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Transports in Mongolia

Driving in Mongolia...

You will quickly discover that your driver is one of the most important persons for the success of your tour in Mongolia!

Outside Ulan Bator, a 4x4 vehicle is essential, paved roads are rare.

The tracks are often made of clay and sand, forcing to slow progression. Distances are measured in hours, but the beauty of the landscapes is an integral part of the trip.

You will always feel alone in the world surrounded by nature. Going through a dozen of passes in the mountains without seeing a soul is a dizzying experience...

Feel free to stop regularly to stretch your legs and enjoy a spectacular view ...

The 4x4 you will find in Mongolia are essentially a kind of Russian mini-van, quite rustic but "effective" in this harsh environment for machines! For small groups (2 or 3 persons), Japanese 4x4s are also available.

Flights in Mongolia

International flights

The main airlines flying from and to Mongolia are:

  • Aeroflot via Moscou
  • Korean Air via Seoul
  • Air China via Pekin
  • Turkish Airlines via Istanbul and Bishkek

Book your flight as long as possible in advance (ideally 6 months), because the tourist season is short, mainly between July and August, and the best rates for travel in this period are full of months in advance.

Domestic Flights

Domestic flights are operated by Aero Mongolia & Hunnu Airways.

The train in Mongolia: the Transmongolian

The Transmongolian is a rail line linking Ulan Ude in Russia on the Trans-Siberian railway, to Beijing China, through Mongolia via Ulaanbaatar.

The line was built between 1949 and 1961. The distance is 1520 mm in Russia and Mongolia, and 1435 in China, which implies a long stop at the border to accommodate the trucks.

The main stops in Mongolia are, from north to south:

  • Sükhbaatar at the Russian border
  • Darhan
  • Ulan Bator
  • Choyr
  • Zamyn-Uüd / Erenhot at the Chinese border

Our office in Mongolia

Mongolia Travel & Tours
/ Randocheval Mongolie LLC

8 toot, 33 bair, Erkhuugiin gudamj
7r khoroo, Sukhbaatar duureg
Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA

Our office in France

Randocheval Mongolie
1645 route du Vernéa
38440 Moidieu Détourbe
+33 437 02 2000 (Monday to Friday)

IMPORTANT - Flights in Mongolia

Be aware that very few airlines go to Mongolia, flights are therefore quickly fully booked, especially between June and September. Book at least 6 months in advance to have the best air fares.
If your luggage has been delayed, the airlines do NOT deliver it in Mongolia, they keep it available in Ulan Bator. If your tour has already started, and you are already in the Orkhon Valley for example, it can be very expensive to deliver it.
We can do it for you at extra cost:
- 50 € for a delivery inside Ulan Bator
- 100 € for a delivery in Hustai
- 200 € for a delivery in Khogno Khan
- 300 € for a delivery in Karakorum, the Orkhon Valley or Arkhangai
- 400 € for a delivery at Lake Khövsgöl or in the Gobi Desert
This cost includes the driver & the vehicle for 1 or 2 days depending on the distance + fuel for the vehicule for the round trip + meals and accommodation for the driver if the roundtrip is more than 1 day.
If your flight is late, the same rates apply if you need a private transfer.