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There are 7 ways to get from Ulan Bator to Almaty by plane, bus, train 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.

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Fly to Almaty  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Ulan Bator (ULN) to Almaty (ALA) ULN - ALA

$237 - $908

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Train  •  4 days 23 h

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Novosibirsk(RUS) D
  2. Take the train from Novosibirsk(RUS) to Almaty 2

$74 - $176

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Fly to Manas, bus  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Ulan Bator (ULN) to Manas (FRU) ULN - FRU
  2. Take the bus from Zapadnyi Avtovokzal to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station

$379 - $671

Train via Kokshetau  •  3 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Omsk D
  2. Take the train from Omsk to Kokshetau D
  3. Take the train from Kokshetau to Almaty 2

$87 - $202

Train, bus  •  4 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Krasnojarsk Pass D
  2. Take the train from Krasnojarsk Pass to Petropavlovsk D
  3. Take the bus from Petropavl to Astana
  4. Take the bus from Astana to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station

$97 - $236

Train Russian Railways  •  4 days 23 h

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Novosibirsk 0033
  2. Take the train from Novosibirsk(RUS) to Almaty 2

$354 - $453

Drive  •  40 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Ulan Bator to Almaty 2035.8 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Ulan Bator to Almaty is to train which costs $70 - $180 and takes 4 days 23 h.

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The quickest way to get from Ulan Bator to Almaty is to fly which costs $230 - $950 and takes 10 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ulan Bator to Almaty. However, there are services departing from Ulan-Bator and arriving at Almaty 2 via Omsk and Kokshetau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 15 h.

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The distance between Ulan Bator and Almaty is 2372 km. The road distance is 3257.3 km.

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The best way to get from Ulan Bator to Almaty without a car is to train which takes 3 days 15 h and costs $85 - $210.

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It takes approximately 10 h 23 min to get from Ulan Bator to Almaty, including transfers.

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Ulan Bator to Almaty train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), depart from Ulan-Bator station.

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The best way to get from Ulan Bator to Almaty is to fly which takes 10 h 23 min and costs $230 - $950. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $210 and takes 3 days 15 h.

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There is no direct flight from Ulan Bator Airport to Almaty Airport. The quickest flight takes 15 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Almaty is 2 h behind Ulan Bator. It is currently 5:43 PM in Ulan Bator and 3:43 PM in Almaty.

Map of how to get from Ulan Bator to Almaty.
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  • Distance: 1482.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 23 min

What companies run services between Ulan Bator, Mongolia and Almaty, Kazakhstan?

Air China, Hainan and seven other airlines fly from Ulan Bator to Almaty 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Omsk and Kokshetau in around 3 days 15 h.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Incheon
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Beijing Capital, Urumqi
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Manas, Astana
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Manas
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Incheon
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Manas
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $950
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Omsk
Ave. Duration
2 days 12 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$50 - $80
2nd Class (Kupé)
$100 - $150
Train from Omsk to Kokshetau
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Krasnojarsk Pass
Ave. Duration
41 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$35 - $55
2nd Class (Kupé)
$60 - $95
Train from Krasnojarsk Pass to Petropavlovsk
Ave. Duration
25 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Novosibirsk(RUS)
Ave. Duration
2 days 5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$45 - $70
2nd Class (Kupé)
$80 - $130
Train from Novosibirsk(RUS) to Almaty 2
Ave. Duration
2 days 16 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Omsk
Ave. Duration
2 days 13 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$350 - $430
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Novosibirsk
Ave. Duration
2 days 5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$320 - $400
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Kokshetau to Almaty 2
Ave. Duration
16 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
railways.kz
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Zapadnyi Avtovokzal to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Petropavl to Astana
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Astana to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru

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Ulan Bator to Almaty train services, operated by Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ), arrive at Almaty 2 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ulan Bator to Almaty is 3257 km. It takes approximately 40 h 10 min to drive from Ulan Bator to Almaty.

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Hainan, Korean Air, Aeroflot Russian Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Ulan Bator Airport to Almaty Airport.

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There are 625+ hotels available in Almaty. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ulan Bator to Ulan Bator Airport is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs $6 - $8.

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