Qingdao is an important harbor and trade center of China and has excellent facilities for air, sea, rail and road transportation. The city is located in the Shandong province and is in close proximity with Korea and Japan. The city has number of flights to several international destinations and especially to Southeast Asian nations like Japan, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong. The Qingdao Liuting International Airport is approximately a little more than 20 km away from the centre of the city. There are also several domestic flights as well that ply to most of the cities of mainland China.
Qingdao as is well known is a port city. One can reach the city
through marine transportation as well. The Orient Ferry connects
Qingdao with Shimonoseki, Japan, which takes about 40 hours of sea
travel. The ferry ride is none the less fun and interesting. Ferries
are also used by people to commute from one place to the other as
Qingdao is surrounded by sea on the three sides. Qingdao has two
principle railway stations the Qingdao Railway Station and the
Sifang Railway Station. There are almost daily trains to the major
cities of China to and from Qingdao. It is one of the cheapest and
convenient means to travel within China.
The city itself has excellent public transport for local commuting.
Buses are the best means of commuting in Qingdao as the fares are
relatively low and the bus service very efficient. Trolleybuses and
environment friendly CNG buses ply in Qingdao on about nearly 200
routes. The city has an excellent road network with numerous
highways and expressways. If in urgency and ready to shell out some
extra money, then traveling by taxis is also a viable option for
people to commute in the city. Commuting within the city is hence
not much of a trouble, with the public transportation fairly