Will I need to drive my own vehicle to conduct my everyday life (work/school/shopping) at my destination
No. The public transport is fairly convenient. However, you may get a car if you prefer. If you will be in Harbin for a long Taxis are often preferred by foreigners.
To get a license, you must live in Harbin for one year.
People drive on the right side of the road.
The buses are frequent and there are many routes. This is the only form of public transport besides taxis, which are everywhere and inexpensive
Could an expat also use public transportation to get out of the city—to surrounding towns, recreation areas or suburbs? If so, list options.
It is fairly easy to get around using public transportation. Check out Jihua Ski resort on the outskirts of Harbin or Snow carvings.
Wear a seat belt, even though no one else does. In addition, be extremely careful crossing the road- especially at zebra crossings. Cars do not give way to pedestrians!
You can pay with cash or there is a computerized IC card ticket system. You can buy an IC card at the terminal stations of all bus routes and at other locations near prominent bus stops. Use your card, and your ride is a bit cheaper.
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