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 15 min

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

$388 - $710

Cheapest option

Train China Railways D-Class  •  38 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Beijing Station Shanghai - Beijing
  2. Take the train from Peking to Ulan-Bator Express

$81 - $182

4 alternative options

Fly from Shanghai Pudong  •  8 h 56 min

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

$426 - $768

Train China Railways G-Class  •  31 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Station station to Beijing South
  2. Take the train from Peking to Ulan-Bator Express

$112 - $165

Bus, train  •  47 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai to Jinan Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Jinan Bus Terminal to Beijing
  3. Take the train from Peking to Ulan-Bator

$82 - $122

Drive  •  28 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Ulan Bator 1586.7 miles

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Ulan Bator is to bus and train which costs ¥550 - ¥850 and takes 47 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Ulan Bator is to fly which costs ¥2600 - ¥4900 and takes 8 h 15 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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It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to get from Shanghai to Ulan Bator, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Shanghai to Ulan Bator. However, there are services departing from Shanghai and arriving at Ulan-Bator via Peking. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 59 min.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 17 min and costs ¥3 - ¥5.

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Shanghai to Ulan Bator train services, operated by China Railways D-Class, arrive at Chong Wen Men station.

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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 15 min

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

Air China, Cathay Dragon and seven other airlines fly from Shanghai to Ulan Bator every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Shanghai to Ulan Bator via Beijing South, Beijing South station, Xidan Station, Xuanwumen Station, Chongwenmen Station, and Peking in around 31 h 53 min.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ulan Bator via Beijing
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ulan Bator via Qingdao, Beijing
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ulan Bator via Xi An, Beijing
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ulan Bator via Changsha, Beijing
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Ulan Bator via Hohhot, Beijing
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Ulan Bator via Seoul
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Ulan Bator via Busan
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Ulan Bator via Busan, Seoul
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
MIAT
Website
miat.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ulan Bator via Beijing
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Ulan Bator via Beijing
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $750
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Station 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
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Peking to Ulan-Bator
Ave. Duration
25 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai to Beijing Station
Ave. Duration
12 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$55 - $75
1st Class Seat
$80 - $120
Bus operators
Jinan Bus Terminal
Website
0000369.cn
Bus from Shanghai to Jinan Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
0000369.cn
Bus from Jinan Bus Terminal to Beijing
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
0000369.cn

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