"Train Station" Harbin Transportation Tip by walterwu
Harbin Transportation: 28 reviews and 14 photos
Harbin Train Station is not far from Central Mall Street. The train station has many ticket sales counters and it would be prudent to book your tickets at least 3 hours in advance. You can book your tickets through travel agencies which adds 10 RMB of the ticket fare prices / ticket or you can make a trip to the train station to book your ticket in advance. Might be a good idea to make a trip there after visiting Sophia Church or Central Mall as the station is nearby to these attractions.
Getting to the train carriages involves a long walk through underground passageways and long platform.
Nearby to the train is the private bus terminal station. Brokers (touts) are on hand at the station to offer bus rides to other cities or interstate travel. Be advised that that is not fixed schedule for these buses and the wait can be frustating while the bus operator tries to pack passengers into the coaches like sardines. Aisles in these coaches are also utilised for additional siting capacities. The only thing the bus operators will assure you is the travelling time.
Taxis are in abundance outside the train station with a short walk. Go metered fare if you are travelling within Harbin. Metered Fares should be in the range 8-15 RMB. It is common practice for the taxi driver to call someone about where you are going, so don't be too concern.