Jinan Transportation - Getting There


Jinan Airport (TNA) is about 18 miles (29 kilometers) from the downtown area. Starting to operate in 1992, it now is the largest civil airport in Shandong Province. The airport was built to serve the west and central areas of Shandong and currently operates air routes to domestic cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Lanzhou, and Dalian, and to the international destinations like Hong Kong, Taipei, Osaka, Bangkok and Seoul.

Airport Transportation: Two shuttle bus lines to Jinan Railway Station and Yuquan Simpson Hotel; Express Special Bus to the West Railway Station; coaches to nearby cities, such as Zibo, Jining, Tai'an and Laiwu.



speed trainThere are three railway stations in the city:

 Jinan Railway Station is the largest in Shandong Province. Railway lines Beijing-Shanghai and Qingdao-Jinan pass and stop here. It also connects this city with other large cities, such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, Lianyungang, Xi'an, Urumqi and Hangzhou, etc.

A ticket office is located on the west side on Floor 1 of the Railway Station. A word of warning: it is a common phenomenon that during the May Day and National Day Holidays, either air tickets or the train tickets are in short supply due to huge demand. To ensure your trip for the next destination or returning home, make a reservation as you enter the city.

 West Railway Station is one of the major stations of Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Trains. Bullet trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Qufu, Qingdao,Hangzhou, Guanghou, Harbin and Dalian are available here.

 East Railway Station  is along Jinan-Qingdao High Speed Railway. It is specialized in high speed trains to/from Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Lianyugangm Yancheng, etc.

 Major Rail Lines from the city to:

 See detailed Jinan Train Schedule

Long-Distance Bus

The express ways, Beijing-Shanghai, four national highways, Beijing-Fuzhou, Binzhou-Zhengzhou, Qingdao-Shijiazhuang and Rongcheng-Lanzhou, and Jinan to Qingdao, Liaocheng bus all pass by the city.

There are two major coach stations in the city.
One is the Coach Terminal, No.131, Jiluo Lu.
Coaches here mainly head for the cities of Shandong Province and the big neighboring cities. There are also special tourist lines to famous sights inside Shandong Province in operation.

The other is the East Coach Station, on Jiefang Lu.
Coaches connect cities of other provinces like Taiyuan of Shanxi Province, Shijiazhuang of Hebei Province and Puyang City of Henan Province. These coaches operate in the morning.

Coaches to cities inside Shandong such as Heze, Linyi, Qufu and Tai'an operate in the afternoon.

 Further Reading:
Best Way to Travel between Beijing and Jinan

- Last updated on Mar. 17, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Jinan Transportation
Asked by Queen from INDONESIA | Dec. 27, 2019 03:44Reply
Route Train Station from Jinan International Airport to Jinan Railway Station
I want to go from airport to Jinan Railway Station. how to order train tickets online? and what route should I choose?
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Answered by Shannon from THAILAND | Dec. 29, 2019 23:01

You can take shuttle bus line 1 to Railway Station. The ticket can't be bought online so you need to buy it on the spot.
Asked by Laili from INDONESIA | Aug. 21, 2019 09:41Reply
How to reach qingdao from jinan aiport
I arrived at the international airport at 12 am on 28 august and actually I have to go to shandong university qingdao campus. So how to get there?
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Answered by Nathan from USA | Aug. 22, 2019 20:27

You can take shuttle bus line 2 to Railway station first, then take high speed train from there to Qingdao Railway station. After your arrival, you can take metro line 3 to Wusi Square Station, and transfer to metro line 2 to Miaoling Road Station, and take metro line 11 to Shandong University Station (Exit A), and walk east of 900m to it.
Asked by Srini from INDIA | Aug. 13, 2019 06:31Reply
What is the Best way from Chennai to shandong Medical university, jinan?
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Answered by Rosa from MALAYSIA | Aug. 14, 2019 18:30

I guess you only can take airplane. So this route is just for your reference: You can fly to Delhi first, then fly to Hongkong, next fly to Jinan airport. When you arrive Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport, you can take shuttle bus line 1 to Jingshi Road Shanda Road Station, and transfer to bus k139/k171/k202 to Jingshi Road Keyuan Road Station, and walk north of 300m to it.
Answered by Srini from INDIA | Aug. 16, 2019 00:57

Thank you Rosa. Could you Pl guide me, is there any other way from Chennai to reach shandong Medical university, Jinan? and what will be the travel time from Chennai to shandong Medical university Jinan?
Answered by Rosa from MALAYSIA | Aug. 18, 2019 23:10

You must fly to China first because I can't think about other ways you can reach. When you arrive mainland China, maybe you can take train to Jinan.
Asked by kapil maggon from INDIA | Jul. 17, 2019 05:25Reply
I want to go from Jinan international airport to Linyi city. My flight reaches Jinan at 3:15AM.
What time and from where do I get a bus from Jinan airport to Linyi. how much is the bus ticket cost and from where can I confirm the bus schedule. is there a website from where I can book advance tickets.
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Answered by Waller from USA | Jul. 23, 2019 01:10

The intercity bus departs from 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 17:00, 19:30 with CNY130 and 4 hours on the way. The ticket counter is obvious so you can follow the signs in the airport. You can only buy it on the spot.
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