Sleeping in Airports

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

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Chinggis Khaan International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal international airport, with limited shopping and dining options.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Departures areas are the way to go in this airport! International departures is said to be quieter than the domestic departures area, which has TV’s on at night, but reviews are mixed on whether an airport tax has to be paid to enter the area. Either way, there’s plenty of armrest-free bench seating, and almost no foot traffic in either area, so have earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones handy and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep. Bring a sleep mask and travel blanket for added comfort and relaxation!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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.

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 (ie. Priority Pass). 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!

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.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Chinggis Khaan International Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back to Ulaanbaatar city center (about 30 minutes east), as there are no hotels in or near the airport. To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels deals in Ulaanbaatar on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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 available. 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).

Currency Exchange – While we did not have any information about any currency exchange offices at Ulaan Baatar Airport, there are banks on the 2nd floor 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 available on the 1st floor of the airport. Hours: unknown.

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

Luggage Wrapping – Rates 5,000₮ per baggage. Location: unknown.

Medical Services – A 24 hour medical clinic is available at the airport. The exact location is not known.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

Information not available.


As of March 2018, Ulaanbaatar airport is served by the following airlines: Air China • Cathay Pacific • Korean Air • Turkish Airlines • Aeroflot.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

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


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. 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.

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.