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There are 5 ways to get from Astana to Ulan Bator by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly  •  14 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Astana (TSE) to Ulan Bator (ULN) TSE - ULN

$657 - $1,510

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Train, night train  •  3 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Astana to Omsk D
  2. Take the night train from Omsk to Ulan-Bator D

$68 - $183

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Astana to Omsk D
  2. Take the train from Omsk to Ulan-Bator 0043

$395 - $508

Bus, train  •  3 days 8 h

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

$353 - $450

Drive  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Drive from Astana to Ulan Bator 2662.1 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Astana to Ulan Bator is to train and night train which costs $65 - $190 and takes 3 days 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Astana to Ulan Bator is to fly which costs $650 - $1,600 and takes 14 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Astana to Ulan Bator. However, there are services departing from Astana and arriving at Ulan-Bator via Omsk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 3 h.

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The distance between Astana and Ulan Bator is 2557 km. The road distance is 4259.3 km.

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The best way to get from Astana to Ulan Bator without a car is to train which takes 3 days 3 h and costs $390 - $550.

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It takes approximately 14 h 19 min to get from Astana to Ulan Bator, including transfers.

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Astana to Ulan Bator train services, operated by Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ), depart from Astana station.

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The best way to get from Astana to Ulan Bator is to fly which takes 14 h 19 min and costs $650 - $1,600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $390 - $550 and takes 3 days 3 h.

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There is no direct flight from Astana Airport to Ulan Bator Airport. The quickest flight takes 11 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Ulan Bator is 2 h ahead of Astana. It is currently 1:18 AM in Astana and 3:18 AM in Ulan Bator.

Map of how to get from Astana to Ulan Bator.
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  • Distance: 1598.2 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 19 min

What companies run services between Astana, Kazakhstan and Ulan Bator, Mongolia?

Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Air China and three other airlines fly from Astana to Ulan Bator twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Astana to Ulan Bator via Omsk in around 3 days 3 h.

Airlines
MIAT
Website
miat.com
Flights from Astana to Ulan Bator via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Flights from Astana to Ulan Bator via Incheon
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,500
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Astana to Ulan Bator via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Astana to Ulan Bator via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Astana to Ulan Bator via Incheon
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,500
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Astana to Omsk
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $28
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
$380 - $480
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Novosibirsk to Ulan-Bator
Ave. Duration
2 days 5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$320 - $400
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Night train from Omsk to Ulan-Bator
Ave. Duration
2 days 11 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$50 - $80
2nd Class (Kupé)
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Astana to Barnaul
Ave. Duration
21 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $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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Astana to Ulan Bator train services, operated by Russian Railways, arrive at Ulan-Bator station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Astana to Ulan Bator is 4259 km. It takes approximately 2 days 8 h to drive from Astana to Ulan Bator.

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MIAT, Air Astana, Korean Air and two other airlines offer flights from Astana Airport to Ulan Bator Airport.

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There are 210+ hotels available in Ulan Bator. Prices start at $10 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Astana to Astana Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 51 min and costs $1 - $2.

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