Getting Around

Nowadays, Jinan subway line R1 and R3 are under construction. These two lines will serve the public in late 2019 & 2020. Line R1 will run between Intangible Cultural Heritage Park and Chidong; Line R3 will connect Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport and Longdongzhuang. By the end of 2023, Jinan will totally operate eight subway lines, also including the Loop Line, line R2, line M1, line M2, line M3 and line M4.
 

City-bus

There are about 200 bus routes in Jinan. The ticket fare is CNY1. The bus numbers starting with a K charge CNY2, such as K51, etc. if you have an IC card, and then you can enjoy a 10% discount.

Additionally, at the Jiefang Bridge and Shandong Provincial Sports Center (Bus route: No.129), there are tour buses provided on Saturdays, Sundays and pubic holidays:

Bus No. Destination Departure Time & Departure Place Round-trip Ticket + Admission Fee of Attraction Runtime
60 Lingyan Temple (in the south suburb of Jinan) 07:30-08:00 at the Jiefang Bridge;
07:30-08:20 at the Provincial Sports Center
CNY65 per person 1H30M
61 Wufeng Mountain 07:30-08:00 at the Jiefang Bridge;
07:30-08:20 at the Provincial Sports Center
CNY50 per person 1H
69 Wildlife Park (on the Paomaling Mountain of Jinan) 07:30-08:00 at the Jiefang Bridge;
07:30-08:20 at the Provincial Sports Center
CNY90 per person 1H
---- Jiudingta Ethic Folklore Park (in the south suburb of Jinan) 07:30-08:00 at the Jiefang Bridge;
07:30-08:20 at the Provincial Sports Center
CNY55 per person 1H
---- Ecological Cultural Resort of the Red Leaves Valley (in the Jinxiuchuan Town of Jinan) 07:30-08:00 at the Jiefang Bridge;
07:30-08:20 at the Provincial Sports Center
CNY50 per person 1H
---- Baimaiquan Park 07:30-08:20 at the Provincial Sports Center;
07:30-08:00 at the Jiefang Bridge
CNY40 per person 1H
---- Fanggancun (Fanggan Village) Ecological Scenic Area 07:30-08:20 at the Provincial Sports Center;
07:30-08:00 at the Jiefang Bridge
CNY70 per person 2H30M
---- Shuilianxia Valley 07:30-08:00 at the Jiefang Bridge;
07:30-08:20 at the Provincial Sports Center
CNY45 per person 1H

The above mentioned tour buses don't depart until the number of passengers reaches ten. And they will return at 15:30 on the same day.

Following are the bus routes to some big stops or distribution centers for shopping places:
Jinan Coach Bus Terminal: Bus No.4, 5, 12, 32, 33, 35, 45, K50, K53, K57, K58, 67, K68, 72, 84, K90, K92, K95, K107, K108, 111, 114
Jinan Railway Station: Bus No.3, 9, 11, 18, 21, 34, 43, K51, 78, 83, 84, K98, 113, 118, 201
Daguanyuan (a distribution center for shopping places): Bus No.3, 4, 5,7, 9, 13, 15, 18, 34, 33, 35, 43, 49, K50, K51, K58, K59, 67, 77, 81, K92, 101, 103, 104, 111
Jiefang Bridge: Bus No.1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 31, 37, 44, 45, 46, 47, K50, K52, K53, K55, K59, 63, 65, 70, 79, 83, 87, K91, K95, 97, 99, 116, 119
Hongjialou: Bus No.1, 11, 16, 30, 40, K55, 65, 70, 71, 75, K91, 97, K98, 106, K107, 110, 113, 118, 122, 201
Luokou Clothes Market: Bus No.4, 5, 30, K50, K53, K57, K58, 68, 82, 84, 85, K90, 111, 112, 114
Hualian Shopping Mall: Bus No.1, 2, 26, K59, 74, 76, 77, 78, 83, K90, K96, K98, 120
Inzone Shopping Center: Bus No.19, 44, 49, K52, K54, 65, 70, 80, 89, K96, 102
 

Taxi

Generally, taxis are easily accessible in the airport, near railway stations, outside hotels, restaurants & malls except during the rush hours around 07:00 – 09:00 and 17:00 – 19:00. Shuttling in the city by taxi can save much trouble and time. Ordinary and barrier-free taxis are available now, and the latter type is serving well the disabled and the seniors. Check the table below for the charging standard:

Car Types Standard Cars Barrier-free Cars
Serving Hours 24 hours 08:00 – 20:00
Flag-down Rate for the first 3km (2mi) CNY9 CNY15
Surcharge within 6km (4mi) CNY1.5/km CNY2.2/km
Surcharge beyond 6km (4mi) CNY2.25/km CNY3.3/km
Waiting Fee CNY0.2/min CNY0.2/min
Reservation Hotline and Charge 0531-96576; CNY5/order 0531-85800000; CNY5/order

Note: As the number of barrier-free taxis is limited, it is best to make a reservation ahead of 24 hours. Phone calling should be made during 08:00 – 17:00.

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- Last modified on Aug. 20, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Getting Around Jinan
Asked by VINIT N SHAH from INDIA | Jan. 18, 2018 02:31Reply
i want to go yaoqiang international airport to jinan railway station
please show mw the fare and how long distance for airport to the railway station.
Show me the rpout of bus and train.
Answers (1)
Answered by Nancy from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 18, 2018 20:18
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Shuttle bus Railway station line: the fare is 20RMB, the duration is 1h 40 minutes.
Asked by Kris from CZECH | Mar. 03, 2017 21:25Reply
What's easiest way to get to the Jinan Railway Station from Central Campus of Shandong University?
There are too many bus stops around here to choose the best transfer option...
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Answered by Audrey from GERMANY | Mar. 07, 2017 03:16
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Well, for your convenience, you are advised to take a taxi from the campus to Main Railway Station directly. In general, the cab fare is around CNY 20 in the day time.
Asked by Vic | Aug. 24, 2014 02:53Reply
Jinan Train Station / West Station
Hi,

1) Which station is nearer to Hotel Sofitel Silver Plaza?
2) How long will it take by cab?
3) How much does it cost by cab?
Answers (1)
Answered by Juno from CANADA | Aug. 24, 2014 04:27
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JN Railway Station is much closer. It takes 10-15min by cab and the fee is CNY10-12.
Asked by David from USA | Sep. 04, 2013 03:34Reply
From Shandong University Central Campus to Hanlin Hotel
What is the best bus route to get from the Shandong University Central Campus to the Hanlin Hotel on Jingshi Road? and from Central Campus to Batou Springs? Is there a city bus route map in English?
Answers (3)
Answered by Bella from USA | Sep. 04, 2013 20:01
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I think you may mean the campus at No. 27, South Shanda Road, right?
If so, there is no direct bus between the two places. There is about 4.5 to 5km between your campus and the hotel, so it is suggested to take a taxi to reach the hotel directly.
To reach the Baotu Spring, still the taxi is suggested. If you want to take the bus, you need to walk to South Shanda Road Middle Section Station where you can take bus K55 to reach Qinglongqiao South Station. Then you need to change to bus line 1 to reach Baotu Spring East Gate Station. Get off the bus, you can walk to reach the spring park.

There is no city bus route map in English, but you can use the bus searching tool on this website to search the information you need.
Answered by David from USA | Sep. 06, 2013 04:23
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Excellent reply. Where it says "Additionally, at the Jiefang Bridge and Shandong Provincial Sports Center (Bus route: No.129), there are tour buses provided on Saturdays, Sundays and pubic holidays:" How much are the tour bus and are any in English?
Answered by David from USA | Sep. 06, 2013 05:03
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Oops, I see the prices. I just wonder if any are in English.
Asked by Kajje from SOUTH AFRICA | Jun. 25, 2013 13:06Reply
How can i get to Jinan West Railway Station by Public Transport?
Hello.
I would like to know whats the best option for me to take to reach JN West Railway station from the City Center (heping road).Also will this be possible early in the morning as my train ticket is for 7.15AM.Do you recommend i take a taxi instead?.I am however a student and trying to find the best budget option.
Kind Regards,
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Answered by Mina from MALAYSIA | Jun. 25, 2013 21:37
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In my opinion, it is suggested to take the taxi directly.
As far as I know, there is no direct local public buses to reach the west railway station and the time is not suitable for you.
Taking taxi directly may cost you about 40 to 50RMB.
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