Airfare to Ulaan Baator, Mongolia
Ulaan Baator is Mongolia’s capital and largest city. Sukhbaatar Square is the center of this town, and a popular place to visit. For a religious perspective on the city, stop by the Gandan Khiid and the Chojin Monastery.
Airfare to Ulaan Baator will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Irkutsk, Russia. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Aero Mongolia flies to Ulaan Baator. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Bangkok, Thailand; Delhi, India; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. MIAT-Mongolian Airlines is the national airline. However, Aeroflot, Air China and other airlines also stop in Ulaan Baator.
The most expensive air tickets to Ulaan Baator are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Irkutsk, Russia and traveling overland to Ulaan Baator via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Ulaan Baator, check out BootsnAll’s Ulaan Baator Travel Guide.