Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk Trains


1113 km

3-4 trains
per week

9 stops
on the way

Fastest train
24 hours

Slowest train
24 hours

Price from
160 USD

There are 9 stops on the 1113 km route from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk.

Three trains operate on this route, departing 3-4 times a week and reaching Irkutsk in about 24 hours. All trains run the return Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar route as well.

Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk Trains

Frequently Asked Questions From Our Travelers

Does the Irkutsk - Ulan Bator train have a dining car?

It does not, however snacks and beverages may be purchased from the conductor. And bringing your own food is always an option.

How is passport control handled when taking the train from Mongolia to Russia?

Passport control is handled on the train. There will be a 3–4-hour period during which passengers will be restricted to their cabins while the border crossing is processed Since the train crosses the Mongolian- Russian border overnight, make sure your visas have the correct issue dates.

Does traveling from Mongolia to Russia by train require a visa?

A visa will likely be required, depending on your country’s relationship with Russia. If you do need one, get it before boarding, as you cannot get a visa onboard the Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk train.

What money is accepted on the Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk train?

Mongolian tughrik are accepted once it crosses into Mongolia. When the train is in Russia, rubles are accepted.

Can I see Lake Baikal from the Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk train?

The train will pass Lake Baikal, but most of its run is at night.

Will there be someone on the train staff who speaks English?

No, staff on Russian and Mongolian trains generally will not speak English.

What ticket class options are there on the Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk route?

The Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk train offers 2nd class cabins for 4 passengers (2 lower berths, 2 upper) and 1st class cabins for 2 passengers.


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