Ulaanbaatar or UlanBator /ˌuːlɑːn ˈbɑːtər/ (Mongolian: Улаанбаатар, [ʊɮɑːŋ.bɑːtʰɑ̆r], Ulaγanbaγatur, literally "Red Hero") isMongolia's capital and largest city. A municipality, the city is not part of any aimag (province), and its population as of 2014 was over 1.3 million.
Located in north central Mongolia, the municipality lies at an elevation of about 1,310 metres (4,300 ft) in a valley on the Tuul River. It is the country's cultural, industrial and financial heart, the centre of Mongolia's road network and connected by rail to both the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia and the Chinese railway system
Arriving by plane
“Chinggis Khaan” international airport was initially established as “Buyant-Ukhaa” airport in Ulaanbaatar approved by Minister of Military and Social Security Affairs, Order No107, on February 19, 1957.
Affiliated with the Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia, “Chinggis Khaan” international airport at Buyant -Ukhaa is a passenger serving complex that has a capacity to serve 1000 passengers and operate 24 hours meeting with international civil aviation standards and requirements.
Chinggis Khaan International Airport is the international airport serving Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, situated 18 km southwest of the capital. It is the largest international air facility in the country.
Travelling from Chinggis Khaan International Airport to Shangri-La hotel
Shangri-La Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, is located right in the heart of the city centre. It is an ideal base for both business and leisure travellers and within walking distance of the famous Government House, Great Chinggis Khaan Square and main offices and embassies. Chinggis Khan International Airport is just a 40-minute drive away. The train station is only 20-minutes away by car.
There are several options to reach Shangri-La Hotel, Ulaanbaatar. Guests can choose between hotel limousine transfers and taxi.
Every car in Ulaanbaatar is a taxi. Nevertheless, there are a few professional taxi companies established in Ulaanbaatar. Taxi fare is MNT 800 per km. If you need to rent a car for a few days, either to stay in the city or to get out in the countryside, car rental agencies are available. Also local tourist companies can provide vehicles such as Japanese jeeps, coaches, minibuses, and saloon cars with drivers.
Useful telephone numbers
Airport Chinggis Khaan International Airport
General coordinator Tel: 976 - 98220687, 976-70049588
Chancellery Tel: 976-11-283016
Hospital Tel: 976 - 11-283033
Information Center Tel: 976-11-283246
Security coordinator Tel: 976 – 283045
MIAT Mongolian Airlines – Check-in Tel: 976 - 283122
Aero Mongolia Tel: 976 - 283212, 976-70049616
Aeroflot Tel: 976 - 70049595
Air China Tel: 976 - 70049770
Korean Air Tel: 976 - 70049659
Taxi Service: Tel: 19001950
Ulaanbaatar Taxi: Tel: 19001991
City Taxi: Tel: 332244, 343433
Olloo Taxi: Tel: 19001909, 99111620
Imperial Taxi: Tel: 976-11-331212, 320460
Khuree Taxi: Tel: 976-55153165
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