The average price of a 7-day trip to Qingdao is $1,347 for a solo traveler, $2,419 for a couple, and $4,535 for a family of 4. Qingdao hotels range from $42 to $189 per night with an average of $73, while most vacation rentals will cost $80 to $300 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Liuting Airport (TAO) are between $836 and $1,234 per person for economy flights and $2,623 to $3,872 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $33 to $73 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Qingdao, CN

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to TAO and stay in a Qingdao hotel:

  • February 5th to April 22nd (except the week of March 19th)
  • August 20th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Qingdao is usually early September.

 

Average Qingdao Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Qingdao for a week is $1,042-$1,968($149-$281 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $33 to $73 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $493 to $1,037 for economy

Lodging: $53 to $70 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $54 to $66 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Qingdao for a week is $2,452-$3,910($350-$559 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $66 to $146 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $986 to $2,074 for economy

Lodging: $53 to $70 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $54 to $66 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Qingdao for a week is $3,412-$7,032($487-$1,005 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $132 to $292 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,972 to $4,148 for economy

Lodging: $106 to $140 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $86 to $106 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Qingdao

How cheap can you make a vacation to Qingdao? The cheapest trip to Qingdao is about $104 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 10% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $34.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Qingdao for a week is $725-$1,506($104-$215 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $16 to $31 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $493 to $1,037 for economy

Lodging: $34 to $42 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Qingdao for a week is $1,330-$2,760($190-$394 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $62 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $986 to $2,074 for economy

Lodging: $34 to $42 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Qingdao for a week is $2,600-$5,520($371-$789 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $124 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,972 to $4,148 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $84 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $30 to $60 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Qingdao cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Qingdao Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Qingdao.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Qingdao for a week is $2,032-$7,717($290-$1,102 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $66 to $161 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,006 to $2,810 for first class

Lodging: $94 to $189 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $300 to $630 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Qingdao for a week is $3,500-$11,654($500-$1,665 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $132 to $322 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,012 to $5,620 for first class

Lodging: $94 to $189 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $300 to $630 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Qingdao for a week is $7,000-$21,418($1,000-$3,060 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $264 to $644 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,024 to $11,240 for first class

Lodging: $188 to $378 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $420 to $945 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Qingdao Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Qingdao is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Qingdao due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Qingdao Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Qingdao hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Qingdao.

 

Flight Costs to Qingdao

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,234 average in late December to a low of $836 in early September. Median flight price is $837. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Qingdao our data includes 224 originating airports, and 110 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Qingdao from an airport like Savoonga (SVA) in Savoonga, AK (the United States) for an average $6,148 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Incheon International (ICN) in Seoul (South Korea) at an average of just $149.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Qingdao, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $399, so you can easily save about 48% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Qingdao can easily cost $240 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $16 per person. Private tours can cost $472 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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