How to Travel from Beijing to Harbin

Beijing, China's ancient and present capital city, is the home to seven UNESCO World Cultural Heritages Sites. In addition to its historical and cultural significance, Beijing also features in modern architectural beauty and artistic charm. With too many to see and to do, it is honored as the premier tourist destination for first comer to China. After your cultural feast in Beijing, it will be a good idea to travel from Beijing to Harbin for a Russian and Jewish heritage exploration or a memorable winter holiday.

Travel from Beijing to Harbin

Beijing Harbin Transfer Map

Why Travel from Beijing to Harbin

1. Take Advantage of Easy Transfer between Beijing and Harbin

There are several available high speed trains and frequently flights transferring from Beijing to Harbin every day. After your Beijing tour, you can conveniently get to Harbin in different transportation means. The nonstop flights from Beijing to Harbin take only about 2 hours totally. High speed train is also a good choice to provide a comfortable trip.

2. Enjoy a Contrast View of Beijing and Harbin

During your stay in Beijing, you can probe in the extraordinary imperial landmarks (like Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, etc.) with several hundred years' history and many other old structures. When you come to Harbin where temples, churches and synagogues coexist, you can admire an exotic charm which is quite different from Chinese-style Beijing.

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How to Get to Harbin from Beijing

Taking flights and trains are two most frequently-chosen ways to transfer between Beijing and Harbin. Taking flights is the most convenient way to travel from Beijing to Harbin, but taking high speed trains provides a comfortable and sightseeing trip. On the train journey from Beijing to Harbin, you are able to enjoy the changing scenery out of the window. It is also possible to see some local villages along the railway.

Flights from Beijing to Harbin

Beijing Capital Airport runs over 10 daily nonstop flights to Harbin Taiping International Airport during 06:55 ~ 22:15. The whole flying trip takes only about 2 hours. Here are some selected flights for your reference.

Flight Info. Operator Dep. ~ Arr. Duration Frequency Distance
CA1621 Air China 06:55 ~ 08:50 1h55min 1000KM 1463KM
CZ6279 Southern Airlines 10:45 ~ 12:50 2h5min
CA1611 Air China 17:10 ~ 19:05 1h55min
CZ6202 Southern Airlines 22:15 ~ 00:15 2h

Note: the above flight schedules and price may be changed according to real-time situation.

 

Beijing Capital International Airport (北京首都机场)

Location: Jichang West Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing (北京朝阳区机场西路)

Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK) is present most frequently-used airport in Beijing. It is located northeast of Beijing downtown, about 25km away from city center (Tiananmen Square). It offers accessible subway (airport line, No.15), public bus, airport shuttle bus and taxi. As one of the busiest airports in the world, Beijing Capital Airport serves numerous international/regional flights to almost every continent of the world. It also operates domestic flights to most major cities, like Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Guilin, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Zhangjiajie, Huangshan, Lhasa, etc.

Harbin Taiping International Airport (哈尔滨太平国际机场)

Location: Daoli Road, Harbin City, Heilongjiang (黑龙江哈尔滨市道里路)

Harbin Taiping International Airport (IATA: HRB) is the main airport served in Harbin and surrounding cities. It is located in about 40km away from southwest of the city of Harbin and it takes about 45 minutes' driving. There is no metro line passing through the airport till now, so you can only take airport express and public bus or call a taxi. Harbin Taiping International Airport operates domestic flights to most major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xian, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Hangzhou, Changsha, as well as regional flights to Hong Kong and Taibai. Besides, Harbin is also connected with some cities in Russia, Thailand, Korea and Japan.

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High Speed Trains from Beijing to Harbin

There are 6 high speed trains accesible to take you from Beijing to Harbin, including 2 high speed G-trains and 4 high speed D-trains. G381 departs from Beijing South Railway Station in the morning and arrives in Harbin West Railway Station in the afternoon. G393 leaving Beijing South Railway Station for Mudanjiang Railway Station will take a stop in Harbin Railway Station. It takes about 6.5 ~ 7.5 hours usually by high speed G-trains. All of D-trains from Beijing to Harbin will run from Beijing Railway Station and stop in Harbin West Railway Station. D-trains need a longer time (7.5~8.5 hours) but at a lower price. Check the following train schedule for you reference or check details at Beijing to Harbin Train Schedule>

Train No. Depart Arrive Dep. Time Arr. Time Duration Price (RMB)
D29 Beijing Harbin 06:34 14:57 8h23min 313.5/501.5
G381 Beijing South Harbin West 07:55 14:31 6h36min 541.5/882/1019
D25 Beijing Harbin West 10:28 18:46 8h18min 306.5/490.5
G393 Beijing South Harbin West 10:50 18:29 7h39min 544/886.5/1024.5
D101 Beijing Harbin West 13:52 21:40 7h48min 306.5/490.5
D27 Beijing Harbin West 15:15 22:50 7h35min 306.5/490.5

Note: the above train schedules and price may be changed according to real-time situation.

 

Beijing South Railway Station (Beijingnan Railway Station, 北京南站)

Location: No.12, Yongwai Avenue, Fengtai District, South Beijing (北京市丰台区永外大街12号)

Beijing South Railway Station is the largest and one of the busiest railway stations served in Beijing. It is about 7km (about 30 minutes' driving) away to Beijing city center (Tiananmen Square) and 40km (about 1 hour's driving) away to Beijing Capital International Airport. It can be reached by metro Line 4 and Line 14. You can also take several buses or call a taxi to get there. Beijing South Railway Station operates many high speed trains to cities in eastern coastal areas, including Shanghai, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Fuzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, etc. Read more about Beijing South Railway Station

Beijing Railway Station (北京站)

Location: No.13, Maojiawan Hutong Jia, Dongcheng District, Southeast Beijing (北京市东城区毛家湾胡同甲13号)

Beijing Railway Station is an old railway station with a history of more than 100 years. It is about 3km (20 minutes' driving) to Beijing city center (Tianmen Square) and 35km (1 hour's driving) to Beijing Capital International Airport. You can get there by metro Line 2 and several public buses. Today, Beijing Railway Station runs most normal trains and some high speed trains to the northeastern cities, like Harbin, Dalian, Shenyang, Qinghai, Tangshan… Read more about Beijing Railway Station

Harbin West Railway Station (Harbinxi Railway Station, 哈尔滨西站)

Location: No. 501, Harbin Street, Nangang District, Harbin City(哈尔滨南岗区哈尔滨大街501号)

Harbin West Railway Station is located in southern area of Harbin City, about 30 minutes' driving to Harbin Ice and Snow World and Harbin Taiping International Airport. It is available to get to Harbin by metro Line 3, public bus or taxi. As the first high speed railway station in Heilongjiang Province, Harbin West Railway Station handles about 400 trains one day. There are daily high speed trains to lots of cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Qingdao, etc.

Harbin Railway Station (哈尔滨站)

Location: (Junction of Digong Street and Jihong Street) No.1, Tielu Street, Nangang District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province (黑龙江省哈尔滨市南岗区铁路街1号)

Harbin Railway Station is a big railway hub in Heilongjiang as well. It is about 2km away from Harbin Ice and Snow World and 40km away from Harbin Taiping Airport. This railway Station is connected with metro Line 1 and some other public buses. It mainly operates high speed D-trains to Beijing and some other prefecture-level cities in Heilongjiang Province.

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How to Plan a Beijing Harbin Tour

How to Plan a Beijing Tour

As the premier destination of China, Beijing offers too much to explore. It needs at least 2 or 3 days to visit the landmarks in Beijing. In 3 short days, you can not only admire the collection of imperial architectures, like Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven, but also get amazed by China's modern buildings (Bird's Nest and Water Cube). Then you will enjoy a hiking experience on man-made wonder – Great Wall of China. Moreover, riding a rickshaw to experience Beijing Hutongs and visiting a local family will make your trip memorable as well. With one more day, you can add Summer Palace – the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China to your itinerary. It is also available to travel 798 Art Zone to get an artsy vibe which stands in contrast to the old atmosphere of Beijing's historic sights.

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How to Plan a Harbin Tour

Harbin is the famous Ice City, so a Harbin tour is always planned in winter, especially during Ice and Snow Festival (late December ~ early March) when there are many ice and snow sculptures and various kinds of activities held. A classic Harbin winter holiday takes about 3~5 days. In 3 days, you can see the essence of Harbin. Firstly, visit Sophia Square to admire its holy experience and visit Zhongyang Pedestrian Street which is a long corridor of European architectures. Don't miss Sun Island Scenic Resort and Ice and Snow World which are two main venues to hold the big festival. Siberian Tiger Park, the world's largest breeding center for Siberian Tigers, offers a safe walk to observe various kinds of tigers.

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Travel with China Discovery

If you want to get rid of hustle of public transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers sightseeing, dining and transfer from us. You will be escorted to the airport or railway station of Beijing by our private driver and tour guide and then be picked up by our Harbin driver and guide with speed and convenience. They will take care of all the details and you just need to focus on sightseeing.

With several years' experience, we have helped many travelers finished their China tour. If you want a Beijing Harbin tour, feel free to Contact Us and we can customize a unique tour according to your own needs.

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