Shanghai to Qingdao: Travel via Flight & Train

Shanghai is about 750 kilometers (470 miles) south away from Qingdao. The best way to travel between Shanghai and Qingdao is flight, only taking 1.5 hours onboard and CNY 800 to 1,000 for Economy Class. There are also high speed trains that operate between these two cities, which needs 6.5 to 7.5 hours and costs CNY 518 - 571.5 for Second Class Seat. Budget travelers can choose those long-distance buses departing in the late afternoon or evening to save the accommodation fare for one night. 
 
Shanghai to Qingdao
 

How to Travel from Shanghai to Qingdao

 

1. Fastest and Best Way: Shanghai to Qingdao Flight: 1.5 hours, CNY 800 to 1,000

There are nearly 25 direct flights from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) or Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) to Qingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO), scheduled from 06:40 to 20:00. It spends around 1.5 hours and CNY 800 to 1,000 for Economy Class for one journey. Discounted airline tickets are available if can purchase them online in advance.
 

2. Convenient Way: Shanghai - Qingdao High Speed Train: 6.5 - 7.5 hours, CNY 518 - 571.5 for Second Class Seat

More than 5 high speed trains can send passengers from Shanghai Railway Station / Hongqiao Railway Station to Qingdao North Railway Station / Qingdao Railway Station. With the travel time of 6.5-7.5 hours, this is a recommended choice for travelers who don’t have tight schedule but want to save some travel expense. 

From Shanghai Railway Station: 07:05
From Hongqiao Railway Station: 08:52, 11:51, 14:20, 16:32

 Ticket Prices: CNY 518 - 571.5 for Second Class Seat; CNY 869.5 - 947.5 for First Class Seat; CNY 1,633 - 1,777 for Business Class Seat
 

3. Long-distance Bus: 10 hours, CNY 198 to 258 per person

Over 5 long-distance buses travel from 4 major coach stations in Shanghai to Qingdao. Those who want to save the hotel cost and spend the night time on coach are recommended to choose this transportation. 
Starting Point Schedule Ticket Fare
Hongqiao West Coach Station 18:00, 19:30 CNY 218 - 258
General Coach Station 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 CNY 198 - 218
Pudong Coach Station 19:00 CNY 218
South Coach Station 19:55 CNY 218
 

How to Travel from Qingdao to Shanghai

 

1. Fastest and Best Way: Qingdao to Shanghai Flight: 1.5 hours, CNY 800 to 1,000

Each day, about 25 flights take off from Qingdao Liuting Airport to Shanghai Pudong Airport or Hongqiao Airport. It is the best way to travel between these two cities because the duration is only about 1.5 hours. 
 

2. Convenient Way: Qingdao - Shanghai High Speed Train: 6.5 - 7.5 hours, CNY 518 - 571.5 for Second Class Seat

There are 5 high speed trains every day, and passengers can choose to get on at either Qingdao Railway Station or North Railway Station. It takes about 6.5-7.5 hours on the way with the fare of CNY 518-571.5 for Second Class Seat. 

From Qingdao Railway Station: 06:59, 09:07, 16:21
From North Railway Station: 10:30, 13:56

 Ticket Prices: CNY 518 - 571.5 for Second Class Seat; CNY 869.5 - 947.5 for First Class Seat; CNY 1,633 - 1,777 for Business Class Seat
 

3. Long-distance Bus:

4 Qingdao to Shanghai long-distance buses are available, among which 2 are departure from Qingdao Railway Station Coach Station. Although buses take a long time to travel, passengers can save one night hotel expense in this way.
Starting Point Schedule Ticket Fare
Qingdao Railway Station Coach Station 17:00, 20:00 CNY 200
North Coach Station 17:20 CNY 255
Qingdao Coach Station 19:00 CNY 200
 

How to Get from Qingdao to Shanghai East Nanjing Road & Bund?

→ First of all, take a direct flight from Qingdao to Shanghai Pudong Airport.
→ Then take the Maglev Train to Longyang Road Station.
→ After that, transfer to metro line 2 to East Nanjing Road Station, Exit 5. Then just walk to the destination. 
 

How to Get from Qingdao to Shanghai Disneyland Park?

→ Firstly, take a direct plane from Qingdao to Shanghai Pudong Airport. 
→ Then take Maglev Train to Longyang Road Station. 
→ Next, take metro line 16 to Luoshan Road and transfer to metro line 11 to Disneyland Station, Exit 1. 
→ After arriving, walk west around 500 meters (550 yards) to find Disneyland Park. 
- Last modified on Aug. 21, 2020 -
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