Getting there & around
Between early June and the end of August, it's possible to travel by hydrofoil to/from Khabarovsk (R466, six hours) and Nikolaevsk-na-Amure (R1350, 12 hours). At research time, boats left the river station(592 935) for Nikolaevsk at 7.30am and 11am.
Buses bound for Khabarovsk (R300, six hours) leave from the river station (including after the boat from Nikolaevsk arrives) and pl Lenina.
From the pink train station(pr Pervostroiteley), trains 67/68 run daily overnight to/from Khabarovsk (R860, 9½ hours). Heading east, trains 954 and 352 head to Vanino (R660, 18 hours), for ferries to Sakhalin. Train 964 heads west to Tynda (R1351, 37 hours).
Within the city tram 2 runs from the train station (R7), past all hotels to the river station. Bus 102 leads from the infrequently used airport (25km west of town) to the river station; a taxi there costs R250.