Travel to Mongolia
Travel to Mongolia is easy
The term Mongolia, or “Outer Mongolia” as sometimes referred to, is still used in the Western world as synonymous with isolation, remote and being way off the beaten path. Well, in terms of the great scenery and authentic travel experiences that Mongolia has to offer, that perception is quite right. But when it comes to getting there, travel to Mongolia is easy – whether you are coming from North America, the South Pacific, other parts of Asia or from Europe, getting there is no problem. In addition, Mongolia is a modern country that is rapidly changing, navigating its path of economic development while trying to maintain cherished traditions and its heritage as the cradle of nomadic civilization.
Direct Flights for easy Travel to Mongolia
In recent years, more direct flights to Mongolia have become available, namely in summer, the best time to travel to Mongolia. There are now direct flights to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city, from Singapore, Beijing, Hongkong, Seoul/Incheon, and Tokyo. Flights from Berlin (and Frankfurt in summer), Paris and London are direct to Ulaanbaatar, with a short stopover in Moscow.
Travel to Mongolia by Air or Overland
All international flights to Mongolia will arrive at Ulaanbaatar’s Chinggis Khaan International Airport, about 30 minutes’ drive from the city center. If you travel to Mongolia with the Trans-Siberian Railway, the train brings you into Ulaanbaatar city center.
Routes and Connections for Air Travel to Mongolia
Below you will find information and options to help you find your way to travel to Mongolia. These are through the airline flight hubs like Beijing, Seoul/Incheon, Hong Kong, Singapore, Istanbul, Paris and Berlin, as well as Frankfurt during the summer months.
Below are suggested routes for travel to Mongolia, but you’ll have to check with your travel agent to see what’s current and the latest on prices and flight scheduling. Ask them to find a good deal. With a little online research you should also be able to find fairly good prices. The earlier you book, the better.
Travel from Australia and New Zealand
Quantas, Cathay Pacific, Southern China, Virgin, Air China and their partner airlines all have flights direct to Beijing from Adelaide and Sydney.
From New Zealand, Air New Zealand and its partner airlines have flights to Singapore or Beijing and on to Ulaanbaatar.
Travel from India
From New Delhi to Beijing, Air India, Cathay Pacific, Dragon Air, China Southern, China Eastern, and others all have round trip fares to Beijing. From Beijing to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, MIAT and Air China have direct round trip flights.
From Mumbai to Beijing, Cathay Pacific, Jet Airways, China Southern, Hong Kong Airlines have round trip flights. From Beijing to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, MIAT (Mongolian Airlines) and Air China have direct flights.
Other cities in India have flights flights to Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore that will get you here to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Check your travel agencies for current details and offers.
Hong Kong and Singapore have direct flights to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Travel from Singapore
From Singapore, no direct flights to Ulaanbaatar. Access to Mongolia can be through Hong Kong, Seoul or Bejing
Travel to Mongolia from Hong Kong
MIAT (Mongolian Airlines) flies direct from Hong Kong to Ulaanbaatar
Travel from Europe
From Paris, France, Aeroflot and MIAT both have direct flights to Ulaanbaatar
From Frankfurt or Berlin, Germany, Aeroflot, MIAT and Turkish Airlines all have flights to Ulaanbaatar
Travel to Mongolia from Korea
Korean Air and MIAT (Mongolian Airlines) fly from Seoul/Incheon Airport to Ulaanbaatar daily
Travel to Mongolia from Japan
MIAT (Mongolian Airlines) has direct flights from Tokyo to Ulaanbaatar
Travel to Mongolia from North America
From the West Coast
Flights leave the west coast from Vancouver, Seattle and Los Angeles for Beijing and Seoul, South Korea. Korean Air, Air Canada and other US airlines have daily flights to these cities.
In Seoul you can continue to Ulaanbaatar with either Korean Air or MIAT, the Mongolian International airline.
In Beijing, you can continue to Ulaanbaatar with MIAT or with Air China.
From the East Coast
Turkish Airlines leaves from New York City to Istanbul and then on to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Some people spend a night in Istanbul before continuing on to Mongolia.
Travel to Mongolia from the United Kingdom
From London, Aeroflot, Turkish Airlines and Air China all have flights to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Turkish Airlines departs from Birmingham, UK to Istanbul and on to Mongolia.
Travel to Mongolia by Train – Trans-Siberian Railway
There is also the Trans-Siberian Railway from either Europe through Moscow and to Mongolia, or the other way, beginning in Beijing. This is really an interesting way to arrive in Mongolia from Beijing and fly out at the end of a trip if you’re returning to Beijing. Ask your travel agent about that.
Contact us with Your Questions about Your Travel to Mongolia
If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to ask us. We may be able to direct you to the best prices on offer for the time of booking your travel to Mongolia.
We will update the information here occasionally to reflect any new connections and routes that come up for travel to Mongolia. It is expected that travel to Mongolia will get even easier – a larger airport is under construction in the steppe South of Ulaanbaatar city and completion date is planned for 2016/17.