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There are 6 ways to get from Seoul to Qingdao by bus, plane, subway, ferry or car

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Bus to Incheon, fly  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Koreana Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Qingdao (TAO) ICN - TAO

¥2176 - ¥4510

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Fly from Seoul Gimpo  •  7h 37m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Qingdao (TAO) GMP - TAO

¥471 - ¥1139

4 alternative options

Subway, ferry  •  19h 18m

  1. Take the subway from City Hall Station to Incheon Station 1
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Qingdao Incheon Int'l Port

¥688 - ¥858

Bus, ferry  •  21h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Koreana Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Weihai
  3. Take the bus from Weihai Bus Station to Qingdao Liuting airport

¥792 - ¥992

Subway, ferry, bus  •  24h 31m

  1. Take the subway from City Hall Station to Incheon Station 1
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Yantai
  3. Take the bus from Yantai Bus Station to Qingdao Liuting airport

¥831 - ¥1003

Drive, ferry  •  20h

  1. Drive from Seoul to Incheon Int'l Port
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Yantai
  3. Drive from Yantai to Qingdao

¥813 - ¥1048

Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Qingdao (TAO) flights

The flight time between Seoul Gimpo (GMP) and Qingdao (TAO) is around 5h 28m and covers a distance of around 588 km. The fastest flight normally takes 3h 50m. Services are operated by Korean Air, Air Busan, China Eastern Airlines and others. Typically 94 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
5h 28m
Fastest flight journey time:
3h 50m
Flight distance:
588 km
Flights per week:
94
Cheapest price:
¥444
Carbon emissions:
119 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:25
Last flight departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Qingdao (TAO) flight schedules

South Korea → China
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International entry into China from South Korea

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of South Korea
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Restricted for: Non-essential travel

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Conditions of entry into China from South Korea

  • 14-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in China

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Considerations leaving from South Korea

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Qingdao is 120.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Qingdao is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Qingdao is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 120.

No, but conditions apply when returning to South Korea from China.

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Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Qingdao is to fly which costs ₩80,000 - ₩210,000 and takes 7h 37m.

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The fastest way to get from Seoul to Qingdao is to bus and fly which takes 5h 35m and costs ₩380,000 - ₩800,000.

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The distance between Seoul and Qingdao is 610 km.

The best way to get from Seoul to Qingdao without a car is to subway and ferry and bus which takes 24h 31m and costs ₩140,000 - ₩180,000.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m to get from Seoul to Qingdao, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Incheon Airport to Qingdao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Qingdao is 1h behind Seoul. It is currently 6:27 PM in Seoul and 5:27 PM in Qingdao.

Air Seoul, Asiana Airlines, Shandong Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Incheon Airport to Qingdao Airport.

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There are 210+ hotels available in Qingdao. Prices start at ¥750 per night.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs ₩1,900 - ₩3,400.

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Qingdao.
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  • Distance: 610.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 35m

What companies run services between Seoul, South Korea and Qingdao, China?

Korean Air, Air Busan and seven other airlines fly from Seoul to Qingdao hourly.

Airlines
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Incheon to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥2600
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Qingdao via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
¥440 - ¥1100
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Incheon to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥800 - ¥3000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Qingdao via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥3700
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Qingdao via Cheju, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥4000
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Incheon to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥2600
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Qingdao via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥3100 - ¥4500
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Incheon to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥800 - ¥3000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Qingdao via Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2300 - ¥3900
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Qingdao via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥3700
Shandong Airlines
Website
sda.cn
Flights from Incheon to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥2600
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Qingdao via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
¥440 - ¥1100
Air Seoul
Website
flyairseoul.com
Flights from Incheon to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
¥350 - ¥650
Qingdao Airlines
Website
qdairlines.com
Flights from Incheon to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥170 - ¥2800
Train operators
Seoul Metro
Bus operators
Kal Limousine
Website
kallimousine.com
Bus from Koreana Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥90
Schedules at
kallimousine.com
Airport Limousine Korea
Phone
02 2664-9898
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Four Seasons Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥57
Schedules at
airportlimousine.co.kr
Qingdao Airport Company
Phone
(86+)0532-96567
Website
qdairport.com
Bus from Weihai Bus Station to Qingdao Liuting airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥100
Schedules at
qdairport.com
Bus from Yantai Bus Station to Qingdao Liuting airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥85
Schedules at
qdairport.com
Ferry operators
Weidong Ferry
Phone
+82 32 770 8000
Website
weidong.com
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥800
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
¥1013
Royal
¥900
Business
¥788
Economy
¥675
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Weihai
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥600 - ¥750
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
¥956
Royal
¥844
Business
¥732
Economy
¥619
Han Joong Ferry Lines
Phone
+82 32 891 8880
Website
hanjoongferry.co.kr
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Yantai
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥800
Schedules at
hanjoongferry.co.kr
VIP
¥1890
SPE
¥788
FST
¥675

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