Getting there & away
Daily buses journeying between Ulaanbaatar and Choibalsan or Baruun-Urt make a pit stop in Öndörkhaan. Seats are limited and there is really no way to book in advance, but when the buses roll through you could check to see if space is available.
Daily jeeps and minivans go between Ulaanbaatar and Öndörkhaan (T12, 000, five hours, 331km), most of which is paved. The jeep stand, which is about 450m west of the park, also has vehicles to Choibalsan (T12, 000, eight hours, 324km) and Baruun-Urt (T8000, five hours, 229km).
Postal trucks run to Dadal (T8820) on Monday and Thursday, to Delgerkhaan (T4410) on Friday, to Binder (T6170) on Tuesday and to Batshireet (T6600) on Wednesday; they usually leave in the early morning. You could hire your own jeep at the stand, but many private cars also seem to hang around on the main street, near the market.
Öndörkhaan is the gateway for eastern Mongolia, so all vehicles heading to Dornod aimag and Sükhbaatar aimag will come through here. Getting a lift to Ulaanbaatar, Choibalsan and Baruun-Urt is comparatively easy. Rather than waiting on the road for a lift, it’s better to ask the drivers at the jeep stands.
There are no flights to Öndörkhaan.