Jining (济宁; Jìníng) is a city in Shandong.
Jining is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Shandong province. The city has around 200,000 inhabitants and the prefecturate around 8 million. The city is located right to the north of Nanyang Lake (南阳湖; Nányáng Hú) and is today the northernmost city reachable by navigation on the Grand Canal.
There is an airport in Jining.
There a six trains each day from Jinan to Jining with a travel duration of 2½-3 hours and costs of CNY14-45. There are two trains each day from Qingdao with a travel duration of around 8 hours and costs of CNY41-120. Also trains from major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Harbin.