You are planning to travel with Trans-Mongolian train through Russia, Mongolia and China? It’s the longest train journey and takes you five and half day to cover 7,500 km. The Trans-Mongolian Railway follows an ancient tea-caravan route from China to Russia and connect three countries Russia, Mongolia and China with 23 stations that crosses Siberia, cut across Mongolia and the Gobi Desert and finishing in Beijing.
Trans-Mongolian train route begins early in the morning in Beijing. Travel through skyscrapers of downtown, seemingly endless suburbs further on to endless fields past Great Wall of China entering sparsely populated northern part of China finally entering Mongolia. Here immigration of both countries respectively come into train to check passport, visas and rail bogies (the wheels) are changed. Whole carriage is lifted in a huge warehouse to match the Russian built rail gauge of Mongolia’s railways.
When you wake up next morning you will see train crossing the vast Gobi Desert. With endless gravel plains stretching out to horizon and some occasional herd of camels or nomads beside their Gers. At stations have a first taste of Mongolia where locals sell steamed dumplings and fermented mare milk etc. As you ride further northwards, the landscapes transform into green grasslands of country’s heartland.
If you are arriving in Mongolia by train, please contact us as timetable is subject to change every year and physical tickets are only issued up to 30 days before travel date (sometimes only 14 days).
However, if you need you ticket to apply for your visa, reservation sheet can be provided especially if you are entering China from Mongolia.
The journey runs as well reverse way starting from Russia.
We can help you buy your international train tickets departing from Ulaanbaatar to Russia and China.
Ulaanbaatar – Beijing First/Second class
Ulaanbaatar – Moscow First/Second class
Ulaanbaatar – Jining Private Cabin/ Second class
Ulaanbaatar – Irkutsk First/Second class
Ulaanbaatar – Ulan Ude First / Second class