Hong Kong - Qingdao High Speed Train

Currently, to travel between Hong Kong and Qingdao by high speed train, passengers need to transfer in Shijiazhuang, Guangzhou, or Shanghai. The overall duration of the train is around 18.5 - 19.5 hours from Hong Kong to Qingdao and around 14 - 15 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 CNY 1,138.5 - 1,277 (USD 160 - 180).

Basic Facts:

 Open time: September 23, 2018

 Overall Duration:  Around 14 - 19.5 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 / Qingdao West

 Recommended Transfer Station: Shijiazhuang Railway Station / Guangzhou South  / Shanghai Hongqiao 

Hong Kong to Qingdao 

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

Hong Kong – Shijiazhuang Shijiazhuang - Qingdao North  Overall Travel Time Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat +Hard Sleeper
G80: 11:00 - 18:27 K1215: 19:13 - 05:15+  18H15M  1083 + 194 = 1,277

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

Hong Kong – Guangzhou South  Guangzhou South - Qingdao West  Overall Travel Time Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
G6504: 22:35 - 23:34 G1554: 06:31+ - 17:56+  19H21M  215 + 923.5 = 1,138.5
See more Hong Kong Schedule

Qingdao to Hong Kong 

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

Qingdao - Zhengzhou  Zhengzhou East - Hong Kong Overall Travel Time Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
D2142: 08:21 - 13:40  G99: 14:09 - 22:02 13H41M  308 + 894 = 1,202

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

Qingdao - Guangzhou South Guangzhou South - Hong Kong Overall Travel Time Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
G278: 06:18 - 19:22  G6509: 20:26 - 21:23 15H5M  1059.5 + 215 = 1,274.5
See more Qingdao Schedule

1. “+” means the second day.
2. As there is no well-scheduled high speed train from Shijiazhuang to Qingdao to connect the Shijiazhuang to Hong Kong route, passengers are advised to take overnight sleeper trains numbered as K1215 from Shijiazhuang Railway Station to Qingdao North Station. 
3. The above transfer schedules are only for reference and please search for the real-time schedule on the page top. 

Other Transportation Means between Hong Kong and Qingdao

Currently, there is only one pair of direct flights flying between Hong Kong and Qingdao with a duration of around 3.5 hours daily except every Wednesday and Saturday. The ticket fare for an economy class seat ranges around CNY 2,000 (USD 280). In other times, passengers taking flights also need to transfer in Shanghai or Ningbo, taking around 7.5 - 9 hours and costing from CNY 1,200 to 2,000 (USD 170 - 280). 

Hong Kong - Qingdao Train vs. Flight

Trains Direct Flights
Duration Around 14.5 - 19.5 hours About 3.5 hours
Ticket Fare CNY 1,138.5 - 1,277 (USD 160 - 180) for a second class seat Around CNY 2,000 (USD 280) 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 Aug. 09, 2023 by Kate Liu -
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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