There are 6 ways to get from Shanghai to Qingdao by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Qingdao (TAO) SHA - TAO

$63 - $214

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Bus  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Yancheng Shqinn
  2. Take the bus from Yancheng Bus Station to Qingdao Bus Station Qingdao - Yancheng

$43 - $45

4 alternative options

Line 2 subway to Shanghai Pudong, fly  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from West Nanjing Road to Longyang Road
  2. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Qingdao (TAO) PVG - TAO

$76 - $222

Train to Wuxi, fly  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Wuxi
  2. Fly from Wuxi (WUX) to Qingdao (TAO) WUX - TAO

$83 - $220

Train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Station to Qingdao North Shanghai-Qingdao North

$77 - $95

Drive  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Qingdao 439.7 miles

$60 - $95

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The distance between Shanghai and Qingdao is 548 km. The road distance is 703.6 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Qingdao without a car is to train which takes 6 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Shanghai to Qingdao, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Qingdao is to fly which takes 3 h 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 44 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 9 h 54 min.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Qingdao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Qingdao is 704 km. It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to drive from Shanghai to Qingdao.

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Spring Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Shandong Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Qingdao Airport.

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There are 712+ hotels available in Qingdao. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 18 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Qingdao.
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  • Distance: 342.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Qingdao, China?

Spring Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and two other airlines fly from Shanghai to Qingdao hourly. Alternatively, China Railways G-Class operates a train from Shanghai to Qingdao once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $95 and the journey takes 6 h 17 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Qingdao via Dalian
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Flights from Wuxi to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Wuxi to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai to Wuxi
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$13 - $16
1st Class Seat
$21 - $24
Business Class Seat
$40 - $50
Train from Shanghai Station to Qingdao North
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$80 - $95
1st Class Seat
$130 - $160
Business Class Seat
$250 - $300
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai to Wuxi
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $12
Hard Sleeper
$14 - $22
Soft Sleeper
$22 - $35
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Yancheng
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Yancheng Bus Station to Qingdao Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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