Harbin - "the City of Ice", famous for its beautiful snow scenery and amazing International Ice and Snow Festival, is an extremely popular tourist destination. It has convenient transportation facilities. You can get there by train, airplanes or bus.
Getting Around in Harbin
The easiest means of getting around in Harbin is by taking one of the many taxis. The drivers are always happy to give advice to visitors. Visitors do not need to worry about not being able to get back to their hotel, because every hotel will offer its guests a business card written in Chinese and English that will inform the taxi drivers where you are staying and how to take you back there.
Land transportation in Harbin is quite convenient. You can take the bus traveling around Harbin. There are several bus stations in Harbin. Express buses are available connecting the major tourist spots such as the Sun Island, the St. Sophia Church, and the Dragon Pagoda, etc.
There are many bus lines which can take you to every corner of Harbin. Taking the bus is one of the best and most convenient ways to get around the city. It costs one Yuan per person to take the bus. Change is not given, so it is important to make sure visitors carry exact change with them. The public buses make stops at all of the city's major sites and the downtown commercial centers.
The primary mode of transportation around Harbin is still the bicycle. It is also a perfect way for visitors to explore the city. It offers visitors the chance to stop where they would like, for as long as they want.
Located 30 kilometers away from Harbin's city center, is the Harbin Tai Ping International Airport. It is the quickest and most convenient way to get around China. Visitors can get there by bus or by taxi. Harbin is connected with all of China's major cities by air.
By Train or Bus:
Getting around China by train or bus is the most common way to get to most cities. It is recommended that visitors be cautious about their belongings and personal safety while using these two modes of transportation. Harbin has two train stations. One is the Harbin Railway Station, and the other is the Harbin East Railway Station. They are both in almost the city center. Harbin has four main bus stations as well. There are two basic kinds of buses, Regular and Speedy. The Regular buses are slower and their condition is not as good as the Speedy ones.
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