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More About Flying To Ulaanbaatar from Shanghai

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Airports in Shanghai

The primary international airport serving the city of Shanghai is Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The airport is located about 20 miles east of the downtown area. Travelers looking for discount flights from Shanghai can search Orbitz.com for airlines departing from the airport. These include Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, American Airlines, and British Airways.

Parking at the Shanghai Airport

There are 218 parking spaces available at the airport. Off-site parking is also available and many parking lots offer buses or shuttle vans to the airport. Airport parking fees vary based upon the size of the car and the number of hours parked. Mini-type cars begin at 10 RMB for the first hour. Big-sized cars begin at 20 RMB for the first hour.

Transportation to the Shanghai Airport

Travelers departing from the Shanghai Airport can choose to take the Shanghai Maglev Train. The journey takes about eight minutes, and trains depart every 15 minutes. The cost of a standard ticket is usually 50 RMB. Other transportation options include the Shanghai Metro Line 2 for a cost of between 3 RMB and 10 RMB. The airport also operates its own bus line. Fees range between 2 RMB and 22 RMB based on distance.

Restaurants at the Shanghai Airport

Travelers looking to find a snack or breakfast before their flight from Shanghai can choose from a number of establishments. Two of the most well-known restaurants in the airport are Hong Fangzi Western Food Restaurant and Canglang Ting Restaurant. Travelers can find cheap flights from Shanghai quickly by searching Orbitz.com prior to traveling.

Chinggis Khaan International Airport Information

Chinggis Khaan International Airport is located 11 miles southwest of Ulaanbaatar. Flights to Ulaanbaatar arrive from Beijing, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore, and other cities. Nine airlines service the airport; among them are Air China, Korean Air, and Mongolian Airlines. Orbitz.com searches all flights to the airport to find you cheap tickets to Ulaanbaatar.

Transportation from the Airport

There are no official taxi companies that service Chinggis Khaan International Airport, and the private taxis are not metered and tend to overcharge passengers, so you'll want to negotiate the fare with the taxi driver before leaving the airport. A few hotels offer shuttle services from the airport for, and you can also hire a limousine service.

Climate in Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar has short summers and long, cold winters. November through March experiences below-freezing temperatures, while April through October average near freezing temperatures. Rainy seasons are variable and unpredictable. The best time to visit the city is in July, as temperatures sometimes rise into the 60s.

Highlights and Attractions

Art enthusiasts will want to visit Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts and the Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery. To get a taste of Mongolian culture, check out the Gobi Desert Explorer, where you can ride a camel, visit a local nomad family, and explore some of the largest sand dunes in the Gobi Desert. Dining options include Ananda Café and Meditation Centre, which offers vegetarian dishes and herbal teas, and Café Amsterdam, Mongolia's first literary café. Guest speakers and poetry readings accompany dinner. For cheap flights to Ulaanbaatar, visit Orbitz.com.

Flights from Shanghai to Ulaanbaatar - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Shanghai to Ulaanbaatar?

You'll have to break up the journey from Shanghai (PVG-Pudong Intl.) to Ulan Bator (ULN-Chinggis Khaan Intl.) because there are no direct flights on this route. Korean Air, Cathay Pacific and Aeroflot offer the best alternative — a flight with just one stopover.

What is the shortest flight from Shanghai to Ulaanbaatar?

The quickest flight from Shanghai (PVG-Pudong Intl.) to Ulan Bator (ULN-Chinggis Khaan Intl.) is 4 hours and 30 minutes. Slip a few things into your carry-on to stop you from getting bored, like that new best-seller or a crossword puzzle.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Ulaanbaatar?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Ulaanbaatar have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Ulaanbaatar with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Ulaanbaatar without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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