Warning to Visitors

Some of the information below may be out of date as a result of changing timetables and services. Please double check the accuracy of all information before travelling.

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Ulan-Bator

Ulan-Bator is the capital city of Mongolia. It is also by far the largest city in th ecountry, with a population of over 1m. The city is found in the north of the country, in the valley of the Tuul River.

The city is connected to both the Trans-Siberian Railway and the Chinese rail system.

How to get to Ulan-Bator from
Route 1:

Often considered to be the most interesting of the Trans-Siberian rail journeys, the Trans-Mongolian route is made onboard Train 4, and takes six days to travel between the cities, across Mongolia via Ulan-Bator and the Gobi Desert.

Places to Stop:

There are plenty of good places to stop en route, in order to break the long journey up a bit. The best spots include:

  • Yekaterinburg
  • Yunguang Caves
  • Ulan Bator; and
  • Lake Baikal

Of course, you get to see plenty from the window of your train too, including the Gobi Desert and Lake Baikal.

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What to Bring:

There are a few items that you would be well-advised to take with you on your Trans-Mongolian trip, including:

  • Pocket knife (useful for cooking/food);
  • Phrase book;
  • Cutlery (saves using your hands!!);
  • Travel towel (space saver, and not provided);
  • and Baby-wipes (for on-the-move washing).

Flightless Holidays in Ulan-Bator

The Trans-Siberian Express in Winter

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