Currently, there is no airport in Tai’an. The nearest large airport is Yaoqiang Airport at Jinan (the capital city of Shandong province). There is no direct bus from Tai’an to Yaoqiang Airport; visitors should change trains or buses in Jinan. A 60-minute bus journey is needed from Jinan Yaoqiang Airport to the railway station of Jinan.
There are more than 47 trains running though the Taishan Railway Station of Tai’an city every day, linking Tai’an with main cities of China, including Jinan (the capital city of Shandong province, a journey of about 50 minutes), Beijing (a journey of four and a half hours), Shanghai (a journey of about six and a half hours), Qingdao (a journey of about six hours) and Yantai (a journey of about eight and a half hours).
Taishan Railway Station is the transportation junction of Tai’an. It is advisable that tourists get to the Taishan Railway Station first, and then take buses to the different mountain gates of Mount Tai (there are four mountain gates at Mount Tai and every mountain starts a different mountain ascending route to the summit of Mount Tai).
NO.1 Line of Mount Tai Tourist Line: The railway station-Tianwai Village-Zhongshan Men, the price for climbing up the mountain is 13 Yuan and the price for going downhill is 11 Yuan.
NO.2 Line of Mount Tai Tourist Line: The railway station-Taoyuan Yu-Taohuayuan ropeway, the price for climbing up the mountain is 13 Yuan and the price for going downhill is 11 Yuan.
The starting price of the taxi in Tai’an is six Yuan for two kilometers. After exceeding two kilometers, it costs 1.5 yuan per kilometer. After ten o’clock at night, the price will become a little high, but you can have a bargain.
The highway transportation of Tai’an is highly developed, which links tai’an with not only the cities of Shandong province such as Jinan (the capital city of Shandong province), Qingdao, Yantai, Weihai, Rizhao, Zipo and Qufu, but also many other main cities of China including Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Kaifeng and Ningbo.
Currently, there are two long-distance bus stations in Tai’an, namely, New long-distance Bus Station and Old long-distance Bus Station. The New long-distance Bus Station is located 200 meters north of Taishan Railway Station. Public buses No.2, No.5, No.11, No.14, No.18, No. 28 or No. 40 will bring you there. The Old long-distance Bus Station is located at the crossing of Yingxin Roud, Dongyue Avenue, two kilometers away from Taishan Railway Station. Tourists can take public buses No. 1, No. 4, No. 5, No. 10 or No. 11 to get there.