There are 10 ways to get from Almaty to Mongolia 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.

Recommended option

Fly Almaty to Altay, drive  •  22 h 37 min

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

$151 - $361

Cheapest option

Train Russian Railways (RZhD)  •  5 days 18 h

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

$73 - $182

8 alternative options

Fly Almaty to Ulan Bator  •  11 h 44 min

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

$248 - $960

Fly Almaty to Burqin, drive  •  26 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Almaty (ALA) to Burqin (KJI) ALA - KJI
  2. Drive from Burqin to Ölgii

$166 - $381

Bus to Bishkek, fly to Ulan Bator  •  13 h 10 min

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

$381 - $674

Train Russian Railways (RZhD), bus  •  3 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Kokshetau
  2. Take the bus from Kokshetau to Petropavl
  3. Take the train from Petropavlovsk to Omsk
  4. Take the train from Omsk to Ulan-Bator

$98 - $232

Train via Xining  •  3 days 18 h

  1. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Urumchi
  2. Take the train from Ürümqi South to Xining
  3. Take the train from Xining to Beijing West Z22
  4. Take the train from Peking to Ulan-Bator

$138 - $232

Train, bus  •  4 days 8 h

  1. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Urumchi
  2. Take the bus from Urumqi to Pingliang East
  3. Take the bus from Pingliang East to Beijing
  4. Take the bus from Beijing Muxiyuan to Erenhot
  5. Take the train from Erljan to Ulan-Bator

$235 - $269

Train Russian Railways  •  5 days 16 h

  1. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Novosibirsk(RUS)
  2. Take the train from Novosibirsk to Ulan-Bator 004З

$321 - $416

Drive  •  40 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Almaty to Ulan Bator 2037.9 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Almaty to Mongolia is to train which costs $70 - $190 and takes 5 days 18 h.

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The quickest way to get from Almaty to Mongolia is to fly which takes 11 h 44 min and costs $240 - $1,000.

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The distance between Almaty and Mongolia is 2141 km. The road distance is 3261 km.

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It takes approximately 22 h 37 min to get from Almaty to Mongolia, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Almaty to Mongolia. However, there are services departing from Almaty 2 and arriving at Ulan-Bator via Ürümqi South, Xining, Beijing West and Peking. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 18 h.

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What companies run services between Almaty, Kazakhstan and Mongolia?

Aeroflot Russian Airlines, MIAT and six other airlines fly from Almaty to Ulan Bator every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Almaty to Ulan Bator via Urumchi, Ürümqi South, Xining, Beijing West, Beijing, and Peking in around 3 days 18 h.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Almaty to Altay via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
10 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Almaty to Altay via Urumqi, Yining
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Almaty to Altay via Bishkek, Urumqi
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Almaty to Altay via Tashkent, Urumqi
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Almaty to Burqin via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Almaty to Burqin via Tashkent, Urumqi
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Almaty to Ulan Bator via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
15 h 27 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Almaty to Ulan Bator via Beijing
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Almaty to Ulan Bator via Astana, Beijing
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,500
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Almaty to Ulan Bator via Bishkek
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Bishkek to Ulan Bator
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $950
MIAT
Website
miat.com
Flights from Almaty to Ulan Bator via Seoul
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Kokshetau
Ave. Duration
16 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
railways.kz
Train from Petropavlovsk to Omsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Urumchi
Ave. Duration
33 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Novosibirsk(RUS)
Ave. Duration
3 days 11 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
railways.kz
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Omsk to Ulan-Bator
Ave. Duration
2 days 13 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$55 - $85
2nd Class (Kupé)
$100 - $160
Train from Novosibirsk(RUS) to Ulan-Bator
Ave. Duration
2 days 6 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$45 - $70
2nd Class (Kupé)
$85 - $130
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Omsk to Ulan-Bator
Ave. Duration
2 days 12 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$360 - $440
Schedules at
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Novosibirsk to Ulan-Bator
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$290 - $360
Schedules at
pass.rzd.ru
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Ürümqi South to Xining
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$65 - $90
1st Class Seat
$95 - $140
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Xining to Beijing West
Ave. Duration
18 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$26 - $40
Hard Sleeper
$60 - $75
Soft Sleeper
$90 - $120
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 Erljan to Ulan-Bator
Ave. Duration
12 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Almaty Sayarn Bus Station to Zapadnyi Avtovokzal
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
xn--80aa0arnd.kz
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Kokshetau to Petropavl
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Ctrip
Phone
400-830-6666
Website
ctrip.com
Bus from Urumqi to Pingliang East
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
bus.ctrip.com
Bus from Pingliang East to Beijing
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
bus.ctrip.com
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Beijing Muxiyuan to Erenhot
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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