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Xi'an-Qingdao Trains

Written by FabioUpdated Jun. 1, 2023

This train route links the capital of Shaanxi Province with the coastal city of Qingdao. Six trains operate from Xi'an to Qingdao and eight trains operate on the return route daily. The high-speed train service shortens the journey duration from about 23 hours to 8 hours.

Xi'an-Qingdao High-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Distance: 1,263 kilometers (785 miles)
  • Terminals: Xi'an North Railway Station, Qingdao North Railway Station
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Main stops: Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Jinan, Qingdao

Xi'an to Qingdao High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on June 1st, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration

G2260

10:01

16:44

6h 43m

D1672

11:18

21:57

10h 39m

G1856

12:59

19:58

6h 59m

G1836

13:52

21:49

7h 57m

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 .

Qingdao to Xi'an High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on June 1st, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration

D1674

06:26

16:46

10h 20m

G1838

09:27

17:02

7h 35m

G2094

10:22

19:32

9h 10m

G1855

13:47

21:28

7h 41m

Xi'an to Qingdao High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Business Class First Class Second Class
US$256 (CNY1,818.5) US$129 (CNY913.5) US$81 (CNY572)

Xi'an-Qingdao Normal-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Terminals: Xi'an Railway Station, Qingdao North Railway Station / Qingdao Railway Station
  • Duration: 17-23 hours
  • Main stops: Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Jinan, Qingdao

Xi'an to Qingdao Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on June 1st, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration

Z274

10:09

04:48 (next day)

18h 39m

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 Xi'an Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on June 1st, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration

Z272

13:43

07:16 (next day)

17h 33m

Xi'an to Qingdao Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$71 (CNY504.5) US$46 (CNY322.5) US$27 (CNY189.5)

Train or Airplane - Which Is Better?

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

If you are traveling for business, an airplane is the fastest mode of transportation from Xi'an to Qingdao or vice versa. Airfares can be competitive when there are discounts, such as 50% off.

If you are traveling as a tourist, it is better to take a high-speed train. This is because it's fast, you can enjoy the views from the windows during the journey, and the price is reasonable.

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$81 for second class
US$129 for first class
US$46 for a hard sleeper
US$71 for a soft sleeper
US$235 for economy class
Duration 8-10 hours 17-23 hours 2½ hours
Punctuality Punctual Occasional delays Occasional delays
Seat Space More legroom than on an airplane Spacious Cramped
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