Qingdao is easily reachable by air, land and water. Qingdao Liuting International Airport lies just 23 kilometers outside the city center, and serves as a regional and international airport with 95 domestic flights and 13 international flights.
Qingdao is a bustling seaport that mainly serves Japan and Korea. Numerous passenger ferry lines connect Qingdao with port cities in China and South Korea.
The Jiaoji Railway traverses Qingdao, which connects the city with Lanzhou, Chengdu, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Jinan and Jining. The city also runs direct rail services to and from Beijing.
Qingdao has many roads and expressways that extend from the city center. Its expressways connect Qingdao with Jinan and other nearby cities and provinces. The long distance bus is also a good option for long distance travel in mainland China. Unlike many other cities in China, Qingdao's city roads follow the contours of the landscape. These roads are easily traveled by bus, taxi and car; and for those who dare – bicycle.
Qingdao may be famous for its beer, but there is also no shortage of wine. Whether you want to visit a vineyard, learn more about wine, buy it, or just want to relax somewhere and drink it, read our guide on wine availability in Qingdao.
Although Qingdao’s beach is perhaps most famous, there are a lot of other things to do in this city. This is a run through of some of Qingdao’s best attractions that don’t require you to get out onto the beach.
Restaurant Week is coming to Qingdao! From September 4-14, Qingdao’s finest restaurants will be opening their doors to the common folk and offering haute cuisine at affordable prices.
The Qingdao International Beer Festival 2014 is back August 9-24. The largest beer festival in Asia, the Qingdao International Beer Festival invites brewers from around the globe to celebrate in China’s brewing capital.
Qingdao International Car Show 2014 is coming to Qingdao May 15-20. The show, which is in its thirteenth year will be held in the Qingdao International Exhibition Center and will take up all seven indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces, covering a total area of 120,000 square meters.
Yay, another airport to provide free WIFI!! Well done Qingdao Liuting International Airport.
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