Harbin Transportation

Harbin Transportation -- Getting Around

Harbin subway has line 1 and line 3 in service. Line 1 runs between East Railway Station and South Railway Station, extending 11 miles (18 kilometers). Line 3, which is the only loop line in the city, connects Yidaeryuan and Chengxianglu. Line 2 is scheduled to serve the public in 2021.
According to the long-range plan, a network of “9 lines + 1 circle” will serve the city in the future.
See Harbin Subway Map


The most convenient way of visiting in and around Harbin is via the extensive bus network with more than one hundred bus routes reaching all parts of the city. Usually, the starting time of these buses is between 05:00 and 06:30, and run until between 19:00 to 21:30. Most of the buses are self service, so you have to prepare enough small changes before boarding.

Additionally, two special tourist routes are operating between 07:00 to 19:00 daily. One departs from the Flood Control Monument and runs to Sun Island. The other passes several tourist spots in the downtown area, for example, the Flood Control Monument, St. Sofia Orthodox Church, City Railway Station and Museum.



No.117 is the only trolleybus route remaining in the city at present and runs between Harbin Infectious Disease Hospital and Longzhang Road, passing Xiangfang Avenue, the South Campus of Normal University, Northeast Forestry University, Lesong Square etc.
Working Hours: 05:30 to 20:30


Taking a taxi is the best way to save time and the charge is inexpensive in the city. Currently, there are around 14,000 taxis serving the public and the car brands are mostly Jetta, Saibao and Hongqi. It costs CNY8 for the first 3km (1.9mi); the fare for each extra kilometer (0.6mi) is CNY1.9 in the daytime and CNY2.5 at night (22:30 – 06:00 the next day). When the car runs over 12km (7.5mi), extra 50% is charge for empty return.

1. For each ride, CNY1 is charged for fuel fee.
2. It costs CNY100-130 between Taiping Airport and city proper for a single trip, for which CNY20 toll fee needs to be paid by passengers.
3. It is hard to hail a taxi during the peak hours (07:00 – 08:30 and 16:00 – 18:30) and the shift hours (15:00 – 16:00).


At present, six ferry lines are in operation, four of which sail to Sun Island. You can take these ferries respectively at Jiu Zhan, Tongjiang Jie, the Flood Control Monument and Dao Wai Qi Dao Jie between 08:00 and 17:00.

This year, visitors also have opportunities to take a night cruise aboard the cruise liner Dragon or Phoenix to enjoy the piece and tranquility of this city. This service operates from 15:00 to 22:30 while a luxury service operates from 15:00 to 21:00.

- Last updated on Apr. 16, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Getting Around Harbin
Asked by Pearl from SINGAPORE | Jan. 20, 2020 07:27Reply
May I know how to get to Unit 731 from Joy Boutique hotel?
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrea from GERMANY | Jan. 20, 2020 18:56

You can take bus 9 from Gaoyi street stop to West Dazhi street stop, then transfer to metro line 1 from West Daqiao station to Xinjiang street station (Exit 3), and walk north around 400m to it.
Asked by Wawa from MALAYSIA | Dec. 27, 2019 23:54Reply
Harbin Airport Shuttle
From what I understand, there is only one trip for airport shuttle from harbin railway station to airport which is at 6.30 am. Is there any other bus i can take other than that if i want to go airport from kazy International youth hostel or harbin railway station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Samuel from CANADA | Dec. 30, 2019 00:18

Actually, the shuttle bus line from Railway Station to the airport operates from 4:30 to 21:00 with frequency of 20 minutes.
Asked by Shims from MALAYSIA | Dec. 13, 2019 06:54Reply
Which bus can I take from Harbin Airport to Kazy Int'l Youth Hostel?
No.27 Tongjiang Street, Daoli, 15018,
Answers (3)
Answered by Justin from USA | Dec. 16, 2019 18:24

Take shuttle bus line 3 to Central Street station, and walk toward northwest to this hotel.
Answered by edo from INDONESIA | Dec. 21, 2019 13:58

hi. what bus can i take from Sofitel Hotel to Zhongyang street?
and how about from Sofitel to harbin ice and snow world?
thank you
Answered by Justina from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 22, 2019 22:58

To Zhongyang street, you are suggested to take taxi with around CNY15. To ice and snow world, you can take bus No.17 from Xiangfang Wanda Plaza to Fushun street station, and interchange to bus No.127 to it.
Asked by Jo Ng from SINGAPORE | Nov. 25, 2019 21:04Reply
Harbin Taxi for 5 passengers
Hi, is it easy to get a taxi for 5 passengers? 3 adults and 2 kids age 11,12
Answers (1)
Answered by Eleanore from FINLAND | Nov. 27, 2019 22:38

Well, generally speaking, one taxi can only take four passengers. According to the situation. you are suggested to take two taxis.
Asked by Yap Cheau Jing from MALAYSIA | Nov. 13, 2019 23:10Reply
Harbin Transportation Card
Hi, I would like to know is there any transportation card to use in Harbin and where I can buy it. Thank you.
Answers (5)
Answered by Kate from MALAYSIA | Nov. 17, 2019 19:22

Yes, there is local transportation card you can use in the city. Where do you intend to live? So I can find the nearby place you can buy it.
Answered by Debbie from MALAYSIA | Nov. 18, 2019 01:31

Can I buy in airport?
Answered by Kate from MALAYSIA | Nov. 18, 2019 18:08

Sorry, you can't.
Answered by Debbie from MALAYSIA | Nov. 18, 2019 18:49

Then where should I get it? I live at 道里区
Answered by Kate from MALAYSIA | Nov. 20, 2019 17:44

You can go to No.70, Shitoudao Street to buy one. Or you can buy the card in some convenience stores.
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