There are 3 ways to get from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk by plane, train or car

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Fly  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Ulan Bator (ULN) to Irkutsk (IKT) ULN - IKT

$411 - $1,614

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Train  •  23 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Irkutsk Passajirskij 004З

$85 - $110

1 alternative option

Drive  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk 638 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 14 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk is to fly which costs $410 - $1,700 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ulan-Bator and arriving at Irkutsk Passajirskij. Services depart once a week, and operate Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 23 h 12 min.

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The distance between Ulan Bator and Irkutsk is 522 km. The road distance is 1020.8 km.

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The best way to get from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk without a car is to train which takes 23 h 12 min and costs $85 - $110.

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It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to get from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk, including transfers.

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Ulan Bator to Irkutsk train services, operated by Russian Railways, depart from Ulan-Bator station.

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The best way to get from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk is to fly which takes 1 h 50 min and costs $410 - $1,700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $110 and takes 23 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Ulan Bator Airport to Irkutsk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Ulan Bator to Irkutsk train services, operated by Russian Railways, arrive at Irkutsk Passajirskij station.

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Map of how to get from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk.
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  • Distance: 326.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 50 min

What companies run services between Ulan Bator, Mongolia and Irkutsk, Russia?

Aero Mongolia flies from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk 4 times a week. Alternatively, Russian Railways operates a train from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk once a week. Tickets cost $85 - $110 and the journey takes 23 h 12 min.

Airlines
Aero Mongolia
Website
aeromongolia.mn
Flights from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Train operators
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Irkutsk Passajirskij
Ave. Duration
23 h 12 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Website
pass.rzd.ru

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