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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao  •  10 h 40 min

  1. SHA - ULN

$348 - $1,110

Cheapest option

Train  •  39 h 2 min

  1. D314
  2. Express

$85 - $177

4 alternative options

Fly from Shanghai Pudong  •  9 h 31 min

  1. PVG - ULN

$456 - $818

Train, bus  •  30 h 11 min

$131 - $171

Bus, train  •  47 h 12 min

$89 - $132

Drive  •  28 h 58 min

  1. 1586.7 miles

$220 - $330

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

Cathay Dragon, MIAT and eight other airlines fly from Shanghai to Ulan Bator hourly. 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 39 h 2 min.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ulan Bator via Qingdao, Seoul
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Ulan Bator via Seoul
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
MIAT
Website
miat.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ulan Bator via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ulan Bator via Qingdao, Seoul
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Ulan Bator via Seoul
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $800
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ulan Bator via Beijing
Ave. Duration
13 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ulan Bator via Qingdao, Beijing
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$80 - $100
1st Class Seat
$140 - $160
Business Class Seat
$260 - $310
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Erljan to Ulan-Bator
Ave. Duration
12 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Train from Peking to Ulan-Bator
Ave. Duration
25 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $70
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
11 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$55 - $75
1st Class Seat
$80 - $120
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Beijing Muxiyuan to Erenhot
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Jinan Bus Terminal
Website
0000369.cn
Bus from Shanghai to Jinan Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
0000369.cn
Bus from Jinan Bus Terminal to Beijing
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
0000369.cn

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Shanghai and Ulan Bator is 2228 km. The road distance is 2539 km.

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Ulan Bator is to bus and train which costs ¥550 - ¥850 and takes 47 h 12 min.

The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Ulan Bator is to fly which takes 9 h 31 min and costs ¥2900 - ¥5500.

It takes approximately 10 h 40 min to get from Shanghai to Ulan Bator, including transfers.