Getting There & Away
Inner Mongolia borders Mongolia and Russia. There are border crossings at Erenhot (Mongolia) and Mǎnzhōulǐ (Russia), which are stopovers on the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian Railways, respectively. To Mongolia, you can also catch a local train to Erenhot, cross the border and take another local train to Ulaanbaatar (with the appropriate visa). Possible air connections include Hohhot to Ulaanbaatar or Hǎilā’ěr to Ulaanbaatar and Choibalsan (eastern Mongolia). The far west of Inner Mongolia has opened up to air travel with the opening of airports at Éjìnà Qí, Āláshàn Yòuqí and Bayanhot, making transport to the region far easier.
Trains and long-distance buses reach Hohhot, Baōtóu and other large towns from neighbouring provinces.