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.


Transportation to Other Cities

- Last updated on Jun. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Getting to Harbin
Asked by Chet from USA | Nov. 22, 2023 05:27Reply
Harbin airport to JW Marriott
Is there an airport shuttle bus that gets close to Harbin JW Marriott?
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | Nov. 23, 2023 00:24

You can take Shuttle Bus Line 4 from the airport to Jiangbei Wanda City and then take a taxi directly to the hotel.
Asked by Chet from USA | Nov. 13, 2023 22:39Reply
Which airport shuttle to get going to Sun Castle Resort?
Which airport shuttle gets us to Sun Castle Resort?
Answers (1)
Answered by James | Nov. 14, 2023 19:30

There is no direct bus available. You can take Airport Shuttle Bus to Harbin Railway Station and then transfer to Metro Line 2 to Sun Island. Get out of the station, and there is still 1.6km to the hotel. So you can choose to take a taxi or just walk.
Asked by Mavis Neuendorf | Jun. 24, 2023 00:01Reply
Harbin to Heihe by bus
How long will the bus take to reach Heihe from Harbin. Were is the station it leaves from please.
Failing that is there an overnight train. Or a day train would be my preference.
Thanking you in advance.
Answers (1)
Answered by Eric | Jun. 25, 2023 02:51

Yes, currently there are no day trains.

The long-distance buses depart from Haxi Coach Station at 07:00, 09:10, 12:00, and 14:00. Duration is around 9.5-10 hours
Asked by edo from INDONESIA | Dec. 22, 2019 07:01Reply
i stay at sofitel hotel. how can reach the hotel from airport or from harbin railway station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ian from NEW ZEALAND | Dec. 24, 2019 19:41

You can take bus S2 from Harbin Railway Station to Xiangfang Wanda Plaza station, then walk south around 200m to the hotel.
Asked by Amy from MALAYSIA | Dec. 20, 2019 08:13Reply
Hi.. i will be in Harbin from Jan2 to Jan6.. we’re planning to go to volga manor.
How to get there by bus or taxi?
Answers (2)
Answered by Liam from SINGAPORE | Dec. 23, 2019 18:32

You can take taxi to No.47, Xiangdian street where you can take direct bus to the scenic area.
Answered by Amy from MALAYSIA | Dec. 24, 2019 18:38

Thank you very much for your info and help
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