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There are 5 ways to get from Seoul to Ulan Bator by train, plane, subway, ferry, bus or car

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Train to Incheon, fly  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Ulan Bator (ULN) ICN - ULN

$239 - $512

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Fly from Seoul Gimpo  •  8h 40m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Ulan Bator (ULN) GMP - ULN

$247 - $911

Subway, ferry, bus, train  •  3 days 17h

  1. Take the subway from City Hall Station to Incheon Station 1
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Dalian Harbour
  3. Take the bus from Huyue Kuaike to Benxi
  4. Take the train from Shenyang to Ulan-Ude Pass
  5. Take the train from Ulan-Ude Pass to Ulan-Bator

$402 - $513

Train, ferry  •  4 days 16h

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Gangneung Station
  2. Take the ferry from Donghae City to Vladivostok
  3. Take the train from Ugolnaja to Ulan-Ude Pass D
  4. Take the train from Ulan-Ude Pass to Ulan-Bator

$298 - $469

Drive  •  31h 26m

  1. Drive from Seoul to Ulan Bator 1650.8 miles

$320 - $470

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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Ulan Bator is to train and fly which costs ₩270,000 - ₩600,000 and takes 6h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Ulan Bator is to train and fly which costs ₩270,000 - ₩600,000 and takes 6h 53m.

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The distance between Seoul and Ulan Bator is 1994 km. The road distance is 2641.2 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Ulan Bator without a car is to train and ferry which takes 4 days 16h and costs ₩330,000 - ₩550,000.

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It takes approximately 6h 53m to get from Seoul to Ulan Bator, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Incheon Airport to Ulan Bator Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 40m.

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Ulan Bator is 1h behind Seoul. It is currently 2:01 PM in Seoul and 1:01 PM in Ulan Bator.

Yes, the driving distance between Seoul to Ulan Bator is 2641 km. It takes approximately 31h 26m to drive from Seoul to Ulan Bator.

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Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, MIAT and Air China offer flights from Incheon Airport to Ulan Bator Airport.

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There are 228+ hotels available in Ulan Bator. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Ulan Bator.
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  • Distance: 1246.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 53m

What companies run services between Seoul, South Korea and Ulan Bator, Mongolia?

Air China, Korean Air and five other airlines fly from Seoul to Ulan Bator hourly.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Incheon to Ulan Bator
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulan Bator via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $750
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulan Bator via Gimhae, Incheon
Ave. Duration
9h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulan Bator via Cheju, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $800
MIAT
Website
miat.com
Flights from Incheon to Ulan Bator
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulan Bator via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $750
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Incheon to Ulan Bator via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $700
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulan Bator via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Shenyang to Ulan-Ude Pass
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$270 - $340
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Ude Pass to Ulan-Bator
Ave. Duration
15h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Ude Pass to Ulan-Bator
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$15 - $23
2nd Class (Kupé)
$23 - $35
Train from Ugolnaja to Ulan-Ude Pass
Ave. Duration
2 days 19h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$50 - $80
2nd Class (Kupé)
$100 - $150
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Gangneung Station
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $27
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Bus operators
Dalian Bus
Website
dalianbus.com
Bus from Huyue Kuaike to Benxi
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
dalianbus.com
Ferry operators
DainFerry
Phone
+82 32 891 7100
Website
dainferry.co.kr
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Dalian Harbour
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Schedules at
dainferry.co.kr
VIP
$213
FST1(6 Person occupancy)
$120
FST2(6 Person occupancy)
$115
ECO1(12 Person occupancy)
$111
ECO2
$106
DBS Cruise Ferry
Phone
+7 4232 30 2704
Website
dbsferry.com
Ferry from Donghae City to Vladivostok
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
DBS Cruise Ferry
Royal Suite
$510
First Class
$270
Second Class
$230
Economy Class
$205

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs ₩1,600 - ₩3,800.

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