There are 5 ways to get from Ulan Bator to Almaty by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Almaty  •  12 h 33 min

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

$237 - $908

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Fly to Bishkek, bus  •  12 h 45 min

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

$379 - $671

Train, bus  •  3 days 21 h

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Omsk
  2. Take the train from Omsk to Petropavlovsk
  3. Take the bus from Petropavl to Kokshetau
  4. Take the train from Kokshetau to Astana
  5. Take the bus from Astana to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station

$372 - $489

Train, bus via Novosibirsk  •  3 days 22 h

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Novosibirsk
  2. Take the bus from Novosibirsk to Pavlodar
  3. Take the bus from Pavlodar to Astana
  4. Take the bus from Astana to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station

$307 - $405

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 and bus which costs $300 - $410 and takes 3 days 22 h.

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The quickest way to get from Ulan Bator to Almaty is to fly which costs $230 - $950 and takes 12 h 33 min.

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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 and bus which takes 3 days 21 h and costs $370 - $490.

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It takes approximately 12 h 33 min to get from Ulan Bator to Almaty, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Ulan Bator Airport to Almaty Airport. The quickest flight takes 17 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Almaty is 2 h behind Ulan Bator. It is currently 7:12 PM in Ulan Bator and 5:12 PM in Almaty.

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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Turkish Airlines, Hainan, Asiana Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Ulan Bator Airport to Almaty Airport.

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There are 556+ hotels available in Almaty. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 1482.4 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 33 min

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

Turkish Airlines, Air Astana and nine other airlines fly from Ulan Bator to Almaty every 3 hours.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Bishkek
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Seoul
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Beijing, Astana
Ave. Duration
14 h 9 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Moscow Sheremetyevo, Astana
Ave. Duration
15 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,400
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Beijing, Urumqi
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Beijing
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
23 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Seoul
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Almaty via Beijing, Urumqi
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Bishkek
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $950
Train operators
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Omsk
Ave. Duration
2 days 12 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$330 - $410
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Novosibirsk
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$260 - $320
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Kokshetau to Astana
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
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 Kokshetau
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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
Bus from Novosibirsk to Pavlodar
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Saparzhai
Bus from Pavlodar to Astana
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
saparzhai.kz

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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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