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Shanghai - Qingdao High-Speed Trains

Shanghai - Qingdao High-Speed Trains

Written by AppleUpdated Aug. 6, 2021

At present, there are 6 pairs of high-speed trains travel from Shanghai to Qingdao and from Qingdao to Shanghai, including 5 pairs of daytime high-speed trains (G train) with the travel time of 6 to 7 hours, and 1 pair of overnight bullet trains (D train) with the duration of around 11 hours.

Quick Facts

  • Distance: 1,300 kilometers (806 miles)
  • Terminals: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai Railway Station, Qingdao Railway Station, Qingdao North Railway Station
  • Duration: 6 – 11 hours
  • Main stops: Shanghai Hongqiao/Shanghai, Suzhou North, Wuxi East, Changzhou North, Zhenjiang South, Nanjing South, Chuzhou, Dingyuan, Xuzhou East, Tai'an, Jinan West, Jinan East, Zibo North, Weifang North, Qingdao North, Qingdao

Shanghai to Qingdao High-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on March 10th, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G222 07:05 13:24 6 h 19 min
G230 08:52 16:01 7 h 09 min
G2664 11:51 18:41 6 h 50 min
G226 14:20 21:30 7 h 10 min
G234 16:32 23:03 6 h 31 min
D782 21:47 09:06+1 11 h 19 min

Qingdao to Shanghai High-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on March 10th, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G224 07:00 13:58 6 h 58 min
G232 09:07 16:11 7 h 04 min
G2666 10:30 17:49 7 h 19 min
G228 13:56 21:04 7 h 08 min
G236 16:22 23:10 6 h 48 min
D781 20:43 07:32+1 10 h 49 min

Shanghai – Qingdao High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

G Train Business Class First Class Second Class
  ¥1777 ($255) ¥947.5 ($136) ¥571.5 ($83)
D Train Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Second Class
  ¥510 ($73) ¥370 ($55) ¥212 ($31)

Which Train to Choose?

1. Between Shanghai and Qingdao, G-category trains run in daytime, D-category trains run overnight. Train D781/D782 is an overnight high-speed train operate at Shanghai Hongqiao and Qingdao North railway stations. Soft sleeper is recommended if take this train.

2. High-speed trains between Shanghai and Qingdao operate at different train stations in both cities. Shanghai Railway Station and Qingdao Railway Station are centrally located in the downtown areas. Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Qingdao North Railway Station are far away from the city center.

3. From Shanghai to Qingdao, train G222 depart from Shanghai Railway Station,other trains depart from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station that is around 50 minutes from the city center. Trains G234, G230 and G226 arrive at Qingdao Railway Station.

4. From Qingdao to Shanghai, trains G236, G224 and G232 depart from Qingdao Railway Station. Train G236 arrives at Shanghai Railway Station.

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