Cheap flights to Mongolia

Fri, 11 Aug 2017. Last updated Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:04

Book cheap flights to Mongolia and start the journey to explore the wild beauty, a multitude of landscapes and famous historical buildings. Mongolia is known for a long history, with the horses, immense steppes and nomadic songs.

Mongolia is located in Asia, bordered by China to the east, west and south, and Russia to the north. Mongolia has an area of 1,564,110 square kilometers and is the world's 19th largest country. Despite the large area, Mongolia has only about 3 million people, and it is considered the most sparsely populated independent countries in the world. Mongolia is known for its vast steppes. Mongolia terrain is mainly hills, mountains, green steppes and deserts, so most of the land here is not arable. Ulaanbaatar is the capital and the home to about 40% of the population. Mongolia has extreme continental climate with long and cold winters often below 0 °C (32°F); and the  lowest temperature in January and February is -30°C (-22°F). Summer is short but hot, the temperature is over 40°C.

Tourist attractions in Mongolia

Temple

Gobi Desert is a wonderful tourist destination attracting many international tourists. This is a preferred place for those who want to experience and explore the interesting life in Mongolia.  Gobi Desert is not only the endless vast sand dunes, but also has countless attractive and interesting landscapes, with the immense green steppes and spectacular mountains creating a strange beauty for the desert.

Majestic Altay Mountain with the altitude of 4,000 meters is really an ideal place for those who love exploring and trekking. Additionally, there are more than 20 peaks covered by snow making the scene of mountain more vivid and mysterious.

Ulaanbaatar capital or Ulan Bator is located on the bank of Tuul River and surrounded by many great mountains creating the unique beauty for the capital. The mix and combination between the pine forests, large squares, Buddhist temples with unique architecture and bustling bazaars give a strange attraction to tourists. So, this capital is always a popular destination for any tourists. 

Sukhbaatar Square - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Gorkh-Terelj National Park is located about 70km from Ulaanbaatar to the northeast.  This is one of the most famous tourist places of Mongolia. The park is situated in Khentii Mountains, belonging to Khan Khentii mountainous border. Coming here, tourists can enjoy the fresh air, soak up the beautiful nature and discover many interesting things.

To any tourist arriving Mongolia, the first impression will be untouched green steppes with the hoofbeat in the distance. Discovery untouched prairies will be an extremely exciting experience for tourists. In addition, there are other famous attractions in Mongolia such as Orkhon Valley, scared stone, Jargalant River, Karakorum Ancient Capital, Memorial complex of Genghis Khan, the famous Tuvkhun Abbey, Khosho Tsaidam Turkic Relics, Khuvsgul Lake - one of Mongolia's largest lake,  Horgo National Park, Yolyn Am Valley, etc.

Popular airports in Mongolia

Chinggis Khaan International Airport, Ulaanbaatar (ULN) - MongoliaTaolai Airport, Ejina Banner (EJN) - Mongolia
Rochester International Airport, Rochester (RST) - Mongolia

Chinggis Khaan International Airport

Chinggis Khaan International Airport is the only airport serving international flights to/ from Mongolia. It is also an important airport in North East Asia. In addition to daily international flights to Mongolia, it also serves some domestic flights. Tourists can easy book flights at Genghis Khan International Airport.

Additionally, there are many domestic airports in Mongolia such as: 

Bayankhongor Airport (Bayankhongor)

Khovd Airport (Khovd)

Mörön Airport (Mörön)

Bulgan Airport (Bulgan)

Dalanzadgad Airport (Dalanzadgad)

Arvaikheer Airport (Arvaikheer)

Presently, tourists can book flights from Mongolia to Vietnam with destinations as two largest airports in Vietnam including Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City) and Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi) of many popular airlines in Asia. These airlines also operate cheap flights within North East Asia. The main carriers offering flights from Vietnam to Mongolia are Vietnam Airlines, MIAT Mongolian Airlines, All Nippon Airways, China Southern Airlines, Japan Airlines, and Turkish Airlines, etc.

Popular cities in Mongolia

Ejina BannerRochesterUlaanbaatar

Popular airlines in Mongolia and to Mongolia

American Airlines -> 539 USDEthiopian Airlines -> 718 USDDragon Airlines -> 399 USDAir Macau -> 451 USD
Hainan Airlines -> 434 USDEtihad Airways -> 1,023 USDChina Southern Airlines -> 395 USDLanmei Airlines -> 427 USD
Asiana Airlines -> 424 USDUnited Airlines -> 789 USDMalaysia Airline -> 506 USDDelta Airlines -> 745 USD
All Nippon Airways -> 1,120 USDAir China -> 408 USDVietnam Airlines -> 413 USDSichuan Airlines -> 454 USD
Singapore Airlines -> 573 USDSilk Air -> 1,769 USDKlm Royal Dutch Airlines <-> 1,543 USDCathay Pacific Airways -> 507 USD

MIAT Mongolian Airlines, Aero Mongolia and Eznis Airways are three major airlines in Mongolia. They are three huge carriers at Genghis Khan International Airport presently operating domestic and international cheap flights to North East Asia such as China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan and cheap flights to Europe as Russia, Turkey, German and France. Currently, MIAT Mongolian Airlines has no direct flights to countries in America and Africa. The major and low-cost airlines flying to Mongolia consist of Aeroflot, Air China, Korean Air, Turkish Airlines, and Japan Airlines.

Popular flights to Mongolia

CountryCity
Thailand -> Mongolia 347 USDBangkok, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Hat Yai, Krabi, Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchath, Surat Thani, Udon Thani, U Tapao
Vietnam -> Mongolia 378 USDNha Trang, Da Nang, Hanoi, Can Tho, Vinh, Quang Ninh
Japan <-> Mongolia 1,261 USDTokyo
Lao, People's Dem. Rep. -> Mongolia 501 USDLuang Prabang, Savannakhet
Cambodia -> Mongolia 478 USDSiem Reap

Tourists can book tickets to Mongolia from destinations of countries in South East Asia, North East Asia as China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan and some European countries as Russia, Turkey, German and France as below: 

Country

City

Vietnam

Hanoi

Korea

Seoul-Incheon

China

Beijing

Japan

Tokyo-Narita, Tokyo-Haneda

France

Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Turkey

Bishkek, Istanbul-Atatürk

Indonesia

Jakarta-Soekarno Hatta

Germany

Berlin-Tegel, Frankfurt

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Russian Federation

Moscow-Sheremetyevo

United Arab Emirates

Dubai-International

Thailand

Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi

Other useful information

Mongolian people

- Mongolia is famous for green prairies, so tourists can camp anywhere they want.

- There are many hotels in Ulaanbaatar capital. Karakorum Hotel located next to Pethud - famous monastery in the city center is a reasonable choice; or if tourists want to stay close to Gobi desert to easily discover, they should choose Golden Gobi Hotel.

- Tourists should go to Gobi Desert of Mongolia during September and October. In October, it is colder with snowy storms. Summer in Gobi Desert is hot (up to 40°C).

- Ulaanbaatar weather is quite harsh, so be prepared, especially if travel in winter, temperature might drop till -30°C. From March to June, there are observed tremendous storms.

- The official currency of Mongolia is Tugrug (MNT). Tourists can change money into US dollar to spend in Mongolia. Hotels and representative offices of airlines in Ulaabaatar accept credit cards also. 

- Tourists should be careful when going out alone to avoid incidents.

- Tourists should bring casual shampoo, because people in Mongolia mainly use dry shampoo, along with personal toiletries.

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