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How to get from Harbin Airport to Harbin City

The Chinese city of Harbin is located in the ​​Heilongjiang province and is a unique place to visit. Thanks to its location on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, Harbin has a wonderful mix of both Chinese and Russian cultures. You can see, for example, some of the famous Russian architecture by visiting the green-domed Saint Sophia Cathedral, situated in the central district of Daoli.

There are two different transfer options from Harbin airport to downtown Harbin; taxi or shuttle bus. Taking a Harbin airport taxi will take around 45 minutes to reach the city and will cost approximately €13.50 (CNY 100). Taking the airport shuttle bus will take closer to 60 minutes, but will cost just €3 (CNY 20) per person.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €13.50 45min 24/7
Bus €6 60min 07:00–00:00

How to get from Harbin Airport to the City by Taxi

Taking a taxi from Harbin airport to the city is the quickest and easiest way to travel. Taxis are available 24/7 and take just 45 minutes to reach downtown. The cost of a Harbin airport to city taxi is around €13.50 (CNY 100), making it very affordable compared to many other major cities. 

Cost of a taxi from Harbin Airport to Downtown Harbin

The cost of a taxi from Harbin airport to Harbin city will depend on a few factors. The time of day, the exact distance to be travelled, the number of passengers and the company you choose to travel with all play a role. Having said this, the starting cost for the journey from Harbin airport to downtown Harbin is around €13.50 (CNY 100). 

If you’d prefer to take a transfer with a fixed rate you can rely on, you can book your Harbin taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€13.50 (CNY 100)

Trip Duration

45 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 from Harbin Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Harbin Airport?

Taxis can be found directly outside the arrivals hall at Harbin Airport. As you step out of the exit doors, you will see the line of taxis.

Convenience

The quickest and most reliable way to get from Harbin airport to the city is to take a taxi. The journey time is a fast 45 minutes and the taxi will drop you off directly at the door of your hotel. Plus, you won’t have to worry about carrying or safely storing your personal belongings throughout your journey.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling with large luggage items, taking a taxi is the only way to safely transport your personal belongings.

Useful Tips

Ensure your driver, either starts their taximeter before you begin your journey or gives you a fair set price.
Most drivers don't speak or read English, be sure to have your hotel address written in Chinese.
You must pay for your taxi in cash in the local currency.

How to get from Harbin Airport to the City by Bus

There are airport shuttle buses that run from Harbin airport to the city every day. There are four different lines, each one stopping at different areas in the city centre. The average journey time on a shuttle bus from Harbin airport to downtown Harbin is around 60 minutes and the cost will be €3 (CNY 20), making it the cheapest transfer option. 

How much is the bus from Harbin Airport to Harbin City?

The cost of the airport shuttle bus from Harbin airport to Harbin city is €3 (CNY 20) per person. You will need to buy your ticket from the kiosk inside the airport, and then show your ticket to the driver as you get on the bus.

Cost

€3 (CNY 20)

Trip Duration

60 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 60 minutes for the airport shuttle bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The airport shuttle bus is available from 07:00 to 00:30.

Where do I find the shuttle bus at Harbin Airport?

The airport shuttle buses leave from just outside the airport terminal. Be sure to check the bus number before getting on the bus, as they all drive to different places in the city.

Convenience

Taking the airport shuttle bus from Harbin airport to downtown is a good budget option if you’re travelling solo and without much luggage. However, once you reach the city, you will need to find alternate transportation to your hotel and you won’t be able to transport large luggage items with you on the bus.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling in a group of 4 people, you can take a taxi for the same price as taking the shuttle bus, but it's much more convenient.

Useful Tips

It's important to note that each shuttle bus has a different destination in the city, be sure to check the routes before getting on the bus and see what works best for you, depending on your accommodation.
Bus Number 1 has a schedule that matches the arrival of flights, not a set schedule.
There's no luggage storage on the bus, be sure to pack light.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Harbin airport to downtown?

There are two ways to get from Harbin airport to downtown Harbin; taxi or bus. Harbin airport taxis cost €13.50 (CNY 100) and take 45 minutes to reach the city, while the airport shuttle buses take 60 minutes and cost €3 (CNY 20) per person.

Which airport shuttle bus goes to downtown Harbin?

There are four airport shuttle buses that head from Harbin airport to Harbin city; Number 1, Number 2, Number 3 and Number 4. The journey time will be 60 minutes and the cost for either of those four buses is €3 (CNY 20).

What’s the average Harbin airport to Harbin taxi cost?

The average cost of a taxi from Harbin airport to the city is €13.50 (CNY 100). However, this is not a fixed rate. If you’d prefer to take a taxi with a set rate, we recommend booking in advance with Welcome Pickups.

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