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There are 9 ways to get from Mongolia to Kazakhstan by plane, car, bus or train

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

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Fly Ulan Bator to Almaty  •  10h 25m

  1. Fly from Ulan Bator (ULN) to Almaty (ALA) ULN - ALA

$237 - $908

Cheapest option

Train  •  5 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Novosibirsk(RUS) D
  2. Take the train from Novosibirsk(RUS) to Almaty 2

$75 - $177

7 alternative options

Drive to Altay, fly to Almaty  •  16h 53m

  1. Drive from Ölgii to Altay
  2. Fly from Altay (AAT) to Almaty (ALA) AAT - ALA

$134 - $308

Fly Ulan Bator to Manas, bus  •  12h 50m

  1. Fly from Ulan Bator (ULN) to Manas (FRU) ULN - FRU
  2. Take the bus from Zapadnyi Avtovokzal to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station

$379 - $671

Drive to Altay, fly to Astana  •  17h 40m

  1. Drive from Ölgii to Altay
  2. Fly from Altay (AAT) to Astana (TSE) AAT - TSE

$174 - $379

Train via Kokshetau  •  3 days 16h

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Omsk D
  2. Take the train from Omsk to Kokshetau D
  3. Take the train from Kokshetau to Almaty 2

$88 - $203

Train, bus  •  4 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Krasnojarsk Pass D
  2. Take the train from Krasnojarsk Pass to Petropavlovsk D
  3. Take the bus from Petropavl to Astana
  4. Take the bus from Astana to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station

$97 - $236

Train Russian Railways  •  5 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Novosibirsk 0033
  2. Take the train from Novosibirsk(RUS) to Almaty 2

$355 - $454

Drive  •  40h 10m

  1. Drive from Ulan Bator to Almaty 2035.8 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mongolia to Kazakhstan is to train which costs $75 - $180 and takes 5 days 0h.

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The quickest way to get from Mongolia to Kazakhstan is to fly which costs $230 - $950 and takes 10h 25m.

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The distance between Mongolia and Kazakhstan is 2899 km. The road distance is 3257.3 km.

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The best way to get from Mongolia to Kazakhstan without a car is to train which takes 3 days 16h and costs $85 - $210.

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It takes approximately 10h 25m to get from Mongolia to Kazakhstan, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Mongolia to Kazakhstan is to fly which takes 10h 25m and costs $230 - $950. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $210 and takes 3 days 16h.

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There is no direct flight from Ulan Bator Airport to Almaty Airport. The quickest flight takes 15h 10m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mongolia to Kazakhstan is 3257 km. It takes approximately 40h 10m to drive from Mongolia to Kazakhstan.

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Hainan, Korean Air, Aeroflot Russian Airlines and six other airlines offer flights from Ulan Bator Airport to Almaty Airport.

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The best way to get from Mongolia to Ulan Bator Airport is to taxi which takes 13m and costs $6 - $8.

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Map of how to get from Mongolia to Kazakhstan.
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  • Distance: 1811.8 miles
  • Duration: 10h 25m

What companies run services between Mongolia and Kazakhstan?

Air China, Hainan and seven other airlines fly from Ulan Bator to Almaty 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Omsk, Kokshetau, Almaty 2, and Sayahat in around 3 days 16h.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Incheon
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,300
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Beijing Capital, Urumqi
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Manas
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Altay to Almaty via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Altay to Almaty via Urumqi, Astana
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $350
Flights from Altay to Astana via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Flights from Altay to Astana via Urumqi, Almaty
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,200
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Beijing Capital, Urumqi
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Altay to Almaty via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Altay to Astana via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Altay to Astana via Korla, Urumqi
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Incheon
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,300
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Manas
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $950
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Omsk
Ave. Duration
2 days 12h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$50 - $80
2nd Class (Kupé)
$100 - $150
Train from Omsk to Kokshetau
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Krasnojarsk Pass
Ave. Duration
41h 31m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$35 - $55
2nd Class (Kupé)
$60 - $95
Train from Krasnojarsk Pass to Petropavlovsk
Ave. Duration
25h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Novosibirsk(RUS)
Ave. Duration
2 days 5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$45 - $70
2nd Class (Kupé)
$80 - $130
Train from Novosibirsk(RUS) to Almaty 2
Ave. Duration
2 days 16h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Omsk
Ave. Duration
2 days 13h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$350 - $430
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Novosibirsk
Ave. Duration
2 days 5h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$320 - $400
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Kokshetau to Almaty 2
Ave. Duration
16h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
railways.kz
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Zapadnyi Avtovokzal to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Petropavl to Astana
Ave. Duration
9h 44m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Astana to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru

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