China Railways G-Class operates a train from Beijing to Jinan every 2 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 21 min. Alternatively, Jinan Bus Terminal operates a bus from Beijing to Jinan every 4 hours. Tickets cost $19 and the journey takes 6 h.
How to get from Beijing to Jinan
From Beijing South train to Jinan. 2 h 21 min $60. From Beijing bus to Jinan Bus Terminal. 6 h $18. From Beijing drive to Jinan. 4 h 12 min $45. From Dongzhimen subway to Beijing airport, fly to Jinan airport, then taxi to Jinan. 3 h 18 min $113.
Is there a direct train between Beijing and Jinan?
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Beijing South and arriving at Jinan. Services depart every 2 hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2¼ hours.
Is there a direct bus between Beijing and Jinan?
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Beijing and arriving at Jinan Bus Terminal. Services depart every 4 hours. The journey takes approximately 6 hours.