How to Get to Changchun - By Train & Flight

Changchun is the capital city of Jilin Province, lying in the center of Songliao Plain. It is located in the center area of Jilin Province in northeastern China and about 120 km away from Jilin City, 265 km away from Harbin, 310 km away from Shenyang, 460 km away from Changbai Mountain. Like any modern city equipped with airlines and railways, traveling to Changchun is very convenient by air and train. This Changchun transfer guide helps you travel to/around Changchun efficiently.

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Flights to Changchun

Changchun Longjia International Airport 长春龙嘉国际机场 IATA: CGQ

Address: Intersection of Longjia town and Donghu Town, Erdao District, Changchun City 长春市二道区龙嘉镇和东湖镇交汇处

Changchun Longjia International Airport is about 62km away from Jilin City and 28km away from Changchun. Now it has operated more than 20 domestic and international routes such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, etc.

Transportation: The airport shuttle bus departs accordingly with flights from Changchun urban area. As long as there is an aircraft landing, there will be civil aviation buses to pick up and send passengers to Changchun urban area. In addition, you can also get to the airport by taking the high-speed railway from Longjia Station.

Trains to Changchun

At present, there are mainly 3 high-speed train stations operating in Changchun. The stations with the most passenger are Changchun Railway Station and Changchun West Station.

Changchun Railway Station 长春站

Address: No. 5, Changbai Road, Kuancheng District, Changchun长春市宽城区长白路5号

Changchun railway station is located in the city center area. It is the railway transfer center station of Jilin Province. This station is about 3.5 km from the Museum of the Imperial Palace of Manchukuo, 16 km from Changchun West Railway Station, and 40 km from Longjia International Airport. There are many normal trains and bullet trains to and from the province every day.

Changchun West Railway Station 长春西站

Address: Zhan Qian Jie, Luyuan District, Changchun City, Jilin Province吉林省长春市绿园区站前街

Changchun West Railway Station is about 13 km from Changchun Railway Station, 48 km from Longjia International Airport, and 20 km from the Museum of the Imperial Palace of Manchukuo. It mainly operates high-speed bullet trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Jinan, Dalian...

Longjia Railway Station 龙嘉站

Address: No. 1, Jichang Road, Jiutai District, Changchun City, Jilin Province吉林省长春市九台区机场路1号

Right Next to the Changchun Longjia Airport, Longjia Railway Station is a high-speed train station connecting Changchun Longjia Airport to the Changchun Railway Station (about 15min) and Changchun West Railway Station (about 28min).

Beijing to Changchun

Distance: about 985 km (about 2 hours' flight or about 4.5 ~ 5 hours' high-speed train)

Beijing, as the capital of China, is easy to reach by international flights and offers many things to do as well. Some travelers may choose Beijing as a gateway city to Changchun. The distance between them is about 985 km (about 612 miles), and the best transfer ways are by flight and by train.

Beijing to Changchun Flight: Taking a flight is the fastest way to get to Changchun from Beijing. Both Beijing Capital International Airport and Beijing Daxing International Airport operate flights to Changchun Longjia International Airport with a duration of about 2 hours.

Beijing to Changchun Train: If you want a comfortable transfer way with convenience to walk around and watch great scenery during your trip, taking a high-speed train is a great way. There are about 12 high-speed trains running from Beijing Chaoyang Railway Station / Beijing Railway Station to Changchun West Railway Station, taking less than 5 hours. For a budget tour, taking a normal train is also available but it needs 8 ~ 14 hours.

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Beijing to Changchun Transfer Map

Harbin to Changchun

Distance: about 265 km (about 1~1.5 hours' high-speed train, 4.5 hours’ private car)

Harbin is a popular winter tourist destination known for its snow and ice festival and offers many things to do in the snow season. Some travelers may travel from Harbin to Changchun. The distance between them is about 265 km (about 165 miles), and the best transfer ways are by high-speed train.

Harbin to Changchun Train: Taking a high-speed train is the most comfortable and convenient way to transfer from Harbin to Changchun. There are over 30 high-speed trains running from Harbin West Railway Station to Changchun West Railway Station, taking about 1~1.5 hours The duration for taking a normal train is about 2 ~ 4 hours.

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Harbin to Changchun Transfer Map

Shenyang to Changchun

Distance: about 310 km (about 1.5 hours' high-speed train; 5.5 hours’ Private Car)

Shenyang, the capital city of Liaoning Province, is known for the Mukden Palace. The distance between Shenyang and Changchun is about 310 km (about 193 miles), and the best transfer ways are by train.

Shenyang to Changchun Train: Taking a high-speed train is the most convenient way of traveling from Shenyang to Changchun. There are about 60 high-speed trains running from Shenyang South Railway Station / Shenyang North Railway Station / Shenyang Railway Station to Changchun West Railway Station / Changchun Railway Station, taking about 1.5 hours. For the normal train, it takes about 2.5 to 4 hours from Shenyang North Railway Station to Changchun Railway Station.

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Shenyang to Changchun Transfer Map

Changchun to Jilin

Distance: about 120 km (about 1.5 hours' high-speed train; 2 hours’ Private Car)

Changchun is the capital and the transportation hub of Jilin Province. For travelers who can’t travel to Jilin City directly, Changchun is a great transfer center. It is quite easy to take a flight or train to Changchun from China’s major cities. Before transferring to Jilin, you are advised to spend 2 days visiting Wusong Island and some historical places in Changchun. Besides highways, there are about 50 daily high speed running from Changchun Railway Station or Changchun West Railway Station to Jilin Railway Station, including G-trains, C-trains, and D-trains. The total trip takes only 40~70 minutes. It is also available to use a private transfer service and the driving time is about 2 hours.

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Changchun to Jilin Transfer Map

Changchun to Changbaishan

Distance: about 460 km between Changchun and Changbaishan North Slope, 5 hours by car; about 310 km between Changchun and Changbaishan West Slope, 3.5 hours by car.

Changchun is the capital city and transfer hub of Jilin Province. For travelers in Changchun, you can travel to Changbai Mountain by flight, by train. The bus is not recommended because of the long distance. Changbaishan is a must-visit site from Changchun. Tourists mainly get to Changbaishan at West Slope or North Slope.

Changchun to Changbaishan Flights: Changchun to Changbaishan Flights: There is one daily nonstop flight from Changchun Longjia Airport to Baishan Changbaishan Airport in the morning. The whole trip takes about 1 hour.

Changchun to Changbaishan Trains: From the early morning (around 05:30) to the night (around 18:00), there are 26 high-speed trains running from Changchun Railway Station to Dunhua Railway Station. The whole trip is 1.5 ~ 2 hours long.

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Changchun to Changbaishan Transfer Map

How to Get Around Changchun

By Bus: Changchun public transport is mainly operated by Changchun Transportation Bureau and Changchun public transport group. As of July 2021, there are 233 bus lines in Changchun.

By Tram: Changchun tram was built in 1941. There are two lines: Changchun bus No. 54 and Changchun bus No. 55. In the future, the Changchun tram network will be composed of four lines, with a total length of 38.16 km.

By Taxi: The starting price of taxis in Changchun is 5 CNY (within 2.5 kilometers), every CNY 1 will be surcharged. If it exceeds 2.5 kilometers, it will be charged CNY 1 per half km.

Rail Transit: Its first line was put into operation on October 30, 2002, making Changchun the fifth city in mainland China to open rail transit. As of October 2021, there are 5 operating lines in Changchun rail transit, including Changchun Rail Transit Line 1, line 2, line 3, line 4, and line 8, with an operating mileage of 104.53 km and a total of 87 stations and there are 7 transfer stations.

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How to Plan A Jilin Province Tour

Changbai Mountain is the premier sight of Jilin Province. Generally, a classic Changbai Mountain tour needs at least 3 days including arrival and departure days. Many travelers spend 1 day visiting North Slope or West Slope, and half a day traveling Mojie Scenic Area. And some travelers wanting to see Heavenly Lake may spend 2 days visiting both slopes. If you are interested in a winter holiday around Changbaishan, it takes another 2 days to enjoy skiing in Wanda Changbaishan Ski Resort and other winter activities.

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☞ 5 Days Changbaishan Winter Tour

Want an in-depth discovery? We suggest you spend more days taking a view of different perspectives of Jilin Province. It takes 1 day to visit Wusong Island and other highlights and in Jilin City, 1 day to explore the Puppet Emperor's Palace - the official residence of Puyi and other featured architectures in Changchun, 1 day to discover Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom in Ji'an, and 1 day to watch the amazing spectacle of winter fishing in Chagan Lake if you travel in winter..

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☞ 4 Days Koguryo World Heritage Sites Exploration from Changchun

For travelers with more time, travel China's Dongbei (northeastern area) including Liaoning Province, Jilin Province and Heilongjiang Province together is strongly recommended. You can extend your tour to Harbin and China Snow town for the breathtaking world of snow and ice, Shengyang to witness establishment and collapse of China's final imperial dynasty, and Dalian to appreciate the fresh air and nice beaches.

☞ 7 Days Amazing Northeast China Winter Tour (Harbin / China Snow Town / Jingpo Lake / Dunhua / Changbai Mountain / Jilin)
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