Travel to Mongolia – Flights, Trains, Buses, Visas, Embassies, etc.

We’ve streamlined all informations for you! Flights to Mongolia, Trains to Mongolia, Mongolian Visas as well as worldwide Mongolian Embassy information and more!

Many think that traveling to Mongolia is “far and distant”, complicated, etc., HOWEVER, that’s actually 100% incorrect information – traveling to Mongolia is actually easier than planning a self-made road trip from USA to Canada and within the same budget amounts!

That’s why at GER to GER it’s our aim to assist you – why shouldn’t you not visit this legendary country that was home to the World’s Largest Nomadic Empire on planet earth! There are literally TONS of adventures, hearty portions of food, drinks, cultures, etc., to experience – Mongolia offers travelers what the rest of Asia can not… It offers REAL AND RUSTIC GREAT OUTDOOR ADVENTURES LIKE DURING THE ERA OF MARCO POLO! Rest of Asia has been developed into centers of globalized (western/European-styled) entertainment factories whereas Mongolia – well let me tell you that after living and work across Mongolia for 25+ years – it happens to be the PREMIERE/UNSPOILED ADVENTURE PARK OF ASIA! Real adventures, real nomads, real 4×4 off-road jeep tours… EVERYTHING is 100% Rustic, Raw, and REAL! The stuff of EPIC ADVENTURES!

TRAVEL TO MONGOLIA

GETTING TO MONGOLIA

You can reach Mongolia by either air or land. Chinggis Khaan International Airport is the major international airport that is located in 14.7 kilometers southwest of the capital city, Ulaanbaatar. Mongolian Airlines serves Mongolia with direct flights from Germany, Russia, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and China, connecting to everywhere in the world.

Flights to Mongolia

TRAVEL TO MONGOLIA by PLANES

FLIGHTS TO MONGOLIA

When traveling to Mongolia there are many options now – however – we recommend the following for most travelers that are coming from either USA, UK or EU:

OUR FLIGHT RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Flights to Mongolia from America (MIAT https://miat.com/): From 2021 American travelers will have a new option/route to Mongolia – Mongolian Airlines (MIAT) from 2021 will be offering direct flights between The United State and Mongolia!  
  • Flights to Mongolia from America (OTHER AIRLINES): Americans traveling from the United States should fly via Japan or Korea as you can safely arrive to Mongolia without any Visa hassles – just like a road trip to Canada all you need is your passport and in a less than a day you’ll be in Mongolia!
  • Flights to Mongolia from EU (Mongolian Airlines): You can fly to Mongolia via Berlin, Frankfurt and Moscow with Mongolian Airlines – and we assist on obtaining ‘Group Discounts’.
  • Flights to Mongolia from EU (Alternative – TURKISH AIR): From 2020 Turkish Airlines is offering directly flights between EU and Mongolia (3 times a week) – trust me – the online e-Visa for Turkey is MUCH MORE EASIER/QUICKER (within minutes) than the Russian (though Russia offers no-Visa transits). Another advantage is that their prices are very competitive as well as their NEWLY OPENED Istanbul International Airport is just fantastic! 

TRAVEL TO MONGOLIA by TRAINS

TRAINS TO MONGOLIA – Trains from Russia and China to Mongolia

Train number

Country

Destination

Ulaanbaatar

Ticket price in USD

Departure time

Departure day

Arrival time

Arrival day

Lux
(2 per in cabin)

Standard
(4per in cabin)

5/6

Mongolian train

Ulaanbaatar-Moscow

15:22

Friday 

06:50

Monday

$319

$206

305/306

Mongolian Train

Ulaanbaatar-Irkutsk

15:22

Sunday

06:50

Wednesday

$75

$50

305/306

Russian Train

15:23

Tuesday, Saturday

06:50

Tuesday, Saturday

24/23

Russian Train

Ulaanbaatar-Beijing (starts from June 2019)

07:30

Thursday

14:35

Wednesday

$180

$120

24/23

Mongolian Train

07:30

Saturday  

14:35

Tuesday

34/33

Mongolian Train

Ulaanbaatar-Huh Hot

20:45

Friday

10:05

Wednesday

 

$112

34/34

Russian Train

20:45

Monday

10:05

Sunday

22/21

Mongolian train

Ulaanbaatar-Erlian

20:45

Thursday, Sunday

10:05

Saturday, Tuesday

 

$46

Trains to Mongolia

TRAVEL TO MONGOLIA by BUSES

BUSES TO MONGOLIA FROM RUSSIA

Buses from Russia to Mongolia are taken from Ulan Ude to Ulaanbaatar – There are many hostels, travel agents, etc., that will buy your tickets for you in advance (just Google Bus to Mongolia from Ulan Ude)… however do kindly note to be wise when choosing a Russian Travel Agent to assist you.

Departure from Ulan-Ude at 0730 in the morning to the bus station “Baikal” address (double check address with local Russian Travel Agents): Ulitsa Sovetskaya, 1, Ulan-Ude, Buryatia, 670000. Arrival at Ulaanbaatar Bus Station “Dragon” will approximately be at 1920 in the evening; note that the arrival is greatly dependent on the speed of passage at the Russian-Mongolian border (usually takes 2-3 hours +/-). 

Reported average ticket price: 2100 rubles

Some important details:

  • The distance from Ulan-Ude to Ulan Bator is about 600 km.
  • The bus traveling to Mongolia and from 45-seater, large and convenient. 
  • Must provide passport to purchase Bus Tickets.
  • Bag weighing can not exceed 35 kg and dimensions must be within 60 * 40 * 20 cm.
  • Tickets are generally non-refundable.

BUSES TO MONGOLIA FROM CHINA

Buses from China are taken from Erlian to Ulaanbaatar… Owing to the increased number of summer travelers from Beijing to Mongolia as well as local traveling in-between Mongolia and China – I highly do not recommend doing this – rather please consider booking a train from Beijing to Mongolia.

Click here to see the Train Schedule – China to Mongolia

Buses to Mongolia

TRAVEL TO MONGOLIA – TOURS IN MONGOLILA

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT MONGOLIA TOUR

Our carefully researched trips are designed to maximize your time for leisure, outdoor activities, sightseeing, and … having an adventure! If you request a custom tour from us, we do our best to design an itinerary that will suit your needs and interests, based on the information you provide us and our extensive experience traveling in Mongolia. Some days may look very long, with a lot of driving, while others may seem sparse on activities. Mongolia is a very large country with very little infrastructure, so we may have to make many kilometers in one day in order to reach our camp or to show you the most spectacular sights. Be assured that the days are organized so that overall you will be able to make the most of your time in Mongolia and have a once in a lifetime experience.

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TRAVEL TO MONGOLIA – SUITABILTY 

AGE AND SUITABILITY TO TRAVEL TO MONGOLIA

Our packages are suitable for almost everybody and age is rarely a factor. A willingness to be involved, a sense of humor, an eagerness for new and unusual experiences  as well as good sense of patience and empathy will ensure your enjoyment regardless of your age. But some of our trips are challenging or physically demanding. So please contact us for discussion.

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TRAVEL TO MONGOLIA – BOOKING A TRIP

BOOK A TRIP TO MONGOLIA

Early booking is recommended to be sure of traveling on the journey of your choice. We do have group limitation based on herder families’ capacity. Depends on booking, if we have other bookings on your date then you will join with them. Therefore we would like to recommend you to send your advance booking confirmation as early as possible. Confirmation will be provided on receipt of your deposit and booking confirmation email from us.

TRAVEL TO MONGOLIA – MONGOLIAN VISAS

MONGOLIAN VISA INFORMATION

If you need an official touristic visa invitation we will provide you only after you confirmed your booking pay the deposit.

General requirements of a tourist visa (From Consular Department of Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) (http://consul.mn/eng/index.php?moduls=20)

  • Completed application form (Form) (http://consul.mn/file/Visa_application_form_2018.pdf)
  • Passport in original (must be valid for a minimum of six months before your intended travel to Mongolia)
  • 3.5×4.5cm photo (the size of the photo is mandatory)
  • A copy of hotel booking or accommodation information in Mongolia
  • A copy of flight/train tickets
  • Proof of sufficient funds, i.e. bank statements for the recent six months (if necessary)
  • The visa fee is to be paid upon submission of application. The fee is non-refundable.

Important notice: Visa officer may require you to submit additional documents in order for you to prove the purpose of your visit – AN OFFICIAL LETTER OF INVITATION FROM AN ACCREDITED MONGOLIAN TOUR OPERATOR.

With a regular tourist visa you may stay up to 30 days in Mongolia. It may be extended for a further 30 days at the Immigration Agency of Mongolia if you apply for an extension not less than 4 days before the duration of your visa expires. 

THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES ARE EXEMP FROM A MONGOLIAN VISA – SEPT. 19, 2019 LIST

Visa Exempt Countries

Passport Types Covered by Agreement

Duration of Stay

The United States of America

All passports

Up to 90 days

The Federal Republic of Germany

All passports

Up to 30 days

Canada

All passports

Up to 30 days

Japan

All passports

Up to 30 days

The Republic of Singapore

All passports

Up to 30 days

Hong Kong SAR (China)

All passports

Up to 14 days

The Republic of Belarus

All passports

Up to 90 days

The Republic of Turkey

All passports

Up to 30 days

The Kingdom of Thailand

All passports

Up to 30 days

Malaysia

All passports

Up to 30 days

The Republic of Philippines

All passports

Up to 21 days

The Republic of Kazakhstan

All passports

Up to 90 days

The State of Israel

All passports

Up to 30 days

The Russian Federation

All passports

Up to 30 days

Macau SAR (China)

All passports

Up to 90 days

The Kyrgyz Republic

All passports

Up to 90 days

Ukraine*

All passports /with official invitation/

Up to 90 days

The Republic of Cuba

All passports

Up to 30 days

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic

All passports

Up to 30 days

The Republic of Serbia

All passports

Up to 90 days

The Federative Republic of Brazil

All passports

Up to 90 days

The Argentine Republic

All passports

Up to 90 days

Oriental Republic of Uruguay

All passports

Up to 30 days

The Republic of Chile

All passports

Up to 90 days

From the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Link) (http://consul.mn/eng/index.php?moduls=23)

Mongolian Embassy

TRAVEL TO MONGOLIA – MONGOLIAN EMBASSIES

MONGOLIAN EMBASSY INFORMATION


MONGOLIAN EMBASSIES ABROAD – CONTACT INFORMATION AND ADDRESSES

Washington D.C. based Mongolian Embassy

United States of America

Embassy of Mongolia in the USA
2833 M Street, NW Washington DC 20007

Phone: 1 (202) 333 7117
Fax: 1 (202) 298 9227
Email: washington@mfa.gov.mn
Website: www.mongolianembassy.us

Berlin based Mongolian Embassy

Federal Republic of Germany

Botschaft der Mongolei
Dietzgen-Str.31, 13156 Berlin
Hausvogteiplatz 14, 10117 Berlin

Phone: 49 (30) 474806-0
49 (30) 474806-24 (Minister-Counselors), 49 (30) 474806-21 (Consul)
Fax: 49 (30) 474806-16
Email: berlin@mfa.gov.mn
Website: www.berlin.embassy.mn

London based Mongolian Embassy

United Kingdom

Embassy of Mongolia in the United Kingdom
7-8 Kensington Court, London, W8 5DL

Phone: 44 (207) 937 0150, 7252
Fax: 44 (207) 937 1117
Email: london@mfa.gov.mn
Website: www.embassyofmongolia.co.uk

Seoul based Mongolian Embassy

Republic of Korea

Embassy of Mongolia in the Republic of Korea
95,  Dokseodang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-885

Phone: 82 (2) 798 3464, 82 (2) 795 1950
Fax: 82 (2) 794 7605 (Embassy)
82 (2) 798 3465 (Consulate)
Email: seoul@mfa.gov.mn
Website: www.mongolembassy.com

Singapore based Mongolian Embassy

Republic of Singapore

Embassy of Mongolia in the Republic of Singapore
600 North Bridge Road, #24-08, Parkview Square, Singapore188778

Phone: 65 63480745
Fax: 65 63481753
Email: singapore@mfa.gov.mn
Website: www.mongolianembassy.sg

Tokyo based Mongolian Embassy

Japan

Embassy of Mongolia in Japan
21-4 Kamiyama-Cho, Shibuya- Ku, Tokyo 150-0047

Phone: 81 (3) 3469-2088
81 (3) 3469 2195, 81 (3) 3469 2179 (Consular Office)
81 (3) 3469 2162 (Ceremony), 9868-2299 (Mobile phone)
Fax: 81 (3) 3469 2216
Email: tokyo@mfa.gov.mn
Website: www.tokyo.embassy.mn

Paris based Mongolian Embassy

French Republic

Ambassade de Mongolie
5, Avenue Robert Schuman, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

Phone: 33 (1) 46052812, 33 (1) 4605 23 18 (Consulate)
Fax: 33 (1) 46053016
Email: paris@mfa.gov.mn
Website: www.ambassademongolie.fr

Canberra based Mongolian Embassy

Australia

Embassy of Mongolia in the Commonwealth of Australia
1/44 Dalman Crescent, O’Malley, Canberra ACT 2606

Phone: 61-2-628 629 47
Fax: 61-2-62866381
Email: canberra@mfa.gov.mn
Website: www.mongolianembassy.org.au

Moscow based Mongolian Embassy

Russian Federation

Посольство Монголии в РФ
Борисоглебский пер.11, Москва, РФ 115127

Phone: 7-495-690-67-92, 7-495-691-46-36 (Office Manager),
7 (495) 695 43 70 (Minister-Counselors), 7 (495) 690 02 45 (Ceremony)
Fax: 7 (495) 691 46 36
Email: moscow@mfa.gov.mn
Consul: mong_consul@yahoo.com
7 (499) 252 78 67
Fax: 7 (499) 241 15 57
Website: www.mongolianembassy.ru

Ankara based Mongolian Embassy

Republic of Turkey

Mogolistan Buyukelciligi
A.Fethi Okyar Sokak No.4, Oran Diplomatik Sitesi, Cankaya, 06450 Ankara

Phone: 90 (312) 4921027, 90 (312) 4921028
Fax: 90 (312) 4921064
Email: ankara@mfa.gov.mn

Bangkok based Mongolian Embassy

Kingdom of Thailand

Embassy of Mongolia in the Kingdom of Thailand
100/3 Soi Ekkamai 22, Sukhumvit 63 Road, Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110

Phone: 66 (2) 381 1400, 66 (02) 392 1011
Fax: 66 (2) 392 4199
Email: bangkok@mfa.gov.mn

Brussels based Mongolian Embassy

Kingdom of Belgium

Ambassade de Mongolie
Avenue Besme 18, 1190 Forest Bruxelles

Phone: 32 (2) 344 6974
Fax: 32 (2) 344 3215
Email: brussels@mfa.gov.mn
Website: www.brussels.embassy.mn

Budapest based Mongolian Embassy

Republic of Hungary

Mongol Nagykovetseg
Bogar Utca 14/c, Budapest 1022, Hungary

Phone: 36 (1) 2124579
Fax: 36 (1) 2125731
Email: budapest@mfa.gov.mn
Website: www.budapest.embassy.mn

Warsaw based Mongolian Embassy

Republic of Poland

Ambasada Mongolii
ul.Rejtana 15 m.16, 02516 Warszawa, Polska

Phone: 48 (22) 849 9391
Fax: 48 (22) 848 2063
Email: warsaw@mfa.gov.mn
Website: www.ambasadamongolii.pl

Beijing based Mongolian Embassy

People’s Republic of China

No 2, Xiu Shui Bei Jie,
Jian Guo Men Wai, Beijing 100600

Phone: 86 (10) 6532 6512, 86 (10) 6532 6513, 86 (10) 6532 1203
Fax: 86-10-6532-6216
Email: beijing@mfa.gov.mn
Website: www.beijing.embassy.mn

Bishkek based Mongolian Embassy

Kyrgyz Republic

Consulate General of Mongolia in Bishkek
Av, Erkindik 73, city 720040, Republic of Kyrgyz

Phone: 996 (312) 660-113
Fax: 996 (312) 660-411
Email: bishkek@mfa.gov.mn

Vienna based Mongolian Embassy

Republic of Austria

Botschaft der Mongolei
Fasangartengasse 45, 1130 Vienna, Austria

Phone: 43 (1) 5352807-0
Fax: 43 (1) 5352807-20
Email: vienna@mfa.gov.mn
Website: www.vienna.embassy.mn

Rome based Mongolian Embassy

Italian Republic

Embassy of Mongolia in the Republic of ITALY
Via Francesco Denza 27, 00197 Rome

Phone: 39 (06) 8074719
Fax: 39 (06) 8074719
Email: rome@mfa.gov.mn
Website: www.monembrome.mn

Ottawa based Mongolian Embassy

Canada

Embassy of Mongolia to Canada
151 Slater Street, Suite 503, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5H3

Phone: 1 (613) 569 3830
Fax: 1 (613) 569 3916
Email: ottawa@mfa.gov.mn
Website: www.ottawa.embassy.mn

Stockholm based Mongolian Embassy

Kingdom of Sweden

Embassy of Mongolia in the Kingdom of Sweden
Svardvagen 25B, 182 33 Danderyd Stockholm

Phone: 46 (08) 7531135, 46 (08) 7531136
Fax: 46 (08) 7531138
Email: stockholm@mfa.gov.mn

Prague based Mongolian Embassy

Czech Republic

Velvyslanectvi Mongolska
Na Marne 5, Praha 6, 160 00 Ceska Republika

Phone: 420 (2) 24311198,
Fax: 420 (2) 24314827
Email: prague@mfa.gov.mn
Website: www.prague.embassy.mn

Sofia based Mongolian Embassy

Republic of Bulgaria

Embassy of Mongolia in the Republic of Bulgaria
52 Frederic Joliot Curie, Sofia -1113

Phone: +359 2 865 90 12
Fax: +359 2 963 07 45
Email: sofia@mfa.gov.mnmongemb@gmail.com
Website: www.sofia.mfa.gov.mn

New Delhi based Mongolian Embassy

Republic of India

Embassy of Mongolia in the Republic of India
34, Archbishop Macarios Marg, New Delhi 110003

Phone: 91 (11) 2461 7989
Fax: 91 (11) 2463 3240
Email: delhi@mfa.gov.mn

Nur-Sultan based Mongolian Embassy

Republic of Kazakhstan

Посольство Монголии в Республике Казахстан
Ул.Дарабоз 35, 010010 Астана

Phone: 7 (727) 269 35 70, 8 (7172) 96 51 56
Fax: 7 (727) 229 37 90
Email: astana@mfa.gov.mn
Website: www.astana-embassy.mn

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TRAVEL TO MONGOLIA – HEALTH AND SAFETY

HEALTH AND SAFETY WITHIN MONGOLIA

GER to GER strives to make adventure travel as safe as is practically possible. All of our guides and staff complete Red Cross recognized First Aid training programs, and all guides and trip leaders have completed an essential guiding skills program focused on safety and client care. All of our drivers are experienced countryside drivers and have annual refresher courses in safe driving skills and accident prevention. In trips to remote areas, our guides are equipped with mobile phones to assist us in locating your group and providing assistance or evacuation in case of an emergency. We maintain regular contacts with emergency evacuation services including helicopter and small plane charter companies and emergency medical service providers in Ulaanbaatar. Safety is the first concern we have in the planning and preparation of each and every trip, and we have contingency plans for bad weather, vehicle breakdowns, and other unexpected events. Senior office staffs have many years of experience in leading expeditions to remote places, and have traveled independently throughout Mongolia in all weather conditions. At all times, our Ulaanbaatar based staff is available to resolve problems and assist in emergency situations, and will work with your guide or trip leader to ensure all efforts are made to provide timely, adequate assistance.

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TRAVEL TO MONGOLIA – WEATHER IN MONGOLIA

CLIMATE & TRAVEL SEASONS

Tourism season is between June and October. Summer extremes reach as high as 38° C in the southern Gobi region and 33° C in Ulaanbaatar city. Ulaanbaatar lies at 1,351 meters above sea level in the valley of the Tuul Gol, a river. Located in the relatively well-watered north, it receives an annual average of 31 centimeters of precipitation, almost all of which falls in July and in August. Ulaanbaatar has an average annual temperature of -2.9°C and a frost-free period extending on the average from mid-June to late August.

May and September are considered as Mongolia’s shoulder tourism season. On these months, if you plan your trip not only you get roughly 10-20 percent discount on your hotel and transportation cost but also you enjoy the country with fewer tourists – however – weather can be changeable so please don’t forget to pack your warm fleece jackets for a cold snap. 

From October to May is considered as a low tourism season in Mongolia and most ger camps and guesthouses are closed. The coldest months are December and January with temperatures dropping down to -15C daytime and -30C+ nighttime. In countryside, cold temperature across the open valleys with windchill will easily reach more than -35C. Winter tour activities such as visiting nomadic families at their winter shelter, horseback riding, traveling by ox cart with warm blankets and dogsledding are available in low season. From March to the late May is considered a spring season or breeding season and the weather in the springtime can be unpredictable. Sometimes you can see different weather conditions from sunny clear day to snowing cloudy day all just in one day and it’s coming that dust storms can spice up from time to time. Its’ during this time that Nomads start receiving and taking care of newborn animals as well as preparing sheep and goats for cashmere combing or shearing. 

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