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Shanghai-Harbin Trains

Written by FabioUpdated Mar. 10, 2024

There are only 2 pairs of Shanghai to Harbin trains, including 1 pair of high-speed trains and 1 pair of normal-speed overnight trains. Shanghai – Harbin high-speed trains (train number: G1202/G1204) take 12 hours to travel 2,400 kilometers (1,488 miles). Normal-speed trains spend a night and a day to finish the journey.

Shanghai-Harbin High-Speed Train

  • Distance: 2,400 kilometers (1,488 miles)
  • Duration: 12.5 hours
  • Terminals: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站), Harbin West Railway Station (哈尔滨西站)
  • Main stops: Shanghai Hongqiao, Suzhou North, Wuxi East, Changzhou North, Zhenjiang South, Nanjing South, Bangbu South, Xuzhou East, Zaozhuang, Qufu East, Jinan West, Cangzhou West, Tianjin West, Tianjin, Tangshan, Beidaihe, Shanhaiguan, Suizhong North, Jinzhou South, Tiaozhong, Shenyang North, Tieling West, Changtu West, Changchun West, Fuyu North, Harbin West

Shanghai to Harbin High-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on March 10th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G1204 09:33 21:45 12h 12m

Harbin to Shanghai High-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on March 10th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G1202 08:59 21:55 12h 56m

Shanghai-Harbin High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Business Class First Class Second Class
US$474 (CNY3,401) US$241 (CNY1,731.5) US$144 (CNY1,031.5)

Shanghai-Harbin Overnight Train

Quick Facts

Shanghai – Harbin Overnight Train Schedules

(Updated on March 10th, 2024)

Shanghai to Harbin
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
Z172 19:34 19:37 (next day) 24h 3m
Harbin to Shanghai
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
Z174 12:33 13:01 (next day) 24h 28m

Shanghai-Harbin Overnight Train Ticket Fares

Superior Soft Sleeper Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$198 (CNY1,362.5) US$107 (CNY734.5) US$67 (CNY463.5) US$40 (CNY273.5)

Which Train to Choose from Shanghai to Harbin

Normal-speed overnight trains take around 24 hours to travel from Shanghai to Harbin, while high-speed trains only take 12 hours. However, normal-speed trains cost less. A soft sleeper ticket on regular train is cheaper than a second class ticket on high-speed train. And the overnight train can save you one night hotel's bill. Soft sleeper is recommended if you take overnight train from Shanghai to Harbin.

High-Speed Train or Flight?

A Shanghai to Harbin flight takes around 3 hours, with the ticket fare of around USD 100 It is the fastest way of transportation. But in peak seasons the air fare might be higher. A high-speed train takes a longer time and cost more than an airplane. It is recommended to take a flight between these two cities when there are good discount.

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