Moscow to Ulaanbaatar Train Route
The Moscow to Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator) train makes 26 stops on its way from the capital of Russia to Mongolia’s capital. The train covers 6266 km in 4 days.
There is only one train running on the Moscow to Ulaanbaatar route, which operates every day. The same train runs on the Ulaanbaatar to Moscow route.
The Moscow to Beijing train 003/004 departs from Yaroslavsky train station in Moscow and arrives 5 days later at Beijing Central station.
The train is operated by both Russian and Chinese staff. When the train crosses the border between Mongolia and China, the wheels of the train are changed to a smaller gauge - the whole process takes six hours.
The train has 1st and 2nd class carriages and a nice restaurant car.
NOTE: As the train crosses Mongolia on its route you may need to obtain a Mongolian transit visa to travel to China, please check the website of your local Mongolian Consulate.
The train 005/006 is an international train operating between Moscow and Ulan-Bator along the Trans-Mongolian rail route.
The train runs once a week during the high season and once every 2 weeks during the low season (winter). The train has 1st and 2nd class compartments and a restaurant car.
The train runs along Lake Baikal during the daytime giving its passengers an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscape.
Frequently Asked Questions From Our Travelers
Yes, there are 3 trains running from Russia to Mongolia: Trains #305/306 Irkutsk - Ulan Bator, #003/004 Moscow - Ulan Bator - Beijing and #005/006 Moscow - Ulan Bator.
RUB are used when you are in Russia, MNT are used when the train is in Mongolia.
In most cases, credit cards will not be accepted, so it is better to have cash with you.
No, there's no WiFi on this route.
There is a restaurant car where you can by meals at an affordable price from $5-$20. Also, you may bring your own food and drinks with you on board. The trains have no showers in the passenger carriages but for a small fee you may ask a conductor to use one in the staff car.
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