Dalian Transportation

Getting There

By Air
Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport is located about 10km (6 miles) northwest of the city, it serves as an important transportation hub in the Bohai area. It is about 10km (6 miles) from Dalian Railway Station, 5km (3 miles) from the Shenyang-Dalian Freeway and 35km (22 miles) from Lushun district.

There are 69 domestic flights leave from the Zhoushuizi International Airport, taking passengers to most of the major Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Changsha, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Haikou, Kunming, Shenyang, Wuhan, Dunhuang, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Zhuhai, Xian, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Guilin, Hangzhou, Lanzhou, Luoyang and so on. In addition, Thirty international routes connect Dalian to over 30 cities in 14 countries including Vladivostok, Hiroshima, Irkutsk, Osaka, Sendai, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Munich, London, Delhi, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Fukuoka, Khabarovsk, Nagoya, Dubai, Seoul, Toyama, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, Phuket and Sydney. There are regular charter service between Dalian and regions in American, Europe, Russia and Southeast Asia.

Transport between the airport and the city center is quite convenient. Taxi service is available outside the airport. A taxi from the airport to the city center takes about ten minutes and costs 20 Yuan. Regular airport buses leave for the city center after each flight arrival. A single ticket is 5 Yuan. In the city center buses leave for the airport from the Civil Aviation Building at No. 143, Zhongshan Lu, Xigang District. The public buses 532, 701 and 710 also travel between the airport and the city area – a ticket is just one Yuan.

Air Ticket Booking

Airport Central Ticket Office
Location: at the airport
Inquire and booking: 0411-83612222
Seat reservation Tel: 0411-83886047

Lushun Ticketing Office
Location: located in Lushun scenic spot of Dalian
Booking: 86634804 (inc. ticket delivery)

Jinzhou Ticketing Office
Location: located in commercial street of Jinzhou District, Dalian
Booking: 87673993 (inc. ticket delivery)

Qianshan Road Ticketing Office
Location: located at No.11 Qianshan Road, Ganjingzi District, Dalian
Booking: 86587006/86587116 Fax: 86608423
Service Complaint: 0411-83885372 (daytime) 0411-83886482 (nighttime)
Inquiry: 0411-86652071, 0411-83885933

By train
Dalian railway station is centrally located in the bustling commercial center near Qingniwaqiao in the downtown area. The station is surrounded by numerous shopping streets, hotels, entertainment venues with convenient connections to every corner of the city. Trains from Dalian can reach all cities in Dongbei (northeastern China) area and Beijing, Shanghai and Hankou. The high speed air-conditioned Tourist Specials running between Dalian and Beijing, Shenyang, Harbin and Changchun make excursions convenient. From Shenyang to Dalian there are two express trains - Jinshitan Express and Liaoning-Shenyang Evening Express.

Enquiry: 0411-82603331
Ticket Agency at Railway Station: 0411-82592873, 82592875

By Water
Dalian has a well developed water transport network. The Passenger Port is located at the northern end of Wuwu Lu in the eastern end of the Liaodong Peninsular. A shuttle bus is available which take passengers from the Waiting Hall to the docks. We suggest you arrive at the passenger port at least half an hour before your scheduled departure time. Scheduled passenger ships leave for Yantai, Weihai, Penglai, Tianjin and Qinhuangdao. Passenger ships depart for Changhai County daily. Ships also sail for Incheon, Korea.

By Long Distance Bus
Dalian has two main highways that extend northeastward to cover the peninsular. One is the Shenyang-Dalian Speedway, which connects the city to Shenyang, and runs parallel to the 202 national highway. The other is the Yellow Sea Speedway, starting from Dalian running along the coast to Dandong, another important city, next to the 201 national highway. This makes the connections between Dalian and the other four major cities, namely Shenyang, Dandong, Liaoyang, Qinhuangdao, very convenient.

Bus Station

Liujiaqiao Station
Address: adjacent to No. 1 Building of Zhoushan Jie District Committee, Ganjingzi District
Tel: 0411-86645107
Buses leave for Lushun (Port Arthur)

Heishijiao Station
Address: No. 700, Zhongshan Lu, Shahekou District
Tel: 0411-84692712 ext. 8107
Buses leave for Lushun (Port Arthur) from 5:30 to 19:30 with an interval of ten minutes. The trip is around 40 km; a single ticket is 7 Yuan.

Beigangqiao Station
Address: at No. 20, Anshan Lu, Xigang District
Tel: 0411-83628681
Buses leave for Lushun and surrounding cities

Gangwanqiao Station
Address: at No. 14, Changjiang Lu, Xigang District, south of the Dalian Passenger Port
Tel: 0411-82823173
Buses leave for Beijing, Tianjin, Wenzhou, Yingkou and Anshan

Jianshejie Station
Address: at No. 36, Jianshe Jie, Xigang District, north of the railway station
Tel: 0411-83605274
Buses leave for cities in Liaoning and Hebei provinces and Dongbei Area

Getting Around

Public Buses
There are over 150 bus routes enable budget travelers to get around the city easily. The buses' operating times vary, starting between 4:30am and 6:30am and finishing between 8pm and midnight. Most buses have no conductors and so you will need to prepare one or two Yuan in change before getting on a bus. There are many one-way streets in the city, so do not always take it for granted that the return will drop you on the same street.

Special Tourist Buses
Bus 801, 801 (B) and K901 are three main tourist buses which cover almost all the tourist attractions in the city except Golden Pebble Beach (Jin Shi Tan) scenic area at the northern end of the city.
Tourist Bus 801
This bus runs a circuit through the southeastern part of the city, it starts from the Shengli (Victory) Square in front of the Railway Station. Most of the tourist attractions are in this area. The trip is divided into four sections - Shengli (Victory) Square section, Laohutan Park section, Fujiazhuang section and Xinghai Square section. Five yuan is charged for each section and the total is twenty yuan. There are bus conductors and you need not to prepare the changes.

Tourist Bus 801 B
this route starts from the Dock of Dalian Passenger Port and runs across the busy downtown area from northeast to the southwestern end of the city. All 801 (B) buses have no conductors and you need to prepare change of two yuan before getting on the bus. Ticket fee is two yuan.

Tourist Bus 901
This route covers most of the southwestern part of the city and then goes northwards to the bustling downtown area. Ticket fee is two yuan.

There are four cities in China with well-preserved trams, namely, Hong Kong, Dalian, Changchun and Anshan, among which those in Dalian are said to be the best preserved. Trams in Dalian are not only an important means of transport but a historical testimony of this century-old city. The well-preserved tram lines were built by Japanese colonists in the early 1900s and nowadays these 'relics' still serve as a crucial means of transport in the downtown area.

There are three tram routes running through the city from east to west at a speed of 20km/hour (about 12 miles/hour).

Bus 201
The route starts from Railway Station to Shahekou Railway Station. If possible, tourists are suggested to take this route in the day for it passes through the bustling residential areas and you can have a chance to see the daily life of the local people.

Bus 202
The route starts from Xinggong Jie to North Hekou. This route takes passengers from the downtown area to the Xinghai Scenic Area including the Xinghai Square, Exhibition Center, Xinghai Park and the famous bathing area.

Bus 203
The route starts from Railway Station to Si'ergou. This is highly recommended for tourists who are enjoy lush lawns, European style buildings, musical fountains and various charming squares.

Light Rail
The northern area of the city, where the Economic and Technology Development Zone is situated, is not densely covered by public buses. The city government has built a 50kms (31 miles) long light rail line starting from the downtown commercial center near Dalian Railway Station. The line goes through five administrative districts of the city and serves as an express transport between the northern developing region and the downtown area. The line extends further northward to Golden Pebble Beach (Jinshitan Scenic Area), about 50km (31 miles) away from the city center.

It will take you about 50 minutes for a single trip and trains usually leave in each direction at an interval of twenty minutes. Each train has 176 seats and runs at an average speed of 60km/hr (37 miles/hr) and reaches a speed of 100 km/hr (62 miles/hr). A single-trip may cost you eight yuan.

By Taxi
The rates start from eight yuan for the first three kilometers (1.86 miles) with 1.8 yuan per additional kilometer (0.62 miles). Rates for the night service from 22:00 - 05:00 (next day) are 30% higher, starting at 10.4 yuan for the first three kilometers (1.86 miles) and 2.34 yuan for each additional kilometer. The taxi drivers in Dalian have a good reputation for their hospitableness and trustworthiness - they are very kind to foreign visitors.


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