Qingdao Liuting International Airport

Airport Code: TAO


Qingdao Liuting International Airport is located in the Chengyang District, Qingdao City, about 23 kilometers (14.3 miles) from the downtown area.
Qingdao Airport Transfer

Brief Introduction:

Commencing operation in 1982, Qingdao Airport is one of the most important air transit centers in China. It has an aircraft parking apron of 440,000 square meters (about 109 acres) and a runway length of 3,400 meters (about 3,720 yards), which can be used by Boeing747s. The airport has two terminal buildings, covering 120,000 square meters (about 30 acres). The domestic arrival and departure area is in Terminal 1, while the international arrival and departure area is located in Terminal 2. Presently, there are over 400 flights operating from the airport, including 191 domestic departure flights, 190 domestic arrival flights, 23 international arrival flights, and 24 international departure flights reaching cities such as Busan, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Xi'an, among others.

Boarding at Qingdao Airport

The airport can be easily reached. There are five shuttle bus lines, transferring passengers between the airport and downtown Qingdao. They cover most major places in the city, like the railway station (Zhan Bridge), Sifang Long-distance Bus Station, and Century Mandarin Hotel. In addition, there are inter-city buses running between the airport and nearby cities, including Rizhao, Weifang, Jiaozhou, Zibo, Rushan, Shouguang, Dongying, Jimo and Laixi.

 Passport holders of 53 countries and regions can enjoy a visa-free stay of up to 72 hours when taking an international flight transfer via Qingdao Airport. As of January 1, 2019, it will be extended to the 144-hour visa-free transit.
Read details about 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit & 144-hour Visa-free Transit in Qingdao.

Facilities and Services

A clothing store in the airport
A clothing store in the airport

 Public Telephone: Multimedia telephones are located at some entrances of the terminal, and also near each boarding gate. Each multimedia telephone has a special panel to receive/ send emails and search for information. IC Card telephones are available throughout the terminal. IC cards are available at the IC card counters or vending machines located adjacent to some of the IC card phones.

 Business Center: It offers many services: receiving/ sending faxes, copying, printing and internet surfing, etc.

 Clinic: Diagnostic, first aid and ambulance services are provided. First-aid medicines and basic medicines are also available here.  

 Obstacle-free Facilities: Free wheelchairs, low level counters and phones, obstacle-free washrooms and elevators are available inside the terminal.

 Luggage Service:
1. Luggage Storage: A service desk is located between T 1 and T 2. There are two kinds of facilities for the service: luggage shelves and luggage lockers. Luggage shelves are charged at CNY 20/ day for a piece of luggage, not more than 65 cm in length, width or height, CNY 30/ day for a piece between 65 cm and 200 cm in length, width or height and CNY 50/ day for a piece more than 200 cm in length, width or height. The service fee for a luggage locker is charged according to the size of the locker and usage time. Please note that if the luggage is not claimed within 3 months, it will be handed over to the police.
2. Luggage Packing: at the departure halls on 2nd floor of both T 1 and T 2. Packaging is charged at CNY 10 per piece of luggage.
3. Luggage Trolley: The trolleys are provided free of charge at the parking lot in front of the terminal buildings.
4. Luggage Inquiry: This service is at both the domestic and international arrival halls. It can be used if your luggage is delayed, damaged or lost. Please note that there are specific desks for passengers of China Eastern Airlines and Shandong Airlines for this service.

 Inquiry: The Domestic Inquiry Desk is located at Gate 3 of check-in island C, Terminal 1. The International Inquiry Desk is opposite Gate 5, 2nd floor of Terminal 2. Information provided includes information on the check-in process, flights, airlines and services available inside the terminal buildings.

 Lost and Found: on the 2nd floor of Terminal 1.

 Special Passenger Service: Special passengers refer to the elderly, infirm, sick, disabled and pregnant. The airport staff offers special care for them while boarding, and during the flight.

- Last modified on Nov. 27, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Qingdao Liuting International Airport
Asked by Michelle from UNITED STATES | Nov. 10, 2018 20:39Reply
Holding an Indonesian passport and my flight to Korea happen to have a 15 hours layover at Qingdao.
Im thinking to book an airport hotel to sleep during the layover. Would I be needed a visa? If yes, Is there any visa arrival service at Qingdao airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Samantha from USA | Nov. 11, 2018 23:28

No, you don't need. You can enjoy 24-hour free visa.
Asked by Madhurima from INDIA | Sep. 01, 2018 19:29Reply
Do Qingdao international airport have ATM's for with drawing money?
if yes then where is it at the airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lucy from BELGIUM | Sep. 03, 2018 19:36

Yes, there are some ATMs. There is one Bank of Communication ATM located in the south side of departure hall Gate 3 on the 2nd floor of the terminal building and Pudong Development Bank ATM is located opposite gate 15 of departure area 15 in the terminal building.
Asked by Owen | Aug. 24, 2018 13:13Reply
Seoul to San Francisco with a 5 hour layover in Qingdao. Is transit visa required ?
There is a five hour stop over. Please advise if I need a transit visa.

Many thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Vivian from GREECE | Aug. 26, 2018 19:45

No, you don’t need a visa.
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