The Qingdao (Huangdao) Airport Shuttle Bus has three lines that run daily throughout the city.  There are also public buses that provide routes to the Qingdao Airport.  We would suggest that you take the Qingdao Airport Shuttle Bus rather than the city run public transportation for several reasons: (1) the public buses are often crowded and do not provide a place to store your luggage, (2) the travel time is significantly longer on public buses due to the large number of stops, (3) theft from pickpockets is far more prevalent on public transportation.  New lines now include Huangdao.

If you decide to take a taxi it should cost around 60-100 RMB (depending on route, tolls, and time of day), the airport can be reached in about 45-60 minutes from the Central Business District.  Qingdao City MapHOT

Qingdao (Huangdao) Airport Shuttle Bus
Telephone: +86 (532) 96567
Price: Qingdao - 20 RMB; Huangdao - 40 RMB

Qingdao Airport ==> HuiQuan Dynasty Hotel  (Bus #701)
Travel Time: ~ 45 minutes
Departure: 6:00am - 9:00pm (every 30 minutes)
Route: Qingdao Airport, East Bus Station, TianTai City, DongLiCun, Haier Road, ShuangShan, HongShanPo, TV Center, Institute of Marine Geology, No. 25 Middle School, FuShanSuo, World Trade Center, HuiQuan Dynasty Hotel.

HuiQuan Dynasty Hotel ==> Qingdao Airport (Bus #701)
Travel Time: ~ 45 minutes
Departure: 6:00am - 9:00pm (every 30 minutes)
Route: Haitian Hotel, TianTaiCheng, FuShanSuo, Qingdao Airport.

Qingdao Airport ==> Green Tree Hotel (Ge Lin Hao Tai Hotel)  (Bus #702)
Travel Time: ~ 40 minutes
Departure: 5:40am - 8:40pm (every hour)
Route: Qingdao Airport, RuiChang Road, Xiao Cun Zhuang , SiFang Long Distance Bus Station, MoTai 168 HuaYang Road, Computer City, GeLinHaoTai Hotel (ZhongShan Road).

Green Tree Hotel (Ge Lin Hao Tai Hotel) ==> Qingdao Airport (Bus #702)
Travel Time: ~ 40 minutes
Departure: 5:40am - 8:40pm (every hour)
Route: GeLinHaoTai Hotel (ZhongShan Road), MoTai 168 HuaYang Road, SiFang Hotel, Qingdao Airport.

Qingdao Airport ==> Century Mandarin Hotel (Bus #703)
Travel Time: ~ 30 minutes
Departure: 7:30am - 6:30pm (every hour)
Route: Qingdao Airport, TaXin Business Hotel, East Gate of Haier Industry Zone, ZhongHan, BeiCun, LiaoYang East Rd., YiZhong Stadium (Beer City), Qingdao Ocean Hotel (Convention Center), Sophia Hotel, Century Mandarin Hotel.

Century Mandarin Hotel ==> Qingdao Airport (Bus #703)
Travel Time: ~ 30 minutes
Departure: 6:10am; 6:45am - 5:45pm (every hour)
Route: Century Mandarin Hotel, Sophia Hotel, Qingdao Ocean Hotel (Convention Center), TaXin Business Hotel, Qingdao Airport.

Qingdao Airport ==> Huangdao Horizon Marina Gold Hotel (Bus #704)
Travel Time: ~ 90 minutes
Departure: 9:30am - 10:30pm
Route: Qingdao Airport, Xin Jie Kou, BinHai College, Huangdao Horizon Marina Gold Hotel

Huangdao Horizon Marina Gold Hotel ==> Qingdao Airport (Bus #704)
Travel Time: ~ 90 minutes
Departure: 5:30am, 6:30am, 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 12:30am; 1:30pm-7:30pm (every hour)
Route: Horizon Marina Gold Hotel, Qingdao Airport


-2 # young 2015-06-29 04:15
My friend arrives Qingdao airport at midnight, is the shuttle bus to the hotels in downtown available? if not then are there taxi available for hire and how much?
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+1 # Himanshu 2015-05-24 20:01
I have to reach China university of petroleum, from airport. So which shuttle will be good for the journey.
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0 # MichaelB 2013-09-24 20:10
I have to get my girlfriend from the airport at 10:30pm on October 3rd. Any bus run that late back to the city center?
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0 # TSC 2013-01-01 10:55
Hi, is there any shuttle bus service from Qingdao airport to the train station at Ta'an?
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0 # Colton 2013-04-17 13:14
No, sorry. You can take the airport bus #702 to Zhongshan road. Then just a short walk along the seaside to the Qingdao Train station where you can take a bullet train (about 3hrs) to Tai'an.
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0 # Phyl 2012-08-23 14:01
Please advise which bus I should take from the airport to Laozhuancun China Community Art and Culture Hotel(No. 8 Minjiangsan Road, Shinan District - Qingdao). Thanks, Phyl
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+1 # DC 2012-09-14 21:24
You can take Route 1 which and get off at Jiangxi Lu on the corner of Fuzhou Lu. Your hotel is a 5 minute walk from there. Look for the petrol station, the road that goes down the side of it is Min Jiang San Lu.
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0 # Mittes 2012-08-07 16:32
Hy I will arrive at Qingdao around 00:30 on a Thursday. Are there any transfer buses to the city available? Or how much is a taxi there to the city? I got an offer of an hostel for around 150 RMB. Is it to much??? Regards, Mittes.
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0 # stephanie 2012-01-07 13:19
Hi, I'm living near Beijing Lu and i want to catch the shuttle bus to the airport but which one is nearest to me?
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+4 # Crystal 2012-01-08 20:59
Airport Bus line #2 - GeLinHaoTai Hotel on ZhongShan Road is perhaps the closest stop to Beijing Road, but you might find it easier to catch it at the train station. Call (532) 96567 for exact details.
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0 # Dexter 2010-08-05 00:04
If I were to reach the Qingdao International Airport at slightly past mid-night, would it be easy to board a taxi?
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0 # Bob 2015-01-22 06:50
No, Taxis don't hang around that late, you may be able to find a scalper type independent driver at that hour but they are likely to want as much as rmb 400 for a trip to the center of the city. They are negotiable if you let them know you'll sleep at the airport.
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+6 # Crystal 2010-08-05 07:02
Getting a taxi from the airport after a late or early flight is never a problem.
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+1 # Margia 2012-11-19 10:56
Hello Crystal, I have a 0730 morning flight from qingdao to Kunming. I'm in Yantai. so how can i plan my trip to reach there by 0630? please help me with information. thaks.
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+2 # Straydog 2012-11-30 15:05
Qingdao (Huangdao) Airport Shuttle Bus: In that case maybe it's better to stay in a hotel near the airport in Chengyang District. Even the earliest bus probably won't get you to the airport on time. Look for the usual places like JinJiang Inn, Motel 168 and so on in that district. Much easier than taking the bus or taxi from downtown.
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