Lying in the heart of Asia, Mongolia is a landlocked country that can be reached either by air or by land. Chinggis Khaan International Airport (ULN) is the major international airport that is located in 14.7 kilometers southwest of the capital city, Ulaanbaatar. Here are list of airlines that serve Mongolia with direct flights from Germany, Russia, Turkey, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and China, connecting to everywhere in the world. Once you are in the country you can also fly to all the provincial capitals. Below are the travel agents who can help you to obtain your domestic air ticket in Mongolia.
If you wish to travel by land, you may either take a train or drive, ride and cycle through the two main land border crossings: Ereen (Erliàn in Chinese) and Zamiin-Uud on the Chinese–Mongolian border, and Naushki and Sukhbaatar, on the Russian–Mongolian border. The legendary Trans-Siberian Railway which is the longest (7925 km) continuous rail line on earth links Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with Moscow and Vladivostok, Russia and Beijing, China. The journey from Ulaanbaatar to Moscow takes about 5 days and from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing takes about 32 hours. From the Mongolian steppes to Lake Baikal’s remote shores, and to the Great Wall of China, you can start your adventure at any of these three completely different cultures.
Getting there can be half the fun of experiencing a new country!
A valid visa is required for all the visitors to Mongolia except the citizens of the countries that Mongolia reciprocally and independently agreed to waive visa requirements. You may obtain your visa through the Mongolian embassies and consulates in your home country. Standard tourist visas generally last 30 days from the date of entry and you must enter Mongolia within three months from the issuance. Many visas are issued on arrival. But to be secure, it is better to ask your travel agency how best to apply your visa.
But because the land is vast, and the reaching the places and events that inspire you might require time and long drives, it is better to design your trip with the help of tour agencies for the most efficient and satisfying experience.
Tourists need the following documents to get visa on arrival:
1. A copy of your passport that is effective over 6 months since the date of the arrival
3. 4X6cm photo taken within 6 months before your arrival
4. Money to pay for the visa (depending on the type, entry number of your visa, the cost of visa will be approximately 30-150 US Dollars.)