Yantai Transportation - Getting Around

Nowadays, there is no subway service in Yantai. As planned, there will be 6 metro lines, serving the city proper and extending to the outskirts of the city. Line 1 and Line 3 will be built first of all, and are expected to open in 2020.


At present, there are over 50 bus routes in Yantai. It's very convenient for you to get around the city. Try the No. 17 Sightseeing Bus that goes along the Binhai Road for a full view of the beautiful seaside scenery.

There are three types of the buses: big, mini, and air-conditioned. The charge is from CNY1 to CNY1.5. Usually, if you take the bus for more than 11 kilometers (6.84 miles), the fee will be increased by CNY0.5 for each five kilometers (3.11 miles).

No.3 International Convention & Exhibition Center - Cescent Bay - Zhanqiao Bridge - Yantai Library - Nanshan Park - Yuhuangding Park - Beima Lu Coach Station - Railway Station - First Bathing Beach - International Convention & Exhibition Center
Operating time: 05:30~22:00 (summer); 05:30~21:30 (winter)
Peak time: 06:30~10:30 16:10~17:50

No.17 Railway Station - Changyu Wine Culture Museum - First Bathing Beach - Crescent Bay - Second Bathing Beach - Yantai University
Operating hours: 05:30~22:30 (summer); 05:30~21:30 (winter)
Peak time: 07:00~08:30 16:00~18:00

No.58 Railway Station - Beima Lu Coach Station - Yantai Coach Terminal - Yuhuangding Park - Nanshan Park - Tashan Scenic Area - Shijiatuan
Operating hours: 06:00~22:00 (summer); 06:00~21:00 (winter)
Peak time: 06:30~08:30 16:30~18:00


Taxis in Yantai are divided two types: Ordinary Cars and Standard Cars. The former include the brands of Santana 3000, Corolla, Elantra, Jetta and Fukang, and the brands of Citroen, Zhonghua Galena and Sonata belong to the latter category. Check the table below to check the price differences:

Fare   Ordinary Cars Standard Cars
Flag-down Rate for First 3km (2mi)   CNY7 CNY8
Fare between 3-6km (2-4mi)  CNY1.5/km  CNY1.8/km
Fare beyond 6km (4mi)    CNY2.25/km CNY2.7/km
Fuel Surcharge  CNY1
Note: 1. When a car runs between 22:00 and 05:00 the next day, extra 20% night allowance will be automatically charged.
2. For the first 5min’s waiting, it is free of charge; for every additional 3min’s waiting, the fare equals to the unit price per kilometer (0.6mi).

Chartered Vehicle

You can rent a car to get around the city. But according to the law, a person with an International Driver's License or a foreign Driver's License is not allowed to drive a car in China. Thus, if foreign visitors want to rent a car, they must hire a Chinese driver. There are several big car rental companies in that city. Usually, they provide different-level cars, such as Buick, Audi A6, Passat, Citroen AZ, and Santana.
- Last modified on Jun. 11, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Yantai Transportation - Getting Around
Asked by Ethan Bray from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 06, 2019 02:44Reply
Getting to Kunyu Mountain
Hey I am Planning on travelling to Yantai this weekend and wanted to know what buses to take to get to Kunyu mountain and where from?
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Answered by Darcy from SINGAPORE | Jun. 11, 2019 23:31

You can take No.61/62 bus to Mouping Station firstly, then take direct bus from there.
Asked by Kate from USA | Apr. 10, 2017 17:43Reply
Which bus goes from the Yantai South Train Station to Penglai?
Most of the fast trains stop at the South Train Station, which is not mentioned above. How Can you get from the South Train Station to Penglai Pavilion?
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Answered by Brayden from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 11, 2017 03:32

You are advised to take a taxi from South Railway Station to the General Bus Station first. There are several direct coaches to Penglai. The bus schedules are from 05:30 to 18:40. The ticket fare is CNY 20/27 per person. After arriving, take bus no.Penglai 7 to Liqun Department Store. Walk north along Haibin Road around 800 yards to find the scenic area.
Asked by Mr.Gary Jones from USA | Sep. 26, 2009 13:12Reply
I would like to find out about transportation for my family; two adults and four children with our luggage from the airport in Beijing to Yantai. What are our options and how much do they cost? Thank you:)
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Answered by Mr.cindy from CN | Sep. 27, 2009 04:47

Hi, you can take a bus from beijing to yantai.
1st, take airport bus line 3 from beijing airport to beijing railway station: about 1 hour, 16 yuan per person.
Then you can take train K285 (departs at 16:30)or K411 (departs at 19:49) to yantai.
K285: about 14 hours. 130 yuan for hard seat and 232 yuan for hard sleeper.
K411: about 13 hours, 125 yuan for hard seat and 224 yuan for hard sleeper.
Hope it helps!
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