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Fares from $515 One Way, $759 Round Trip from Ulaanbaatar to Istanbul

Prices starting at $759 for return flights and $515 for one-way flights to Istanbul were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Flights From Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia and one of the country's busiest business centers. Flights from Ulaanbaatar available through Orbitz.com leave from the Chinggis Khaan International Airport, located approximately 11 miles from the city's center. The airport offers flights to Russia, China, Korea and regional airports in that part of Asia. Major airlines available at the location include Aeroflot, Air China and Korean Air.

Parking at the Airport

A small number of garages provide parking at the airport. These locations charge no fees but do not provide long-term parking services. For long-term parking, arrangements with local hotels or car-rental companies may be made. Travelers are encouraged to take other methods of transportation to the airport.

Ulaanbaatar Airport Transportation

Taxi services provide the bulk of the low-cost transportation options to the airport. Fares from the city's center typically begin at around $10, but some drivers may offer sales as low as $5 for one-way travel to the airport. Many taxi drivers will try to haggle with passengers. Rental cars are available for pickup and return at the airport, but the lack of paved roads in Mongolia can make this an expensive and time-consuming option for drivers unfamiliar with the unpaved, lightly-marked roadways.

Dining Options at the Airport

The airport offers standard waiting fare. Coffees and snacks are available at venues inside the airport. Nearby dining options include international restaurants that serve Mongolian, Indian and Thai fare. Prices for dining in the airport area are very reasonable, with inexpensive foods starting at around $3 and high-end options topping out at around $20 per person. Let Orbitz.com help you find accommodations near the airport when you book your flights to Ulaanbaatar.

Istanbul Area Airports

Orbitz.com offers cheap flights to Istanbul and vacation packages that let you explore this fascinating city, which spans two separate continents. The main airport for the city, Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, is located on the European side of the city, about 24 kilometers from the downtown area. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is on the Asian side of Istanbul, about 35 kilometers southeast of the city center. Istanbul Atatürk International Airport handles flights from over 70 airlines, including British Airways, United Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Air France. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport serves over 30 airlines, including Sky Airlines, EasyJet, Turkish Airlines, and SunExpress.

Getting to the Airport

From Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, arriving visitors can opt to take the metro train or sea bus into Istanbul. The Sabiha Gokcen airport shuttle makes regular trips from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport to various points within the city, and it costs 10 euro per person. Visitors can also get into the city from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport via sea bus or public bus. Both airports are also accessible via taxi.

Weather Conditions in Istanbul

In the summer, high temperatures average around 82 degrees Fahrenheit in June and July and drop to lows of around 65 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Rain is uncommon in the summer, although the humidity remains high during the summer months. Winters are often cold and snowy. In January, temperatures average between 37 to 47 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring and fall tend to be mild, and the bargain prices offered during these seasons make them ideal for a visit.

Vacationing in Istanbul

Take in a bit of history with a visit to Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar, or one of the many Ottoman mosques scattered throughout the city. Archaeology museums are another popular attraction, or you can get tickets for a cruise on the Bosphorus to get a view of the city from the water. Once you know the sights you want to see in Turkey, check out Orbitz.com for cheap flights to Istanbul at any time of the year.

Flights from Ulaanbaatar to Istanbul - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Ulaanbaatar to Istanbul?

There is. You can fly directly from Ulaanbaatar to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines. It's the only airline that travels nonstop from Ulan Bator (ULN-Chinggis Khaan Intl.) to Istanbul (ISL-Ataturk Intl.).

What is the shortest flight from Ulaanbaatar to Istanbul?

From Ulaanbaatar, the unique sights and sounds of Istanbul are at least 8 hours and 40 minutes away. Book your favorite seat, or maybe even upgrade to one with more legroom, and fly to your destination in pure comfort.

What airlines fly from Ulaanbaatar (and vicinity) to Istanbul (and vicinity) most frequently?

If you're looking for the airline with the most flights from Ulaanbaatar (and vicinity) to Istanbul (and vicinity), Turkish Airlines is the top pick. This renowned airline operates 13 flights along this route every month.

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

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 Istanbul 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 Istanbul with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Istanbul 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.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.