Beijing – Harbin Train Routes

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The Beijing-Harbin train line is a very popular train route in China particularly in winter months when Harbin hosts the famous Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. There are both high-speed trains and normal trains for this route, some of which are more convenient than others. Most trains depart or arrive in Beijing at the Beijing railway station except G bullet trains that are at the Beijing south station. These trains arrive and depart in Harbin at three stations, Harbin railway station, Harbin north and Harbin west. All these stations are fine and equally convenient.

Beijing – Harbin high-speed trains

There are 6 high-speed trains (G and D train) in each direction along this route. Trains depart from early morning to late afternoon. G trains are faster than D trains hence the shorter duration of travel but D trains are fairly cheap compared to G trains. From Beijing to Harbin, we recommend G381 as it is the fastest train. From Harbin to Beijing we recommend D26 as it is only a few minutes slower than the G train but much cheaper and the schedule is very convenient. Read more about high-speed trains here (link to page 1.1).

These Beijing-Harbin high-speed trains offer 3 classes of travel for the following fares:
Business class – ¥1691.5 (G trains)
VIP class – ¥1019 (G trains)
First class – ¥834 (G trains) – ¥420.5 (D trains)
Second class – ¥541.5 (G trains) – ¥306.5 (D trains)

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Beijing to Harbin to Beijing high-speed trains timetable

Beijing to Harbin trains
Train # Dep. Arr. Duration
D29 6:58 14:43 7 h 45 min
G381 7:53 14:59 7 h 05 min
D25 9:58 18:37 8 h 39 min
D101 13:49 21:39 7 h 50 min
G383 15:05 22:20 7 h 15 min
D27 15:15 23:00 7 h 45 min
Harbin to Beijing trains
Train # Dep. Arr. Duration
D28 6:57 14:51 7 h 54 min
G394 7:08 14:44 7 h 36 min
D26 9:30 17:28 7 h 58 min
D102 10:37 18:31 7 h 54 min
D30 14:18 22:22 8 h 04 min
G382 16:22 23:33 7 h 11 min

Beijing – Harbin overnight normal trains

On this route, it is also possible to take the cheaper but slower overnight trains. From Beijing to Harbin, we recommend T47, Z203, Z15 and Z17 as they are faster and have the most convenient times. T47 and Z15 has deluxe soft sleeper. Z203 and Z17 only has soft sleeper. Z203 has soft seats.
From Harbin to Beijing we recommend Z16 and Z18 for the same reasons. Trains Z15/16 are popular due to the relative good speed for an overnight train, the convenient departure and arrival times, and also the fact that they offer the luxury soft sleeper class (compartments for 2 people with a private toilet). Also, because this train makes no intermediate stops, you can get a very good night of sleep without interruptions. Ticket prices are as follows (prices vary depending on the train):
Deluxe sleepers – ¥828.5 (upper) – ¥865.5 (lower)
Soft sleepers – ¥409.5 (upper) – ¥427 (lower)
Soft seat – ¥281.5
Hard sleepers – ¥261.5 (upper) – ¥270.5 (middle) – ¥279.5 (lower)
Hard seats – ¥152.5

Beijing to Harbin to Beijing normal trains timetable

Beijing to Harbin trains
Train # Dep. Arr. Duration
Z157 5:58 16:55 10 h 57 min
K339 11:07 3:33 16 h 26 min
T297 12:00 1:57 13 h 57 min
K265 13:55 8:41 18 h 45 min
T17 16:55 6:04 13 h 09 min
T47 18:57 6:12 11 h 15 min
Z203 20:31 6:47 10 h 16 min
Z17 21:15 7:18 10 h 03 min
Z15 21:21 7:26 10 h 05 min
K39 23:00 15:26 16 h 26 min
Harbin to Beijing trains
Train # Dep. Arr. Duration
K40 1:28 21:25 19 h 57 min
Z158 10:43 21:08 10 h 25 min
K340 17:26 9:58 16 h 22 min
K266 19:27 12:53 17 h 26 min
Z204 19:44 6:28 10 h 44 min
T298 21:10 10:50 13 h 40 min
Z16 21:20 7:24 10 h 04 min
Z18 21:28 7:30 10 h 02 min
T48 22:07 9:14 11 h 07 min
T18 22:08 9:48 11 h 40 min

Watch this video about normal trains

Learn more about:
High-Speed China trains
Normal China trains
Classes of travel on China trains
China train stations

China train travel Tips
How to buy train tickets
How to pick up your train tickets
Peak travel times to avoid
How to read a train ticket
Luggage on China trains
Child discounts

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