There are 4 ways to get from Ulan Bator to Ulan-Ude by train, car or plane

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Train  •  34 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Ulan-Ude Pass Express / ...

$16 - $40

3 alternative options

Drive  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Ulan Bator to Ulan-Ude 361.4 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Ulan-Ude  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Ulan Bator (ULN) to Ulan-Ude (UUD) ULN - UUD

$146 - $920

Fly to Irkutsk, train  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Ulan Bator (ULN) to Irkutsk (IKT) ULN - IKT
  2. Take the train from Irkutsk Passajirskij to Ulan-Ude Pass

$426 - $1,646

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The cheapest way to get from Ulan Bator to Ulan-Ude is to train which costs $16 - $40 and takes 34 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ulan Bator to Ulan-Ude is to drive which takes 8 h 11 min and costs $35 - $55.

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The distance between Ulan Bator and Ulan-Ude is 439 km. The road distance is 578 km.

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The train from Ulan-Bator to Ulan-Ude Pass takes 34 h 39 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ulan-Bator and arriving at Ulan-Ude Pass. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 34 h 39 min.

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What companies run services between Ulan Bator, Mongolia and Ulan-Ude, Russia?

Russian Railways (RZhD) operates a train from Ulan Bator to Ulan-Ude 4 times a week. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 34 h 39 min. Russian Railways also services this route once a week. Alternatively, Korean Air, Aircompany Yakutia and four other airlines fly from Ulan Bator to Ulan-Ude 6 times a week.

Airlines
Aircompany Yakutia
Website
yakutia.aero
Flights from Ulan Bator to Ulan-Ude via Seoul
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,100
IrAero
Website
iraero.ru
Flights from Ulan Bator to Ulan-Ude via Irkutsk
Ave. Duration
25 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Ulan Bator to Ulan-Ude via Beijing
Ave. Duration
23 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Aero Mongolia
Website
aeromongolia.mn
Flights from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Ulan-Ude Pass
Ave. Duration
34 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$16 - $24
2nd Class (Kupé)
$25 - $40
Train from Irkutsk Passajirskij to Ulan-Ude Pass
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$13 - $21
2nd Class (Kupé)
$19 - $29
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Ulan-Ude Pass
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
pass.rzd.ru

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