How to get from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk

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Recommended option

Fly  •  1 h 50 min

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

$412 - $1,615

Cheapest option

Train  •  43 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Irkutsk Passajirskij Express / ...

$23 - $60

1 alternative option

Drive  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk 638 miles

$60 - $90

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 (RZhD) operates a train from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk 4 times a week. Tickets cost $23 - $60 and the journey takes 43 h 4 min. Russian Railways also services this route once a week.

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 (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Irkutsk Passajirskij
Ave. Duration
43 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$23 - $35
2nd Class (Kupé)
$35 - $60
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Irkutsk Passajirskij
Ave. Duration
23 h 12 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
pass.rzd.ru

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ulan Bator and Irkutsk is 522 km. The road distance is 1021 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk is to train which costs $23 - $60 and takes 43 h 4 min.

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

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ulan-Bator and arriving at Irkutsk Passajirskij. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 43 h 4 min.

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