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Yantai to Jinan East

Train Number:G472Start Station:YantaiEnd Station:Jinan East
Train TypeGStart Time:07:12End Time:10:35
Intermediate Stations:Yantai, Laiyang, Jimo North, Weifang North, Qingzhoucity North, Zibo North, Zouping, Zhangqiu North, Jinan East, Pingyuan East, Dezhou East, Beijing South
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Station No.Station NameArrive TimeDepart TimeStop Time
1 Yantai ---- 07:12 0 mins
2 Laiyang 07:56 07:58 2 mins
3 Jimo North 08:25 08:27 2 mins
4 Weifang North 09:06 09:15 9 mins
5 Qingzhoucity North 09:32 09:34 2 mins
6 Zibo North 09:49 09:51 2 mins
7 Zouping 10:02 10:05 3 mins
8 Zhangqiu North 10:15 10:23 8 mins
9 Jinan East 10:35 10:38 3 mins
10 Pingyuan East 11:04 11:08 4 mins
11 Dezhou East 11:20 11:24 4 mins
12 Beijing South 12:38 12:38 0 mins

G472 is a G train route originating from Yantai at 07:12, and arriving at the final destination of Jinan East at 10:35. The duration of the total journey is 3 hrs 23 mins. There are 12 stops in total: Yantai, Laiyang, Jimo North, Weifang North, Qingzhoucity North, Zibo North, Zouping, Zhangqiu North, Jinan East, Pingyuan East, Dezhou East, Beijing South. You can purchase tickets starting at, and ending at any station. Ticket prices are set on a per kilometer basis.

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