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, 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 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 our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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.

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.

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.

Free WiFi is available at Ulaan Baatar 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).

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 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, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

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.

As of March 2019, Ulaanbaatar airport is served by the following airlines: Aero Mongolia • Aeroflot • Air Busan • Air China • Angara Airlines • Hunnu Airlines • Korean Air • MIAT Mongolian Airlines • SCAT Airlines • Turkish Airlines.

Car Rentals

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

Taxis

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.

Last updated: 2019-02-28

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.