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

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Fly  •  9h 53m

  1. Fly from Ulan Bator (ULN) to Astana (TSE) ULN - TSE

$217 - $1,109

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Train  •  3 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Omsk D / ...
  2. Take the train from Omsk to Astana D

$68 - $175

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Train Russian Railways, bus  •  3 days 5h

  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

$349 - $435

Train Russian Railways (RZhD), bus  •  3 days 6h

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Novosibirsk(RUS) D
  2. Take the bus from Novosibirsk to Pavlodar
  3. Take the bus from Pavlodar to Astana

$71 - $160

Drive  •  2 days 8h

  1. Drive from Ulan Bator to Astana 2666.3 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Ulan Bator to Astana is to train and bus which costs $70 - $160 and takes 3 days 6h.

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The quickest way to get from Ulan Bator to Astana is to fly which costs $210 - $1,200 and takes 9h 53m.

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

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The distance between Ulan Bator and Astana is 2557 km. The road distance is 4266.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ulan Bator to Astana without a car is to train which takes 3 days 3h and costs $65 - $180.

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It takes approximately 9h 53m to get from Ulan Bator to Astana, including transfers.

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Ulan Bator to Astana 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 Astana is to fly which takes 9h 53m and costs $210 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $180 and takes 3 days 3h.

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There is no direct flight from Ulan Bator Airport to Astana Airport. The quickest flight takes 14h 45m and has one stopover.

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Astana is 2h behind Ulan Bator. It is currently 10:33 AM in Ulan Bator and 8:33 AM in Astana.

Map of how to get from Ulan Bator to Astana.
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  • Distance: 1598.2 miles
  • Duration: 9h 53m

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

Turkish Airlines, Air Astana and six other airlines fly from Ulan Bator to Astana once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ulan Bator to Astana via Omsk in around 3 days 3h.

Airlines
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Astana via Manas
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Ulan Bator to Astana via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $850
Flights from Ulan Bator to Astana via Incheon, Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Flights from Ulan Bator to Astana via Irkutsk, Omsk
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Uzbekistan
Website
uzairways.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Astana via Manas, Tashkent
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Astana via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,400
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Omsk
Ave. Duration
2 days 12h
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 Astana
Ave. Duration
13h 16m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Novosibirsk(RUS)
Ave. Duration
2 days 5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$45 - $70
2nd Class (Kupé)
$80 - $130
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Omsk
Ave. Duration
2 days 13h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$350 - $430
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Novosibirsk
Ave. Duration
2 days 5h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$320 - $400
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Novosibirsk to Pavlodar
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Saparzhai
Bus from Pavlodar to Astana
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
saparzhai.kz

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Ulan Bator to Astana train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), arrive at Astana station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ulan Bator to Astana is 4266 km. It takes approximately 2 days 8h to drive from Ulan Bator to Astana.

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MIAT, Aero Mongolia, IrAero and five other airlines offer flights from Ulan Bator Airport to Astana Airport.

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There are 747+ hotels available in Astana. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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

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