There are 6 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao  •  3 h 59 min

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

$64 - $214

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Suzhou Shanghai-Nanjing / ...
  2. Take the bus from Suzhou West to Qingdao

$54 - $56

4 alternative options

Line 2 subway to Shanghai Pudong, fly  •  4 h 10 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

$77 - $222

Bus to Nantong, fly  •  5 h 17 min

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

$92 - $274

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Qingdao is to train and bus which costs ¥360 - ¥380 and takes 9 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Qingdao is to fly which costs ¥420 - ¥1500 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Shanghai to Qingdao, including transfers.

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

China Eastern Airlines, Spring Airlines and three 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 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Qingdao via Dalian
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $850
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
Flights from Nantong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
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 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Nantong to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
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 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
Train from Shanghai to Suzhou
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$11 - $13
1st Class Seat
$16 - $19
Business Class Seat
$35 - $45
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Tongzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Suzhou West to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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