Shandong Province is located at the lower reaches of the Yellow River. Holding the hub position of the three major cities of Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai, Shandong boasts well developed transportation networks accessible with airlines, railways and highways.
Shandong has 4 international airports based in Qingdao, Jinan, Yantai and Weihai, running more than 300 domestic and international routes that connect Japan, Korea, Hongkong, Taiwan, and most major cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai, and Guanghzou.
Shandong has favorable conditions for marine transportation guaranteed by four major ports in Qingdao, Yantai, Weihai and Rizhao. Weihai Port is only 93 nautical miles from South Korea and quick trips are possible with liners scheduled five times a week.
Shandong is an important railway hub, where Jinan and Qingdao Railway Stations are crucial transit points for nationwide railway transport, reaching most cities in China. With G Trains, trips from Jinan to Beijing and Shanghai are shortened to 1 hour and 32 minutes, and 3 hours and 21 minutes respectively.
The total mileage of expressways in Shandong exceeds 4,000 km, ranking one of the longest in China. Starting from Jinan, the capital of the province, expressways connecting 17 cities in Shandong have formed an easily accessible transportation network extending in all directions. The distance from Jinan to any of the other 16 cities is less than 4 hours’ drive. The Jinan-Qingdao Expressway runs across the entire Shandong Peninsula.
From the north, Shandong can be accessed by Beijing-Shanghai Expressway, which runs through Jinan, the City of Springs, Tai’an where the Mount Tai is located, and extends to Qufu where Confucius was born. The coastal cities including Qingdao where Mount Laoshan is located, Yantai and Weihai are connected by the Tongjiang-Sanya Expressway. From the south, Shandong is entered by taking the Beijing-Fuzhou Expressway or the Beijing-Shanghai Expressway via Jiangsu Province.