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Traveling from great capital Beijing to “Eastern Moscow” - Harbin offers you more than the dazzling Ice and Snow World in cold winter, but also refreshing cool in summer days. After completing travel of Beijing, you can board a high speed train journey with more than half a day to see where the ancient Chinese culture meets the European civilization. In general, Beijing sends about 6 daily high speed trains (2 G trains and 4 D trains) to Harbin from 06:34am to 15:15pm. Specifically, D29 is the first bullet train, G381 is the first high speed train with the shortest travel duration, and D27 is the last high speed train which arrives at 23:00pm at night.
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With a total length of 1331km, Beijing Harbin High Speed Railway is a combined high speed rail connecting Beijing and Harbin, in Northern China. The travel time between the two destinations on this line is about 7 hours to 8.5 hours. Beginning from Beijing South Railway Station or Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, this rail goes toward northeastern China and ultimately arrives at Harbin West Railway Station or Harbin Railway Station in Harbin, passing through Tianjin, Qinhuangdao (Hebei Province), Shenyang (Liaoning Province) and Changchun (Jilin Province). For the two G trains, passengers will stop at Tianjin, Tangshan and then goes to Qinhuangdao while all the D trains will runs to Qinhuangdao directly.
Beijing South Railway Station (北京南站)
Location: No.12, Yongwai Avenue, Fengtai District, Beijing (北京市丰台区永外大街12号)
Beijing South Railway Station is the biggest and most important high speed train station in Beijing, which handles the largest number (about 400 trains) of high speed train. Linked by Beijing Tianjin Intercity High Speed Railway and Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway, this transportation hub delivers high speed trains to major cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), Tianjin, Qingdao, Xiamen, Nanjing and so no. It is located between South 2nd Ring Road and 3rd Ring Road, about 1 hour’s driving to Beijing Capital International Airport, 30 mins’ driving to Palace Museum and 45 mins’ driving to Summer Palace. You can get to the station via multiple transportations, including by taxi, public bus, airport bus (Line 10 from Beijing Capital International Airport) and subways (Metro Line 4 and Line 14). Read more about Beijing South Railway Station >
Beijing Railway Station (北京站)
Location: No.13, Jiawan Hutong Jia, Dongcheng District, Beijing (北京市东城区家湾胡同甲13号)
Built in 1901 of Qing Dynasty, Beijing Railway Station is an old train station serving both for ordinary slow trains and high speed train. Working as one of the four major railway stations in Beijing, Beijing Railway Station mainly operates trains to Eastern and Northeast China and international trains to Russia via Inner Mongolia and Mongolia. It is connected by Beijing Shanghai Railway, Beijing Harbin Railway, Beijing Guangzhou Railway and Beijing Kowloon Railway. In general, the station runs about 50 D trains to northeastern cities, like Qiqihar, Huichun, Harbin, Dalian, Shenyang, Jilin, Tangshan and more, and over 110 trains to cities near Beijing, such as Liaoyuan, Shahe, Tongzhi, Manzhouli, Datong, Handan and etc. Beijing Railway Station is connected by subway system – Beijing Metro Line 2 at Beijing Station, Beijing Metro Line 5 at Congwenmen Station and Metro Line 1 at Jianguomen Station. You can take No.3 airport shuttle express at Beijing Capital Airport or go to popular scenic spots by taxi. Read more about Beijing Railway Station >
Harbin West Railway Station (哈尔滨西站)
Location: No.501, Harbin Avenue, Nangang District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province (黑龙江省哈尔滨市南岗区哈尔滨大街501号)
Harbin West Railway Station is a huge and comprehensive transportation hub in Heilongjiang Province. It is also Heilongjiang’s first high speed train, whose rail tracks suffers the maximum temperature difference in the world. The station is linked by Harbin Dalian High Speed Railway, and handles around 100 high speed trains to lots of domestic destinations, for example, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Shijiazhuang, Dandong, Jilin, Qingdao, Qiqihar, Wuhan and so on. Located about 30 mins’ driving to Harbin Ice and Snow World and Harbin Taiping International Airport, the station can be reached by several ways, taxi, bus and Harbin Metro Line 3.
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, which was co-built by China and Russia one hundred year ago, is one of the five principal train stations in Harbin, a big railway hub in Heilongjiang. It is the starting point of Harbin Qiqihar High Speed Railway and Harbin Mudanjiang High Speed Railway, and at the same time, it connected with Beijing Harbin Railway, Harbin Suifenhe Railway and Lafazhen Harbin Railway. Currently, Harbin Railway Station handles 62 D bullet trains to Beijing, Qiqihar, Daqing and Huichun, and 33 normal trains to Jiamusi (佳木斯), Shuangyashan (双鸭山) and other prefecture-level cities in Heilongjiang Province. It is only 2km of Harbin Ice and Snow World and 45 minutes’ driving to Harbin Taiping International Airport. To get to this station, you can take a taxi from for your hotel, or take Harbin Metro Line 1 and exit at Museum Station, and then walk a few minutes.
Class of Ticket
On high speed trains from Beijing to Harbin, there are three kinds of tickets are provided, including Business Class Seat, First Class Seat and Second Class Seat. Second Class Seat is the most budget level you will share a row space with other passengers. First Class of Seat is more comfortable and quiet for those who prefer a good rest on the way. If you would like to try the most luxury and superior train travel experience, the Business Class Seat better than the business level on airplane will shock you beyond expectation. Check All Types of Seats on China High Speed Train>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or ask help from ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. One thing you should remember is to book the ticket as early as possible, especially in peak tourist seasons. After collecting the tickets, please read carefully about the train number, departure date and station to make sure you won’t miss the train. If you want to cancel, alter your train tickets, you are required to bring your passport to the ticket counter and make the adjustments. Check details about How to Book, Collect, Alter, and Cancel Train Tickets>
Board & Get off
1) Prepare your documents well (valid passport with China Visa); 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect train tickets; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. Keep the ticket well, because the ticket will be checked again to leave the station after you get off. Check details about How to Board & Disembark a Train>
China train travel with luggage is much easier than taking flight, for you don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger with a train ticket is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. Though there are written regulation and rules about the luggage allowance, in practice, passengers can take as much luggage as you can if only you handled them properly. Check detailed Baggage Allowance & Policy to Take China Train>
Facilities and Service
All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. There are different places you can put your luggage onboard, racks and specialized luggage storage areas. Besides, the air-conditioner train offers you plug under the seats to charge your phone or laptop, sightseeing window to view the outside scenery as well as western-style toilets. There is also available dining area you can get some supplies. Bilingual signs and the broadcast use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the communication. Check All Facilities & Service on China Train>
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