Mongolia Transportation

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Mongolia Transportation

  • What is on Mongolian roads?

    You will find many types of vehicles on Mongolian roads. The most popular for short distances are horses. You can buy it at the beggining of your trip and sell it before departure. You can also travel by a public transport - small buses. The bus leaves when it is full - very often there is no firm schedule.Another option is to travel by taxi - with...

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  • By land to Mongolia from China

    I traveled by land from China to Mongolia. From Beijing I stopped in Datong on the way to the border. I took a bus to the Chinese border town and then a train on to Ulaanbatar. Traveling in April, I found the guidebooks and local informants wrong on a number of occasions as to the availability of trains and buses. This may be less of a problem...

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  • Ulan Bator station Express-3 code =...

    If anyone tries to look up the schedule, trains, berth availability on Express-3 Russian reservation system in 99% of cases nothing will come up for Ulan-Bator.This is simply because a city is not the same thing as a station and the Express-3 reservation system is very picky.Instead of trying all kind of combinations in Cyrillic to satisfy the...

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  • AEROPLANE

    BY AIRIt is no longer necessary to organise a guided tour before you come to Mongolia. Direct flights arrive from China, Russia, Japan and South Korea. I came to Mongolia from Japan via South Korea on a MIAT flight. I found the service to be of an international standard.Korean Air also operates flights to Ulaan Baatar....

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  • Trans-Siberian Railway: Part 2:3

    Continued from my Russian page...We crossed the border to Mongolia at Nausjkij (Russia) and Suhe-Bator (Mongolia). We waited four hours at the border - but it might take much longer time. At the border all restrooms in the train were closed, but we could use the restrooms in the station building instead. A Russian official entered the train and...

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  • The Mighty UAZ

    The best way of getting around Mongolia, other than the traditional horse-back method, is to catch one of the ubiquitous UAZ minivans. There are lots that follow set routes, or you can hire your own with a driver from one of the hostels in UB.

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  • Gingghis Khaan International Airport

    Gingghis Khaan International Airport has a nice sound to it, but the reality is that it handles only a couple of international flights a day, mainly to Beijing, Seoul or Moscow. There is one lonely baggage carousel. But the lack of traffic means that passengers are processed quickly on arrival and departure. Currency exchange is basic. When old...

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  • Big country, big cars

    Normal cars are outnumbered by 4x4s in Ulaanbaatar. And the vehicle of choice is the Hummer. They come in different colours and configurations. Some, just arrived in the city, look dusty and well travelled. Others, like the two in the photo, have been washed and polished for a wedding. It must be fun to roll around the city in a yellow Hummer on...

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  • Taxi from airport

    Getting to/from the airport in Ulaanbaatar is a little tricky if you decide to use public transport. It's a better option to take a "taxi" (basically a normal car) from outside the terminal. I took one driven by a young guy into the city centre for T10,000 (togrogs) on a rough looking road past dozens of American style billboards and some pretty...

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  • International Railway Ticketing Centre

    If you're planning on heading out of Mongolia on a train via the Trans-Mongolian or Trans-Siberian Railway, then this is the place to come to in order to reserve a ticket NOT the main railway station. I took the train from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing and came here to get a ticket. The system in order to get a ticket is a bit weird and old fashioned...

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  • Chinggis Khaan Airport

    Ulaanbaatar's Chinggis Khaan International Airport, formerly known as Buyant Ukhaa Airport until it was renamed to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the establishment of a Mongolian State on December 21, 2005, is the only international hub within Mongolia. It's located about 18km to the south-west of the city and was reconstructed in 1990. Only...

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  • Tour transport

    I did a 12-day tour around Mongolia through a company called Black Ibex in one of their vehicles which was a 12-year old Toyota Landcruiser diesel. My driver, called Ganaa, was a very accomplished driver and certainly knew how to drive in Mongolian conditions. How he navigated without any road signs was beyond me, he just touched his head and said...

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  • Russian transport

    You'll see these all over Mongolia - transportation relics left over by the Russian's but still very popular today. They're built by a company called Uaz who produce a jeep and a minibus. They seem to be fairly reliable looking things given that their design dates back decades but they're both 4x4's, cheap and easy to maintain which is why they're...

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  • RENT A JEEP/ NEED A DRIVER?

    Going to Mongolia: better plane or train from Bejing or from Moscow or from Irtkoursk see next chapterLOOKING AROUND: rent a jeep is almost necessary as busses are slow and don't reach all the cities, and after it can be hard from thoses small administrative center to find a jeep to make a look around on the steppe. With a jeep you meet local...

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  • NOLEGGIO JEEP / ALLA RICERCA DI UN...

    AFFITO JEEP: : circa 110€/g. tutto incluso (benzina e autista) per un 4X4 per 4 persone oltre all’autista. Se affittate un mini bus (van) può accogliere oltre 6 p. ma non può andare ovunque a causa delle piste in cattivo stato. Il prezzo del noleggio può essere superiore a quello di una jeep. Con un buon autista la guida diventa superflua, perché...

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  • LOCATION JEEP/ BESOIN D'UN CHAUFFEUR?

    LOCATION D'UNE JEEP: compter environ 110 €/jour tout compris (carburant et chauffeur) pour un 4X4 pour 4 personnes plus le chauffeur. Si vous louer un van (mini bus) qui peut accueillir plus de 6 personnes, la location peut-être superieur à celui de la jeep.Un bon chauffeur est aussi un excellent guide car il se doit de connaitre parfaitement son...

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  • Cheapest way to get UB from Beijing,

    Hi there!!I guess you are having a trouble to get Ulaanbaatar (UB) from Beijing (BJ). well there are international trip twice a week. but you're right sometimes the tickets are sold out quite early. So what locals do? Here you go, first it's quite fun to take this option, taking a sleeping bus from BJ to Erlian (mongolian & chinese border town)....

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  • From India to Mongolia by air

    Getting from India to Mongolia seems straightforward, but is a logistical nightmare unless you are preapred to pay for the Delhi-Beijing-UB segment straight the asking price. It is expensive... For Delhi-UB you could try via Hong Kong. Miyat has a direct UB flight from there. Fly on some fly-by-night airline to HK. Another alternative, but utterly...

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  • Trans-Mongolian Express

    The best way to visit Mongolia is by train. When I left Mongolia, I took the Trans-Mongolian Express to Beijing and back, and then continued by train to London.Make sure you have a long book to read, I took Wilkie Collins' "Woman in White" (900+ pages), as the Gobi desert is fairly repetitive scenery and the forests of Siberia seem to go on...

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  • Travelling around Mongolia with a...

    In Ulaanbaatar you can find car and driver choosing among different options: Japanese jeep, Russian jeep and Russian minivan. For Japanese jeep + driver we were asked 45 US $ a day (in addition we had to pay driver's food). I can't remember how much is for petrol; I just know that for 2000 km we spent less than 300 US $. Pretty cheap indeed, if you...

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  • Taking flight from Beijing To...

    Actually from Beijing it's possible to get Mongolia by 3 ways!!Here is how to get a flight and how much normally does it cost, 3 Airline companies flies to Mongolia by different schedule, MIAT (1670RMB 210$ ) www.miat.comMon-Wed-Sat 9.30amFri-Sun 22.00pmAIR CHINA ( 2400 RMB 300$ ) Mon-WEd-Sun 20.15pmTue-Thur-Sat-Fri 11.15pmAEROFLOT ( 1250 RMB 157$...

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  • TRAVELLING ALONE: ADVICE / MAP /...

    BEFORE TO CHOOSE SUCH WAY OF TRANSPORTATION PLEASE READ: www.mountainbike-expedition-team.de/Mongolia/mongo_info.htmlhttp://www.silkroute.org.uk/*MAP: you must study carefully your itinerary with map roads 1/2 500 000 or better al 1/500 000 of the area you choose, you can buy the maps at the map shop or on the big stores downtown in U.B also you...

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  • SPOSTARSI DA SOLO: CONSIGLI, MAPPE &...

    PER QUESTI MODI DI TRASPORTI ESTREMI LEGGERE: www.mountainbike-expedition-team.de/Mongolia/mongo_info.htmlhttp://www.silkroute.org.uk/*MAPPE: studiare con cura gli itinerari con le mappe stradale al 1/2 500 000 o meglio su una mappa al 1/500 000 della regione comperata al mapshop o nel grande magazzino Gum di U.B.difficoltà a trovare in Italia...

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  • VISITER SEUL : CONSEILS , CARTES &...

    POUR CES MODES DE TRANSPORTS EXTREMES LIRE:c* www.mountainbike-expedition-team.de/Mongolia/mongo_info.htmlhttp://www.silkroute.org.uk/*CARTES : au 1/2 500 000 et 1/ 500 000 achat à UB. Difficultés en France de trouver cartes du pays détaillées donc voir avec cartes aéronautiques:- TPC au 1/500 000 - ONC au 1/ 1 000 000 commandes dans librairies ou...

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  • WEBSITE TO GO TO CINA/RUSSIA...

    WEBSITE FOR TICKETS TRAINS, BUS, HOTELS, MAPS AND PLANES FOR MONGOLIA,RUSSIA & CINA: TRANSIBERIAN: Moscow-UB a real good agency:Nordictravel 13 Kluchevoskoe ShossePetrozavodsk 185005 RussiaE-mail: nordictravel@onego.rusite : they will provide also for visa and can rent for you cheap hotels.www.monkeyshrine.comwww.miat.com...

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  • BICYCLE TRIP / EN VELO / IN BICICLETTA

    BICYCLE TRIP:only one asphalted road, terrible running tracks, during spring there is risk of tornadoes. In front of a montain the GPS will not indicate you which paths are safe on bicycle.EN BICYCLETTE: une seule route goudronée qui traverse le pays, les pistes sont en très mauvais état, risque de vent soufflant en tempête au printemps. Le GPS ne...

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  • HORSE TREK / RANDO A CHEVAL/ CAVALLO

    TO RENT A HORSE: is around 10$/day and 150/250 $ to buy one. Don't go without a guide as even you are good riders as the steppe can be dangerous (wild animals) and it's easy to loose your way and also to lose the horses o someone could steal them. A guide costs around 10$/day.Take with you the seat for the horse, as mongolian one are in wood and...

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  • HOW TO GET THERE

    HOW TO GET THERE:BY PLANE: connected with Moscow, Beijing, Seoul, Bkk, Berlin, Frankfurt The airport is 15 km from UB .B 300$ difficult to find seat. Idea: U.B/Seoul/Tianjin 350$ (Korean airways) Tianjin= 2 hours from Bejing by train or taxi.BY TRAIN: TRANSIBERIAN, not everyday: Moscow - UB=5days. transit visa for Russia is necessary , train...

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  • COMMENT ALLER EN MONGOLIE?

    EN AVION: pas de directs vols via Moscou ( Aéroflot) via Berlin & Frankfort ( Miat ) via Pékin, Seoul & Bkk; aéroport a 15 km, Ub-Pekin 300$, vite plein. Idée: UB/Séoul/Tianjin 350$ Tianjin = 2h de pékin en train ou taxiPAR LE TRAIN Moscou-UB: 5 j TRANSSIBERIEN pas quotidien.Visa russe obbligatoire pour le transit. Le billet coûte - cher acheté à...

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  • COME ANDARE IN MONGOLIA

    IN AEREO: dall’Italia via Mosca o Pekino. L’Aeroflot linea + economica . MIAT via Berlino o Francoforte , Via Seoul & Bkk. L’aeroporto dista 15 km U.B- Pekino 300$, pieno rapidamente. Idea: U.B/Seoul/Tianjin 350$ (Korean airlines)= 2 ore da Pekino in treno o taxi. IN TRENO : 1. Mosca – U.B: 5 g col TRANSIBERIANO , visto di transito russo...

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  • The Night Train

    Our tour of the countryside ended in city of Sainshand where we took the overnight train back to Ulaanbaatar. As we had lots of gear with us we decided to book all four berths in one cabin for just the two of us, for a total cost of $11 each. There were two upper and two lower berths with a small table under the window. There is storage under the...

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  • Warning: Erdenebat Boris (Eric) –...

    Be careful from closed a deal, like Car Rental or organized tour, with Erdenebat Boris (Eric) – UB Mongolia. According to my experience (and also my friends) he abrogative preliminary agreement regarding tour conditions. For example: Vehicle not same vehicle booking, Driver not English spiking, extra payment contrary to the agreement and so on. Mr....

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  • Goverment efficiency.

    The closer you get to Mongolia the worse the train accommodations become so to speak...I would defintely recommend paying extra for the First class ticket, but don't expect much. Just a berth that you won't have to share with anyone.....Interestingly enough however, As soon as you cross the border you will notice a higher level of efficiency in all...

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  • Wheeling It In A Russian Van

    Our transportation for most of the trip was a sturdy Russian minivan. It was very basic and was quite a common transport. We were told that they are easy to fix and this is good as we had a mechanical problem and needed it to be fixed while we spent the night in Tsetserleg. The engine was between the front two seats so, if you're in the front...

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  • Winging it to Mongolia

    We flew to Ulaanbaatar from Beijing on Air China and it was an incredibly frustrating experience. We orginally had planned to take the train but a screwup with the booking company meant that the departure day was wrong. We'd already booked our tour so had no other choice but to fly. We were to depart at 9am, checked in at the airport in Beijing,...

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  • DOMESTIC FLIGHT / VOLS INTERNES / VOLI...

    DOMESTIC FIGHTS:fights to major cities with MIAT. You can find MIAT at U.B. near the Central Post Office. Luggage limited at 15 kg (1USD/kg extra). Tickets for Mongolian cost almost nothing, but for tourists isn't the same. Be careful: flights can be delayed and cancelled because of bad weather or damage to the rundways. EX: 120USD U.B.- *** one...

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  • TRASPORTI PUBBLICI & TRENI

    PER STRADA: i mezzi di trasporti locali non sono affidabili: ritardi, cancellazioni. Le strade sono delle piste in cattivo stato. tutto quello che circola puo essere affittato per circa 0,2 USD/km in citta. Ogni macchina fa da tassi per arrotondare lo stipendio e basta fermare una macchina e spiegare dove si vuole recarsi : MA E CONSIGLIABILE FARSI...

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  • PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION &TRAIN

    BY LAND: public transportation isn't reliable: delayed, canceled? Roads are running-tracks in very bad condition. Vehicules can be rented from private owners for about 20 cents USD/km in town. BUT WRITE ALL DESTINATIONS WITH CYRILLIC LETTERS as nobody will understand you (ask at your hotel), also good for all the taxi running in U,B. For longer...

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  • TRANSPORTS PUBLICS & TRAINS

    PAR LA ROUTE les moyens de transports locaux demeurent al?atoires pour un reseau routier constitue majoritairement de pistes en mauvais ?tat. En ville tout ce qui roule peut etre affrete (0,2 USD/km car tout le monde fait taxi pour quelques tugrugs, il suffit d?arreter une voiture et expliquer o? on veut se rendre...MAIS IL EST FORTEMENT CONSEILLE...

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  • Info and booking train/tickets...

    Check these sites for info:www.seat61.com/TransSiberiantimetable.htmlwww.leridee-reisen.dewww.travelchinaguide.com/china-trainswww.expatsinchina.com/life/transportation/train.htmlThe only Chinese site for online booking that I know of is www.chinatravel.com.train/train.htmlThe online booking price as I saw in Chinatravel is CNY 600 above what I...

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  • Cost of flying Ulaan Baatar - Beijing

    I flew UB - Beijing with Mongolian Airlines in September 2003 and paid the ticket in Norway, fees and all, except UB airport tax.One way NOK1996,- (USD 285,-)

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  • Cost of travel Beijing-UB by rail

    A train trip 1 De Luxe class including restaurant car vouchers and bedding on the Trans-Mongolian Express Beijing - Ulaan Baatar one way cost me NOK 1.190,- (USD 170) in September 2003, booked, paid in Norway, ticket delivered at the hotel reception in Beijing. This was the most expensive train option, in fact.

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  • Looking for a tour?

    If you are looking for some kind of organized excursions while in Mongolia, a good company to contact is called "Juulchin".They have many different tours. Some examples are 2-day Gobi desert, 3-day Middle Gobi desert, Khovsgol Freshwater Lake, Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Khara Khorum & Erdene Zuu, etc etc.Some local contacts and websites can be...

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  • Getting to Mongolia

    Travelling to Mongolia was very safe. Mongolian Airways ( MIAT) have brand new airbuses, flying from Moscow airport straight to Ulaan Baatar. The only thing was that maybe sitting arrangements inside the plane were a little bit crammed. Not much leg space.The airport in Moscow, where you have to wait is very rundown though. You may have to wait...

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  • Flying out of Western Mongolia to...

    There is a weekly flight (Wed afternoon) from (Bayan) Oolgi to Almaty, Kazakhstan. I took this flight in September. The flight actually goes first to Oskemen in Kazakhstan, where you go through customs, before reboarding and going on to Almaty. I went just to Oskemen and the price was $115+T5,000($5) departure tax. All the way to Almaty is $200 +...

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