How to Travel from Hong Kong to Harbin: Flight and Train

Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is located on the coast of southeast of China and at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta. Harbin, the "Ice City of China” is settled on the northeastern part of China, with a flight distance for about 2818km (1751 miles) away from Hong Kong. A trip from Hong Kong to Harbin can take you travel from south of China to the most northeastern part and from hyper-modern metropolis to charming fairytale world. However, at present, there is no direct flight and train operated between the two cities. Therefore, tourists who are heading to Harbin from Hong Kong are required to make a stopover at another city of China.

Hong Kong to Harbin

Hong Kong to Harbin Map

Hong Kong to Harbin Flight via Beijing, Shenzhen or Guangzhou

As there is no direct flight service from Hong Kong to Harbin, you can travel from Hong Kong to Shenzhen or Hong Kong to Guangzhou first and then take flights to Harbin. Hong Kong neighbors Shenzhen on its north. You can catch a high speed train (15-20 minutes), coach (1-4 hours), ferry (0.5-1 hour), private car and also MTR (0.5-2 hours) to Shenzhen from Hong Kong. Guangzhou is located about 136km northwest of Hong Kong. To travel from Hong Kong to Guangzhou, there are 7 options for you to choose - high speed train (1 hour around), through train (2 hours around), flight (about 1-1.5 hours), ferry (1 - 2.5 hours), bus (3-5 hours), private car (1-2 hours) or making a travel via Shenzhen (from 3 hours).

Beijing is also a good choice for the transit, because it is settled on the middle way from Hong Kong to Harbin and has various amazing wonders to explore. Check more about Hong Kong to Beijing and Beijing to Harbin >>

Harbin Taiping International Airport Harbin Taiping International Airport

Hong Kong to Harbin Bullet Train via Beijing

If you prefer high speed trains than flight, you could make a transit at Beijing. The bullet train from Hong Kong to Beijing needs only 9 hours around. And bullet trains from Beijing to Harbin take about 7 hours around. The whole train travel journey needs only about 16 hours. However, you couldn’t catch the two trains in one day as the train from Beijing to Harbin is gone when you arrive at Beijing from Hong Kong. Therefore, you can take at least one-night stay in Beijing and have a capital city exploring tour!

From - To Schedule Duration Price
(CNY / person)
Hong Kong West Kowloon Station
Beijing West Railway Station
08:05-17:01 08:56 1077 - 3369
Beijing West Railway Station
Harbin West Railway Station
15:05-22:17 07:12 1077.5 - 1019


Note: the above train schedules and price may be changed according to real-time situation. You could check the real-time schedules at Hong Kong to Beijing Trains and Beijing to Harbin Trains.

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station Hong Kong West Kowloon Station Beijing West Railway Station Beijing West Railway Station

◆ Beijing Travel Ideas:

Beijing, the capital city of China, preserves the most magnificent imperial culture of China, including numerous historical architectures, relics, tradition, etc. And it generally needs 2-4 days to explore its best highlights like the Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Great Wall, Beijing Hutongs, etc.

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How to Plan a Hong Kong Tour

Hong Kong is one of the most popular gateways to start a China vacation. Also, it is a world-renowned beautiful coastal city, exciting shopping paradise and amazing gourmet palace. For most visitors to Hong Kong, we suggest you spend at least 2-3 days to savor more highlights of its cityscape, culture, history, natural islands, food, and shopping fun.

☛ 2 Days Essence of Hong Kong Tour (Hong Kong Island + Lantau Island)

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However, if you come for a tight transit, you can spend one day to visit Victoria Peak by the Peak Tram to see the whole Hong Kong, get relaxed at Repulse Bay and Aberdeen Fishing Village, feel the peace at Wong Tai Sin Temple, Nan Lian Garden & Chi Lin Nunnery, and also walk along the Avenue of Stars with Victoria Harbor landscape.

☛ 1 Day Classic Hong Kong Tour

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How to Plan a Harbin Tour

World-renowned for its annual Ice and Snow Festival, Harbin is usually a popular tourist destination for a winter vacation. And the best time visit this “Ice City” is from late November to early March of next year.

A Harbin winter tour needs about 3 days. During the tour, you could attend the grand Ice & Snow Festival at Ice and Snow World, Sun Island Scenic Resort, Stalin Park and Zhaolin Park, etc. And take leisure walk at Zhongyang Street and St. Sophia Church.

☛ 3 Days Harbin Ice Festival Tour

For the travelers who have 2-3 days more in this city, a skiing experience in Yabuli Ski Resort and local village visit experience to China Snow Town are also recommended.

☛ 5 Days Harbin Winter Tour with Yabuli Ski Resort
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Travel Hong Kong & Harbin with China Discovery

To travel Hong Kong & Harbin in the most convenient way, you can contact us and travel with China Discovery! In your whole journey, our professional local guide and driver will escort you from your hotel, train station, airport to all attractions with comfortable private car with speed and convenience and let you catch the highlights of every site, so you can get really relaxed on the way and focus on what you are interested.

The tour can be tailor made according to your plan, time, interests and demands. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us and tell us your needs, and we will customize a memorable tour for you!

Saint Sophia Cathedral Harbin Saint Sophia Cathedral

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