The cheapest times to fly from HIA to TAO are

  • July 16th to September 9th (except the week of August 6th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from HIA to TAO is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $2395 for Monday flights during early October, or as low as $987 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Qingdao

Flying from Huai’an (HIA) to Qingdao (TAO) will usually cost between $1039 to $2395 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $1065. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early October, with an average price of $2278. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1213 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1444 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HIA to TAO flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the HIA to TAO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

HIA to TAO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HIA to TAO flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Huai’an. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Qingdao, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Huai’an. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $137 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1467. Return trip prices are from the TAO to HIA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from HIA to TAO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 3 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking HIA to TAO

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from HIA to TAO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Tianjin (HIA > TSN > TAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $957
  • Average savings: $487 (33.7%)

See HIA to TSN flights

Hack #2: Changchun (HIA > CGQ > TAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1273
  • Average savings: $171 (11.85%)

See HIA to CGQ flights

Hack #3: Harbin (HIA > HRB > TAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1305
  • Average savings: $139 (9.59%)

See HIA to HRB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from HIA to TAO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Fuzhou Airlines, Qingdao Airlines, Shandong, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Spring, Tianjin Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Liuting Airport to Huai’an Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6701 miles or 10784 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from HIA to TAO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HIA to TAO flight is about 13 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Huai’an and Qingdao?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from HIA to TAO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HIA
Origination airport name Huai’an Airport
City Huai’an
Country China
Latitude 33.8
Longitude 119.1

Return Airport

Destination code TAO
Destination airport name Liuting Airport
City Qingdao
Country China
Latitude 36.3
Longitude 120.4


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