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Hangzhou-Qingdao Trains

Written by FabioUpdated May. 15, 2023

Five pairs trains operate on this route from Hangzhou to Qingdao and two trains on the return journey. The shortest journey duration is 6 hours 16minutes on train D2125 from Qingdao to Hangzhou.

Hangzhou-Qingdao High-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

Hangzhou to Qingdao High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 15th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D2160 07:37 15:15 7h 38m
G254 08:48 16:02 7h 14m
G282 14:14 21:32 7h 18m
D782 20:05 08:19 (next day) 12h 14m

Please note: The timetable is just for your reference. If you want up-to-date schedules, you can use the search tool at the top of this page or search via our China Highlights train ticket service.

Qingdao to Hangzhou High-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on May 15th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G284 06:27 13:36 7h 9m
D2128 15:19 21:57 6h 38m
D2125 15:41 21:57 6h 16m
G256 16:20 23:09 6h 49m
D781 20:43 09:30 12h 5m

Hangzhou-Qingdao High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Business Class First Class Second Class
US$239 (CNY1,666) US$128 (CNY893) US$77 (CNY536)

Hangzhou-Qingdao Normal-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Terminals: Hangzhou Railway Station, Qingdao North Railway Station
  • Duration: 20-22 hours
  • Main stops: Hangzhou, Hefei, Xuzhou, Qingdao

Hangzhou to Qingdao Normal-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on May 15th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K1050 08:01 06:10 (next day) 22h 9m

Please note: The timetable is just for your reference. If you want up-to-date schedules, you can use the search tool at the top of this page or search via our China Highlights train ticket service.

Qingdao to Hangzhou Normal-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on May 15th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K1052 11:35 07:42 (next day) 20h 7m

Hangzhou to Qingdao Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$42 (CNY288.5) US$24 (CNY168.5)

Train or Airplane - Which Is Better?

Which one is better depends on the reason you are traveling.

If you are traveling for business, it is better to travel by airplane because it is the fastest mode of transportation from Hangzhou to Qingdao and vice versa. Airfares can be competitive when there are discounts.

If you are traveling as a tourist, it is better to use the high-speed trains because they are fast, punctual, and non-smoking. The ticket prices are reasonable. You can walk around on a train to stretch your legs and enjoy the views from the windows on the way.

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

Please see the detailed information below:

  High-Speed Train Normal-Speed Train Airplane
Ticket Price US$77 for second class
US$128 for first class
US$24 for a hard seat
US$42 for a hard sleeper
US$145 for an economy class ticket
Duration 7½ hours 20 hours 2 hours
Punctuality Punctual Occasional delays Occasional delays
Seat Space More legroom than on an airplane Spacious Cramped

You might also be interested in reading our Hangzhou Travel Guide and Qingdao Travel Guide.

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