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Getting There 

The Manzhouli Airport (Manzhouli Xijiao Jichang) is located 9km (6 miles) southwest of the town. Purchase tickets for flights to Beijing (daily), Harbin (daily), Changchun (Wed and Sun), and Hohhot (daily) at the CITS at the International Hotel ticket office (tel. 0470/622-8319; 8:30-11:30am and 2-5pm). There is no airport shuttle to Manzhouli airport, but a taxi ride takes 20 minutes and costs ¥50.

Trains connect Manzhouli to Beijing (00:41am; 29 hr., ¥329), Harbin (6 daily; 12 to 15 hr.; ¥231), Qiqihar (3 daily; 10-11 hr.; ¥103), and Hailar (six daily; 2 hr.; ¥14, hard seat). The Trans-Siberian train comes through twice a week, usually Friday and Sunday morning, with stops in Irkutsk and Moscow; book tickets through CITS. The railway station (tel. 0470/225-2261) is opposite downtown, south of the tracks; ticket office is open from 5am to 10pm. Purchase tickets for the Trans-Siberian at the business center inside the International Hotel. (Note: You must have arranged a Russian tourist visa in Beijing if you want to board the train.)

The long-distance bus station (Guoji Keyun Zhan) is north of the tracks on Yi Daojie, a 5-minute walk west of the railway footbridge. Iveco buses depart from here for Hailar (3 hr.; ¥35) every 30 minutes from 7:30am to 5:30pm.

Getting Around 

Most of Manzhouli is located north of the train tracks (behind the railway station) and is easily navigated on foot. Taxis charge ¥7 for the first 2km, and ¥1.8/km after. Several bus routes, from 7am to 7pm, costing ¥1, go around the town.

Fast Facts

Banks, Foreign Exchange & ATMs -- The Bank of China (Mon-Fri 8am-noon and 2-6pm) is at San Daojie 38. Cash and traveler's checks are exchanged in the main hall on the right; credit card transactions (MC, V only) take place inside a separate entrance on the left.

Internet Access -- A row of 24-hour basement-level Internet bars line Er Daojie, near the International Hotel; one of them is Meng Gongchang (tel. 1394/700-8393); and charges ¥3 per hour of access. Dial-up is tel. 16900 or 16901.

Post Office -- The post office (Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm; Sat-Sun 9am-4pm) is located at the corner of San Daojie and Haiguan Lu.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.