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. 13, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Getting to Harbin
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
Asked by Bella from MALAYSIA | Dec. 15, 2019 23:40Reply
I plan to stay Jinqiao Hotel near Zhaolin Park. Which shuttle bus will bring me to both paces?
Answers (1)
Answered by Brooke from UKRAINE | Dec. 18, 2019 23:13

Upon landing, it is suggested to take airport shuttle bus line 1 and get off at Tongda Street Bus Stop. Then transfer to bus no.102/56 to Children's Hospital. Walk north around 250 meters to find the hotel. To Zhaolin Park, walk southeast around 650 meters to arrive at Zhaolin Park.
Asked by Clarr from INDONESIA | Dec. 06, 2019 04:19Reply
How to go to harbin Airport from Hanting Hotel harbin central avenue wanda by airport shuttle bus?
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Answered by Emma from NEW ZEALAND | Dec. 09, 2019 18:37

You can take taxi to Harbin Railway Station first, then take shuttle bus from there to the airport. It takes 1.5 hours with CNY30.
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.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jack from THAILAND | Dec. 05, 2019 19:54

You need to take bus at West Coach Station, which is 500m away from the Railway Station.
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