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Ulaanbaatar Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Ulaanbaatar Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I spent a night in UB Airport in september 2008 and can now inform you that there is no problem with using its international departure area for this purpose. – Piotras

ULN Airport Overview

ulaanbaatar airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Ulaanbaatar Airport.

What to Expect

The small terminal at Ulaanbaatar Airport (code: ULN) handles domestic and international traffic. A new terminal to replace the current building is under construction, with expected completion in 2019. Facilities are limited to a restaurant and a duty-free shop. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Where to Sleep

Overnight campers should head upstairs from the departures hall for peace and quiet. Some seats are armrest-free so you can stretch out. For uninterrupted sleep, the closest hotels are in the Ulaanbaatar city center, 30 minutes away. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Ulaanbaatar Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

There are no hotels at Ulaanbaatar Airport and the drive to city center is approx. 30 minutes away.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Ulaanbaatar, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • MIAT Business Lounge – Location: International Departures, Airside, 3rd Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
  • Business Class Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, International Departures, Airside, 3rd Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. 

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounge listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

  • Mongolian Airlines Chingiss Khaan Airport Vip Lounge – Location: Airside, 2nd Floor.

Related Pages: Ulaanbaatar Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Ulaan Baatar Airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are provided by five different banks. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.

Banking Services – 3 banks offer services on the second floor of the airport (terminal not known). Hours: 9:00AM – 6:00PM (Mon -Fri), weekends 10:00AM – 4:00PM at Golomt Bank only (2 other locations closed).

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. The exact location is unknown.

Currency Exchange – While we did not have any information about any currency exchange offices, there are banks on the 2nd floor that may be of assistance.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available at the airport, the location in 3F is 24 hours.

Food & Drinks – There is a restaurant as well as a café available at the airport. The restaurant is located on the 1st Floor, and at the time of this update, the location of the café is unknown. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: 1st Floor, store #126. Hours and rates are not known.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Rates: 5,000₮ per baggage. Location: unknown.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, a 24 hour medical clinic is available at the airport. Location: 1st Floor.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation.  If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Ulaanbaatar airport is served by the following airlines: Aero Mongolia • Aeroflot • Air Busan • Air China • Angara Airlines • Cathay Pacific • Hunnu Airlines • Korean Air • MIAT Mongolian Airlines • SCAT Airlines • Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rental services are available onsite. No further information is available at this time.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. Official taxis are clearly marked and have meters, but it is very common for privately-owned regular vehicles to offer rides for money. If you opt for a ride from an unmarked taxi, be prepared to negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey and stay alert for possible issues.

Last updated: 2022-04-28

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.