There are 8 ways to get from Ürümqi to Mongolia by plane, car, train or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Altay, drive  •  14 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Urumqi (URC) to Altay (AAT) URC - AAT
  2. Drive from Altay to Ölgii

$87 - $432

Cheapest option

Train  •  3 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from Ürümqi South to Jining South
  2. Take the train from Jining South to Beijing
  3. Take the train from Peking to Ulan-Bator

$74 - $143

6 alternative options

Fly to Burqin, drive  •  17 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Urumqi (URC) to Burqin (KJI) URC - KJI
  2. Drive from Burqin to Ölgii

$107 - $472

Fly to Ulan Bator  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Urumqi (URC) to Ulan Bator (ULN) URC - ULN

$309 - $711

Train via Lanzhou West  •  47 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Ürümqi South to Lanzhou West
  2. Take the train from Lanzhou West Station to Xi'an North
  3. Take the train from Xi'an North to Beijing West
  4. Take the train from Peking to Ulan-Bator

$195 - $287

Bus, train via Dsamin-Ude  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Urumqi to Pingliang East
  2. Take the bus from Pingliang East to Beijing
  3. Take the bus from Beijing Xinfadi to Erenhot
  4. Take the train from Dsamin-Ude to Ulan-Bator

$212 - $238

Bus, train  •  3 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Urumqi to Pingliang West
  2. Take the bus from Pingliang to Beijing
  3. Take the train from Peking to Ulan-Bator

$186 - $230

Drive  •  29 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Ürümqi to Ulan Bator 1420.1 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ürümqi to Mongolia is to train which costs ¥490 - ¥1000 and takes 3 days 9 h.

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The quickest way to get from Ürümqi to Mongolia is to fly which costs ¥2000 - ¥4900 and takes 10 h 5 min.

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The distance between Ürümqi and Mongolia is 1312 km. The road distance is 2272.2 km.

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It takes approximately 14 h 28 min to get from Ürümqi to Mongolia, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Ürümqi to Mongolia. However, there are services departing from Ürümqi South and arriving at Ulan-Bator via Lanzhou West Station, Xi'an North, Beijing West and Peking. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 23 min.

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What companies run services between Ürümqi, China and Mongolia?

Air China, China Southern Airlines and four other airlines fly from Ürümqi to Ulan Bator every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ürümqi to Ulan Bator via Lanzhou West, Lanzhou West Station, Xi'an North, Beijing West, Beijing, and Peking in around 47 h 23 min.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Urumqi to Altay
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Urumqi to Burqin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Urumqi to Burqin via Yining
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Urumqi to Ulan Bator via Beijing
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Urumqi to Ulan Bator via Yinchuan, Beijing
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Tianjin Airlines
Website
tianjin-air.com
Flights from Urumqi to Altay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
MIAT
Website
miat.com
Flights from Urumqi to Ulan Bator via Beijing
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Ürümqi South to Lanzhou West
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$70 - $100
1st Class Seat
$110 - $160
Train from Lanzhou West Station to Xi'an North
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$25 - $35
1st Class Seat
$35 - $50
China Railways G-Class
Train from Xi'an North to Beijing West
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$70 - $85
1st Class Seat
$120 - $140
Business Class Seat
$230 - $270
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Peking to Ulan-Bator
Ave. Duration
25 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $70
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Train from Ürümqi South to Jining South
Ave. Duration
47 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Dsamin-Ude to Ulan-Bator
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$17 - $25
2nd Class (Kupé)
$26 - $40
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Jining South to Beijing
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$10 - $16
Hard Sleeper
$20 - $28
Soft Sleeper
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Ctrip
Phone
400-830-6666
Website
ctrip.com
Bus from Urumqi to Pingliang East
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95
Schedules at
bus.ctrip.com
Bus from Pingliang East to Beijing
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
bus.ctrip.com
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Beijing Xinfadi to Erenhot
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Trip 8080
Website
pingliang.trip8080.com
Bus from Urumqi to Pingliang West
Ave. Duration
32 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$101
Schedules at
pingliang.trip8080.com
Bus from Pingliang to Beijing
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
pingliang.trip8080.com

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