The best price found from United States to Mongolia is on October 17th, 2016, travelling with Aeroflot. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.
Ulaanbaatar’s Chinggis Khaan airport is Mongolia’s major international airport; the code is ULN. At the time of writing a new airport was under construction 52km southwest of Ulaanbaatar. It is expected to be complete by December 2016.
Flights to/from Ulaanbaatar can be pricey, as there is a limited number of carriers. The main carriers are MIAT, Air China, Korean Air, Turkish Airlines and Aeroflot. Apart from major cities like Bĕijīng, Seoul and Moscow, there are flights to smaller destinations in China, Russia and Kyrgyzstan. These include an AeroMongolia flight to/from Hohhot five times a week for US$208 one way. Other regional flights to places like Mănzhōulǐ, Ulan-Ude and Èrlián, however, change with the seasons.
High-season (June to August) prices for midweek travel are cheaper than on the weekend (Monday and Tuesday flights are generally cheaper than Friday and Saturday flights). In July and August, most flights are full, so book well in advance.
Airlines flying to and from Mongolia:
Flying to Mongolia usually requires one or two stops en route and you are likely to spend some time in either Bĕijīng International Airport (PEK) or South Korea's Incheon International Airport (ICN). Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) and Istanbul's Ataturk Airport (IST) are possible stops if you are coming from Europe. Here is what you need to know while in transit:
|Bĕijīng||Air China||6 weekly||US$193/332|
|Berlin||MIAT||2 weekly (via Moscow)||US$590/1024|
|Moscow||Aeroflot||daily (summer), 3 weekly (winter)||US$586/871|
|Shànghăi||Hunnu||2 weekly (summer only)||US$336/454|
Airfares to Mongolia peak between June and August. Overlanders should consider purchasing an open-jaw ticket. This option could involve, for example, flying into Bĕijīng and then flying out of Moscow. This allows you to travel slowly along the Trans-Siberia Railway.
Flights, tours and rail tickets can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
Departure taxes, if any, will be built into your ticket.