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How to get from Ulaanbaatar airport to city?

New Chinggis Khaan International Airport (known as Ulaanbaatar airport) opened on 4th July 2021 and the old airport (Buyant Ukhaa airport) is no longer operational for international and domestic flights. New Ulaanbaatar airport is located 52 km from the city center (from Sukhbaatar square) in Khushitgt valley, Tuv province. There are several ways to get from the Ulaanbaatar airport to city, including Public buses, airport shuttle buses, airport taxis, and private transfers.

1. Public buses from new Ulaanbaatar airport

The public bus service was launched on June 24, 2022, from the Chinggis Khaan International Airport in Khushig Valley to Ulaanbaatar city. There are 2 bus public bus lines. Public bus fare from Ulaanbaatar airport to/from city (one way) is 10,000 MNT for an adult, and 5,000 MNT for Children.

Bus line 1: “Chinggis Khaan International Airport-Dragon Bus Station”

Bus line 2: “Chinggis Khaan International Airport-State Department Store”

 

Bus line 1: Chinggis Khaan International Airport to Dragon Bus terminal

Bus line 2: Chinggis Khaan International Airport to State department store

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2. Ulaanbaatar airport shuttle buses

Ulaanbaatar airport opened shuttle bus services at the airport. However, this service is currently not running with a regular timetable. They get bookings and  serve the passengers at the moment. If you prefer shared transfer service, you should contact them and book your seats. Ulaanbaatar shuttle bus fare is 30,000 MNT per person. They serve along with following routes.

Shuttle bus routes:

Route 1

Route 2

3. Taxis at Ulaanbaatar airport (new international airport)

There are some regular taxis at the new Ulaanbaatar International airport. Taxi fare from the new Ulaanbaatar airport to city center ranges from 100,000 to 150,000 MNT (30 – 50 USD) depending on your arrival/departure locations. You can also call taxi companies to book your ride. There are several taxi companies in Ulaanbaatar, including Ulaanbaatar taxi, and UB cab.

Ulaanbaatar airport taxi
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4. Private airport transfer at Ulaanbaatar airport

Opting for a private transfer is widely regarded as the safest means of reaching your destination. In Ulaanbaatar, securing a private transfer can be effortlessly arranged through your hotel, taxi services, or local travel agencies, each offering various pricing options. 

If you are just stepped off the plane, tired from a long flight, there can be no better choice than a private airport transfer direct to your destination. Also, booking a private transfer is the safest way to take you to your destination. Private transfer in Ulaanbaatar is not that expensive but gives you the following benefits;

  • Less stress
  • Comfort and reduced tension
  • Security and reliability
  • And more …

We also offer an airport transfer service starting from 30 USD (100,000 MNT) from the new International Ulaanbaatar airport. Consider pre-book your airport transfer for a stress-free journey to your destination.

5. Driving to new Ulaanbaatar airport

The new Ulaanbaatar airport is connected with the city by a 32.5 km new highway road through Yarmag Bureau-Aitsyn Davaa-Turgen Bridge-Bukhogikhutul-Khushig Valley and no U-turns on this road.

The road toll point is at the gate of an airport. Toll:

Vehicle types

Road fee (one-way)

Sedan, SUV (less than 8 seats) and Motorcycle

2,000 MNT

Minivan (less than 16 seats)

10,000 MNT

Bus

20,000 MNT

Airport parking fee:

Vehicles

Duration

1-30 min

31-60 min

61-90 min

91-120 min

121-150 min

More than 150 min

Car with less than 8 seats

500 MNT

1500 MNT

2000 MNT

2500 MNT

3000 MNT

4500 MNT

Vehicles with more than 8 seats

1000 MNT

2000 MNT

2500 MNT

3000 MNT

3500 MNT

Ulaanbaatar airport to city travel tips

Please remember that heavy traffic is a common issue in many cities, and it’s best to be prepared for it. By following these suggestions, we hope you can make the most of the Ulaanbaatar airport transfer experience, even in challenging traffic conditions.

  • Have the contact details of your service provider in case you need to communicate about any changes or delays.
  • Travel from Ulaanbaatar airport to city takes an hour in normal traffic condition in Ulaanbaatar city. But be aware of potential traffic delays when scheduling your transfer, especially during rush hours of working days.
  • Plan for extra travel time to account for traffic in Ulaanbaatar city. It’s better to arrive early and have time to spare than to rush and risk missing your flight when you travel to airport from city.
  • Choose a reputable transfer service with a history of reliability and positive customer reviews.
  • Bring entertainment like a book, music, or movies to pass the time during the airport transfer. You may consider carrying a neck pillow for added comfort during a longer journey.
  • Have some snacks and a water bottle with you to stay nourished and hydrated, especially if your transfer takes longer than expected.

Updated on January 28, 2024

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19 Responses

  1. Hello.

    On July 28 I am to arrive at this airport and my hostel is located close to Sukhbaatar Square. Do you think there is a bus I can bus I can take at eleven in the evening?

    Regards, Johan Strandberg

    1. Hi Johan, there will be bus daytime. Nor sure for late evening. If you want airport transfer, we have some options. You can check out it.

  2. Hi!
    Thank you for the latest information! It’s really hard to get something concerning the new airport!
    Can you tell me please if passengers have to buy any cards to pay for the public buses?
    And is it possible to get to the new airport from the raiway station for 2 hours (on a Saturday morning: 7 – 9 am)?
    And one more question, how can I book a transfer from this website if my russian bank card will not be accepted?
    Thank you so much!

  3. Dear Sir or Madam,
    I will have a short layover in Ulaanbaatar and would like to see if I can book a pick up from the airport, going to the Chinggis Khaan statue and to the hotel. Could you send me a quote if this is possible?
    Kind regards
    Anna

  4. Hello.
    I’m arriving at the airport around 8 PM on April 30th. Any idea if a bus will be available? If not, is there a way to a reserve a taxi through this site?
    Thanks so much!

  5. Hi
    Do you drop at central point? Or will you drop at my booked hotel if I arrange transportation through you?

  6. Hi,
    Has the bus line 2 “Chinggis Khaan International Airport-State Department Store” resumed operations? If yes, is there a time schedule? I will be landing in Ulaanbata in late August in the morning.
    thank you

  7. The friendly driver picked us up on time and was very helpful with everything (finding an ATM, taking luggage to the car, answering questions about country and people). He drove carefully and we felt very safe during the whole ride through the traffic jam. We highly recommend this driver.

  8. “Thank you for this informative and well-written guide! As someone planning a trip to Ulaanbaatar, I found your article incredibly helpful in understanding the transportation options from the airport to the city. Your detailed explanations and tips will undoubtedly make my journey smoother. Keep up the fantastic work!”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! We are happy to hear that you found our article helpful in planning your trip to Ulaanbaatar. Safe travels, and I hope you have an amazing time in Ulaanbaatar!

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