Now there’s a new way to get to and from the airport, Huangdao style.
After a long time in the making there is finally an alternative solution to get to and from the airport for all airport bound people in Huangdao Kaifaqu Development Zone. At only 40 RMB per person one way, it is a much cheaper and more efficient way to get to and from the airport. The bus runs non stop between the Blue Horizon Hotel (formally Marina Gold) and the airport 6 times a day in both directions for a total of 12 times.
To the airport, starting at the Blue Horizon Hotel
To take the airport bus from Huangdao to the airport, simply arrive at the Blue Horizon Hotel 10 to 30 minutes prior to the buses scheduled time of departure. Tickets are sold inside the hotel lobby at a special counter specifically set up for the airport bus, if you have trouble finding this counter any hotel staff can help point you in the right direction.
Approximate Bus Departure Schedule to the Airport:
- Bus #1: 5:30
- Bus #2: 7:30
- Bus #3: 11:30
- Bus #4: 13:30
- Bus #5: 15:30
- Bus #6: 17:30
From the airport, ending at the Blue Horizon Hotel
To take the airport bus from the airport back to Huangdao, simply go to Gate #2 on the arrivals level and look for the airport bus ticket counter to purchase your ticket(s). The airport bus will park outside of Gate #2 approximately 10 to 30 minutes prior to its scheduled departure time. If you have a while to wait before the next airport bus arrives there is a waiting area located near Gate #1.
Approximate Bus Departure Schedule to Huangdao:
- Bus #1: 9:30
- Bus #2: 11:30
- Bus #3: 13:30
- Bus #4: 15:30
- Bus #5: 17:30
- Bus #6: 19:30
While this is a great step forward for Huangdao, it does however come with some drawbacks. Depending on the size of your group, hiring a private taxi may still be the most cost effective way to get to and from the airport. The times are great for early flights but for those cheaper later flights you will still need to arrange your own way back from the airport.
Please note that all times listed are approximate times and are subject to change, it is best to call ahead to confirm your desired time. The above times were obtained on November 4th, 2009.
If you would like more information you can call the airport bus service hot line at 8480.6788 or the 24 hour airport service hotline at 96567.