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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

How to get to | Mongolia

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.


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The Trans-Mongolian train runs between Beijing & Moscow via Ulan Batar, and there are also local trains from Beijing, Hohot and Irkutsk. Buses run from Ulan Ude in Russia to Ulan Batar. Airlines flying to Mongolia (all to Ulan Batar) include:
  • Star Alliance - Air China
  • Oneworld - Japan Airlines (charters)
  • Sky Team - Aeroflot, Korean
  • Other Selected - MIAT

TIP Land travel is slow, not only because of the great distances involved but also due to slow border crossings.

TIP The Japan Airlines charter flights are not available for use on frequent flyer awards or Oneworld alliance fares.

TIP For round the world travel, Sky Team is the easiest option with flights to both Europe and elsewhere in Asia.

TIP If visiting in summer, book flights well in advance. Especially for awards and discounted business class fares.

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