How to get to Ulan-Ude




fastest way from Moscow to Ulan-Ude is by plane. Three airlines operate this flight. Planes depart Moscow in the early morning and arrive in 5 hours and 45 minutes.

Due to the remoteness of the region, tickets are not cheap. It’s best to purchase them in advance to spend less money. The closer the departure date, the more expensive the flight will cost. For students and pensioners, the government introduced flight subsidies. Therefore, passengers of these groups need to check in advance with carriers the terms of granting the benefit.


By train the journey from Moscow to Ulan-Ude will take 3 days and a maximum of 23 – a minimum of 9 hours. There is a special route “Moscow – Ulan-Ude”, in summer it increases the number of compositions. But passing trains can also be used. One of the cheapest – “Moscow – Chita”, the most expensive – “Moscow – Ulaanbaatar” and “Moscow – Vladivostok”.


To save on the road, you can buy a cheap plane ticket from Moscow to Irkutsk and then take a passing train to Ulan-Ude. The journey by train will take 8-10 hours, so most often travelers choose a placard or shared car. This method is popular with students.


The distance from Moscow to Ulan-Ude exceeds 5600 km. Which means a lot of fuel will be needed if you plan to overcome the way by car. Add to this the cost of accommodation (in roadside hotels or hostels in large cities – from 1500-2000 rubles for two) and food in cafes (from 200 rubles for one meal per person). In addition, on some areas asphalt pavement is replaced by gravel road.

When choosing a cafe, it is better to prefer those where trucks have accumulated, as truckers know the best points of catering on the route. And leaving large cities – stock up on fuel, as the closer to the destination, the less frequent gas stations.

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