Here we have compiled some important travel information on Mongolia for your convenience. Although we work constantly on updates, it is strongly advised that you double check the information prior to your departure to Mongolia.

BY AIR

Currently, the only operating international airport is Chinggis Khaan International Airport (former Buyant-Ukhaa airport) located in approximately 20 km from Ulaanbaatar city center. IATA code is ULN. In 2015, the airport has opened its international transit hall.  The airport is the home base to MIAT Mongolian Airlines - the national air carrier of Mongolia. The airport receives a regular flights from Moscow, Berlin, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong as well as some regional and domestic flights.

MIAT Mongolian Airlines Boeing 767ER
MIAT Mongolian Airlines Boeing 767ER

You can access Ulaanbaatar with scheduled and direct flights from following world major cities:  

City (Airport name, IATA Code) Serving Airlines

Flight duration

(approximate time)

FRANKFURT

(Frankfurt Airport - FRA)

MIAT Mongolian Airlines
(seasonal - from June to September)
11 hours

BERLIN

(Berlin Brandenburg Airport - BER)

MIAT Mongolian Airlines

(sometimes with a technical stop at Moscow)

10 hours

MOSCOW

(Sheremetyevo International Airport - SVO)

MIAT Mongolian Airlines and Aeroflot Russian Airlines 6 hours

PARIS

(Charles de Gaulle Airport - CDG)

Discontinued.

Hunnu Air

(temporary discontinued)

11-12 hours

BEIJING

(Beijing Capital International Airport - PEK)

MIAT Mongolian Airlines and Air China 2 hours

HONG KONG

(Hong Kong International Airport - HKG)

MIAT Mongolian Airlines 4-5 hours

SHANGHAI

(Shanghai Pudong International Airport - PVG)

Discontinued.
Hunnu Air (temporary discontinued)
3-4 hours

BANGKOK

(Suvarnabhumi Airport - BKK)

Discontinued.
Hunnu Air
6 hours

ISTANBUL

(Istanbul Atatürk Airport - IST)

Turkish Airlines 10 hours

SEOUL

(Incheon International Airport - ICN)

MIAT Mongolian Airlines and Korean Air 4 hours

SINGAPORE

(Singapore Changi Airport - SIN)

Discontinued.
MIAT Mongolian Airlines

(with a short stopover in Beijing)

9-10 hours

TOKYO

(Narita International Airport - NRT and Haneda Airport - HND)

MIAT Mongolian Airlines 6 hours

OSAKA

(Kansai International Airport - KIX)

seasonally operated in summer time by MIAT Mongolian Airlines  

BISHKEK

(Manas International Airport - FRU)

Turkish Airlines 4 hours

 

You can also fly to Ulaanbaatar from regional Russian (Irkutsk) and Chinese cities (Urumqi, Hailar, Manzhouli and Ereen hoto or Erlian).

Besides national air carrier - MIAT Mongolian Airlines, there are numerous other domestic airlines such as Aero Mongolia, Eznis Airways (ceased its operation in 2014) and Hunnu Air that operate within Mongolia.

Ulaanbaatar’s Chinggis Khaan airport is Mongolia’s major international airport; the code is ULN. There are also two other airports that have international status. They're located in Khovd and Choibalsan towns and serve flights that connects to Hailar and Urumqi cities of China and mainly used by local passengers. Almost each province center has its own airport most of them with paved runways.

In summer period (June, July and August) most flights are full, so book well in advance.

Currently, air fleet of national Mongolian airlines consists of Boeing 767-300(ER), Boeing 737-800 and Fokker-50 types of aircraft.

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL AIRPORT TRANSFER SERVICES AT ULAANBAATAR AIRPORT?

There are some private taxis operating at the airport, however, foreigners are advised to exercise extra caution when dealing with them as there is no fixed rate and drivers who hardly speak English tend to unexpectedly raise fares at the end of trip.

There is, however, specialized private transfer service with fixed rates, which you can always book in advance.

 

Below is the 2016 - 2017 winter timetable schedule of MIAT Mongolian Airlines - the national flag air carrier of Mongolia.

 

BY TRAIN

Mongolia has railway connecting both Russia and China. You can catch the either Trans-Siberian train from Russia (Moscow, Irkutsk or any other major stations) or China (Ereenhot and Beijing). Getting a ticket in Ulaanbaatar can be very difficult during summer season, so you need to plan well ahead.

International Railway Ticketing Office sells tickets to Irkutsk and Moscow (Russia), and Beijing, Ereenhot and Hohhot (China).

Mongolian Railway Trans Siberian
Mongolian Railway Trans Siberian


You may purchase train tickets online directly from Ulaanbaatar Railway JSC website at www.eticket.ubtz.mn/mn/

 

BY CAR

You may enter Mongolia through border towns of Zamyn Uud (from China) and Sukhbaatar (from Russia). Please note that you have to prove customs authorities that you're not going to leave your car in Mongolia, otherwise, you may have to pay import and other duties for your car. Please have a patience as the border cross procedure might get quite time consuming, especially during national holidays.

 

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