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Nanjing-Qingdao High-Speed Trains

Written by Fabio Updated Jun. 23, 2021

This train route links the capital of Jiangsu Province with the coastal city of Qingdao. The trains on this route are all high-speed ones. Ten trains run from Nanjing to Qingdao and nine trains operate on the return route.

The shortest journey duration is less than 5 hours on train G222 from Nanjing South Railway Station to Qingdao North Railway Station.

Quick Facts

Nanjing to Qingdao High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 19th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D782 00:39 08:19 7h 41m
G254 10:21 16:02 5h 41m
G282 15:47 21:32 5h 45m
G234 17:48 22:45 4h 56m
  • 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 Nanjing High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 19th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G284 06:27 12:04 5h 37m
G1552 10:02 15:04 5h 2m
G228 13:53 19:29 5h 36m
D2105 17:45 21:48 4h 3m
D781 20:43 04:39 (next day) 7h 56m

Nanjing to Qingdao High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

The G trains:

Business Class First Class Second Class
US$220 (CNY1,534) US$103 (CNY716) US$63 (CNY437.5)

The D trains:

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Second Class
US$45 (CNY316) US$36 (CNY250) US$23 (CNY156)

Train Travel Tips

It is very convenient to travel by train in China. For a journey of about 5 hours, people usually prefer to travel by high-speed train rather than by airplane. You may be interested in some helpful information before you take a train trip. Spend one minute to read the tips below:

1. Food: The food provided on trains is limited, especially on a long journey, and only Chinese-style food is offered. Therefore, you'd better prepare some food yourself before boarding.

2. Water: Boiled drinking water is provided for free on a train but it might not taste very nice. Bottled water is also provided but the price is much higher on the trains than in the shops. It is recommended to purchase a few bottles of water before boarding.

3. Toilet paper: There might be some toilet paper available on the train but always take your own toilet paper with you in case it runs out.

4. Earphones: The cars may be noisy as people talk or laugh loudly and you'll probably hear children crying too. You can take earphones with you to reduce the noise level.

5. Safety: You'd better keep your valuables with you no matter whether you are awake or sleeping and no matter where you go on the train.

6. Smoking: Smoking is allowed on normal-speed trains but it is forbidden on high-speed trains.

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