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There are 6 ways to get from Shanghai to Ulan Bator by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Ulan Bator (ULN) SHA - ULN

$386 - $709

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Train China Railways D-Class  •  42 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Beijing South Shanghai - Beijing South
  2. Take the train from Peking to Ulan-Bator D

$86 - $145

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Fly from Shanghai Pudong  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Ulan Bator (ULN) PVG - ULN

$424 - $767

Train China Railways K-Class  •  37 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Station to Beijing South Shanghai
  2. Take the train from Beijing Station to Ulaanbaatar K23 International

$107 - $129

Bus, train  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai to Taiyuan Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Taiyuan Bus Terminal to Datong
  3. Take the train from Datong to Jining South
  4. Take the train from Jining South Station to Ulaanbaatar

$100 - $109

Drive  •  28 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Ulan Bator 1586.7 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Ulan Bator is to bus and train which costs ¥650 - ¥800 and takes 2 days 2 h.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Ulan Bator is to fly which costs ¥2600 - ¥5000 and takes 8 h 48 min.

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The distance between Shanghai and Ulan Bator is 2228 km. The road distance is 2538.7 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Ulan Bator without a car is to train which takes 37 h 5 min and costs ¥700 - ¥900.

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It takes approximately 8 h 48 min to get from Shanghai to Ulan Bator, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Ulan Bator is to fly which takes 8 h 48 min and costs ¥2600 - ¥5000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥700 - ¥900 and takes 37 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Ulan Bator Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Ulan Bator is 2539 km. It takes approximately 28 h 58 min to drive from Shanghai to Ulan Bator.

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Hainan, MIAT, China Eastern Airlines and Air China offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao 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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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Ulan Bator.
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  • Distance: 1392.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 48 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Ulan Bator, Mongolia?

Air China, China Eastern Airlines and two other airlines fly from Shanghai to Ulan Bator 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Shanghai to Ulan Bator via Beijing South, Beijing South station, Xidan Station, Xuanwumen Station, Beijing station, and Beijing Station in around 37 h 5 min.

Airlines
MIAT
Website
miat.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ulan Bator via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ulan Bator via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Ulan Bator via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Ulan Bator via Incheon
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Ulan Bator via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Ulan Bator via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $900
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ulan Bator via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ulan Bator via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Ulan Bator via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $900
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Ulan Bator via Incheon
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Station to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$85 - $100
1st Class Seat
$140 - $160
Business Class Seat
$260 - $310
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Beijing Station to Ulaanbaatar
Ave. Duration
31 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$25 - $29
Hard Sleeper
$45 - $55
Soft Sleeper
$70 - $85
Train from Jining South Station to Ulaanbaatar
Ave. Duration
22 h 52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$20 - $24
Hard Sleeper
$35 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$55 - $70
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
11 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$55 - $75
1st Class Seat
$80 - $120
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Peking to Ulan-Bator
Ave. Duration
28 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Datong to Jining South
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$6 - $9
Hard Sleeper
$10 - $23
Soft Sleeper
$17 - $22
Bus operators
Shanxi Road Transport
Website
sxtrans.net
Bus from Shanghai to Taiyuan Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
sxtrans.net
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Taiyuan Bus Terminal to Datong
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 18 min and costs ¥3 - ¥4.

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