Lying in the middle of Shandong province, Laiwu
has superior geographical conditions and a good traffic network. The city is
located in the economic circle of provincial capital urban group in Shandong province.
Laiwu is close to Jinan in the north, and neighbors Mount Taishan in the west.
12 national highways and provincial highways, as well as 4 expressways, i.e. Beijing-Shanghai
Expressway, Qingdao-Laiwu Expressway, Binzhou-Laiwu Expressway and Taian-Laiwu
Expressway, run through the whole city. If you drive from Laiwu City to Jinan
International Airport, it only takes 40 minutes; if to Qingdao Harbor or Rizhao
Harbor, 2 hours! Within the border of Laiwu, there are two railways, Xintai
Railway and Donglai Railway. A railway whose function is to transport eastward
the Shanxi Coal extending from Lyuliang of Shanxi to Rizhao of Shandong and
runs through Laiwu, which will make Laiwu to grow into an important logistics
base. An intercity light railway connecting Jinan with Laiwu is being planned,
and it will be the first intercity rail traffic line in Shandong province.
After it is completed, and if you leave for Jinan from Laiwu, this railway will
take you to your destination only in 20 minutes. So Laiwu will become a traffic
point city of Shandong province.