The city of Qingdao, Shandong Province – another famous port city and a former German colony during the so-called Unequal Treaties (1842-1937) period (and home to Tsingtao Beer/ the Tsingtao Brewery, originally a German brew/ brewery) – is situated on the southern shore of Shandong Peninsula. Qingdao is served by a single but adequate railway station, Qingdao Railway Station. It is located at 2 Tai’an Road, in the city's Sinan District.
There are multiple daily departures from Qingdao Railway Station to major Chinese cities such as Beijing, Chengdu, Dandong, Guangzhou, Hezhe, Jinan, Lanzhou, Mount Tai, Nangchang, Shanghai, Taiyuan, Tonghua, Wuchang, Xi’an, Xining, Xuzhou, Yantai and Zhengzhou. Qingdao Railway Station can be reached by any of several public buses, including bus Nos. 2, 5, 8, 26, 218, 220, 223, 301, 303, 304, 305, 307, 311, 312, 316, 320, 321, 501 and 801.
Since the train station at Qingdao is quite busy, especially during the spring to autumn period, the traveler is advised to purchase tickets at an alternative railway ticket office, of which there are many in Qingdao. There is an extra fee for this – 5 Yuan/RMB per train ticket – but this is a trifling sum to pay in order to avoid the long wait at the railway station's ticket office.
Most of Qingdao's alternative railway ticket offices are located in the same district, Shinan District, as the railway station itself – in fact, most of them are situated quite near to Qingdao Railway Station, and some of them offer ticket delivery, one such office being the alternative railway ticket office at 48 Hong Kong West Road.
1.Train Ticket Office in Shengda Hotel
2.Train Ticket Office in Yinying Air Service Co., Ltd.
3.Train Ticket Office in Feida Air and Rail Consultation
4.Train Ticket Office in Pingdu Hamburg Hotel
5.Train Ticket Office in Laixi Yuntong Travel Agency
6.Train Ticket Office in Jiaonan Airlines and Railway Tourist Service Center
7.Train Ticket Office in Hongyu Railway
8.Train Ticket Office in Lantian Air Travel Center
9.Train Ticket Office in Jimo Business Department of China Travel Agency
10.Train Ticket Office in Auto Travel Services
11.Train Ticket Office in Passenger and Freight office of material company in Jimo Development Zone
12.Train Ticket Office in Hongyan Air Ticketing Co., Ltd.
13.Train Ticket Office in Air passenger and cargo agents of Jimo
14.Train Ticket Office in Junfeng Industry and Trade Co., Ltd.
15.Train Ticket Office in New World Trading Company
16.Train Ticket Office in Jiayuan Industry Co., Ltd.
17.Train Ticket Office in Tianjia Electric Co., Ltd.
18.Train Ticket Office in Qingchengke Industrial Co., Ltd.
19.Train Ticket Office in the Chengyang Branch Company of Transport and Trading Head Office of Qingdao Station
20.Train Ticket Office in Xiyingmen Shopping Mall of Qinghai Xiyingmen Group
21.Train Ticket Office in Taisheng Decoration Co., Ltd.
22.Train Ticket Office in Zishanhu Hotel
23.Train Ticket Office in Gardener Travel Agency Co., Ltd.
24.Train Ticket Office in Xuhui Economic and Trade Co., Ltd.
25.Train Ticket Office in Zhaolin Advertising Co., Ltd.
26.Train Ticket Office in Jialicheng International Trading Co.,Ltd.in Qingdao Free Trade Zone
27.Train Ticket Office in Xinshun Decoration Co., Ltd.
28.Train Ticket Office in Luhai Rubber Co., Ltd.
29.Train Ticket Office in Jiade International Trade Centre in Qingdao Free Trade Zone
30.Train Ticket Office in Fengda Economic and Trade Co., Ltd. of Huangdao Station
31.Train Ticket Office in Qingyuan Hotel Management Co., Ltd.
32.Train Ticket Office in Jinlai Hotel
33.Train Ticket Office in Century Crown Refrigeration Engineering Co., Ltd.
34.Train Ticket Office in Xinhai Travel Agency
35.Train Ticket Office in Xinaihua Business Co., Ltd.
36.Train Ticket Office in Haishenglong Trading Co., Ltd.
37.Train Ticket Office in Jiaoyun Travel Agency Co., Ltd.
38.Train Ticket Office in the Branch Company of Hisense Ticketing of Qingdao Hisense Industrial Co., Ltd.
39.Train Ticket Office in Hongtian International Air Service Co., Ltd.
40.Train Ticket Office in Qingdao Tianqiao Hotel
41.Train Ticket Office in Qingdao Railway Information and Technology Co., Ltd.
42.Train Ticket Office in Yonggang Materials Sales Co., Ltd. in Qingdao Development Zone
43.Train Ticket Office in Jinpeng Air Travel Service Co., Ltd.