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There are 6 ways to get from Seoul to Ulaanbaatar by train, plane, subway, ferry, bus or car

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Train to Incheon, fly  •  6h 48m

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

$189 - $222

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Fly from Seoul Gimpo  •  8h 50m

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

$307 - $510

Subway, ferry, train via Jinan  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the subway from City Hall Station to Incheon Station 1
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Weihai
  3. Take the train from Weihai North to Jinan West
  4. Take the train from Jinan West to Tianjin West
  5. Take the train from Tianjin West Station to Beijing
  6. Take the train from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar

$335 - $416

Subway, ferry, train  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the subway from City Hall Station to Incheon Station 1
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Qinhuangdao
  3. Take the train from Qinhuangdao to Beijing
  4. Take the train from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar

$292 - $453

Subway, ferry, bus, train  •  2 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 Port
  3. Take the bus from Gang Wan Qiao to Beijing
  4. Take the train from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar

$325 - $377

Drive  •  31h 26m

  1. Drive from Seoul to Ulaanbaatar 2641.2 km

$320 - $470

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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Ulaanbaatar is to train and fly which costs ₩220,000 - ₩270,000 and takes 6h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Ulaanbaatar is to train and fly which costs ₩220,000 - ₩270,000 and takes 6h 48m.

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The distance between Seoul and Ulaanbaatar is 1994 km. The road distance is 2641.2 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Ulaanbaatar without a car is to subway and ferry and bus and train which takes 2 days 17h and costs ₩380,000 - ₩460,000.

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It takes approximately 6h 48m to get from Seoul to Ulaanbaatar, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Incheon Airport to Ulan Bator Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 35m.

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Ulaanbaatar is 1h behind Seoul. It is currently 8:19 PM in Seoul and 7:19 PM in Ulaanbaatar.

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

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

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There are 152+ hotels available in Ulaanbaatar. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 1994.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 48m

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

Korean Air, MIAT and four other airlines fly from Seoul to Ulaanbaatar every 2 hours.

Airlines
MIAT
Website
miat.com
Flights from Incheon to Ulan Bator
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $380
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulan Bator via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulan Bator via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $700
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulan Bator via Cheju, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $600
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Incheon to Ulan Bator
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $430
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulan Bator via Gimhae, Incheon
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Incheon to Ulan Bator
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulan Bator via Gimhae, Incheon
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulan Bator via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $500
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 - $6
Website
http://www.arex.or.kr/
Seoul Metro
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Weihai North to Jinan West
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$25 - $35
1st Class Seat
$35 - $50
Train from Tianjin West Station to Beijing
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$7 - $10
1st Class Seat
$6 - $10
Train from Qinhuangdao to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$13 - $18
1st Class Seat
$16 - $24
China Railways G-Class
Train from Jinan West to Tianjin West
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$19 - $25
1st Class Seat
$30 - $40
Business Class Seat
$65 - $80
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar
Ave. Duration
31h 8m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$180 - $220
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Hard Sleeper
$180 - $220
Soft Sleeper
$270 - $290
Bus operators
Dalian Bus
Website
dalianbus.com
Bus from Gang Wan Qiao to Beijing
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
dalianbus.com
Ferry operators
Weidong Ferry
Phone
+82 32 770 8000
Website
weidong.com
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Weihai
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
$151
Royal
$134
Business
$118
Economy
$101
Qinin ferry
Phone
+82 32 891 9600
Website
qininferry.com
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Qinhuangdao
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $210
Schedules at
qininferry.com
Royal Suite
$209
First Class
$97
DainFerry
Phone
+82 32 891 7100
Website
dainferry.co.kr
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Dalian Port
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$105 - $115
Schedules at
dainferry.co.kr
VIP
$197
FST1(6 Person occupancy)
$118
FST2(6 Person occupancy)
$114
ECO1(12 Person occupancy)
$111
ECO2
$107

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs ₩1,900 - ₩3,400.

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