Changchun to Jilin / Jilin to Changchun: Best Ways to Travel

Changchun is nearly 120 kilometers (75 miles) west from Jilin City. Direct flight is not available between these two cities because of the short distance. The best way to travel from Changchun to Jilin is by high speed train, spending 40 to 50 minutes and costing CNY 31.5 for a second class seat ticket. The normal speed train is also available, which requires 1.5 to 2 hours and CNY 19.5 for a hard seat ticket. Passengers can also take the direct long-distance bus to travel between Changchun and Jilin; it needs 2 hours with the fare of CNY 30 to 37 per person. 
 
Changchun to Jilin
 

Best Ways to Travel from Changchun to Jilin

 

1. First Choice: Changchun to Jilin High Speed Train: 40 to 50 minutes, CNY 31.5 - 97.5 per person

There are about 60 direct high speed trains operating from Changchun Railway Station to Jilin Railway Station daily. The trains depart from 05:38 to 22:02 with the frequency of 30 minutes, spending 40-50 minutes on the way. Taking high speed trains is a recommended option because of the short travel time and flexible schedule.
 Ticket Prices: CNY 31.5 for Second Class Seat; CNY 52 for First Class Seat; CNY 97.5 for Business Seat
 

2. Alternative Choice: Changchun to Jilin Normal Speed Train: 1.5 to 2 hours, CNY19.5 - 99.5 per person

Taking normal speed train is another option. Each day, about 5 normal speed trains depart from Changchun Railway Station to Jilin Railway Station. It takes around 1.5 to 2 hours on the way. If you have enough travel time and limited budget, you are suggested to take the normal speed train.
 Ticket Prices: CNY 19.5 for Hard Seat; CNY 65.5 for Hard Sleeper; CNY 99.5 for Soft Sleeper
 

3. Changchun to Jilin Long-distance Bus: 2 hours, CNY 30 - 37 per person

Currently, several direct long-distance buses run from Changchun Passenger Transport Center and Kaixuan Road Coach Station to Jilin downtown area, with the duration of around 2 hours.
Starting Point Departure Time Ticket Fare
Changchun Passenger Transport Center 06:30, 07:00, 11:30, 12:15, 14:00 CNY 30 - 37/person
Kaixuan Road Coach Station 13:00 CNY 30/person
 

How to Get from Changchun Longjia International Airport to Jilin?

Upon landing, you can take the long-distance bus from the airport to Jilin directly. However, there is only one bus that departs at 22:30. It takes around 1.5 hours on the way and costs CNY 50 per person. If the bus schedule is not friendly to you, it is advised to take airport shuttle bus and get to Changchun Railway Station first of all. Then take high speed train to Jilin city.
 

Best Ways to Travel from Jilin to Changchun

 

1. Jilin to Changchun High Speed Train: 40 to 50 minutes, CNY 31.5 - 97.5 per person

The fastest and most recommended way is to take convenient high speed train. More than 50 trains run from Jilin Railway Station to Changchun Railway Station every day. The duration is 40 to 50 minutes in general. This transportation is good for travelers who have tight schedule.
  Ticket Prices: CNY 31.5 for Second Class Seat; CNY 52 for First Class Seat; CNY 97.5 for Business Seat
 

2. Jilin to Changchun Normal Speed Train: 1.5 to 2 hours, CNY19.5 - 99.5 per person

5 Jilin to Changchun normal speed trains are running every day and departing from Jilin Railway Station to Changchun Railway Station. Although it takes 1.5 to 2 hours on the way, passengers can make full use of time to appreciate the natural scenery outside the window. Besides, the ticket fare is low. 
 Ticket Prices: CNY 19.5 for Hard Seat; CNY 65.5 for Hard Sleeper; CNY 99.5 for Soft Sleeper
 

3. Jilin to Changchun Long-distance Bus: 2 hours, CNY 11 - 36 per person

Nowadays, only Jilin Central Coach Station operates direct coaches to Changchun. There are frequent departures daily with cheap ticket fare.
Starting Point Schedule Ticket Fare
Jilin Central Coach Station 05:50, 06:15, 06:30, 07:00, 08:10, 08:10, 08:20, 08:40, 09:25, 09:45, 11:55, 12:00, 13:00 CNY 11-36 / person
- Last modified on Mar. 31, 2021 -
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