Now Open: Qingdao North Railway Station

Qingdao North Railway Station

The Qingdao North Railway Station (青岛北站, Qingdao Bei Zhan) has entered service today with the inauguration of the first HSR service (Train G1248). Passengers coming in from central Qingdao may use Huanwan Road (northbound from the city centre) or arrive via the Cross-Harbour Bridge Elevated Road (exit just before the toll gate), then pass through a portion of Huanwan Road.

TICKETING & ENTRANCE

Passengers may choose either the East or West Entrances for station access. Ticket buyers must exit the separate ticket hall (turn right after leaving the ticket hall) for station access. Please prepare tickets and ID documents as they will be needed for station access. Ticket machines and e-ticket pickup machines are available at all ticket offices. All counters offer ticketing and rebooking services; however, refund services are available only at Counter 5 at the East Ticket Office.

Important: Station access is reserved for ticket holders only. Ticket and ID Check happens before Security Check.

DEPARTURE HALL

Passengers coming in from the East Entrance:

  • Ticket Gate C1 is in front of you on Level 1
  • Ticket Gates A1 – A14 and B1 – B14 are on the upper level (Level 2)
  • Ticket Gate C14 is at the opposite end of the hall, on Level 1

For passengers who have just arrived upstairs from the East Entrance:

  • Ticket Gates A1 – A14 are to your left
  • Ticket Gates B1 – B14 are to your right
  • Immediately upon reaching Level 2, you are closest to Gates A1 – A3 and B1 – B3

Passengers coming in from the West Entrance:

  • Ticket Gate C14 is in front of you on Level 1
  • Ticket Gates A1 – A14 and B1 – B14 are on the upper level (Level 2)
  • Ticket Gate C1 is at the opposite end of the hall, on Level 1

For passengers who have just arrived upstairs from the West Entrance:

  • Ticket Gates B1 – B14 are to your left
  • Ticket Gates A1 – A14 are to your right
  • Immediately upon reaching Level 2, you are closest to Gates A12 – A14 and B12 – B14

This station uses automated ticket gates for platform access. Pink ticket holders will have their tickets checked by gate staff. Blue ticket holders are to insert their tickets (one ticket per passenger, blue side facing up) into the ticket gate (please use your right hand). Allow other passengers to pass through the gates first. Remember to take your ticket from the machine before passing through the barriers.

Ticket gates will close 5 minutes prior to departure.

SPECIAL CARE PASSENGERS

The Special Care Service Centre serves Special Care Passengers (seniors, children, ill, disabled and pregnant passengers). This is closest to Ticket Gates A1, A2 and A3.

EXITS

Passengers leaving trains should proceed to the nearest exit passage at the centre of the platform. You may use either the West or East Exits (depending on your connecting mode of transport or where you have arranged to meet visitors).

Visitors picking up passengers will use the underground passage entrances by the station entrances to proceed to the Arrivals Level.

The following bus routes serve Qingdao North:

  • East Square: Routes 23, 24, 112, 113, 118, 120, 207, 325, 603, 908
  • West Square: Routes 临 1, 临 2

Please pay attention to bus schedules and fares.

David Feng

David Feng — founder and publisher, Tracking China, a Street Level China website.

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