TRAIN JOURNEYS TO MONGOLIA
Mongolia is connected by The Trans-Siberian Railway with Russia and China. The Trans-Siberian Railroad is definitely the longest railway in the world. Trains runs between Moscow, Ulaanbaatar and Beijing. This is the most exciting way to arrive in Ulaanbaatar.
International train: Ulaanbaatar-Moscow-Ulaanbaatar and Moscow-Ulaanbaatar-Moscow depart twice a week. There are trains every day between Irkutsk and Ulaanbaatar. Trains from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar takes 5 days
Departure Station: Moscow, Yaroslavsky railway station (at 21.30, Moscow Time) and Ulaanbaatar central train station.
International train: Ulaanbaatar- Beijing and Beijing- Ulaanbaatar trains departs twice a week and train takes about 35 hours journey.
Departure Station: Beijing, central railway station (at 7.45am, Beijing time ) and Ulaanbaatar central train station. Mongolian and Chinese Railway Authorities put on an additional train during the busy tourist season, but this is only announced once the busy tourist season is already underway.
§ Vladimir (210 km, MT)
§ Official boundary between Europe and Asia (1,777 km), marked by a white obelisk.
§ Tyumen (2,104 km)
§ Junction with the Trans-Mongolian line (5,622 km)
§ Branch off from the Trans-Siberian line (5,655 km from Moscow)
§ Naushki (5,895 km, MT+5), Russian border town
§ Sükhbaatar (5,921 km, MT+5), Mongolian border town
§ Ulan Bator (6,304 km, MT+5), the Mongolian capital
§ Zamyn-Üüd (7,013 km, MT+5), Mongolian border town
§ Datong (371 km, MT+5)
§ Beijing (MT+5)
§ Moscow-Beijing is 7,622 km (4,735 miles) via Ulan Bator
§ In Russia, children under 5 sharing a berth with an adult go free, children 5 to 10 travel at half the adult fare.
§ On the Trans-Mongolian international trains (trains 3, 4, 19, 20), children under 4 go free if they share a berth, children 4 to 11 (inclusive) travel at 75% of the adult fare.
§ For journeys wholly within China, children under 120cm tall travel free, 120-150cm tall travel for half fare, over 150cm tall pay full fare (new child height limits as from December 2010).
FACILITIES ON THE TRAIN
Compartments have beds, a table, and plenty of storage space. In each carriage there is a toilet and washroom, and a "samovar" dispensing hot water for tea and coffee. Attendants are constantly present to keep the train clean and orderly. "Lux" compartments have two beds and are really quite luxurious. "Coupe" or "hard class" have four bunks per compartment, all with clean sheets and blankets supplied. Some trains have an intermediate "soft class" with 4 softer beds. Please click here and read tips for passengers about Trans Siberian Train.
BOOKING TRAIN TICKETS TO RUSSIA AND CHINA
The Trans Siberian Railway system is still rather antiquated and tightly under the control of the Railway Authorities of China, Mongolia and Russia. Finding the low cost train tickets from Mongolia to Russia, China and booking tickets on the internet is not easy. Obtaining Mongolian train tickets by online is nothing like the simple way in most developed countries. Mongolian Railway ticketing office issue tickets 1 month before the departure. So train tickets need to be booked well in advance, even though they will only be issued near to the date of departure. July, August, September and October are high tourist season in Mongolia. Most tourists travelling by Trans Siberian railway come into Mongolia in this time. So we recommend it's better to book your train tickets at your earliest convenience.
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