Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport is 10 kilometers away from downtown, it takes over 10 minutes by taxi and No.516, No.532, No.610, No.701, No.710 to downtown.
Connecting northeast and north China railways, there are more than 30 Dalian tourist trains and tourist express trains especially opened from Dalian to Shenyang and Jinzhou as well as all air conditioning express trains from Dalian to Beijing, Shanghai and Harbin. Dalian Railway Station is situated in Qing Ninwaqiao.
Originally Dalian came into existence because of its great natural harbor, and has gained much of its prosperity by taking advantage of it.
Dalian Port, with its prime geographical location and deep water, never freezes or silts up. It's the maritime transportation center of northern China, and one of the most important trade harbors across East Asia.
The marine passenger transportation routes extend in all directions, such as Yantai, Weihai, Penglai, Qinhuangdao, Tianjin Xingang and Changhaixian. Moreover, high speed cruise ships have been opened from Dalian to Yantai, Qinhuangdao, Changhaixian; Scheduled liners also have been opened from Dalian to Shanghai and Incheon.
Take Tianjin to Dalian as example, the freight rates minibuses are around 300 RMB which are cheaper than express way. Passengers can enjoy the delightfully fresh sea breeze, sea wave, sunrise and sunset on the deck, they even can drive your private cars to the bilged compartment of ship from Tianjin, Qinghuangdao, Yantai, Weihai, Penglai, Shanghai to transport the cars to Dalian.
The passenger station of Dalian Port is situated in Wuwu Road and passengers can get there by No.13 from Railway Station. It is necessary to arrive in waiting room half an hour early before sail because the Dalian Port is capacious.
Shenyang-Dalian expressway across the liaotung peninsula which was the first built one by China mainland, connecting with Shenyang, Liaoyang, Anshan, Yingkou and Dalian. Dalian (Lushun) as starting point, yellow sea expressway (Dalian --Dangdong) has extended to Zhuanghe, northeastern border channel "Heida Line" (201 the national road to Hegang) and across "Heida Line" (201 the national road to Heihe). There are five main coach stations in Dalian.
People can budget traveling by bus for the good public transportation of Dalian. There are hundreds of bus lines in Dalian including three tramcar lines. The first vehicle hour is 4:00-4:30 and final vehicle hour is 22:00-23:50, normal hour interval 3-8 minutes, but there is one bus every 1-2 minutes at rush hours.
Adopting self-service ticketing, the price of a ticket is 1 RMB; passengers insert coins in the slot on their own initiative without change. Minibuses are usually small and medium size vans, passengers can get off near their destinations and the price of a ticket is 2 RMB.
No. 1-99 are autobuses, ones starting with "1" are trolleybuses, ones starting with "2" are tramcars, ones starting with "4" are autobuses operated by joint ventures, ones starting with "5" are minibuses, ones starting with "6" are autobuses to newly-bulit suburb residence communities, ones starting with "7" are autobuses operated by affiliated companies.
The establishment of rapid rail from Xianglujiao to Kaifaqu and Golden Pebble Beach makes the public transportation of north of the city convenient.
The main brand taxis in Dalian are Santana, Jetta and CITROEN. Rates start at 8 RMB for the first three kilometers and 1.80 RMB for each additional kilometer.