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There are 5 ways to get from Xi'an to Karakorum by train, plane, taxi or car

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Train to Yuncheng, fly, taxi  •  20h 24m

  1. Take the train from Xi'an North to Yuncheng North
  2. Fly from Yuncheng (YCU) to Ulan Bator (ULN) YCU - ULN
  3. Take a taxi from Ulan Bator to Karakorum

$200 - $600

Cheapest option

Train to Yan'an, fly, taxi  •  30h 6m

  1. Take the train from Xi'an Train Station to Yan'an
  2. Fly from Yan'an (ENY) to Ulan Bator (ULN) ENY - ULN
  3. Take a taxi from Ulan Bator to Karakorum

$195 - $594

3 alternative options

Fly from Xi An, taxi  •  13h 24m

  1. Fly from Xi An (XIY) to Ulan Bator (ULN) XIY - ULN
  2. Take a taxi from Ulan Bator to Karakorum

$203 - $634

Train to Linfen Qiaoli, fly, taxi  •  21h 10m

  1. Take the train from Xi'an North to Linfen West Station
  2. Fly from Linfen Qiaoli (LFQ) to Ulan Bator (ULN) LFQ - ULN
  3. Take a taxi from Ulan Bator to Karakorum

$207 - $607

Drive  •  28h 43m

  1. Drive from Xi'an to Karakorum 2349.9 km

$210 - $310

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Xi'an to Karakorum is to drive which costs ¥1300 - ¥2000 and takes 28h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Xi'an to Karakorum is to fly and taxi which costs ¥1300 - ¥4100 and takes 13h 24m.

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The distance between Xi'an and Karakorum is 1521 km. The road distance is 2349.9 km.

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It takes approximately 20h 24m to get from Xi'an to Karakorum, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Yuncheng Airport to Ulan Bator Airport. The quickest flight takes 15h and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Xi'an to Karakorum is 2350 km. It takes approximately 28h 43m to drive from Xi'an to Karakorum.

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China Southern Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, MIAT and three other airlines offer flights from Yuncheng Airport to Ulan Bator Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Karakorum. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Xi'an to Karakorum.
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  • Distance: 1521.2 km
  • Duration: 20h 24m

What companies run services between Xi'an, China and Karakorum, Mongolia?

There is no direct connection from Xi'an to Karakorum. However, you can take the line 2 subway to Bei Kezhan, take the walk to Xi'an North, take the train to Yuncheng North, take the taxi to Yuncheng airport, fly to Ulan Bator, then take the taxi to Karakorum. Alternatively, you can take the line 2 subway to Bei Kezhan, take the walk to North Railway Station, take the subway to Airport West, take the walk to Xi An airport, fly to Ulan Bator, then take the taxi to Karakorum.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Yuncheng to Ulan Bator via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Yuncheng to Ulan Bator via Chongqing, Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Yuncheng to Ulan Bator via Hangzhou Xiaoshan, Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Xi An to Ulan Bator via Hohhot
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Xi An to Ulan Bator via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Yan'an to Ulan Bator via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Yan'an to Ulan Bator via Beijing Capital, Hohhot
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Yan'an to Ulan Bator via Hohhot
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Yan'an to Ulan Bator via Hohhot, Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Linfen Qiaoli to Ulan Bator via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Linfen Qiaoli to Ulan Bator via Dalian, Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Linfen Qiaoli to Ulan Bator via Beijing Capital, Hohhot
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Linfen Qiaoli to Ulan Bator via Yinchuan, Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
MIAT
Website
miat.com
Flights from Yuncheng to Ulan Bator via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Yuncheng to Ulan Bator via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Xi An to Ulan Bator via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Xi An to Ulan Bator via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Yan'an to Ulan Bator via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Yan'an to Ulan Bator via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Linfen Qiaoli to Ulan Bator via Wuhan, Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from Linfen Qiaoli to Ulan Bator via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Yuncheng to Ulan Bator via Qingdao, Incheon
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Yuncheng to Ulan Bator via Jinan, Incheon
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Xi An to Ulan Bator via Incheon
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Linfen Qiaoli to Ulan Bator via Hangzhou Xiaoshan, Incheon
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Xi An to Ulan Bator via Incheon
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Train from Xi'an North to Yuncheng North
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
$13 - $18
1st Class
$17 - $25
Train from Xi'an North to Linfen West Station
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
$18 - $25
1st Class
$26 - $40
China Railways K-Class
Train from Xi'an Train Station to Yan'an
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
$6 - $8
Hard sleeper
$14 - $17
Soft sleeper
$22 - $26
Other operators
Taxi from Ulan Bator to Karakorum
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Ulaanbaatar Taxi
Phone
1900-1991
Website
facebook.com

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