Dalian Transportation

Air

Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport is just 10 kilometers from downtown. It is a ten-minute ride by taxi and the cost is 10 yuan.

Buses 516, 532, 610, 701, 710 all go downtown from here. The price is 1 RMB.

A bus travels daily between the Airlines Building, No.143 of Zhongshan Road, Xigang District and the airport. Its schedule is timed with the arrival of flights.

  • Company Name: Dalian International Airport Co., Ltd.
  • Airport Code: DLC
  • Website: www.dlairport.com ( airport info )
  • Address: No.100 Yingke Road,Dalian,China
  • Zip Code: 116033
  • Telephone: 86-411-83886699
  • Ticketing office: 0411-3642136
  • Domestic airline: 0411-3621493
  • International airline: 0411-3637090
  • Taxi stand: the taxi waits at the right of the International airport gate.

Railway

Dalian railway is connected with the railway network of Northeast China and North China. Everyday more than 50 trains leave Dalian for Beijing, Shenyang, Harbin and many other cities. The Liaosheng Evening Paper Express and the Golden Beach Express travels between Dalian and Shengyang. There are also air-conditioned express trains that travel between Dalian and Beijing, Changchun and Harbin.

Dalian railway station, the terminal of Hada railway, is situated in Qingniwa Bridge of downtown Dalian. The station offers ticket delivery service.

Many buses serve Dalian railway station. Buses 7, 13, 31, 101, 201, 203, 408, 414, 516, 522, 524, 531 serve the front of the station, and buses 527, 541 serve the north square of the station.

You can buy train tickets in the railway station or one of the alternative railway ticket offices in the city's suburbs. See Dalian Train Ticket Offices.

City Transportation

Dalian has a comprehensive bus system. There are hundreds of bus lines in the city and one can get anywhere by bus. Dalian also has three trolleybus lines.

Buses start operating at 4:00 or 4:30 in the morning and stop operating at 22:00 or 23:50 in the evening. Buses run at intervals of 3 to 8 minutes. During rush hour, they run every 1 to 2 minutes. Most buses sell tickets without conductors. A single ticket is 1 RMB. Passengers should have the exact fare.

The minibuses are either small or medium sized. A single ticket is 2 RMB.

High-speed trolleybuses to Xianglujiao and Gold Stone Beach have been added, helping to relief traffic congestion in Dalian.

Taxi

The fare is 8 RMB for a 3 kilometers' ride, and 1.8 RMB per kilometer after that. Evening fares (from 22:00 to 5:00 the next morning) are 30% higher. Dalian is not very large, and most places can be reached for around 20 RMB.

Bus/Coach

The first motorway built in China -- Liaoda motorway -- runs through the Liaodong Peninsula and connects the following five cities: Shenyang, Liaoyang, Anshan, Yingkou, and Dalian. The Huanghai motorway (from Dalian to Dandong) runs through Zhuanghe. which is part of Dalian. Both the Heda highway (from National 201 highway to the city of Hehang) and the Heida highway (form National 202 highway to Heihe) start from Dalian (Lvshun).

Waterway

Dalian is a very busy port with ships traveling between Dalian and Yantai, Weihai, Penglai, Qinhuangdao, port of Tianjin, and Changhai County. High-speed tourist ships between Dalian and Yantai, Qinhuang islands and Changhai County have been added. There are also passenger ships that travel between Dalian port and Incheon, South Korea.

Dalian port station is situated in northern Wuwu Road in east Dalian. From here, board bus 801 or 13 to go downtown.

It is very convenient to take a boat from Dalian to the nearby coastal cities such as Yantai and Weihai. There are ships sailing between these cities each day.

Dailian to Weihai Ship Schedule

Route

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Duration

Dalian to Weihai

21:30

04:00

Around 6.5 hours

10:30

17:30

Around 6.5 hours


There are three ports in Dalian: Dalian Port, Dalian Bay Port Dalian Xianlu Jiao Port. All ships to Weihai depart Dalian Port.

Dalian to Yantai Ships

There are many ships from Dalian to Yantai each day.

Questions and Answers About Dalian Transportation

JEAN YVES MARTIN 2013-08-09
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i want to go by boat from Dalian to shanghai by boat in a cabin from the 15 OF AUST OR A BIT LATER; HOW LONG IS THE TRIP AND THE PRICE;JYM
Dear JEAN, I am sorry we don't have any information about the ship from Dalian to Shanghai, and I did not find it on line. I suggest you take an overnight train or a flight. Lussie Lu replied on 2013-08-09
Panhuber Christian 2012-09-20
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Due to overbooking of trains I would like to try taking a Bus from Dalian to Panjin and back. Is there a connection and when/where does it leave?thank you

Hi Panhuber,

Hi, you can go to Dalian Huyue Bus Station大连虎跃汽车站. The bus there departs at 10:30 16:30 17:30, takes about 3.5hrs, costs CNY80-100 to Panjin.

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-09-22
merav shamir 2012-08-07
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Hiwe need to take a ferry from Dalian to qinhuangdao. can you please let me know the sqedule and cost of such a trip.thank youmerav

Hi Merav, sorry there is no direct ferry from Dalian to Qinhuangdao. You can take train to get there.

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-08-09
Alejandra Cruz 2012-06-20
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I would like to knwo where and what bus do i need to take to tgo from Dalian to Shengyan. Thanks
Hi Alejandra, please go to Jianshejie Bus Station (建设街车站) to catch the bus leave for Shenyang. There is no specific bus you need to take. The bus is leaving every 30 mins. It takes about 4.5 hrs. Please let me know if you need any service in Shenyang. Michael Hu replied on 2012-06-21
Victor Ho 2012-05-16
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I am coming to Dalian by ship from Incheon,korea.Which port will i disembark from??/From the port how do i get to downtown?
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