There are 7 ways to get from Ürümqi to Mongolia by plane, car, train or bus

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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

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Train China Railways Z-Class  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Ürümqi to Datong
  2. Take the train from Datong to Jining South
  3. Take the train from Jining South Station to Ulaanbaatar

$62 - $99

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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  •  16 h 10 min

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

$288 - $860

Train via Zhangye  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Urumqi South to Zhangye
  2. Take the train from Zhangye to Jinchang
  3. Take the train from Jinchang to Wuwei
  4. Take the train from Wuwei to Jining South
  5. Take the train from Jining South Station to Ulaanbaatar

$71 - $124

Bus, train  •  2 days 23 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 Bus Terminal to Erenhot
  4. Take the train from Erenhot to Ulaanbaatar

$203 - $209

Drive  •  29 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Ürümqi to Ulan Bator 1420.1 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Ürümqi to Mongolia. However, there are services departing from Urumqi South and arriving at Ulaanbaatar via Zhangye, Jinchang, Wuwei and Jining South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

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

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The best way to get from Ürümqi to Mongolia without a car is to train which takes 2 days 3 h and costs .

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

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Ürümqi to Mongolia train services, operated by China Railways K-Class, depart from Urumqi South station.

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The best way to get from Ürümqi to Mongolia is to fly which takes 16 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 3 h.

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The quickest flight from Urumqi Airport to Altay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Ürümqi to Mongolia train services, operated by China Railways K-Class, arrive at Ulaanbaatar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ürümqi to Mongolia is 2272 km. It takes approximately 29 h 25 min to drive from Ürümqi to Mongolia.

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China Southern Airlines offers flights from Urumqi Airport to Altay Airport.

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Map of how to get from Ürümqi to Mongolia.
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  • Distance: 819.8 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 28 min

What companies run services between Ürümqi, China and Mongolia?

Air China, China Southern Airlines and two other airlines fly from Ürümqi to Ulan Bator every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ürümqi to Ulan Bator via Zhangye, Jinchang, Wuwei, Jining South, and Jining South Station in around 2 days 3 h.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Urumqi to Altay
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Urumqi to Burqin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Urumqi to Ulan Bator via Beijing
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Urumqi South to Zhangye
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$24 - $28
Hard Sleeper
$45 - $55
Soft Sleeper
$70 - $85
Train from Zhangye to Jinchang
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$8 - $14
Hard Sleeper
$17 - $25
Soft Sleeper
$26 - $40
Train from Jining South Station to Ulaanbaatar
Ave. Duration
22 h 52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$18 - $23
Hard Sleeper
$35 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$55 - $65
Train from Erenhot to Ulaanbaatar
Ave. Duration
13 h 36 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$14 - $19
Hard Sleeper
$26 - $35
Soft Sleeper
$40 - $55
China Railways T-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Jinchang to Wuwei
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard/Soft Seat
$5 - $8
Hard Sleeper
$11 - $14
Soft Sleeper
$19 - $24
Train from Wuwei to Jining South
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard/Soft Seat
$17 - $24
Hard Sleeper
$35 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$50 - $70
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Ürümqi to Datong
Ave. Duration
33 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$35 - $55
Hard Sleeper
$90 - $110
Soft Sleeper
$130 - $170
Train from Datong to Jining South
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$6 - $9
Hard Sleeper
$10 - $24
Soft Sleeper
$17 - $22
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
$93
Schedules at
bus.ctrip.com
Bus from Pingliang East to Beijing
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$66
Schedules at
bus.ctrip.com
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Beijing Xinfadi Bus Terminal to Erenhot
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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The best way to get from Ürümqi to Urumqi Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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