Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport(TAO) Guides

Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport (IATA: TAO, Chinese Name: 青岛胶东国际机场) is located in Jiaozhou, a city under the administration of Qingdao, 48km northwest of Qingdao city center and 11km eastsouth of Jiaozhou city center. It opened on Aug 12, 2021 to replace Qingdao Liuting International Airport. At the same time, Liuting airport was closed. Construction of this new airport started on June 26 2015. And on Nov 12 2018, the new airport was named Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport.

Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport covers 478,000 square meters, and has two 3600 metres runways. Now there is only one terminal at Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport: terminal 1. Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 will be built in 10 - 15 years. As the 16th busiest airport in China, it will be able to handle 35 million passengers, 500,000 metric tons of cargo and almost 300,000 landings and takeoffs by 2025.

It will be the city's first 4F-class airport -- meaning its big enough to accommodate the world's largest commercial aircraft, including A380s and Boeing 787s -- making it a new transportation hub in Northeast Asia.

It can be reached by metro line 8, taxi, airport bus and high-speed rail.

Terminal 1, Qingdao Jiaodong international Airport, TAO Airport

Qingdao Jiaodong airport is an international civil airport with 167 flights to more than 84 domestic and 24 international destinations, and serves 19 domestic airlines.

The terminal is shaped like a starfish, offering five connected concourses. This design helps reduce walking distances between the main check-in hall and the farthest gates in the 470,000-square-meter terminal to no more than 550 meters.

check in counter, Qingdao Jiaodong international Airport, TAO Airport

[Important]Travel restrictions of COVID-19

All overseas arrivals are required to take a nucleic acid test and being quarantined in designated facilities for 14 days. Travelers are expected to cover the costs of the quarantine.

And China suspended the entry into China by foreign nationals holding valid visas or residence permits since Mar 28 2020. And 144-HOUR VISA-FREE TRANSIT also is unavailable.

But entry with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas are not affected. And if you got a new Chinese Visa after Mar 28 2020, you also can enter China.

Effective from 28th September 2020 (12AM), foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters and reunion are allowed to enter China with no need to apply for new visas. If the above three categories of residence permits held by foreign nationals are expired after 12 a.m of 28 March 2020, the holders may apply for relevant visas by presenting the expired residence permits and relevant materials to the Chinese embassies or consulates on the condition that the purpose of the holders' visit to China remains unchanged.

Location and Map

Address: Qiandiankou cun, Jiaozhou, Qingdao, Shandong Province, China

Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport (TAO) is located 48km northwest of Qingdao City centre, 42km northwest of Qingdao North Railway Station, 53km northwest of Qingdao Railway Station.

Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport map, map of TAO Airport

FAQs of Qingdao Jiaodong Airport

1. How far is Qingdao Jiaodong Airport from Qingdao city center?

Qingdao Jiaodong Airport is located 48km northwest of Qingdao city center.

2. How far is Qingdao Jiaodong Airport from Qingdao North Railway Station?

Qingdao Jiaodong Airport is located 42km northwest of Qingdao North Railway Station.

3. How far is Qingdao Jiaodong Airport from Qingdao Railway Station?

Qingdao Jiaodong Airport is located 53km northeast of Qingdao Railway Station.

4. How to get to Qingdao Jiaodong Airport by metro, bus or taxi?

Qingdao Jiaodong Airport can be reached by Metro line 8, taxi, airport bus. and high-speed rail. Metro is mostly recommended.

5. How many terminals are there at Qingdao Jiaodong Airport?

Qingdao Jiaodong Airport now has one terminal: Terminal 1

6. When do I need to arrive at the airport before the departure?

Allow yourself plenty of time, at least 2 hours to queue up for security checks and boarding.

7. Are there any foods at Qingdao Jiaodong Airport?

There are some foods and restaurants, including Chinese foods, Western foods, Fast foods, Halal food, noodles, Qingdao local foods, KFC, McDonald's and Starbucks. Get details

8. Are there any hourly lounges or hotels at Qingdao Jiaodong Airport?

There are one five stars hotel:Pullman Qingdao Jiaodong Airpor, and some First class/Business lounges. Get details

9. What is and how to get 144-HOUR VISA-FREE TRANSIT at Qingdao Jiaodong Airport?

144-HOUR VISA-FREE TRANSIT is a policy that allows citizens from 53 countries who hold valid international travel documents, and a passenger ticket for connecting travel to a third country (region) with confirmed seats and a departure time within 144 hours, to travel in Qingdao without a visa for six days. Get details

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