Beijing to Harbin-train time/flight time/train price

Written by Matteo Updated Jul. 15, 2024

The distance from Beijing to Harbin is 1, 247 kilometers. Both are in the north of China, but Harbin is located in Heilongjiang Province, the northeastern part of China. It is convenient to choose either a plane or a train. However, we recommend you take a plane as it is faster and saves time. The fastest flight only takes 2 hours.

The Best Ways to Travel From Beijing to Harbin

beijing to harbin map
There are three transportation from Beijing to Harbin.

The best way to travel from Beijing to Harbin is by plane. Flights from Beijing to Harbin mainly depart from Beijing Capital International Airport and Beijing Daxing International Airport, and land at Harbin Taiping International Airport. There are 20 flights from Beijing to Harbin every day.

Features Plane High-Speed
Price CNY 1870 CNY 595.5
USD 257 USD 82
Duration 2h 5h
Speed 600km/h 250km/h
Frequency 20/day 21/day
Advantage Time-Saving Comfortable
Disadvantage High Cost Longer Duration

Note for Passengers:

1. The ticket price does not include airport construction fees and fuel surcharge.

2. The prices displayed above are for reference only. They may change at any time.

Beijing to Harbin Flight

It only takes 2 hours to fly from Beijing to Harbin, which refers to the time on the plane, excluding the time of checking in and picking up luggage. The earliest flight takes off at 6:40 and lands at 8:45. The last flight takes off at 22:30 and lands at 00:40.

Taking a plane is the most convenient way. You can fly from Beijing Capital International Airport or Beijing Daxing International Airport to Harbin Taiping International Airport. After landing, you can take the shuttle bus downtown and start your journey in Harbin.

Flights Depart from Beijing Capital Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport is 25 kilometers away from the city center, and there are 24 flights from this airport to Harbin. From the urban area to the airport, you can take Capital Airport Express passes to Beixinqiao Station (transfer to Line 5), Dongzhimen Station (transfer to Line 2 and Line 3), Sanyuanqiao Station (transfer to Line 10), Terminal 2, and Terminal 3.

(Updated on July 15th, 2024)

Flight Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
CA1621 6: 40 8: 45 2h5m
CN7139 6: 55 8: 55 2h
CA1689 7: 15 9: 10 1h55m
CA1643 8: 25 10: 30 2h5m
KN5501 9: 40 11: 50 2h10m
CZ5968 11: 00 13: 15 2h15m
CA6220 12: 00 14: 10 2h10m
CA1623 12: 40 14: 50 2h10m
CZ6218 15: 40 17: 55 2h15m
CA1611 17: 55 19: 45 1h50m

Flights Depart from Beijing Daxing Airport

Beijing Daxing International Airport is 46 kilometers away from the city center, and there are 33 flights from this airport to Harbin every day. You can take Line 10 or Line 19 to Caoqiao Station and then transfer to Daxing Airport Express to get to Daxing Airport. This subway passes Caoqiao Station, Daxing Xincheng Station, and Daxing Airport Station.

(Updated on July 15th, 2024)

Flight Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
CA8383 6: 50 8: 55 2h5m
CZ6657 7: 15 9: 10 2h5m
MU5197 8: 00 10: 15 2h15m
CZ5983 9: 30 11: 30 2h
MU8166 9: 40 11: 50 2h30m
CZ5968 11: 00 13: 15 2h15m
CZ6220 12: 00 14: 10 2h10m
CZ6218 15: 40 17: 55 2h25m
CZ6208 18: 40 20: 55 2h15m
MU6235 22: 00 00: 05 2h05m

Beijing to Harbin Flight Cost

  Economy Class
Price CNY 1870
USD 257

Beijing to Harbin High-speed Train

There are 21 high-speed trains from Beijing to Harbin every day. The earliest train departs at 8: 00 and arrives in Harbin at 12:51, while the last train leaves at 17:37 and reaches Harbin at 23:01. It takes about 5 hours to take the high-speed train.

The trains depart from Beijing Railway Station, Beijing West Railway Station, or Beijing Chaoyang Station, and arrive at Harbin Railway Station or Harbin West Railway Station. Taking the high-speed train is more comfortable than flying, and you can walk freely in the carriage. If you don't want to sit for a long time, the high-speed train can be your second choice.

Beijing to Harbin High-speed Train Time

(Updated on July 15th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
G941 6: 40 12: 40 6h
G901 8: 00 12: 51 4h51m
G931 8: 30 14: 05 5h35m
G935 8: 36 15: 14 6h38m
G903 9: 00 13: 53 4h53m
G935 9: 03 15: 14 6h11m
G933 9: 20 15: 01 5h41m
G935 9: 37 15: 14 5h37m
G937 10: 10 16: 19 6h09m
G939 10: 23 16: 02 5h39m
G905 11: 05 15: 56 4h51m
G945 11: 15 17: 03 5h48m
G3641 11: 32 17: 33 6h01m
G947 13: 40 19: 37 5h57m
G949 13: 55 19: 52 5h43m
G907 14: 05 19: 23 5h18m
G907 14: 27 19: 23 4h56m
G951 15: 05 21: 15 6h10m
G909 16: 00 20: 57 4h57m
G935 16: 22 22: 15 5h53m
G955 17: 37 23: 01 5h24m

Beijing to Harbin High-Speed Train Cost

  Business Class First Class Second Class
Price CNY 1875.5 CNY 951.5 CNY 595.5
USD 258 USD 131 USD 82

Beijing to Harbin Normal Speed rain

There are 20 normal-speed trains from Beijing to Harbin every day. The earliest train departs at 3:49 a.m. and arrives in Harbin at 16:32, lasting 12 hours and 43 minutes. The last train departs at 21:25 and arrives in Harbin at 7:44 a.m. the next day, lasting 10 hours and 19 minutes.

If you can't get a high-speed train ticket from Beijing to Harbin and want to enjoy the scenery along the way, the normal-speed train can be another option. It would be best if you bought a ticket on the day you depart.

Beijing to Harbin Normal Speed Train Time

(Updated on July 15th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
T182 3: 49 16: 32 12h43m
Z112 5: 54 17: 28 11h34m
Z156 6: 02 17: 41 11h40m
K339 11: 15 5: 00 17h45m
T297 12: 32 1: 57 13h25m
K349 15: 02 6: 29 15h27m
K383 15: 09 6: 13 15h04m
K1303 16: 25 8: 25 16h33m
T17 16: 45 5: 27 12h42m
K546 17: 30 10: 03 16h33m
K546 17: 30 9: 40 16h10m
K547 18: 00 9: 40 15h40m
K547 18: 00 10: 03 16h03m
Z83 18: 16 5: 34 11h18m
T47 18: 58 6: 45 11h47m
Z203 20: 36 7: 01 10h25m
Z67 20: 56 9: 20 12h24m
Z15 21: 18 7: 38 10h20m
Z17 21: 26 7: 46 10h20m
K341 23: 00 15: 48 16h48m
K341 23: 00 15: 12 16h12m

Beijing to Harbin Normal Speed Train Cost

  Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
Price CNY 440.5 CNY 288.5 CNY 156.5
USD 60 USD 40 USD 23

How do You get From Harbin Airport to the City

Harbin Taiping International Airport is 37 kilometers away from the downtown area. At present, the subway connecting the airport and the downtown area has not been opened yet, but there are buses available from the airport to the downtown. You can take a bus to get to the downtown with the price of CNY 20.

Bus Number 1

Operation route: Airport - No. 46,  Aidemengdun Road - No. 398,  Xinyang Road - Anfa Bridge,  Xinyang Road - Harbin Railway Station - No. 2,  Ganshui Road

Operating time: 7: 30 to the end of the flight

Bus Number 2

Operation route: Airport - Linggongli - Chilun Road - Harbin West Railway Station - Harbin West Clothing City - Subway Entrance of Harbin University of Science and Technology - Hexing Mall - Lesong Square - Tongxiang Store - Nongken Building - Tianyang Hotel - Convention and Exhibition Center - Minfang Business Hotel

Operating time: 7:30 am to the end of the flight

Bus Number 3

Operation route: Airport - Chilun Road - Xingcheng Hotel - Anhong Street - Central Street - Nanjijie Eighth District Stadium - Nanji -Harbin No. 124 Middle School - Taiping Bridge - Harbin East Railway Station

Operating time: 7:30 am to the end of the flight

Bus Number 4

Operation route: Airport - Qunli Homeland - Tongnange Community - Qunli Medical University - Qunli Yuanda - Kang'an Road - Gonglu Bridge - Ice and Snow World - Jiangbei Qianjin Crossing - Agricultural Machinery Market - Dagengjia - Harbin North Railway Station - Xueyuan Road - Zhujia - Yiwu Small Commodity City - Hulan Passenger Station

Operating Hours: 8:50, 9:30, 10:10, 10:50, 11:30, 12:10, 12:50, 13:30, 14:10, 14:50, 15:30, 16:10, 16:50, 17:30, 18:10, 18:50, 19:30, 20:10, 20:50, 21:30, 22:10, 22:50, 23:30, 0:10, 0:50, 01:30

Airport Shuttle Bus to Harbin Railway Station

Operation route: Harbin Taiping International Airport-Harbin Railway Station

Operating time: 7:30 to the end of the flight

Shuttle Bus to Wanda

Operation route: Harbin Taiping International Airport - Rongchuangmao - Songbei Maple Town

Operating time: 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30, 22:30, 23:30, 0:30, 01:30

Is Harbin Worth Visiting

Harbin, the Ice City located in northeastern China, has attracted countless tourists with its unique charm.

1. Ice and Snow World: Every winter, Harbin hosts the Ice and Snow World event, showcasing a myriad of ice and snow sculptures, along with skating and skiing activities.

2. Unique Architecture: Harbin also known as the "Oriental Paris", boasts various architectural styles that can be admired along Zhongyang Street.

3. Rich Cuisine: you can taste the local Northeastern Chinese dishes such as Guo Bao Rouand Di San Xian, among many other delicious offerings.

How to Arrange Your Travel From Beijing to Harbin

When planning a trip from Beijing to Harbin, the most recommended transportation is by plane. It is advisable to purchase airline tickets one month before departure or train tickets half a month before departure. You can book train tickets on China Train.

If your budget is limited and you plan to take an overnight train, you can choose trains that arrive on the second day, such as K339, T297, and K4217. You can identify these trains by looking for "+1" after the arrival time, indicating arrival on the following day.

If you are flying to Harbin, there are buses available at the airport that will take you to Harbin Railway Station, which is located downtown and offers convenient transportation. If you are not good at Chinese, you can download a translation app on your phone or contact China Travel to book your Harbin itinerary. We can arrange for an English-speaking tour guide to assist you during your stay.

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