Dalian is a young city with only a 100-year history. Situated at the tip of China's Liaodong Peninsular, it is a trading and financial center in northeastern Asia and has gained the name the 'Hong Kong of Northern China'.

Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport serves as an important transportation hub in the Bohai area. It is about 10km (6 miles) from Dalian Railway Station, 5km (3 miles) from the Shenyang-Dalian Freeway and 35km (22 miles) from Lushun.Thirty international routes connect Dalian to over 30 cities in 14 countries. There are regular charter service between Dalian and regions in Southeast Asia, Europe, American and Russia.
Transport between the airport and the city center is quite convenient. Taxi service is available outside the airport. A taxi from the airport to the city center takes about ten minutes and costs RMB20. Regular airport buses leave for the city center after each flight arrival. A single ticket is RMB5.

The main public transportation in Dalian is city bus and taxies.
Dalian boasts a comparatively developed public transportation system. There is over 100 bus routes altogether, including a tram car line. As most of the buses are the self-service ticketing one, so travelers should prepare the change in advance. Generally speaking, the ticket fare is RMB1 per person. In addition, RMB2 per person may be charged for some of the minibuses and tourist special lines (801, 901).The buses' operating times vary, starting between 4:30am and 6:30am and finishing between 8pm and midnight.

The staring price is RMB8 for the first three kilometers. And hereafter RMB2 will be charged for every additional kilometer. During the nighttime (22:00-05:00), the taxi fare will be floating upward about 30%. It is quite easy to take a taxi at the city no matter from airport, port, hotels or the tourist attractions.