Harbin airport transfer & transportation guide
Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province of China covers an area of 53100 square kilometers with 9 municipal districts and 7 counties under it’s jurisdiction. it is like an eagle spreading wings and flying on great north China plain. This is a city famous for its ice and snow, is also known as Oriental Moscow and Oriental Paris.
Harbin is located in the southern part of Heilongjiang Province with Songhua River running through the city like a silver color belt. It is one of the important cities in Northeast China, shining like a brilliant pearl in the northeast of our country. It served as a provincial capital and thanks to the consistent investment in local infrastructure of the Chinese government, it has become the major international transportation hub for China, Korea, Russia, and Japan.
How to get from Harbin airport to city :
Harbin Taiping International Airport is about 35 Kilometers from the center of the city, and it served as the major transportation hub in the air of Northeast China, hence it provides easy access to and from most of the cities in China. you can expect to spend 2 hours only to fly into Harbin from Beijing, 3 hours from Shanghai,4 Hours from Guangzhou, 3.5 hours from Chengdu, 4 hours from Shenzhen, and 3 hours from Hangzhou.
Getting from Harbin airport to city usually has two ways: Taxi and Shuttles
1, By Taxi:
Taxi is available at the Harbin Taiping airport, normally takes about 1 hour on the way to the center of the city, and you will have to walk to the opposite side of the arrival hall for queuing a taxi, moreover, sometimes it is a bold idea to try taxi on your own as language barrier often cause some misunderstanding and time consumption. To save you from the hassle of getting a transfer from the airport to your destination is our mission. As the leading car transfer company in China, We provide safe and comfortable pre-booked transfer service between Harbin Taiping Airport and your destination in here.
2, By shuttle:
There are several routes covered by shuttle buses enabling visitors to travel between the airport and Harbin City downtown area conveniently. Detailed information about the shuttle buses is as follows:
You can also opt to reach Harbin city center by taking an airport shuttle bus, and there are several bus routes leading from the airport to the center of Harbin and en route to some landmarks of the city. Each of the routes has 8 to 10 stops on the way, and may not be the choice for the seekers of time-saving and efficiency. but it can be an economic option as the bus ticket only costs 20 Rmb which is equivalent to 3 us dollars.
|Airport Bus No.1
|Harbin Airport-Kangan Road-Tongda Street-Anfa Bridge-Harbin Railway
|From 7:30 Until Arrival of the last flight
|According to the arrival of flights
|Airport Bus No.2
|Harbin Airport-Ling Gong Li-Chilun Road-Harbin West Coach Station-Clothing Mall-Harbin University of Science and Technology-Hexing Commercial Building-Lesong Square-Tongxiang Store-Nongken Building-Tianyang Hotel-Convention Center-Minfang Commercial Hotel
|Airport Bus No.3
|Harbin Airport-Chilun Road-Guxiang-Anhong Street-Central Street-Baqu-Daowai Coach Station-Jungong-Taiping Bridge-Harbin East Railway Station
|Airport Bus No.4
|Harbin Airport-Chilun Road-Qunli Yi Da-Qunli Yuan Da-Highway Bridge-Ice and Snow World-Qianjin Dao Kou-Da Geng Jia-Harbin North Raiolway Station-Xueyuan Road
|Wanda Plaza Line
|Harbin Airport-Jiangbei Wanda Plaza-Wanda Plaza- Beian Runhe City-Harbin’s Outlets
Things to do in Harbin:
Because of its unique winter scenery and the first-rate skiing ground. There are many attractions worth visiting in Harbin, and among all of them, the below nine should be the must-seeing on your bucket list.
1. Central Street
Central Street is the busiest commercial street in Harbin and also the longest pedestrian street in China. It was founded in 1898, originally named China Street, and later renamed Central Street. This street gathers various styles of architectures, such as Baroque, Renaissance, and ecologism, showcasing Harbin’s diverse culture. You can photo on the architecture, taste delicious food, purchase local specialties, and experience the lively atmosphere of Harbin here.
How to manage Harbin airport transfer to Central Street
To access Harbin central street from Taiping airport, You can take either a taxi or shuttle bus.
Go to the shuttle bus stop at Harbin Taiping airport and spend 20Rmb to grab a ticket for yourself, then take the bus for about 50 minutes and get off at the station named Central Street. The bus stop is still a 1.2 km walking distance from the entrance of the street, just stretch your leg for a relaxing walk and you can get there in about 20 minutes.
Distance:37km Transfer duration: 45minutes
2. Saint Sophia Cathedral
The Saint Sophia Cathedral is the most famous landmark building in Harbin and the largest Orthodox church in China. It was built in 1907 by the Russian military to thank God for their victory in the Russo Japanese War. Its appearance is in the shape of a Greek cross, with a dome reaching up to 53 meters high at the top and exquisite murals and stained glass windows inside. Now, it has been transformed into the Harbin Architectural Art Museum which showcasing the history and culture of Harbin.
How to manage Harbin airport transfer to Saint Sophia Cathedral
There are two ways of transportation from Harbin airport to Saint Sophia Cathedral
The Saint Sophia Cathedral church is 37 km away from the airport. When you get off the plane, walk to the shuttle bus stop at Harbin Taiping airport which is 120 meters away from the exit of the arrival hall, then take the northern square route bus for about 1 hour to Harbin train station north square station. The Saint Sophia Cathedral is only 1.2 km and it is within walking distance from where you get off the bus. Just take a stroll, and start your exciting tour there.
Distance:37km Transfer duration: 45minutes
3. The Ice and Snow World
The Ice and Snow World is a major feature of Harbin’s winter, and it is also the world’s largest ice and snow art exhibition. It is open from December to March of the following year, covering an area of approximately 600000 square meters and using 180000 cubic meters of ice and snow. You can enjoy various exquisite ice sculptures, snow sculptures, and lighting shows here, and also experience on-ice entertainment projects such as skating, skiing, ice bumper cars, etc.
How to manage Harbin airport transfer to Ice and Snow World
The Ice and Snow World is about 30 km from Harbin Taiping Airport, and you can get there by taking a shuttle bus or a taxi.
The shuttle bus station is only 120 meters from Taiping airport and you can get there easily by walking. try to find the bus No4 and take it to Ice and Snow World station. The drive takes about 50 minutes. Please beware, the bus station is still 500 meters away from your destination which requires another 10 minutes walk to the Ice and Snow World.
Distance:30km Transfer duration: 40minutes
4. Sun Island Scenic Area
The Sun Island Scenic Area is located on the north bank of the Songhua River and is the largest natural park in Harbin. It is also a famous tourist summer resort in China. It has different scenery in four seasons, with flowers blooming in spring, green color tree shade in summer, red leaves in autumn, and silver-like snow in winter. Not only the natural scenery but also some cultural attractions are worth going here, such as the Russian-style town, Harbin Zoo, Sun Island Ice and Snow Art Museum, etc. You can also take the Songhua River Cableway to grab a panoramic view of the beautiful scenery on both banks.
How to manage Harbin airport transfer to Sun island
Sun island lies about 42 km from Harbin Taiping Airport, To access there you can either take a shuttle bus or a taxi.
From Harbin Airport to Sun Island, you can take the Airport Bus Express (Harbin Station Direction) at Taiping International Airport Station, and get off at Harbin Station. From there, You can easily access the metro system of Harbin, Take the subway Line 2 towards Jiangbei University City, and get off at Sun Island Station, then check out from Exit 2 and Exit 3 to reach Gate 1 of the scenic area.
Distance:42km Transfer duration: 1 hour
5. Snow town
Snow town is a famous tourist attraction in Harbin, located in Zhangguangcai Ridge in the northeast of Harbin City, about 280 kilometers away from the city center. It is the most distinctive snow town in China because of its large amount of snow, good snow quality, and long snow season. It is covered with white snow for 7 months every year. You can enjoy the snow scenery and participate in some local snow activities such as skiing, sledding, snowmobile, etc. You can also accommodate at a unique ice and snow hotel to experience the romance of the snow Village.
How to manage Harbin airport transfer to Snow town
Snow Town is located 373km from Harbin airport, It Usually takes about 5 hours to transfer, It is recommended to stay in Harbin for one night and head to Snow Town the next day to ensure you won’t be over-exhausted after the international flight. Nevertheless, there are also possibilities to get to Snow Town straitly from Harbin airport, Check the below message to find the best solutions:
To get to Snow Town, You will need to firstly take a shuttle bus from Harbin Taiping airport and get off at the long-distance bus station in the city center for the transition of the bus to snow town.
There are two stations for bus transfer to Snow town, one is “Highway Bridge Passenger Station” (No. 109 Herun Street), and the other is “Central Street Station” (No. 4-1 Jiuzhan Street). Starting from the urban area, the shuttle bus passes through Yabuli, Erlang River and finally reaches snow town.
Distance:373km Transfer duration: 5 hours
6. Laodao Wai
Laodao Wai is a historical and cultural district in Harbin, located in Nangang District, Harbin City. It is one of the earliest commercial districts in Harbin. Its name comes from its geographical location, as it is located on the outskirts of the old city of Harbin, outside the old road. There are many buildings with historical and artistic value here, such as Harbin Railway Station, Harbin Post and Telecommunications Bureau, Harbin City Hall, etc. There are also many distinctive shops, restaurants, bars, etc., making it the cultural and fashion center of Harbin.
How to manage Harbin airport transfer to Laodaowai
Laodaowai is located in the heart of Harbin city, and two ways of transportation are available to get from Harbin airport to Laodaowai.
Only 120 meters distance and 5 minutes walking from Taiping airport, you will reach the shuttle bus stop where you can spend 20Rmb only for a transfer to Laodaoli, it is a 50-minute-long journey with 7 interval stops on the way.
Distance:42km Transfer duration: 40 minutes
Yabuli is a famous skiing destination in Harbin, located in the snowy mountain scenic area in the southeast of Harbin, about 200 kilometers away from the city center. It is the earliest and largest ski resort in China, with 11 ski slopes with a total length of 30 kilometers, which can accommodate the needs of skiing enthusiasts of all levels. You can enjoy the fun of skiing here, as well as experience other ice and snow sports such as snow motorcycles, sleds, curling, etc. You can also experience the charm of Yabuli’s ice and snow by staying overnight in a cozy ski hotel.
How to manage Harbin airport transfer to Yabuli ski resort
Yabuli Ski Resort is a national AAAA level scenic spot and it is located 20 kilometers to the southeast of Yabuli Town in Shangzhi City, Heilongjiang Province, 198 kilometers away from Harbin City, 80 kilometers away from snow town, and 120 kilometers away from Mudanjiang.
The Yabuli ski resort is 198km far from Harbin city, you can reach there by the following two ways of transportation.
Take the airport shuttle bus and spend an hour on the way to Harbin train station and from there, take a train to Yabuli ski resort. There are many trains scheduled to Yabuli ski resort from Harbin especially during the snow season from Nov to next Feb and trains departure time start from 5:30 in the early morning to 7:30 p.m. You can easily book trains online with ctrip or buy them at the train station.high-speed train takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes while regular train takes longer time for over 3 hours.
Distance:198km Transfer duration: 4 hours
8. Guandong Ancient Lane
Guandong Ancient Lane is a historical and cultural district in Harbin, located in Daoli District of Harbin City. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Harbin. Its name comes from its geographical location, as it is located on the east bank of the Songhua River, which is a part of Kanto. There are many well-preserved buildings from the Qing Dynasty and Republic of China periods here, such as the Guandong Ancient Lane Museum, Guandong Ancient Lane Cultural Museum, Guandong Ancient Lane Folk Museum, etc. Wondering around there and seeking for unique snacks, handicrafts, and antiques, is also a chance for an intimate touch on Harbin’s culture and folk customs.
How to manage Harbin airport transfer to Guandong Ancient Lane
Guandong Ancient Lane,which with 28km distance to the Harbin Taiping airport is the representative of old Harbin.You can get there by two ways of transportation listed below:
Airport Shuttle bus+bus:
From the airport arrival hall, You can walk to the shuttle bus station in 5 minutes only, then take bus No 4 to Chilun station, which is only one stop away, from there, You will need to walk for 100 meters to Gongnong Street station for a transition to Jingjiang east station by taking bus No 97. When arrive, take a stroll for 240 meters, you will see the entrance to Guandong ancient lane.
Distance:28km Transfer duration: 40 minutes
9. Polar zoo
Polar Zoo is a famous zoo in Harbin, located in Songbei District. It is the world’s first zoo with polar animals as its theme. It covers an area of approximately 600000 square meters and has various rare animals from the North and South Poles, such as polar bears, penguins, seals, sea lions, and walruses, as well as other animals from around the world, such as white tigers, white lions, giraffes, hippos, etc. You can even watch the animal shows and interact with them.
How to manage Harbin airport transfer to Polar zoo
Polar zoo is the must-seeing destination in Harbin, and it is located about 40km from the center of the city.
Airport Shuttle bus+bus:
Take Airport Bus Line 1 (20 yuan/person) and transfer to Bus No. 551 at Hazhan Temporary Station, then get off at Polar Zoo Station;
Take Airport Bus Line 3 (20 yuan/person) and transfer to Bus No.14/133 at Anhongjie Station, and then transfer to Bus No.119/127 at Jianguo Street Station; Take the above bus route to reach the “Sun Island daokou” station, then grab a seat for yourself on shuttle bus from Harbin Polar zoo for free of charge to reach your final destination
Distance:28km Transfer duration: 40 minutes