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Changsha–Qingdao Trains

Three pairs of trains operate on the Changsha–Qingdao train route. Two pairs of them are high-speed trains and the other one is a pair of normal-speed trains. The high-speed trains started running on this route on January 23, 2014. They shortened the journey duration from 24 hours to 10 hours.

Changsha–Qingdao High-Speed Trains

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Changsha to Qingdao High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G288 08:00 18:26 10 h 26 min
G276 09:30 19:34 10 h 4 min

Please note: The timetable is justfor your reference.

If you want up-to-date schedules, you canuse the search tool at the top of this page or search via our China Highlights train ticket service.

Qingdao to Changsha High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G278 06:16 16:21 10 h 5 min
G290 09:31 20:07 10 h 36 min

Changsha to Qingdao High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Business Class First Class Second Class
¥2,459.5 ($350) ¥1,267 ($180) ¥785 ($112)

Changsha–Qingdao Normal-Speed Trains

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Changsha to Qingdao Normal-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z168 07:09 05:22+1 22 h 13 min

Please note: The timetable is justfor your reference.

“+1” means you will arrive on the second day.

If you want up-to-date schedules, you canuse the search tool at the top of this page or search via our China Highlights train ticket service.

Qingdao to Changsha Normal-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z170 14:03 10:33+1 20 h 30 min

Changsha to Qingdao Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
¥644($92) ¥406 ($58) ¥217 ($31)

Should You Travel from Changsha to Qingdao by Train or Airplane?

Which one is better depends on your reason for traveling.

If you are traveling for business, it is better to take a flight because an airplane is the fastest mode of transportation from Changsha to Qingdao and vice versa. The full price is 250 USD and a flight takes2½ hours.

Airfares can be competitive when there are discounts. Usually, Five flights operate on a daily basis from Changsha to Qingdao.

If you are traveling as a tourist, taking a high-speed train is a good way to travel because it is fast, punctual, and non-smoking.

The ticket prices are reasonable(a second-class seat is 112USD). You can walk around on the train to stretch your legs and enjoy the views from the windowson the way.

It is not recommended to take a normal-speed train, however, as it takes too long and the facilities and environment are not very good.