Qinhuangdao Transportation -- Getting Around
|City Bus Station|
Quite distinct from many other cities, it has opened some special lines, such as night bus and summer bus lines. These buses may still be running at 22:00 which is later than other common bus lines.
Operating hours: 19:15-22:00 (summer); 19:15-21:00 (winter)
Main stops: Railway Station - Newspaper Office - Job Market - the Third Hospital - Hualian Commercial Building - Qiu Xi'an Ru Hai Chu (the place where the Qin Shi Huang asked for the immortals) - Dongshan Bath
Operating hours: 19:10-21:00 (every September 1st to June 30th the next year)
Main stops: Railway Station - Chinese Medical Hospital - Worker's Culture Palace - People's Park - Hualian Commercial Building - Waimao Hotel
Operating hours: 19:10-21:00
Main stops: Railway Station - Newspaper Office - Job Market - City Government - Leyuan Community
Operating hours: 19:00-21:00; 19:00-21:30 (July 1st to August 31st)
Main stops: Qinhuang Community - Hualian Commercial Building - Sidaoqiao Bus Station - Jiahui Supermarket - Tanghe Park - Northeast University- Zhujiang Dao - Qinhuangdao Education Institute
Operating hours: 19:15-21:30 (summer); 19:15-21:00 (winter)
Main stops: Yanshan University - Olympic Sports Center - Tanghe Park - Jiahui Supermarket - Sidaoqiao Bus Station - Hualian Commercial Building
|Get a Vehicle to the Spot|
Operating hours: 05:50-19:10; 19:10-22:00
Main stops: Railway Station - Chinese Medical Hospital - Worker's Culture Palace - People's Park - Huanlian Commercial Building - Waimao Hotel - Tanghe Park - Yacht Club - Xin'ao Submarine World
1. Ticket price for most of the buses is CNY1, except for Nos.6, 25, 30, 33, 34, 35 and branch lines of Nos.30 and 33. Ticket price for these buses depend on the distance. It costs CNY1 for every 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).
2. In Qinhuangdao, service times are different in summer and winter for common lines. In general, they run later in summer, the period from April 26th to October 25th.
Here below are some buses passing by local well-known spots:
No.22: Beidaihe, Nandaihe
No.23: Laolongtou, Shanhaiguan Pass, Temple of Mengjiangnv
No.24: Laolongtou, the First Pass under Heaven, Yansai Lake
No.26: Laolongtou, Longevity Hill
No.34: Wild Animal Zoo, Beidaihe International Club, Beidaihe Olympic Avenue Park
Qinhuangdao, together with Tianjin, Shanghai and Shenyang, will be host to the football games of the 2008 Olympic Games. Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium is the playing field. Buses Nos.6, 32 and 34 can lead to the stadium.
|Fare||Daytime||Night (22:00 – 06:00 the next day)|
|Starting Rate for First 2km (1.2mi)||CNY5||CNY5.6|
|Fare within 2-5km (1.2-3mi)||CNY1.6/km||CNY1.8/km|
|Fare beyond 5km (3mi)||CNY2.4/km||CNY2.6/km|
|Waiting Fee||Free for the first 5min; for every extra 5min, the cost equals to the unit price per kilometer (0.6mi).|
|Fuel Surcharge||CNY1 per ride|
|Riding a Bicycle in the City|
These are available at:
Haigang District: in the beach of the Water Sports Center in Olympic Village, nearby the Xin'ao Submarine World
Beidaihe District: Laohushi, Rest House of Beidaihe (Bwidaihe Qu Zhao Dai Suo), Donghaitan, Jinshanzui
Nandaihe: around Tianma and Zhongbao Hotel (hotel of China National Packaging Import and Export Corporation)
The rent can be charged by hour or by day. The price is a matter for negotiation. CNY10 per hour, CNY 50 for half the day, CNY80 for one day is typical.
Is it better to take a train from QHD station to Shanhaiguan station and a taxi from there? Or could I get a taxi from QHD to Laolongtou? What would the taxi fare be in this case?
Will there be taxis available at Laolongtou to take us back to either Shanghaiguan or QHD station?
Or is a bus better? Is the bus station at the railway station in QHD? Or do you also need to take a taxi to the bus station?