Hong Kong - Qingdao High Speed Train

Currently, to travel between Hong Kong and Qingdao by high speed train, passengers need to transfer in Zhengzhou. The overall duration on the train is around 13 hours from Hong Kong to Qingdao and around 26.5 hours from Qingdao to Hong Kong. The running distance between the two cities is 2,543 kilometers (1,580 miles) and the ticket fare for a second class seat is around CNY 1,100 / 1,300.

Basic Facts:

 Open time: September 23, 2018

 Overall Duration:  Around 13 / 26.5 hours

 Distance: About 2,543 kilometers (1,580 miles)

 Top speed: 200 km/h (124 mph) in HK, 300 km/h (186 mph) in Mainland

 Operated at: West Kowloon Railway Station, Qingdao / Qingdao North Railway Station

 Recommended Transfer Station: Zhengzhou / Zhengzhou East Railway Station

Transfer in Zhengzhou / Zhengzhou East

Hong Kong to Zhengzhou to Qingdao High Speed Train Schedule & Ticket Fare

Hong Kong – Zhengzhou East Zhengzhou East - Qingdao Overall Travel Time Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
G80: 08:05 - 14:26 G1856: 15:15 - 21:43  13H38M  868 + 414.5 = 1,282.5
See more Hong Kong Schedule

Qingdao to Zhengzhou to Hong Kong Bullet Train Timetable & Ticket Fare

Qingdao - Zhengzhou  Zhengzhou East - Hong Kong Overall Travel Time Ticket Fare (CNY)
Hard Sleeper + Second Class Seat
K208: 16:39 - 05:48+  G79: 12:34 - 18:58  26H37M  238.5 + 868 = 1,106.5
See more Qingdao Schedule

1. “+” means the second day.
2. As there is no well-scheduled high speed train from Qingdao to Zhengzhou to connect the Zhengzhou to Hong Kong route, passengers are advised to take overnight sleeper trains numbered as K208 to Zhengzhou Railway Station from Qingdao Railway Station. They can have a short time trip in Zhengzhou and then take Zhengzhou-Hong Kong high speed train to Hong Kong.

Other Transportation Mean between Hong Kong and Qingdao

Currently there are 2 pairs of direct flights flying between Hong Kong and Qingdao with the duration of around 3.5 hours. The ticket fare for an economy class seat ranges from CNY 2,500 to CNY 3,500. Therefore, taking flights is a good choice for passengers who have limited time but enough budget.

Hong Kong - Qingdao Train vs. Flight

Trains Direct Flights
Duration Around Around 13 / 26 - 26.5 hours About 3.5 hours
Ticket Fare Around CNY 1,100 - 1,300 for a second class seat Around CNY 2,500 - 3,500 for an economy class seat

It is obvious that taking high speed trains between Hong Kong and Qingdao is slower but costs greatly less than taking flights. Therefore, passengers with limited budget and relatively enough time are much more suitable to take high speed train. On the contrary, flight is a better choice for passengers with limited travel time and sufficient budget compared with high speed trains.

Major Rail Lines from Hong Kong to:
Major Rail Lines from Qingdao to:
- Last updated on Dec. 04, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong - Qingdao High Speed Train
Asked by Nevaeh from SWAZILAND | Aug. 26, 2019 00:47Reply
When is the last metro from Qingdao North to Wusi Square direction?
Answers (1)
Answered by Angelina from USA | Aug. 26, 2019 18:36

The last ride of line 3 at North Station should be at 11pm. As long as you can be there before that, it is no problem to reach Wusi Square before 11:33pm.
Asked by Jonathan from MEXICO | Mar. 20, 2019 03:40Reply
To cancel a booked ticket from HK to Zhengzhou.
I already booked a ticket from HK to Zhengzhou for me and my friend. However, our travel plan changed so I would need to cancel the booked ticket. I found that I need to go to West Kowloon Station to cancel them, but I do not have my friend's passport now. Do you think it is possible to cancel the ticket by using a photo of the passport at station? Thank you for your kind advance.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Mar. 20, 2019 20:44

Thank you for your inquiry.

To cancel the tickets, you would need to collect the tickets first so it means you would need to have passport of the passengers. However, the station will take special case into consideration sometimes. If you have your passport and a photo of the other passenger, it may accepted. You can have a try at the station counter. Wish you a good luck!
Asked by Larry from CANADA | Nov. 15, 2018 02:23Reply
Is there any recommended hotel near Zhengzhou East Station?
Or it is better to stay near a bus station? Before I head to Qingdao from HK, I want to visit Shaolin temple.
Answers (1)
Answered by Loren from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 16, 2018 00:58

You can consider the Greenland Innside Hotel which is in walking distance from the station. As I know, it seems the bus to Shaolin temple goes from a bus station near Zhengzhou Station.

If you want to take an early train from East Station to Qingdao, the hotel would be better near the East station. If you want a bus in early morning to Shaolin temple, it would be better to stay near the bus station. Anyway, it is not hard to transfer between. There is a metro line 1 connected bus station and east station which takes around 40mins.
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