Jinan Transportation

Air

Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport is located in Yaoqiang Town (遥墙镇), northeast of Jinan City. It is 30 km (19 miles) from the city center, 100 km (62 miles) away from Mount Tai and 170 km (106 miles) away from Qufu City.

It costs about 100 RMB (15 USD) to get to the airport by taxi.

There are flights departing for cities, like Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Kunming, Nanchang, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shantou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Yantai, Zhangjiajie, etc.

How to Get to the Airport

  • Shuttle bus line 1: the shuttle bus departs from Jinan Lianyun Railway Station (火车联运车站) every hour from 6:00 to 19:00. The whole trip costs 20 RMB (3 USD), about 1 hour.
  • Shuttle bus line 2: the shuttle bus departs from Yuquan Senxin Hotel (玉泉森信大酒店) every hour from 6:00 to 19:00. The whole trip costs 20 RMB (3 USD), about 1 hour.
  • Bus: travelers can take public buses No. 309, 10 and 97 to get to the airport.
  • Taxi: 100 RMB or so (15 USD)

How to Get to the City Center

  • Shuttle buses: travelers can take airport shuttle buses to get to the terminal, Jinan Lianyun Railway Station (火车联运车站). It costs 20 RMB (3 USD).
  • Bus: travelers can take city buses No. 309, 10 and 97 from the city center to the airport.
  • Taxi: 100 RMB or so (15 USD)

Railway

Jinan is served by two railway stations: Jinan Railway Station and Jinan East Railway Station. Jinan Railway Station is the main railway station of Jinan City which can be reached by public buses No. 3, 21 and 83.

Besides the option of purchasing train tickets at the train stations, the visitor may purchase train tickets at alternative Jinan train ticket offices.

Highway

There are two major bus stations in Jinan City: Jinan Central Long-distance Bus Station and Jinan East Long-distance Bus Station.

Central Long-Distance Bus Station (长途汽车总站) is situated at No. 131 Jiluo Road (济洛路131号). Public buses No. 4, 5, 12, 35, 72, 84, 111, 114, k50, k53, k57, k68, k90, k92, k95, k107 and k108 arrive at the station. And there are long-distance buses heading to major cities within Shandong Province and in neighbor provinces.

East Long-Distance Bus Station (长途汽车东站):Travelers can take public buses No. 10, 47, 80, 87, 95, 99, K53, K95 and K50 to reach the station. Long-distance buses departing in the afternoon mainly head to 3 cities outside the province, which are Taiyuan, Puyang and Shijiazhuang, and in the morning to cities within the province, such as Heze, Linyi, Qufu and Tai'an, etc.

There is a bus traveling from Jinan to Tai'an from 6:50 to18:00 every one hour.

City Transportation

Taxi

The flag-fall price differs from 7 RMB/3 km (1 USD/ 1.8 miles) to 9 RMB/3 km (1.3 USD/ 1.8 miles), according to the taxi you take, afterwards, 1.5 RMB/km (0.4 USD/mile).

Public Bus

There are two types of public buses in Jinan, common buses and K buses. The ticket price of common buses is 1 RMB (0.2 USD) and K buses 2 RMB(0.3 USD)or 3 RMB (0.4 USD).

Three travel lines, Tourist Bus No. 66, K51 and K68, are available, by which you can get to many attractions inside and around the city.

Tourist Bus No.66 bus passes many attractions, such as Thousand Buddha Mountain, Springs Park, Baotu Spring, Spring City Square, Daming Lake, and Jinan Zoo.

K51 bus passes Thousand Buddha Mountain, Spring City Square, Baotu Spring and Renmin Commercial Center.

Questions and Answers About Jinan Transportation

zack 2013-10-01
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Hi! i''m Zack. I''m travelling to jinan this month. Could anyone please tell me how do i get to Miaotangcun (which is near Xia Jin Xian) from Jinan Airport? what is the best mode? by bus or taxi? thanks!

Hello Zack, sorry we couldn't find any information about Miaotangcun or XiaJinXian near Jinan. If it's a remote county or village, usually there won't be bus to go there.

Nora Ou replied on 2013-10-01
Glen 2013-09-23
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Hello my dear! How to get off from Jinan International Airport to Jinan Railway Station ? Please give me instruction how to make it. Thank you very much.

Hello, there is no direct bus from Jinan Airport to Jinan Railway Station. If you would like to take a bus, you need to take Bus No. 309 and then change to Bus No. 3. It takes about 3 hours and it's very inconvenient. It's suggested you take taxi. It take about 1 hour and cost CNY80-100.

Nora Ou replied on 2013-09-23
Clifton 2013-04-09
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I found the article by Lynn Ye very helpful, Thanks. Where can I find a bus schedule or timetable for Jinan as I am not sure which bus I must use which is rather stressful.Thank you
Dear Clifton, There is an official website of Jinan public bus, but it is Chinese version, if you could read it, please click here: http://www.jnbus.com.cn/xlliulan.asp Lussie Lu replied on 2013-04-15
cindy 2012-10-01
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I am staying in jinan for a year and want to get a bus card, where can I get one from?
Hi Cindy, you can go to the Bus Corporation to get one. And you can take bus No. 64, 80, 47, 87, 99, 123, 137, 63, 101 to get there. Whitney Liao replied on 2012-10-07
hardeep singh ahuja 2011-10-10
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How much the bus fare & distance from jinan to Linyi?
Dear Hardeep Singh Ahuja, It is about 266 km from Jinan to Linyi. It takes about 4 hours and it costs about CNY83(US$13)per person. Lussie Lu replied on 2011-10-11
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