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Travel to Mongolia

Flying to Mongolia

Mongolia's national carrier is MIAT Mongolian Airlines ( From the UK, you can fly to Beijing with Air China ( or British Airways ( and take a connecting flight with MIAT. Alternatively, Aeroflot ( offers connecting flights via Moscow. Flights to Mongolia increase in price in July, to coincide with the peak summer travel season. Discounts are available in winter.

Airport Guides

Ulaanbaatar Chinggis Khaan International Airport




The airport is 20km (12 miles) from the city.


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Flight times

From London - at least 12 hours (including stopover); New York - 20 hours (including stopovers).

Departure tax

Included in the price of the ticket.

Travelling to Mongolia by Rail

Ulaanbaatar is linked to Russia and China by the Trans-Mongolian Railway. An express train runs between Moscow, Ulaanbaatar and Beijing. Trains on international routes have sleeping and restaurant cars. There are also other trains from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing and Ulaanbaatar to Moscow. Local trains also operate to the border towns.

Driving to Mongolia

Getting to Mongolia by boat