Yantai Transportation - Getting There

As one of the earliest trading ports of China, Yantai has a long history of strong maritime transport. With nine ports, the city handles 41 million tons of cargo and registers a passenger transport volume of 3.79 million people each year. Many people enjoy taking a boat trip starting here to Dalian and other coastal cities. The city has convenient air, sea and overland transportation so you can choose your favorite type of transportation when you visit this city.


Opened in May 2015, Yantai Airport replaced the former Laishan Airport. It is around 28 miles (45 kilometers) from the city proper. Its domestic and international terminal buildings occupy an area of 22 acres (9 hectares). Now the airport hosts many air routes: the domestic destinations include Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Changsha and Chongqing, and the international destinations are Hong Kong, Taipei, Busan, Seoul, and Osaka.

Airport Transportation: downtown shuttle buses to General Bus Station, West Bus Station, South Railway Station and South Bus Station; intercity express buses to Longkou, Penglai, Rushan and Qixia; MPVs to the airport leaving from some star hotels in the downtown.
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Yantai Railway Station is located at No.135, Beima Road in downtown Yantai. Now there are high-speed trains and normal speed trains to/from Beijing, Shijiazhuang Shanghai, Xi'an, Jiamusi, Qingdao, Jinan, Xuzhou, and other cities. Yantai South Railway Station is about 15 km (9km) to downown which operates high-speed trains to/from Beijing, Shanghai, Jinan, Qingdao, Xi’an, etc. You can buy tickets at the railway stations with a valid ID certificate like a passport.

See more Beijing to Yantai Train, Shanghai - Yantai Train, Xi'an - Yantai Train

Long-distance Bus

The 11 main coach stations are the City Coach Bus Terminal, Qingnian Lu Coach Bus Station, West Coach Bus Station, Beima Lu Coach Bus Station, East Coach Bus Station, Penglai Coach Bus Station, Mouping Coach Bus Station, Laizhou Coach Bus Station, Laiyang Coach Bus Station, Zhaoyuan Coach Bus Station and Qixia Coach Bus Station. At present, these stations have set up the long-distance network of selling tickets, so you can buy the tickets of the starting stations or round-trips from any station. Additionally, many branch post offices sell the tickets. Here gives some addresses of these post offices.

South Avenue Branch: No.8 Yudong Road
Bus route: No.1, 2, 5, 10, 21, 22, 43, 44, 45, 46
Huanhai Branch: No.1 Huanhai Road
Bus route: No.2, 10, 15, 42, 44, 56
Jiefang Branch: No.3 Jiefang Road
Bus route: No.2, 3, 6, 49, 53
Erma Branch: No.22 Erma Road
Bus route: No.1, 3, 5, 10, 18. 50, 53
Shanxia Branch: No.28 Haian Road
Bus route: 3, 6, 10, 17, 43, 46

It is best to use the City Coach Bus Terminal (No.86 West Avenue, Zhifu District) for the long-distance travel, because there are more routes and it's the largest station.

Besides the regular routes, the Qingnian Lu Coach Bus Station (No.36 Qingnian Road, Zhifu District) also offers tour buses on weekends. Especially, during the Chinese Golden Weeks, it provides more tour buses. Here are the six one-day tour routes of this station:

To Departure Time Time of Return
Yangma Island 08:00, 10:00, 14:30, 16:00 07:30, 10:00, 14:30, 16:00
Kunyu Mountain (in Mouping City) 08:30 15:00
Yantaishan Mountain - Binhai Plaza - Chateau Changyu Casta 08:30 15:00
Yantaishan Mountain - Binhai Plaza - Agricultural Science and Technology Exposition Garden of Yantai 08:30 15:00
Guolukuang Ecological Tourism Garden (in Qixia City) 08:30 15:00
Zhaohu Mountain (in Haiyang City) 08:30 15:00

And the Beima Lu Coach Bus Station (on the Beima Road and to the west of the Railway Station) offers two tour lines on weekends. One is to the Resort of Aishan Hot Spring which is located in the Songshan Town of Qixia City. The other line is to the Mou's Manor in Qixia City.


Yantai Port Passenger Transport General Incorporation set up two passenger stations - Yantai Port Passenger Transport Station (No.155 Beima Road) and the Huanhai Lu Passenger Transport Station (No.2 Huanhai Road). Each day, quite a few ships shuttle between the city and Dalian and you can go to these two stations to take the ship to Dalian. There are three categories of the passenger ships to Dalian - ordinary, ro-ro and high-speed. And their flight time to Dalian is respectively 8H, 5.5H to 7.5H and 3H. Additionally, the incorporation provides the service to Inchon (in South Korea). There are three ships to Inchon in a week (at 17:30 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

Further Reading:
 How to Travel Between Dalian and Yantai

- Last updated on Jul. 04, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Yantai Transportation - Getting There
Asked by yan from HONG KONG | Mar. 02, 2019 05:06Reply
How to get to Best Western Yantai Hotel (at 18 Zhifutuan Road) from Yantai International Airport?
Is there a shuttle bus from the airport to the Best Western Hotel?
Answers (1)
Answered by Audrey from FRANCE | Mar. 03, 2019 23:53

The transportation is convenient. You can take airport shuttle bus line 1 and get off at YT General Bus Station first. Then walk northwest around 950 meters to find your hotel.
Asked by Maddie from USA | Feb. 10, 2019 05:24Reply
Best way to get to Kunyu Mountain
I’m currently staying in Yantai right now. My hotel is only about a 15 minute walk from the railway station. I was wondering what the best way to go to Kunyu Mountain would be? Thanks in advance!
Answers (1)
Answered by Lily from CANADA | Feb. 17, 2019 18:36

As I know, there are several direct tourist bus from the North Square of YT Railway Station that can take you the mountain.
Asked by SHERMAN M GU from UNITED STATES | Aug. 22, 2018 14:46Reply
Any bus to Rongcheng from Yantai?
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Answered by James from CANADA | Aug. 22, 2018 23:38

You can take a bus from Yantai Automobile terminus to there from 9:40 to 17:30 with an interval about 1.5 hours.
Asked by lau from CANADA | Feb. 26, 2018 10:51Reply
what is the fastest & easiest way from yantai south railway station to penglai 1 day trip? thank you
how long will that take & how much does it take? any direct bus from south railway station? do not want to change bus. where is general bus station?
is it same route back to south railway station with same bus?
thank you.
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Answered by Julie from NEW ZEALAND | Feb. 26, 2018 19:28

No bus is from the South Railway Station, and you are suggested to take a bus from the general bus station. The bus fare is around CNY25 and it takes about 70mins. The general bus station is in 86 West Avenue, Zhifu District.

As for back, you can take the bus from Penglai Bus Station to YT East Bus Station, General Bus Station or Beimalu Bus Station.
Asked by Kong from MALAYSIA | Jan. 27, 2018 10:11Reply
Hi. Can you let me know how to get to Dongying from Yantai Airport by BUS? Thanks.
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Answered by Romeo from ITALY | Jan. 28, 2018 23:48

You can take shuttle bus to YT General Bus Station first, and it takes about 70mins, CNY20. Then, take an intercity bus to Dongying, which takes about 5h and CNY127.
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