Flights to Mongolia: practical information
Cheap airlines to Mongolia
Is Mongolia the next country on your travel bucket list? Start planning your trip with cheap flights to Mongolia’s capital, Ulan Bator. Catch flights onboard the national airline, MIAT Mongolian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Aeroflot, KLM, Air China, among others. There are no direct flights to Mongolia from the UK.
When to book flights to Mongolia
Winters are quite cold so summer tends to be the most popular time to plan a holiday in Mongolia. Tourist season starts in May but the ideal months to travel are July and August. Book your flights to Mongolia at least six months in advance.
- Peak season: May to September, especially July-August.
- Low season: Winters are exceedingly cold.
Fights to Mongolia take 14.5 hours with stopovers from London.
Experience Mongolia: what to see, what to do
Mongolia is one of the most remote countries in the world, between China and Russia, where nomadic life is still a living tradition. The country’s gorgeous landscapes will charm, the local hospitality will warm hearts and the traditions will inspire.
Essentials in Mongolia
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park: If you want to experience the Mongolian mountains then this is the place to do it. Grab a Mongolia car hire and visit the highest mountain and largest glacier in the country. This is also where you can find golden eagles, wolves and snow leopards.
Erdenet: Erdenet is the second largest city in Mongolia and is where the world’s largest open pit copper mine is. The city is also famous for its carpet factory and having one of the best archery teams around. The archers train at Naadam’s field.
Ulan Batar: Most all visitors will start in the capital when they arrive on a trip to Mongolia. There is plenty to see in the capital from beautiful monasteries to the Natural History Museum and Sukhbaatar Square.
Find more information on Mongolia Tourism Board.
Accommodation in Mongolia
The best place for Western-style hotels in Mongolia is in Ulan Batar but you can also expect Western prices. There are a number of nice guesthouses but they are usually booked up during the summer tourist season. Most all of the land outside of towns and cities is publicly owned which means you can camp pretty much anywhere!