Dalian Transportation

Dalian Transportation - Getting There


 Dalian Flights
Located about 10km (6 miles) northwest of the city, Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport serves as an important transportation hub in the Bohai area. It is about 10km (6 miles) from Dalian Railway Station, 5km (3 miles) from the Shenyang-Dalian Freeway and 35km (22 miles) from Lushun. Nowadays, Dalian Airport operates 146 air routes connecting the airport with 88 domestic and international cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul, Singapore...

Besides, to release the burden of Zhoushuizi Airport, Jinzhouwan International Airport will be constructed in 2021. According to the plan, it will be 6 times larger than Zhoushuizi Airport and operate both domestic and international flights.


 Dalian Train Schedule
As the terminus of three main rails in northeast China, Dalian is well connected to the rail networks in China. Trains from the city can reach all cities in northeast China area and many China major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, etc. Besides, the traveling time shortens due to the operation of local bullet trains. 

 Major Rail Lines from Dalian to:

 Dalian Railway Station
The railway station is centrally located in the bustling commercial center near Qingniwaqiao in the downtown area. It is surrounded by numerous shopping streets, hotels, entertainment venues with convenient connections to every corner of the city.

 North Railway Station
The north sation is in north part of the city and it mainly serves bullet trains, including those to Beijing, Harbin, and Panjin, etc.

 Main Ticket Offices in city proper (Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:00)  
No. 713, Jiefang Road, Zhongshan District (Close to Tiger Beach Ocean Park)
No. 578, Zhongshan Road, Shahekou (Close to Xinghai Square)
No. 1-101, No. 23, Lingxiu Road, High Technology Industry Park (Dalian University of Technology)
No. 151, Shunle Street, Lushun District


As a northern Chinese port, and the third largest in China, Dalian has a well developed water transport network.

The Passenger Port is located at the northern end of Wuwu Lu in the eastern end of the Liaodong Peninsular. A shuttle bus is available which take passengers from the Waiting Hall to the docks. We suggest you arrive at the passenger port at least half an hour before your scheduled departure time.

Scheduled passenger ships leave for Yantai, Weihai, Tianjin and Penglai. Passenger ships depart for Changhai County daily. Ships also sail for Incheon, Korea every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Another good thing about arriving by ship is that some the passenger ships can transport private cars so that you can drive your own car in the city.

The city is situated at the tip of the Liaodong Peninsular and has two main highways that extend northeastward to cover the peninsular. One is the Shenyang-Dalian Speedway, which connects the city to Shenyang, the provincial capital city of Liaoning, and runs parallel to the 202 national highway. The other is the Yellow Sea Speedway, starting from Dalian running along the coast to Dandong, another important city, next to the 201 national highway. This makes the connections between Dalian and the other four major cities, namely Shenyang, Liaoyang, Dandong, Qinhuangdao, very convenient.

There are five long distance passenger bus stations in the city.

Dialian Jianshe Street Bus Station

Address: No.36, Jianshe Street, Zhongshan District; to the west of Dalian Railway Station
How to Get There:
Take Metro Line 3 and get off at Dalian Railway Station.
Take bus nos.527, 541, 1101, 1103 and get off at Jianshe Street.
Take bus nos. 541, 1107, 2202, 2203 and get off North Square of Dalian Railway Station.
Take bus nos. 7, 13, 30, 31, 39, 101, 201, 408, 414, 521, 525, 531, 909, 933, 1201, 2001, Dalian Tourism Ring Road Bus, West Line of Dalian Tourism Ring Road Bus and get off at Dalian Railway Station.

No.1 South Long-Distance Bus Station of Dalian Railway Station
Address: Shengli Square, Zhongshan District; to the southeast of South Square of Dalian Railway Station.
How to Get There:
Take Metro Line 2 and get off at Friendship Square.
Take bus nos. 7, 13, 30, 31, 39, 101, 201, 408, 414, 521, 525, 531, 909, 933, 1201, 2001, Dalian Tourism Ring Road Bus, West Line of Dalian Tourism Ring Road Bus and get off at Dalian Railway Station.

Xianglujiao Long-distance Bus Terminal
Address: around No.144, Yanhai Street, Xigang District
How to Get There:
Take Metro Line 3 and get off at Xianglujiao.
Take bus nos. 4, 21, 34, 705, 811 and get off at Xianglujiao Metro Station.
Take bus nos. 1, 7, 18, 19, 41, 43, 407, 408, 409, 410, 414, 503, 515, 517, 602, 613, 707, 1021, 1022, 1025, 1107, 2001 and get off at Xianglujiao.

Dalian Development Zone Passenger Station
Address: No.103, Liaohe West Road, Jinzhou Development Zone
How to Get There:
Take Metro Line 3 and get off at Development Zone.
Take bus Changhe 801, Changhe 802, Changhe 806, Changhe 807 and get off at Development Zone Metro Station.
Take bus Development Zone 6, Development Zone 8 and get off at Development Zone.

Jinzhou New District Central Bus Station
Address: No. 1000-1, Yong’an Street, Jinzhou District
How to Get There:
Take bus nos. 2004, 2005, 2006 and get off at Jinzhou Central Bus Station.
Take bus Changhe 805, Changhe 806, Jinzhou 103, Jinzhou 115 and get off at Central Bus Station.

- Last updated on Feb. 10, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Dalian Transportation
Asked by LN from ISRAEL | Aug. 13, 2019 01:49Reply
is there a shuttle from Dalian cruise terminal to the center; how much will cost?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lenora from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 13, 2019 20:28

Maybe you can take bus No.16/708 to bring you to the urban district.
Asked by CAPT. S.B.MAZUMDER from INDIA | May. 06, 2018 00:52Reply
Any place in Dalian Domestic Domestic Airport to store my suitcase for say 6 hrs?
I will arrive the city from Beijing on 31 st May and depart same evening. I need to store my medium size suitcase for about 5 hrs to make 2 business meetings. Is there a place where I can keep my suitcase safely till my evening departure flight?
Tks n Rgds
Capt. Mazumder
Answers (1)
Answered by Nathan from CANADA | May. 09, 2018 03:04

Yes, you can store your suitcase for 6 hours at that airport. As I know, the service counter is located at the opposite of Domestic Arrival Hall Exit, 1F of the Terminal Building. You can dial 83885791 to know more details.
Asked by Demie from CANADA | Sep. 09, 2017 08:22Reply
Is there any transportation app that I can use in Dalian?
For example I can use the app Transit in many countries over the world or check for information via Google Maps.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ligeia from SINGAPORE | Sep. 12, 2017 04:57

Well, you can use Baidu Map or Amap.
Asked by King from CANADA | Oct. 31, 2016 01:31Reply
Please can i travel by ferry from Dalian to Jinan in Shandong province?? If Yes, what is the cost?
Answers (4)
Answered by Pilar from SPAIN | Nov. 01, 2016 02:07

Well, there is no direct ferry service betwen them. You may take a ferry to Yantai from DL Port near Gangwan Square Station, Metro Line 2. The ferries depart at 20:30, 22:30, and 23:00, and the trip takes about 6 to 7 hours. The fare is CNY 180 to 1,180.

Afterwards, take a bullet train to Jinan (about 4 hours). A second class seat costs CNY 165; a first class seat costs CNY 198. :)
Answered by King from CANADA | Nov. 07, 2016 00:12

Thank you very much.
Answered by Abuja from NIGERIA | Nov. 30, 2016 01:52

What is the shortest transportation from weihai to zhongshan?
Answered by Juliet from USA | Nov. 30, 2016 03:20

You may fly from Weihai to Guangzhou with a stopover at Nanjing. The trip takes about 5 hours. Upon arrival, take a bus to Zhongshan. The bus fare is CNY 67, and the trip takes about 110 minutes.
Asked by Priyanka from INDIA | Aug. 07, 2016 02:30Reply
Any city sightseeing buses in Dalian?
what are the routes and from where I can get the bus near xinghai square? And what are the prices?
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Answered by Jack from USA | Aug. 08, 2016 03:30

Yes! You can take the sightseeing bus to tour around the city. Here is the route: Main Railway Station- People's Square- Convention & Exhibition Center (Xinghai Square)- Shell Museum- South Gate of Forest Zoo- Fujiazhuang- Yawoling Wedding Park- North Bridge (Beidaqiao)- Birds' Forest (Niaoyulin)- Tiger Beach- Harbour Square- Zhongshan Square- Main Railway Station.

You can take the bus from Convention & Exhibition Center (Xinghai Square). The fare is CNY 20 per person. :)
Answered by Priyanka from INDIA | Aug. 08, 2016 21:41

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