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Trains from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk

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Railroad route Ulaanbaatar - Irkutsk overview

Train from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk depart 1 time a day. Departure of the train a day - at 15:22. Travel time between Ulaanbaatar and Irkutsk takes from 18h 51min. Train tickets from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk cost from 169 USD to 169 USD, depending on a ticket category, date of travel and additional services.


On this page we have collected all the important, useful and relevant information about the railway and trains between Ulaanbaatar and Irkutsk: train schedules, train types, travel time, ticket classes and prices, main trains on a route, recommended trains, answers to frequently asked questions and traveler reviews.

  • The relevance of the information on this page is April 2021.

Departure and Arrival stations

Departure station:

Ulaanbaatar (Улан-Батор)

Arrival station:

Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский)


Complete schedule of trains from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
15:22 10:13 18h 51min 305И Regular Train 169 USD

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Ulaanbaatar and Irkutsk

Yes there are direct trains departing from Ulaanbaatar (Улан-Батор) and arriving to Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский). Trains depart 1 time a day.

Trains from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk depart from Ulaanbaatar (Улан-Батор) and arrive to Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский).

The fastest train is 305И , departing at 15:22 from Ulaanbaatar and arriving to Irkutsk Passenger station. Travel time of the fastest train 305И - 18h 51min. Tickets cost from 169 USD.

The cheapest train is 305И , departing at 15:22 from Ulaanbaatar, traveling for 18h 51min and arriving to Irkutsk Passenger station at 10:13. Tickets for this train cost from 169 USD.

Travel time between Ulaanbaatar and Irkutsk takes from 18h 51min to 18h 51min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk depart from Ulaanbaatar (Улан-Батор). The first train a day departs at 15:22.

Trains from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk arrive to Irkutsk Irkutsk Passenger station (Иркутск Пассажирский).

Train tickets from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk usually cost from 169 USD to 169 USD per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk train tickets are regulated by a dynamic pricing system. The main principle can be formulated as follows: the higher the demand and the fewer the seats, the higher the ticket price. We recommend booking 2-3 months in advance, in this case you are able to catch the best fares, starting from 169 USD per passenger, which is not available a few days before the departure.

Yes, you can buy tickets online on our website.

Yes, trains in Russia are safe and convenient. You can travel from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk by train without any problems.

In rare cases, there really are changes in the schedule: changing the departure time, canceling trains, launching additional trains, but in most of cases this schedule is accurate. In all situations, we urge you to build your plans based on a real schedule for a specific date, and not on an approximate generalized schedule

Between Ulaanbaatar and Irkutsk there is only one train. Therefore, you should choose the desired date, and then buy tickets of the desired category

Train categories on a route between Ulaanbaatar and Irkutsk

Regular Trains

Regular Train is historically the first class of trains, nowadays is the most common type of train in Russia that can take you to almost everywhere, slow and reliable. Such trains run at a speed of about 60-80 km/h and make stops at all (or most) stations on their route. Stops can be either for 1-5 minutes, or for 20-30 and even for an hour and a half. Check the train route and duration of stops using the ROUTE button next to each train.

Regular Trains between Ulaanbaatar and Irkutsk depart 1 time a day, covering the whole route from 18h 30min to 18h 51min.

Regular Trains between Ulaanbaatar and Irkutsk have the following numbers: 305И

Interesting fact: at long stops, passengers of Regular Trains often go to the platform and buy traditional pies or local crafts from Babushkas on the platform.
Important: at stops, do not go far from the train! You may not notice the train departing and your personal belongings will go on a trip without you, and you can stay at this station for several hours or even days. Your ticket will not be valid for traveling on the next train and you will have to buy a new ticket at the box office of this station. The staff does not speak any language other than Russian.

Tickets for the Regular Train are usually cheaper (compared to other classes of trains or plane tickets). Regular Train on the route from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk have the following ticket classes:

  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 169 USD

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
15:22 10:13 18h 51min 305И 169 USD

Classes of tickets on trains between Ulaanbaatar and Irkutsk

2-сl. sleeping compt.

2-class is one of the most popular type of the compartment due to the best correlation of price and comfort. The air-conditioned compartment are equipped with four comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the carriage, meal, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


Recommended trains

Recommended train between Ulaanbaatar and Irkutsk

Between Ulaanbaatar and Irkutsk there is only one direct train, so we recommend it:

305И,   Regular Train
Departing from Ulaanbaatar at 15:22 - arriving at Irkutsk at 10:13
Travel Time - 18h 51min

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 169 USD

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