Qufu Transportation


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There is no airport in this city, but people usually arrive at the Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport first and then get there by train or by long-distance bus. In addition, it is only 85 kilometers from Jining Airport in Jiaxiang County which can also help getting there.

Not as convenient as Zibo, Dongying and Tai'an, Jinan's international Airport does not open its shuttle bus line in Qufu. So, visitors should get to Jinan by regular bus and then take the airport shuttle bus (CNY20) or taxi (CNY60-CNY100) to the airport. The local Bus Station has regular buses to Jinan. It will take one and a half hours to get there through expressway.


There are two rail stations in the city – Qufu Railway Station and East Railway Station. The former mainly operates ordinary trains and the latter is a high-speed rail station. Trains from/to Beijing, Jinan, Rizhao, Heze, Yantai and many others cities are available.

 Major Rail Lines from Qufu to
Here is the train information to the city for your reference

Starting Place Schedules of Ordinary Trains   Schedules of Bullet Trains
Jinan 05:13, 09:11 06:57 – 21:30 every 20-30min
Rizhao 05:01, 07:35, 12:51, 17:05, 17:50, 19:20 ---
Yantai 08:45  09:10, 17:57
Taishan 06:05, 09:59 07:16 – 21:59 (12 trains daily)
Beijing 23:06, 23:26 08:00 – 19:00 (17 trains daily)
Zhengzhou 01:48, 21:00  17:20

Long-distance Bus

The local Coach Bus Station is situated at No.16 Jingxuan Road (East)  and you can take the Bus No.1, 2, 3, 5, 6 to get there.

Destination Departure Time
Weishan 09:40, 11:30, 14:40, 16:30
Yantai 08:30, 10:00, 13:30
Zaozhuang 10:30, 15:40
Heze 09:00, 09:30, 10:20, 19:30, 15:30, 16:30
Qingdao 07:10, 08:00, 09:20, 10:00, 11:20
Jinan At 20 minute intervals
Tai'an At 30 minute intervals
Jining At 10 minute intervals
Yanzhou At 15 minute intervals

Note: This time table can be used as a reference only. Please confirm at the station.

To go from Jining:
If you leave from Jining, you can take the bus from 06:40 to 18:00 at 20 minute intervals at the Jining North Coach Bus Station. The station can be reached by the city-bus No.4, 26, 30, 31, 36 and 102. Alternatively, you can take the intercity city-bus "Jining to Qufu" also provided by Jining North Coach Bus Station. There are 21 stops before the bus finally reaches Qufu Coach Bus Station.

To go from Jinan:
You can take the coach at the Jinan Coach Terminal.

Coach Number Departure Time
QFKL 08:10 to 18:20 at 50minute intervals
QFK 06:50 to 18:30 at 50 minute intervals
ZXY 06:40 to 18:20 at 40 minute intervals
2407 08:30
0264 11:00
4562 12:25
4561 13:50
2408 15:00
2406 15:50
2409 17:00
Y304 19:00

Note: The terminals of coach bus QFKL and QFK are Qufu, while the rest are all passing buses. And the timetable is only for reference. Please check it at the station.

City Bus

In the city, there are no more than ten bus routes. No.1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and you can take one of them directly to some of the attractions. For instance, Bus No.1 passes by the Temple of Confucius, the Kong Family Mansion and the Cemetery of Confucius.

In addition, the local Bus Station has opened some twelve special tourist lines to Nishangm, Jiuxian, Jiulong Mountains and Shaohao Mausoleum.


Taxis in the city are mainly of the brands of Santana and Chery, operated by Anxin Taxi Company. As the price is not expensive, taxi is among the most popular means of transportation. Its starting rate is CNY5 for the first 2km (1.2mi), and it costs CNY1.3/km within 4km (2.5km). When the car runs farther than 4km (2.5mi), the price of each additional kilometer (0.6mi) reaches CNY2. Generally, the cab fare from city proper to hot attractions in town can be CNY10-15.

- Last updated on Jul. 22, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Qufu Transportation
Asked by Nisha from MALAYSIA | Jan. 02, 2020 00:31Reply
Hello, I will be traveling from qufu east railway station to jining.
what are the public transportation options besides taxi? Taxi or didi costs at least rmb100
Answers (1)
Answered by Ian from THAILAND | Jan. 05, 2020 18:40

You can take bus from Qufu Coach Station to Jining Coach Station. The bus departs from 6:15 to 17:30 with CNY15.
Asked by Han Saw Choo from SINGAPORE | Feb. 16, 2018 03:36Reply
What is the distance from Yantai to Qufu ?
I will be staying in Yantai for 7 nights. I would like to visit Qufu to see the Confucius temple etc. How do I get there? Is there any train or bus going that way?
Answers (1)
Answered by William from USA | Feb. 22, 2018 00:17

It's about 560km.
You can take a bullet train from Yantai Railway Station or Yantai South Railway Station to the city, and it takes less than 5h.
Asked by lau from CANADA | Feb. 03, 2018 15:40Reply
what is the long distance bus fare from Qufu E to Taian & how long does it take to Tai'an?
Answers (1)
Answered by Harvey from USA | Feb. 04, 2018 20:41

I was told the fare is 23RMB and the duration is about 1.5h.
Asked by Kamlesh shah from INDIA | Nov. 06, 2017 09:11Reply
I arrive Beijing PEK airport on 11.52 morning and need to go qufu. Please give me easier route.
Answers (1)
Answered by Chole from FRANCE | Nov. 06, 2017 20:07

You are suggested to take Shuttle Bus Line 2 to South Railway Station, from where you can take a high speed train to the city. It takes about 2h 30 minutes, the train fare is CNY244 for a second class seat, CNY409 for a first one.
Asked by Helen from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 01, 2017 16:12Reply
Transport from Qufu East to Juancheng
I need to get from QF East Station where I will arrive at 16:18 on a Sunday to Juancheng. What is the best way to get there? Ideally I'd like to hire a driver / taxi but not too sure how much this is likely to cost and how easy it would be to organise in advance (as I will need to make the same journey in reverse the following Tuesday). Any advice gratefully received.
Answers (1)
Answered by Vivian from FRANCE | Nov. 01, 2017 22:36

You are suggested to take a taxi to QF Railway station first, which costs about CNY20, and then you can take a train to Heze, which leaves at 17:40 and 22:50. The train takes about 2 h 30 minutes and CNY21.5 for a hard seat. After arrival, you can take a taxi or local car to Juancheng, which costs about CNY60-70, and you can share the fare with other visitors.
As for returning, the train from Heze to Qufu leaves at 6:53, 9:18 and 21:05.
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