Trans Mongolian Train Extensions

For those arriving into or departing from Mongolia on the Trans Mongolian railway, we provide a range of what we call Trans Mongolian train extensions. Whether you’re looking for a short one-day experience, a tailor-made experience adapted to fit your specific dates or a small group trip, we can help you.

The Trans Mongolian railway is the train line which links Beijing to Ulaanbaatar and then continues on to Ulaan Ude (or vice versa) where it connects with the Trans-Siberian railway. It is a remarkable journey – covering the wide empty plateau of the Gobi Desert with potential swift glimpses of white-tailed gazelle. Heading north after Ulaanbaatar, the rail link travels through Selenge Aimag – the name derives from the mighty Selenge River, Mongolia’s principal river.  This part of the journey provides a direct contrast to the Gobi being dominated by the magnificent scenery of river basins, forest-steppe and fertile agricultural landscapes. Enjoy Mongolian buuz or khuurshuur bought directly off sellers on the platform – an alternative feast is that of salami, gherkins and the ubiquitous vodka shared by locals to international travellers.

We are aware of the impact that the coronavirus is having on our daily lives including financially as well as world travel and holiday plans. For more on the impact of the coronavirus on travel to Mongolia and what measures we are putting in place as a team and community see our dedicated coronavirus webpage (link). The same page also has details of our updated (until end of 2021) flexible booking conditions. We are keeping our 2020 prices through 2021. We are also putting in place our ‘Everyone Travels Safely’ strategy which we will publish when ready. Please do get in touch with any questions. We look forward to the day we can remove this note from our website. Jess & the EL team

Options for Trans Mongolian extensions

Or These Trans Mongolian Train Extensions Follow The Train Route

Trans Mongolian Train Tickets

If you’re looking for information on how to book a trip on either the Trans-Mongolian railway then pretty much everything you could possibly need to know has been written by The Man in Seat 61. Alternatively, we can purchase tickets from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk and Ulaanbaatar to Beijing through a local agency run by the ever-brilliant Ganbayar Davaajav – the owner of Due to his longterm connections with the train ticket office, his ticket prices are substantially lower than elsewhere. He can provide a ticket copy for any visa application requirements and does not need to be paid until you arrive in Mongolia – when he hands over the ticket. We receive no commission to recommend him nor do we add a service charge of our own. We like to support him as he is a local agency and he does an excellent job with excellent prices.

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