by Glen from ARGENTINA | Dec. 17, 2018 00:52Reply
Which station is a better opton? Qingdao or Qingdao North?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jennifer from NEW ZEALAND | Dec. 17, 2018 19:45

It mainly depends on your location. The old Qingdao Station is closer to the old city town. The North Station is a little far in distance but still easy to reach by metro. It is also a little closer to the airport compared with the old station. You can decide it by your hotel location etc.
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