The cheapest times to fly from CIF to HRB are

  • July 30th to October 14th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CIF to HRB is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $1208 for Wednesday flights during mid October, or as low as $685 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Harbin

Flying from Chifeng (CIF) to Harbin (HRB) will usually cost between $694 to $1208 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $757. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid October, with an average price of $827. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $70 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $779 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CIF to HRB flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CIF to HRB route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CIF to HRB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CIF to HRB flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Chifeng. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.12, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $183 (21%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $693. Return trip prices are from the HRB to CIF flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CIF to HRB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 46 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from CIF to HRB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Longjia Airport (CGQ) in Changchun

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from HRB
  • Usually 13.74% less expensive than HRB
  • 1-layover flights available

See CIF to CGQ flights


Flight Hacking CIF to HRB

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CIF to HRB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Tianjin (CIF > TSN > HRB)

  • Price for both tickets: $615
  • Average savings: $164 (21.05%)

See CIF to TSN flights

Hack #2: Beijing (CIF > PEK > HRB)

  • Price for both tickets: $619
  • Average savings: $161 (20.6%)

See CIF to PEK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CIF to HRB? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Chengdu Airlines, China Eastern, China Express, China Southern, CUA, Hainan, Shandong, Shenzhen, Tianjin Airlines, Xiamen, Zhejiang Loong Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Taiping Airport to Chifeng Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 434 miles or 698 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CIF to HRB?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CIF to HRB flight is about 1 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Chifeng and Harbin?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from CIF to HRB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CIF
Origination airport name Chifeng Airport
City Chifeng
Country China
Latitude 42.2
Longitude 118.9

Return Airport

Destination code HRB
Destination airport name Taiping Airport
City Harbin
Country China
Latitude 45.6
Longitude 126.3


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