Qingdao Train

Qingdao North Railway Station

Qingdao north railway station commenced operation in Jan, 2014. It is situated in Licang District, 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) from the city center, and 7 miles from the Qingdao Liuting International Airport. Since the majority of passenger transport still managed by Qingdao railway station now, there is only a few trains originating from the north station. But in the future, the north station will take over most of the passenger transport of the city. Besides the originating trains run to Harbin, Changchun, Jinan and some other cities, trains through there can reach Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, and Nanjing.

Address: East of Huanwan Avenue, Canghai Road, Licang District

The station is in a two-story building. The exit and vehicle transfer can be found at Level B1. Whilst boarding is at the first floor, the waiting room is at the second floor. There is only one waiting room in the station which can accommodate 10,000 passengers at any one time, making it convenient for arrival passengers. The escalators make it very easy for passengers to transfer to different floors. There are twelve washrooms in the waiting room, and another twelve near the ticket check points, including two for the disabled.  On the western section of the waiting room, passengers can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge.

Qingdao North Railway Station
Bullet Train at Qingdao North

The station has the east and west squares, with hotels, restaurants, and shops around them. While several bus stops are found at the northern section of the east square, taxi stand is located at Level B1 of the east square. The Qingdao Cangkou Coach Station is 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) away east of the railway station, from where one can travel to cities like Jinan, Penglai, Yantai, and Rizhao.

Ticket office can be found in both squares, the east and west ticket office with eight and six counters respectively. There are also 44 ticket dispensers in the two ticket office. Passengers can exchange their tickets or obtain a refund at the ticket counters conveniently.



The north station operates trains to/from Beijing, Harbin, Changchun, Jinan, Shanghai, Xi'an etc.

  Major Rail Lines from the station to:

 High Speed Train Schedule
(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Beijing South
G178, G210, G182, G182...
17 departures from 07:52 to 21:23
2h58m - 8h40mCNY 516/ 270
USD 80/ 42
Shanghai Hongqiao
G224, G224, G232, G232...
8 departures from 06:54 to 20:43
6h44m - 10h49mCNY 875.5/ 212
USD 136/ 33
Xi'an North
G1842, G1838, G1835, G2094...
5 departures from 06:29 to 14:05
8h14m - 9h13mCNY 983.5/ 614
USD 152/ 95
Harbin West
G1208 at 06:1010h46mCNY 1,236.5/ 759
USD 192/ 118
G1268, G1268, G1208 from 06:00 to 06:109h48m - 10h5mCNY 1,052/ 644.5
USD 163/ 100
D6020, D6020, D6002, D6002...
132 departures from 05:07 to 21:54
1h24m - 4h26mCNY 187/ 116
USD 29/ 18
C6555, C6557, C6502, C6503...
10 departures from 06:57 to 18:21
1h53m - 2h31mCNY 149/ 93
USD 23/ 14
C6555, C6553, C6557, C6502...
19 departures from 06:57 to 20:55
1h32m - 2h16mCNY 122/ 76
USD 19/ 12
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

 Normal Speed Train Timetable
(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
Z350, Z350 at 12:50 and 13:1713h44m - 14h11mCNY 339/ 221
USD 53/ 34
K1026, K914, Z272, Z272 from 10:47 to 14:2216h54m - 24h19mCNY 527.5/ 343.5
USD 82/ 53
K702 at 18:3026h33mCNY 625/ 407
USD 97/ 63
K702, K1054 at 18:30 and 18:3923h28m - 23h43mCNY 566/ 367
USD 88/ 57
K1216, K970, K1026, K914...
23 departures from 10:17 to 20:53
3h10m - 5h6mCNY 158.5/ 107.5
USD 25/ 17
K1026, K914, Z272, Z272...
10 departures from 10:47 to 20:53
4h23m - 5h56mCNY 182.5/ 122.5
USD 28/ 19
K1026, K914, Z272, Z272 from 10:47 to 14:2212h18m - 17h14mCNY 415.5/ 272.5
USD 64/ 42
K1216, K970, K1026, K914...
23 departures from 10:17 to 20:53
2h12m - 3h50mCNY 138.5/ 95.5
USD 21/ 15

First Class Carriage
First Class Carriag

 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

See detailed Qingdao Train Schedule


 Transportation to the railway station
By metro: Passengers can take line 1line 3 or line 8 to get there directly.
By bus:
1. Take bus No. 23 (Loop Line), 24, 112, 113, 118, 120, 207 (Loop Line), 325, 603, 908 and get off at the east square of north railway station.
2. Take bus No. 23 (Loop Line), 24, 112, 113, 118, 120, 207 (Loop Line), 908 and get off at Canghai Road.
By taxi:
It takes 30 minutes and costs CNY 60 from Qingdao Railway Station.
It takes 30 minutes and costs CNY 60 from Qingdao Liuting International Airport.

 How to get to famous tourist sites:
1. To Zhan Bridge (Zhanqiao):
Take bus No. 325 and get off at Zhan Qiao, and then walk for a while.
2. To Qingdao Number One Bathing Beach:
Walk to the northeast to Zhenhua Road West, take bus no. 22 and get off at Xingcheng Road. Walk to the north to Ban Qiao Fang and take bus no. 302 to Nanhai Road, and then walk to the beach.
3. To Mt. Laoshan:
Take bus No. 207 (Loop Line) to Shaoshan Road, transfer to 230 and get off at Government of Laoshan District, then walk to the place.
4.  To Zhongshan Park:
Take bus No. 325 to Hai’an Road stop, and then transfer to bus No. 15 to Zhongshan Park.

 How to get to Liuting International Airport:
1. Take bus No. 118 and get off at Zhaohong Road, transfer to 613 or 917 and get off at the airport.
2. Take bus No. 120 and get off at Liu Ting, transfer to 613, 767, or 917 and get off at the airport.
3. Take bus No. 112 or 113 and get off at Xingcheng Road, transfer to 305 and get off at the airport.
4. Taxi from the railway station takes 30 minutes and costs CNY 60 to the airport.

- Last modified on Mar. 31, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Qingdao North Railway Station
Asked by Jocelyn from MEXICO | Jun. 04, 2020 18:58Reply
Any bus available to Mt. Laoshan?
We would like to visit Mt. Laoshan in Qingdao, how can we get there from Qingdao North station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Yolanda from SWEDEN | Jun. 07, 2020 18:38

You can take the metro line 3 at Qingdao North station and then change to line 2 at Licun stop, then get off from line 2 at Shi Lao Ren Beach and exit from B1, where you can find the public bus 304 and 104, the bus ride takes about 1.5 hours to Mt. Laoshan. Hope this is helpful for you.
Asked by Abdullah from INDIA | Jul. 27, 2019 22:13Reply
Qingdao north railway station to Qingdao university
From Qingdao north railway station to Qingdao university ninxia road bus timing
Answers (1)
Answered by Dyer from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 28, 2019 23:31

I think it is better to use metro service. You can take line 3 from North Station to Licun and then change to line 2 to Maidao. The exit B is near the university. Mmetro runs every a few minutes.
Asked by Muhammad Rehman from PAKISTAN | May. 18, 2019 18:25Reply
Tianjin Train Station
I will be coming from Qingdao to Tianjin, which Tianjin station I use as to go Teda International Hotel, Binhai.
Answers (1)
Answered by Daniela | May. 20, 2019 03:22

The nearest station should be Tangu and Binhai, but there is no direct ride from Qingdao. Also, the station to stop at also depends on the train. High speed trains use Tianjin South or Tianjin West, they are all far from the hotel. But you can use metro service for transfer. If you use slow train, they stop at Tianjin Station. From there, you can also use metro service or change to another train to Binhai or Tanggu. Finally, take bus or taxi to reach hotel.
Asked by Shawal from SINGAPORE | Apr. 13, 2019 00:48Reply
How do we get from Sheraton Qingdao Jiaozhou to Qingdao North Railway station?
Any possible bus routes?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alice | Apr. 13, 2019 01:19

It will be quite inconvenient for you to take bus to the north station, for there is no direct bus, and you have to change buses for three times. So you can take a taxi there directly which costs about CNY130 one way.
Asked by Sophy from USA | Mar. 21, 2019 13:12Reply
Going to Weifang can we take the train here
Answers (1)
Answered by Blacky from USA | Mar. 21, 2019 18:05

Yes! Over 50 rides a day from Qingdao North to Weifang.
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