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There are 6 ways to get from Ulan Bator to Lanzhou by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Lanzhou, bus  •  7h 26m

  1. Fly from Ulan Bator (ULN) to Lanzhou (LHW) ULN - LHW
  2. Take the bus from Lanzhou Airport to Oriental Hotel Lanzhou

¥2672 - ¥8579

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Train  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Beijing 0043
  2. Take the train from Beijing West to Lanzhou Beijing-Lanzhou 2 / ...

¥1066 - ¥1481

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Fly to Xining, train  •  11h 54m

  1. Fly from Ulan Bator (ULN) to Xining (XNN) ULN - XNN
  2. Take the train from Pinganyi to Lanzhou

¥2014 - ¥6666

Train, bus  •  32h 45m

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Erljan
  2. Take the bus from Erenhot to Beijing Xinfadi Bus Terminal
  3. Take the train from Beijing West Station to Lanzhou West Station

¥1490 - ¥1767

Train via Baoding  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the train from Ulan-Bator to Beijing
  2. Take the train from Beijing to Baoding
  3. Take the train from Baoding to Lanzhou

¥1103 - ¥1536

Drive  •  24h 51m

  1. Drive from Ulan Bator to Lanzhou 1130 miles

¥1100 - ¥1700

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The cheapest way to get from Ulan Bator to Lanzhou is to train which costs $150 - $220 and takes 2 days 1h.

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The quickest way to get from Ulan Bator to Lanzhou is to fly and bus which costs $380 - $1,300 and takes 7h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ulan Bator to Lanzhou. However, there are services departing from Ulan-Bator and arriving at Lanzhou via Beijing and Baoding. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4h.

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The distance between Ulan Bator and Lanzhou is 1341 km. The road distance is 1808.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ulan Bator to Lanzhou without a car is to train and bus which takes 32h 45m and costs $210 - $260.

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It takes approximately 7h 26m to get from Ulan Bator to Lanzhou, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Ulan Bator Airport to Lanzhou Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 50m and has one stopover.

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Ulan Bator to Lanzhou train services, operated by China Railways T-Class, arrive at Lanzhou station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ulan Bator to Lanzhou is 1808 km. It takes approximately 24h 51m to drive from Ulan Bator to Lanzhou.

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Map of how to get from Ulan Bator to Lanzhou.
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  • Distance: 838.3 miles
  • Duration: 7h 26m

What companies run services between Ulan Bator, Mongolia and Lanzhou, China?

You can take a train from Ulan Bator to Lanzhou via Beijing, Guangqimennei, Beijing West station, and Beijing West in around 2 days 1h.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Lanzhou via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2600 - ¥8500
Flights from Ulan Bator to Xining via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1900 - ¥6500
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Ulan Bator to Lanzhou via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2300 - ¥8000
Flights from Ulan Bator to Xining via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥6000
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Pinganyi to Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥50 - ¥90
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
¥50 - ¥90
Hard Sleeper
¥100 - ¥160
Soft Sleeper
¥160 - ¥240
Train from Beijing to Baoding
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥50 - ¥90
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
¥50 - ¥90
Hard Sleeper
¥100 - ¥160
Soft Sleeper
¥160 - ¥240
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Pinganyi to Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥65 - ¥95
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥65 - ¥95
1st Class Seat
¥75 - ¥110
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Erljan
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
¥500 - ¥650
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Ulan-Bator to Beijing
Ave. Duration
31h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
¥900 - ¥1200
Website
pass.rzd.ru
China Railways G-Class
Train from Beijing West Station to Lanzhou West Station
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥900
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥750 - ¥900
1st Class Seat
¥1200 - ¥1400
Business Class Seat
¥2300 - ¥2800
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Beijing West to Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
16h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥150 - ¥220
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
¥150 - ¥220
Hard Sleeper
¥340 - ¥440
Soft Sleeper
¥500 - ¥650
China Railways T-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Beijing West to Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
19h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥130 - ¥340
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard/Soft Seat
¥130 - ¥200
Hard Sleeper
¥280 - ¥340
Soft Sleeper
¥430 - ¥550
Train from Baoding to Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
17h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥120 - ¥310
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard/Soft Seat
¥120 - ¥190
Hard Sleeper
¥260 - ¥310
Soft Sleeper
¥400 - ¥500
Bus operators
Lanzhou Airport Transportation
Phone
0931-96556
Website
lzzcairport.com
Bus from Lanzhou Airport to Oriental Hotel Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥30
Schedules at
lz.bendibao.com
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Erenhot to Beijing Xinfadi Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥180
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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China Eastern Airlines, MIAT and Air China offer flights from Ulan Bator Airport to Lanzhou Airport.

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There are 110+ hotels available in Lanzhou. Prices start at ¥107 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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