Getting there & away
A direct bus departs Mörön for Ulaanbaatar (T20, 000) on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2pm. It leaves from the minivan stand. Going the other way, it departs from Ulaanbaatar’s Teeveriin Tovchoo on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The Ulaanbaatar–Erdenet–Mörön road is fairly busy, so hitching a ride shouldn’t be a problem. But be warned: the trip by truck between Ulaanbaatar and Mörön is a tough 27 or more nonstop hours (expect to pay at least T10, 000 for a lift). Some travellers do it one way for the ‘experience’ – and then gratefully fly back. It’s best to fly here from Ulaanbaatar as it’s easier to get a seat. It’s also easier to hitch to UB rather than from it, as all traffic tends to funnel back to the capital.
MIAT (Mongolian Airlines; 9638 0002) is located in the Mongol Shuudan Bank building. Another office opens at the airport when planes arrive. MIAT runs direct flights between Ulaanbaatar and Mörön for US$90/157 one way/return. Aero Mongolia (22478, 9997 7705), located in the same building, flies here for US$109/194 one way/return. EZ Nis (21199, 9904 9930) charges US$120/216 one way/return; its office is in the Dul Hotel. Between the three of these airlines there should be at least one flight a day.
Mörön occasionally serves as a refuelling stop for flights headed further west, so you could theoretically combine a trip to the west with Khövsgöl Nuur. Check MIAT for details. Buy your ticket as early as possible.
Mörön airport is about 5km from the centre of town. You will have to take a jeep or taxi there (T2500), or you can hop on the crowded bus.