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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao  •  3h 57m

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

$63 - $214

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 54m

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

$43 - $45

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

  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

Bus to Nantong, fly  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Tongzhou
  2. Fly from Nantong (NTG) to Qingdao (TAO) NTG - TAO

$71 - $194

Train to Sunan Shuofang, fly  •  5h 23m

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

$83 - $220

Train  •  6h 44m

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

$77 - $95

Drive  •  7h 18m

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Qingdao 439.7 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Qingdao is to bus which costs ¥300 - ¥320 and takes 9h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Qingdao is to fly which costs ¥440 - ¥1500 and takes 3h 57m.

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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 6h 44m and costs ¥500 - ¥700.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m 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 3h 57m and costs ¥440 - ¥1500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥500 - ¥700 and takes 6h 44m, you could also bus, which costs ¥300 - ¥320 and takes 9h 54m.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Qingdao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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

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There are 549+ hotels available in Qingdao. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Qingdao.
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  • Distance: 342.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 57m

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

China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai 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 6h 17m.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Nantong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Nantong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Qingdao Airlines
Website
qdairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Djibouti Air
Website
air-djibouti.com
Flights from Nantong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai to Wuxi
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$13 - $16
1st Class Seat
$20 - $24
Business Class Seat
$40 - $50
Train from Shanghai Station to Qingdao North
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
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 Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai to Wuxi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$6 - $9
Hard Sleeper
$10 - $23
Soft Sleeper
$17 - $22
China Railways T-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Shanghai to Wuxi
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard/Soft Seat
$5 - $9
Hard Sleeper
$12 - $16
Soft Sleeper
$20 - $26
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai to Wuxi
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$6 - $12
Hard Sleeper
$14 - $22
Soft Sleeper
$21 - $35
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Tongzhou
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Yancheng
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Yancheng Bus Station to Qingdao Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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More Questions & Answers

The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 18m and costs ¥3 - ¥4.

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