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There are 7 ways to get from Seoul to Qingdao by train, plane, subway, ferry, bus or car

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Train to Incheon, fly  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Qingdao (TAO) ICN - TAO

¥255 - ¥2058

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Fly from Seoul Gimpo  •  7h 42m

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

¥981 - ¥1740

Subway, ferry  •  19h 17m

  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

¥742 - ¥915

Bus, ferry  •  20h 6m

  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

¥926 - ¥1099

Subway, ferry, train  •  20h 19m

  1. Take the subway from City Hall Station to Incheon Station 1
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Weihai
  3. Take the train from Weihai North to Weifang
  4. Take the train from Weifang to Qingdao

¥880 - ¥1158

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

¥872 - ¥1039

Drive, ferry  •  20h 1m

  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

¥876 - ¥1112

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Qingdao is to subway and ferry which costs ₩120,000 - ₩160,000 and takes 19h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Qingdao is to train and fly which costs ₩43,000 - ₩360,000 and takes 5h 25m.

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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 25m 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 5m.

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Qingdao is 1h behind Seoul. It is currently 8:14 PM in Seoul and 7:14 PM in Qingdao.

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

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There are 462+ 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 25m

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
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Incheon to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥400 - ¥2600
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Incheon to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1400
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Qingdao via Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥2600
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Incheon to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1500 - ¥5000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Qingdao via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
¥1900 - ¥6000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Qingdao via Cheju, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2000 - ¥6500
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Qingdao via Gimhae, Incheon
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1900 - ¥6500
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Incheon to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥4700
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Qingdao via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1700
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Qingdao via Cheju, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥2200
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Incheon to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥4700
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Qingdao via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1400 - ¥4400
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Incheon to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥230 - ¥2000
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Qingdao via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1700
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥24 - ¥40
Website
http://www.arex.or.kr/
Seoul Metro
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Weihai North to Weifang
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥110 - ¥160
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥110 - ¥160
1st Class Seat
¥140 - ¥210
Train from Weifang to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥65 - ¥90
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥65 - ¥90
1st Class Seat
¥70 - ¥100
China Railways G-Class
Train from Weifang to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥80 - ¥110
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥80 - ¥110
1st Class Seat
¥130 - ¥160
Business Class Seat
¥310 - ¥370
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Weifang to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥45 - ¥70
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
¥45 - ¥70
Hard Sleeper
¥80 - ¥170
Soft Sleeper
¥120 - ¥170
Bus operators
Kal Limousine
Website
kallimousine.com
Bus from Koreana Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥94
Schedules at
kallimousine.com
Airport Limousine Korea
Phone
02 2664-9898
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Gwanghwamun to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥88
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
¥700 - ¥850
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
¥1057
Royal
¥939
Business
¥822
Economy
¥705
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Weihai
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥850
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
¥1057
Royal
¥939
Business
¥822
Economy
¥705
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
¥700 - ¥850
Schedules at
hanjoongferry.co.kr
VIP
¥1972
SPE
¥822
FST
¥705

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