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Suzhou - Harbin Train

There are only 3 pairs of direct trains in operation between Harbin and Suzhou in Jiangsu Province. Only one is high speed train and the rest are normal trains. Covering a long distance of 2,341 kilometers (1,455 miles), it still takes around 12 hours by high speed type and 23 to 28 hours by normal speed trains. Travelers who choose normal speed rides are highly recommended to book the tickets in advance to guarantee a sleeper bed. Sitting still on hard seat for over one day could be very tired and suffering.

Suzhou - Harbin High Speed Trains

Basic Facts:

 Open Date: Dec. 28, 2013
 Duration: 12 hours
 Running Distance: 2,341 kilometers (1,455 miles)
 Top Speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)

Suzhou to Harbin High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G120409:58 - 21:3611h38m
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Harbin to Suzhou Bullet Train Timetable

It is currently not in service.
See more Harbin Schedule 

Note: Timetable is for reference only. Please use the search tool on top of the page for real-time schedule. 

Suzhou - Harbin High Speed Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 3,256.5
USD 479
CNY 1,632.5
USD 240
CNY 968.5
USD 142
G1204/ G1202 are the only high speed rides running on this route. They originate at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Harbin West Railway Station respectively. The trains only stop in Suzhou North Railway Station for 2 minutes, thus passengers are recommended to make preparation in advance to board or get off.

Running Route

The running route of these two high speed rides can be mainly divided into 3 parts:
 Suzhou - Tianjin Section: It runs on the famous Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Railway. This section covers stopovers including Wuxi East, Changzhou North, Zhenjiang South, Nanjing South, Dingyuan, Bengbu South, Xuzhou East, Zaozhuang, Qufu East, Tai'an in Shandong, Jinan West, Cangzhou West and Tianjin West.

 Tianjin - Shenyang Section: The ride follows Tianjin - Qinhuangdao - Shenyang High Speed Railway, passing through Tianjin, Binhai, Tangshan, Beidaihe, Qinhuangdao, Suizhong North, Jinzhou South and Shenyang North.

 Shenyang - Harbin Section: The ride runs on part of Dalian - Harbin High Speed Railway. The stopovers are Tieling West, Kaiyuan West, Siping East, Changchun West, Fuyu North.

Suzhou - Harbin Normal Trains

Suzhou to Harbin Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z17616:24 - 15:54+23h30m
Z17219:59 - 19:06+23h7m


Harbin to Suzhou Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z17412:33 - 12:04+23h31m
Z17822:50 - 02:31++27h41m
Note: Timetable is for reference only. Please use the search tool on top of the page for real-time schedule.

Ticket Price:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 735.5
USD 108
CNY 476.5
USD 70
CNY 263.5
USD 39
Normal Speed trains depart/arrive at Harbin West Railway Station and Suzhou Railway Station, which is near city center area and can be easily reached by subway line 2, line 4, city buses and long distance buses. In Harbin, there are many different stations, including Harbin Station, East Station, West Station, North Station and Xiangfang Station. Travelers need to be aware of their departure station to avoid unnecessary trouble on the day of travel.

Other ways to transfer between

 By Rail: If there is no ticket available on the direct train you need or the time cannot fit your schedule, you may choose to make a transfer at Beijing or Tianjin first and then to your final destination. There are more departures a day for Suzhou-Beijing/Tianjin and Beijing/Tianjin-Harbin routes.

 By Flight: For a long distance trip, flight is also a frequently used option. Currently there is no flight service in Suzhou, however, travelers can reach Shanghai first for a transfer. Usually there are around 14 flights a day and all of them use Pudong International Airport.

 Major Rail Lines from Suzhou to:

 Major Rail Lines from Harbin to:
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Suzhou - Harbin Train
Asked by Acker from MALAYSIA | Dec. 09, 2019 00:06Reply
Time for Harbin Ice and Snow festival in 2020
Answers (1)
Answered by Adair | Dec. 09, 2019 16:15

I heard it starts since Jan 05.
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