Cheap flights from Shanghai to Qingdao

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Tips to know when travelling to Qingdao

Travelers usually depart from Shanghai Pudong International, or Shanghai Hongqiao International when they travel from Shanghai to Qingdao. The distance between Shanghai and Qingdao is 585 km. The most popular airlines for this route are China Eastern Airlines, Air China, Shandong Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, and China Southern Airlines. Shanghai and Qingdao have 112 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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Juneyao Airlines on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

China Southern Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Shanghai Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Suparna Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

China Eastern Airlines on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Shandong Airlines on Mondays, and Saturdays.

Air China on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Shanghai to Qingdao

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during booking
China Eastern AirlinesCESMUYes
Air ChinaCCACAYes
Shandong AirlinesCDGSCYes
Juneyao AirlinesDKHHOYes
China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYes

Online check-in is not available for these airlines.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in China in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Shanghai to Qingdao?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Shanghai and Qingdao takes around 1.6 hours.
What is the flight distance between Shanghai and Qingdao?
The flight distance between Shanghai and Qingdao is 585 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Shanghai and Qingdao?
Several carriers operate flights between Shanghai and Qingdao. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Juneyao Airlines, Air China, Shanghai Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Suparna Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Shanghai?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Shanghai and Singapore, Taipei, London, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Manila, New Delhi, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing, Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dublin, Sanya, Kaohsiung, Chengdu, Osaka, Bengaluru.
What are the most popular routes to and from Qingdao?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Qingdao and Singapore, Taipei, Shenzhen, Bangkok, Guangzhou, Beijing, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, London, Sydney, Bengaluru, Dublin, Cebu, Zhengzhou, Tokyo, Hangzhou, Manchester, Goa.
Which airports are there in Shanghai?
Shanghai is mainly served by Shanghai Pudong International. But there are other airports nearby, including Shanghai Hongqiao International.
What airports are near Shanghai?
The main airport in Shanghai is Shanghai Pudong International. It is also served by Hangzhou Xiaoshan International, Sunan Shuofang International, Nantong Xingdong, Changzhou Benniu, Ningbo Lishe International, Yangzhou Taizhou International, Zhoushan Putuoshan.
What airports are near Qingdao?
The main airport in Qingdao is Qingdao Liuting International. It is also served by Qingdao Liuting International, Yantai Penglai, Weihai Dashuibo, Rizhao Shanzihe, Weifang, Lianyungang Baitabu, Linyi Shubuling, Dongying Shengli.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Shanghai and Qingdao?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Shanghai and Qingdao thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Shanghai and Qingdao can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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