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Travel to Mongolia

Flying to Mongolia

Mongolia's national carrier is MIAT Mongolian Airlines (www.miat.com). Other airlines that fly to Ulaanbaatar include Aeroflot, Air China, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air and Turkish Airlines. Flights to Mongolia tend to increase in price during peak summer travel season. However, discounts are often made available in winter.

Airport Guides

Ulaanbaatar Chinggis Khaan International Airport

Code

ULN

Location

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

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Flight times

From London to Ulaanbaatar - at least 12 hours (including stopover); New York to Ulaanbaatar - 17 hours (including stopovers).

Departure tax

Departure tax of US$12 is usually included in the price of the ticket.

Travelling to Mongolia by Rail

Ulaanbaatar is linked to Russia and China via the Trans-Mongolian Railway. Trains on international routes have sleeping and restaurant cars. There are also local trains that operate from the border towns to Ulaanbaatar.

Driving to Mongolia

You can cross the China-Mongolia border by taking a jeep taxi from Erlian (a border town in Inner Mongolia, part of China) to Zamyn-Üüd (Mongolia). You cannot walk across the border. Zamyn-Üüd is a desert outpost, from here you will need to get a train to Ulaanbaatar, which is 662km (411 miles) away.

From Russia, you can take a bus from Ulan-Ude (East Siberia, Russia) to Ulaanbaatar.

Getting to Mongolia by boat