Beijing - Harbin High Speed Train

At present, there are about 10 pairs of bullet trains per day running between Beijing and Harbin, passing through major cities including Qinhuangdao, Jinzhou, Shenyang, Tieling and Changchun. Duration is 7-8.5 hours and the Beijing to Harbin distance or vice versa by high speed train is 1,241 kilometers (about 770 miles). A cheapest ride costs CNY 306.5 on a second class seat.

The opening of this rail line has brought great convenience for passengers to northeast China, especially for those attending the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival.


Beijing-Harbin High Speed Railway Map
Beijing - Harbin High Speed Railway Map

Beijing to Harbin Bullet Train Schedule

Beijing Train Schedule
(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Harbin WestD10113:5221:407h48m
Beijing SouthHarbin WestG38107:5514:557h00m
Harbin Train Schedule
(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Harbin WestBeijingD2806:5414:517h57m
Beijing SouthG39407:0614:387h32m
Note: The above timetable is for reference only. Please search with the tool on top of this page for real-time schedule.

Ticket Price of Beijing - Harbin High Speed Train

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
VIP Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G/C trainsCNY 1,019
USD 150
CNY 490.5 - 882
USD 72 - 130
CNY 306.5 - 541.5
USD 45 - 80
D trainsCNY 1,019
USD 150
CNY 490.5 - 882
USD 72 - 130
CNY 306.5 - 541.5
USD 45 - 80

A Beijing-Harbin High Speed Train
A First Class Carriage
A First Class Carriage

Which Station to Choose/ How to go:

 Beijing Railway Station:
Compared to the South Railway Station, it is closer to the city center and other attraction sites. Also, it operates more bullet trains to/from Harbin. Around the station, there are city buses and subways for passengers.
1. By Subway: Line 2
2. By Bus: 9, 20, 24, 29, 39, 44, 52, 59, 122, 126, 403, 619, 622, 637, 638, 639, 666, 668, 673, 674, 804, 805, 938, 957;  Airport Night Line, Airport Shuttle Bus Line 3; Night line 5, 10, 17, 19, 21, 24, 28

 Beijing South Railway Station:
Although located a little farther from the city center and some attraction sites, transportation here is very convenient and includes coaches, subway, city buses and airport shuttle buses. Besides, high speed trains to/from Shanghai and Tianjin operate here; hence it is more convenient for transfer passengers to use this station.
1. By Subway: line 4, line 14
2. By Bus: 20, 84, 102, 106, 133, 343, 381, 458, 485, 529, 652, 665;  Airport Shuttle Bus Line 10; Te 5, 14, 18; Night Line 15, 17, 18, 24

 Harbin West Railway Station:
1. By Subway: Line 1
2. By Bus: 11, 31, 64, 83, 87, 96, 120, 124, 203, 220, 364, 379, 602, airport shuttle bus line 2

Regular Trains along the Way

There are 13 pairs of them running between Beijing Railway Station and Harbin Railway Station/ East Railway Station and West Railway Station.

Beijing to Harbin Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z15705:58 - 16:4810h50m
T4718:57 - 06:12+11h15m
Z1721:15 - 07:12+9h57m
Z1521:21 - 07:19+9h58m
13 departures in total: departure time from 05:58 to 23:00; duration from 9h57m to 18h46m.

Harbin to Beijing Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)

Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z15810:51 - 21:0810h17m
K34017:05 - 09:58+16h53m
Z20419:50 - 06:28+10h38m
Z1621:27 - 07:21+9h54m
Z1821:34 - 07:49+10h15m
13 departures in total: departure time from 01:28 to 22:11; duration from 9h54m to 20h53m.

1. "+" means the second day;
2. The above timetable is for reference only. Please search with the tool on top of this page for real-time schedule.

Beijing - Harbin Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 427.5 - 484.5
USD 63 - 71
CNY 279.5 - 317.5
USD 41 - 47
CNY 152.5 - 173.5
USD 22 - 26

 Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:

 Major Rail Lines from Harbin to:
 Recommended Guided Tours:
 4 Days Harbin Ice Festival Tour
 5 Days Beijing Tour with Hotel from $459
 2-Day Beijing Tour without Hotel from $119
- Last modified on Nov. 08, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing - Harbin High Speed Train
Asked by McKenzie | Nov. 07, 2018 01:33Reply
Is late December or early January a hot season to Harbin?
Is it easy to get a ticket?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Nov. 08, 2018 01:55

Thank you for your inquiry.
Late December or early January is a hot season for traveling to Northeast China like Harbin, Shenyanng and Yabuli etc. Also it is during the Ice and Snow Festival time, so the tickets in and out of Harbin are indeed under great demands. It is recommended to buy the ticket in advance and choose some back up trains or seat class as well in case your most preferred one is not available. Hope for your kind understanding.
Asked by steven from MALAYSIA | Sep. 30, 2018 20:42Reply
soft sleep
we are 3 people looking to book 4 tickets for soft sleep .we want to have the whole compartment to ourselves . is it possible ??
Answers (1)
Answered by Miss Angel | Oct. 01, 2018 01:07

If you want to book 4 tickets, you need to offer 4 passengers infomation.
Asked by Yap B Goh from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 12, 2018 06:57Reply
Which station to take in Beijing and disembark in Harbin.
We are taking a high speed train from Beijing to Harbin for Ice Festival in Jan'2019.
Answers (1)
Answered by Scarlett from INDIA | Sep. 13, 2018 00:18

For this route, 4 of the rides go from Beijing Railway Staton and 2 of them go from the South Station. For arrival station, Harbin Railway Station could be better option but it also depends on the ride you choose.
Asked by B. T. Tan from MSIA | Aug. 12, 2018 03:21Reply
My first time traveling Beijing -Qinhuangdao-Panjin route. Like to know on arrival at the Beijing
At the airport where do I board the shuttle bus to the HSR station to continue my journey to Qinhuangdao ?
How much is the shuttle bus fare and it's frequencies ? Tq.
Answers (1)
Answered by Alice | Aug. 12, 2018 20:26

After your arrival at the airport, you can go to the ticket office to buy the bus ticket first. The office should be at 1F on T1 near gate7, T2, near gate 11 and T3 near gate 7 or 9. Then you can take the bus to the railway station and continue your trip to Qinhuangdao and Panjin. The shuttle bus should be CNY30 per person.
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