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 May 7, 2019)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Beijing South
G2086, G182, G186, G190...
8 departures from 07:05 to 19:20
2h58m - 4h35mCNY 516.5/ 312
USD 78/ 47
Shanghai Hongqiao
G224, G232, G228 from 07:23 to 13:586h35m - 7h6mCNY 862.5/ 517.5
USD 131/ 78
Xi'an North
G1842, G1838, G2094, G1858 from 06:30 to 14:038h33m - 9h13mCNY 1,031/ 637
USD 156/ 97
Harbin West
G1208 at 06:1210h44mCNY 1,218.5/ 747.5
USD 185/ 113
G1268, G1208 at 06:06 and 06:129h46m - 9h51mCNY 1,045/ 639
USD 158/ 97
D6002, G1268, G1208, G1842...
50 departures from 05:57 to 21:54
1h39m - 3h16mCNY 162/ 101.5
USD 25/ 15
C6555, C6557, C6503, C6563...
7 departures from 07:00 to 18:24
2h5m - 2h40mCNY 149/ 93
USD 23/ 14
C6555, C6553, C6557, C6503...
10 departures from 07:00 to 18:24
1h40m - 2h9mCNY 90/ 56
USD 14/ 8
 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 May 7, 2019)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
K710 at 11:1415h57mCNY 369/ 221
USD 56/ 33
Z272 at 14:1517h2mCNY 549.5/ 343.5
USD 83/ 52
K702 at 18:3026h33mCNY 643/ 407
USD 97/ 62
K702, K1054 at 18:30 and 18:4123h28m - 23h41mCNY 587/ 367
USD 89/ 56
K1216, K970, K710, K1286...
11 departures from 10:12 to 20:10
3h21m - 5h8mCNY 197.5/ 107.5
USD 30/ 16
Z272, K1634, K1196 from 14:15 to 20:104h31m - 5h22mCNY 220.5/ 122.5
USD 33/ 19
Z272 at 14:1512h22mCNY 443.5/ 272.5
USD 67/ 41
K1216, K970, K710, K1286...
11 departures from 10:12 to 20:10
1h53m - 3h28mCNY 177.5/ 95.5
USD 27/ 14

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 3 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 Apr. 13, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Qingdao North Railway Station
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.
Asked by Debbie from UK | Aug. 06, 2018 16:23Reply
elevators to platform Qingdao station subway?
I will arrive by train in Qingdao. I can choose Qingdao North or Qingdao Station. To transfer down to the subway station platform, is there an elevator/lift? I can't manage escalators. Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Whitfield | Aug. 07, 2018 02:00

The station to use depends on the ride you choose. There is lift in subway station, but I think they are not directly connected with the railway station platform. To use the lift, maybe you need to go out of the railway station by using lift and then again using it to enter the subway station. If you need any help of using the lift, you can find the staff at platform for help. Wish you a good luck!
Asked by Lee Ngok Chung from MALAYSIA | Apr. 19, 2018 02:16Reply
Transportation from Qingdao railway station to hotel Qingdao Farglory Hotel
I have booked the train from Beijing South to Qingdao. I wish to know the transportation from Qingdao railway
station to my hotel (Qingdao Farglory Hotel ,No. 26 Xianggang Zhong Road,Shinan District & how much does it cost ?

Thank you.

Lee ngok chong
Answers (1)
Answered by Roger | Apr. 19, 2018 02:58

You can take the subway line 3 from the railway station to Wusi Square, exit C. The hotel is around 800m away. The subway would cost around CNY3 or 4 per person.
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