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Guangzhou - Harbin Train

Currently, high speed trains are not available between Guangzhou / Guangzhou East Railway Station and Harbin West Railway Station. Passengers can choose to take the few pairs of normal speed trains. As the distance is over 3,500 km (2,174 miles), the journey takes almost 34 - 35 hours and travelers need to spend one or two nights on the train.

Travelers can make a high speed train transfer in Beijing or take a flight instead.

Guangzhou to Harbin Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z11306:05 - 18:01+35h56m
Z23718:36 - 06:51++36h15m
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Harbin to Guangzhou Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z11410:41 - 21:52+35h11m
Z23821:39 - 09:01++35h22m
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1. The above timetable is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.
2. "+" indicates the second day; "++" indicates the third day.

Ticket Fare of Guangzhou - Harbin Trains

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 1,032 - 1,078
USD 152 - 159
CNY 627 - 637
USD 92 - 94
CNY 348 - 352
USD 51 - 52
Guangzhou - Harbin Railway Map
Guangzhou - Harbin Railway Map

Stations along the way for Z112: Shaoguan East, Ganzhou, Ji'an, Nanchang West, Jiujiang, Fuyang, Heze, Tianjin, Tangshan, Shanhaiguan, Jinzhou, Shenyang North, Changchun

Stations along the way for Z236: Shaoguan East, Chenzhou, Hengyang, Changsha, Xianning, Wuchang, Xinyang, Luohe, Xuchang, Zhengzhou, Xinxiang, Anyang, Handan, Xingtai, Shijiazhuang, Baoding, Tianjin, Shenyang North

Stations along the way for Z114: Changchun, Siping, Shenyang North, Jinzhou South, Shanhaiguan, Qinhuangdao, Tangshan, Tianjin, Hengshui, Heze, Shangqiu South, Fuyang, Macheng, Jiujiang, Nanchang West, Ji'an, Ganzhou, Shaoguan East

Stations along the way for Z238: Shenyang North, Tangshan, Tianjin, Xushui, Baoding, Shijiazhuang, Anyang, Xinxiang, Zhengzhou, Luohe, Xinyang, Wuchang, Changsha, Hengyang, Chenzhou, Shaoguan East

Connecting High Speed Trains in Beijing

Since the travel time is too long by normal speed trains, travelers could also connect bullet trains at another city like Beijing. In this way, the total travel time could be shortened to about 21 hours including the transfer time between different railway stations.
Route  Duration  Ticket Fare
Guangzhou South - Beijing West  8 - 11 hours  CNY 709 / 862 for second class seat
Beijing / Beijing South / Beijing Chaoyang - Harbin / Harbin West  5.5 - 8.5 hours  CNY 306.5 - 584.5 for second class seat
Total  13.5 - 19.5 hours  CNY 1,015.5 - 1,446.5 for second class seat

If travelling on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, passengers are highly recommended to choose the overnight bullet sleeper trains between Beijing West Railway Station and Guangzhou South Railway Station. In this way, they can save one day's time on the way and one night’s hotel expense. If they take daytime trains, they have to stay in Beijing for a night.

Travel Tips

Since passengers will travel from a southern city to a northern city or vice versa, the temperatures in the two cities could be like in two seasons, prepare suitable clothes in advance.

Guangzhou - Harbin Train vs. Flight

There are 3 direct flights between Guangzhou and Harbin each day; the flight time is about 4h20m. Ticket price is CNY 1,400 - 2,200 for full price economy class seat, but normally you could get some discount if you book in advance.
Major Rail Lines from Guangzhou to: 
Major Rail Lines from Harbin to:
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou - Harbin Train
Asked by Dillon from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 14, 2019 03:25Reply
Is there shower with private sitting-type toilet in soft sleeper cabin on train Z236?
Answers (1)
Answered by Wolfe | Oct. 14, 2019 17:33

No! You never find shower on a train! Sitting type of toilet is possible to find but not private one. There will be one sitting type shared by each one or two soft sleeper carriages!
Asked by Fairy from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 20, 2018 01:24Reply
How far is Harbin West Street International Hostel from the West Station?
Is there any bus can be used?
Answers (1)
Answered by Warren from USA | Dec. 20, 2018 20:02

By taxi, it is about 10km in distance. You can take bus No. 130 to Ha Yi Bai which is about 400m way to the hotel.
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