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

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Fly Almaty to Altay, drive  •  22 h 42 min

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

$151 - $361

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Fly Almaty to Burqin, drive  •  26 h 1 min

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

$166 - $381

Fly Almaty to Ulan Bator  •  11 h 44 min

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

$247 - $959

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

$379 - $672

Train, bus  •  3 days 20 h

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

$373 - $480

Train, bus via Barnaul  •  3 days 23 h

  1. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Chu
  2. Take the train from Chu to Astana
  3. Take the bus from Astana to Barnaul
  4. Take the bus from Barnaul to Novosibirsk
  5. Take the train from Novosibirsk to Ulan-Bator

$310 - $400

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 fly and drive which costs $150 - $370 and takes 22 h 42 min.

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

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The distance between Almaty and Mongolia is 2141 km. The road distance is 3260.6 km.

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The best way to get from Almaty to Mongolia without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 days 20 h and costs $370 - $480.

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It takes approximately 22 h 42 min to get from Almaty to Mongolia, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Almaty Airport to Altay Airport. The quickest flight takes 9 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Almaty to Mongolia is 3261 km. It takes approximately 40 h 21 min to drive from Almaty to Mongolia.

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Uzbekistan, Air Astana and China Southern Airlines offer flights from Almaty Airport to Altay Airport.

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The best way to get from Almaty to Almaty Airport is to line 92 bus which takes 31 min and costs $1.

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Map of how to get from Almaty to Mongolia.
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  • Distance: 1338.2 miles
  • Duration: 22 h 42 min

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.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Almaty to Altay via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
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 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Almaty to Altay via Tashkent, Urumqi
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Almaty to Burqin via Urumqi
Ave. Duration
10 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Almaty to Burqin via Tashkent, Urumqi
Ave. Duration
9 h
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
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
MIAT
Website
miat.com
Flights from Almaty to Ulan Bator via Seoul
Ave. Duration
12 h 47 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $950
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
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
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Almaty 2 to Chu
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
railways.kz
Train from Chu to Astana
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
railways.kz
Train from Petropavlovsk to Omsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
railways.kz
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Omsk to Ulan-Bator
Ave. Duration
2 days 12 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$330 - $410
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Novosibirsk to Ulan-Bator
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$260 - $320
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Bus operators
Sayran bus station
Bus from Almaty Sayarn Bus Station to Zapadnyi Avtovokzal
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
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Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Astana to Petropavl
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Astana to Barnaul
Ave. Duration
21 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Barnaul to Novosibirsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru

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