By 2013, the total traffic mileage on highways of Qingdao has exceeded 16,000 km, making for a highway density of up to 146 km per 100 km2. With 1,100 km of first-class highways and 728 km of expressways included, the city continues to hold the first place among similar cities in China. Qingdao-Lanzhou (G22), Qingdao-Yinchuan (G22), Qingdao-Xinhe (G2011), Rongcheng-Wuhai (G18) and Shenyang-Haikou (G15) are examples for main local expressways.
Every day, 47 pairs of outbound trains, including 6 pairs of high speed trains and 20 pairs of multiple units, leave Qingdao Railway Station. Huangdao Station is notable for its cargo terminal, it is the terminal with the biggest loading and discharging capacity within the jurisdiction of Jinan Railway Bureau (which is in charge of railway transport in Eastern China). The main railway lines in Qingdao include Jiaozhou-Jinan Passenger Dedicated Line, Jiaozhou-Jinan Railway, Jiaozhou-Huangdao Railway, Lancun-Yantai Railway and Jiaozhou-Xinyi Railway. Qingdao North Station, Qingdao-Taiyuan Passenger Dedicated Line, Dongjiakou Port Railway, Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Railway, Qingdao-Lianyungang Railway (electrified double-line railway, first-class national railway ) and Haiqing Railway are under construction.
There are 68 berths of 10,000 tons and above in Qingdao Port. In 2012, the Port realized a throughput of 406.9 million tons and 14.503 million standard containers. The new Dongjiakou Port is designed to reach a throughput of 370 million tons a year in 2020; both its ore berth of 0.4 million tons and its crude oil berth of 0.5 million tons will be the largest berths of their kind in the world when finished.
Qingdao Liuting International Airport is a 4E-level airport. In 2012, it realized an aviation passenger throughput of 12.6 million person-times and a cargo and mail turnover of 171,900 tons.Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Seoul, Pusan, Inchon, Taegu, Frankfurt, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan etc. are served by direct flights of international (regional) airlines. In January of 2013, Jiaozhou was selected as location for Jiaodong International Airport which will act as a hub for the eight largest international airports of China. Jiaozhou and Hongdao are thus on the verge of becoming the sole world transit hub and international portal in Shandong Province which connects both Chinese cities and the whole world. This will have great and significant influence on the future of Jiaozhou in terms of improvement of strategic position, adjustment of industrial structure and upgrading of city functions.
Transport for Qingdao Airport: Airport Line 1: Airport - Haitian Hotel (Bus 701)
Departure from airport:
- Time of the first and the last bus: The first bus departs after the arrival of the first domestic flight of the day. The last bus departs after the arrival of the last flight of the day. Normally, the bus departs according to the arrival of flights. During rush hours, the bus departs once all seats are occupied.
- Itinerary: Airport, No.308 National Road, Fuzhou Road, Hong Kong Middle Road, Haitian Hotel;
- Stops: Liuting Airport, North Station for Long-Distance Buses, Tiantai City, Donglicun, Haier Road, Shuangshan, Hongshanpo Housing Estate (Fuzhou Road), Radio&TV Mansion, Marine Geology Institute, No.25 Middle School, Fushansuo, World Trade Center, Haitian Hotel;
- Model of bus: Guilin Dayu luxury bus;
- Ticket price: RMB 20 Yuan per passenger;
Note: The interval of departure of Airport Bus 701 is decided by the airport according to the flights whose scheduling might vary by season.
Qingdao Metro Line 3 is the first metro line in Shandong Province with a total length of 25 km and 22 stops. It was put into full scale construction in 2010 and will be completed and opened for service in 2014. The daily passenger traffic will be 235,000 person-times. The construction of Qingdao Metro Line 2 started in 2012.
(6)Buses & Taxis
In 2010, 209 bus routes with 4,664 buses were in service in the main urban area of Qingdao. In July of 2011, 8 subsea tunnel bus routes were opened. A total of 9,639 taxis are in service in the main urban area. Standard taxis are mainly Santana 3000 and Jetta Olympic Star (RMB 9.00 Yuan for starting fare and RMB 1.40 Yuan per km), luxury models are mainly Passat and Red Flag (RMB 12.00 Yuan for starting fare and RMB 1.90 Yuan per km).
(7)Subsea tunnel, cross-sea bridge, Jiaozhou Bay Ferry
Jiaozhou Bay Subsea Tunnel, 7.8 km long in total with 3.95 km under the sea, is the 3rd longest subsea tunnel of the world and the longest subsea tunnel of China. It was officially opened on 30th June, 2011. Located at the mouth of Jiaozhou Bay, the tunnel connects Tuandao and Xuejiadao with 6 lanes in two directions. The one-way toll is RMB 20.00 Yuan or RMB 16.00 Yuan with ETC card. A ride on tunnel bus line 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 takes 6 minutes to go from the old city of Qingdao to Huangdao District.
Jiaozhou Bay Bridge: With its total length of 41.58 km and a main section of 28 km including 25 km over the sea, it is the longest cross-sea bridge of the world. Linking the three islands of Qingdao, Hongdao and Huangdao, the bridge is also the start section of Qingdao-Lanzhou Expressway (G22). The bridge is 35 m wide, its 6 lanes in two directions are designed for cars running at 80 km/h. The one-way toll is RMB 50.00 Yuan.
Jiaozhou Bay Ferry: The ferryboat of Qingdao Ferry is quite large with the lower deck for automobile parking and the upper deck for passenger seats. There is a ferry every 10 minutes on the two main routes from Sichuan Road Ferry Station to Huangdao and to Xuejiadao. In addition, some other passenger ships running less frequent serve the Huangdao route from Xiaogang Clipper Passenger Station, Ping’an Xiaogang High Speed Ship Passenger Station, Badaxia Passenger Station and Yinhai Dashijie Passenger Station.