Harbin Transportation

Harbin Transportation -- Getting There


 Harbin Flights
Located 33 kilometers (20.5 miles) northwest of downtown area,  Harbin Taiping International Airport (HRB) is currently the second largest airport in northeastern China. Formerly known as Yanjiagang Airport , it was first built in 1979, afterwhich it underwent considerable expansion between 1994 and 1997. It achieved an international airport status in 1984 and serves as one of the most important transportation hubs for northeastern China.  The airport is currently well equipped to handle 6 million passengers annually and has more than 50 air routes, covering over 40 domestic and overseas cities.  These include Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changsha, Seoul, Osaka, Vladivostok and Los Angeles.

The airport has two terminals, domestic and international. Auxiliary facilities are offered in the airport, including duty-free shops, shops selling local products, restaurants, airport lounges, lost&found and information desk. The automatic check-in counter can be found at the information desk of China Southern Airlines, 2F, Terminal Building, where travellers may check in and print  boarding passes. 

Toilets designed for the disabled can be found throughtout the terminal building. An infant room is located near No. 8 boarding gate, providing children’s entertainment and nursing room with full-time keeper.
Tips: Airport transfers into the city take about an hour by shuttle bus, and about half an hour by taxi, the latter of which will cost about RMB100. It is advisable for outbound travellers to arrive at least 2 hours in advance of flight departure.


 Harbin Train Schedule
The city has four railway stations, City Railway Station, the West Railway Station, the East Railway Station and the North Railway Station.

City Railway Station is located in Nangang District, the center of the city. It was originally built in 1899 and also named as Qinjiagang Railway Station or Songhuajiang Railway Station. Being one of the largest train stations in the country, it has trains running to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changsha, Xi'an, Chengdu, Wuhan, Shenyang, and Hangzhou every day. 

Situated in Harbin Street, the West Railway Station is the terminus of Beijing-Harbin and Harbin-Dalian High Speed Railways. It mainly operates high speed or bullet trains to the northeast area of China, including those to/from Dalian, Changchun, Jilin, Shenyang, and Beijing. 

 Major Rail Lines from Harbin to:

This statioin is also named San Ke Shu Zhan (Three Trees Station), located in Daowai District. It is currently closed for renovation. After renovation in early November, 2016, trains from there will run to Chifeng, Dandong, Binjiang, Jiamusi, and Heihe. 

Located at the west side of Limin Avenue in Songbei District, North Railway Station is an important stop along Harbin – Qiqihar High Speed Railway. It operates trains to/from  Qiqihar, Daqing, Shenyang, Tieling, Qinkang, Hunchun, Yanji, and Tumen, etc.

In Shangzhi City, there is Yabuli Railway Station operating trains from/to Harbin, Dalian, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shenyang, Mudanjiang, Shijiazhuang, Jixi, etc.

 The city is the terminus station of Harbin – Dalian high speed railway, which strides across the three provinces (Heilongjiang, Liaoning, and Jilin) in northeast China. The railway line goes to Dalian, and passes through Changchun and Shenyang.

Long-distance Bus

The long-distance buses are mainly offered by Nangang Bus Station with most of the bus routes covering the rest of Heilongjiang Province. Destinations available via the inter-provincial long-distance bus services are Shenyang within Liaoning Province and Changchun within Jilin Province. A new route was opened this year to Vladivostok in Russia, with the daily journey by luxury bus taking twelve hours.


Occupying an advantageous geographical position, the City Port is listed as one of the eight important inland harbors of China. However, ships only can reach some parts of northeast China from April through to early November.

- Last modified on Nov. 21, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Getting to Harbin
Asked by Clar from INDONESIA | Dec. 04, 2019 03:21Reply
Train station to Harbin airport
where is the location of shuttle bus to airport? From west train station
And do they have time schedule? I will arrive at west railway station around 7pm.
Asked by Vincent from MALAYSIA | Aug. 03, 2019 09:25Reply
shuttle bus line from airport to Harbin Joy Boutique Hotel?
Answers (1)
Answered by Laula from USA | Aug. 06, 2019 19:40

You can take shuttle bus line of Railway Station to the Railway Station, then transfer to bus No.16 from North Square of Railway Station to Tongjiang Shidi Station, and walk south of 200m to your hotel. It takes around 1.5 hours with CNY21.
Asked by AZMANHARBIN123 | Apr. 14, 2019 23:57Reply
Harbin Taiping Airport to Jun'an Green Homeland, Xuehai St, Songbei Qu
1. Which shuttle bus and tram should we take?
2. Upon arriving at the station, which direction we need to walk to our hotel?
3. Departure day where do we take the shuttle bus from?
Answers (1)
Answered by Heloise from UKRAINE | Apr. 17, 2019 01:27

There is no direct transportation. Upon landing, you can take the airport express line and get off at the Main Railway Station first. Then take a taxi to your destination. In addition, the return way is the same.
Asked by Etienne from FRANCE | Feb. 03, 2019 13:56Reply
Harbin West Train Station to Airport
My train will arrive on 01:05 PM Harbin West Train Station.
Does the Airport Shuttle Bus Line 2 stop at this railway station ?
After 30 minutes waiting, how long will the shuttle bus take to get to the airport ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kayla from SINGAPORE | Feb. 11, 2019 23:02

Yes, the shuttle bus line 2 will take you from West Railway Station to the airport. In general, it takes around an hour on the way.
Asked by Eilene from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 26, 2019 10:51Reply
Beijing to harbin via air how many hours?
Answers (1)
Answered by Honey from CANADA | Jan. 28, 2019 00:10

The high speed train from Beijing South Railway Station to Harbin West Railway Station takes 6.5 to 7 hours on the way.
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