Ulaanbaatar to Hohhot Train

Ulaanbaatar is the capital city of Mongolia with rich grassland, the city itself has a history of 300 years. The People‚Äôs Republic of Mongolia was founded in 1924, the government changed its original name Kulun to Ulaanbaatar, which means Red Hero City. 

Gandan Monastery, Ulaanbaatar
Gandan Monastery, Ulaanbaatar
Being the capital city of a landlocked country, Ulaanbaatar plays an important to link China and Russia railway network. Among these trains, there is a one from Ulaanbaatar to Hohhot. 

Basic Facts of Ulaanbaatar to Hohhot Train

Train No.: 34/ 33 
Duration: around 25h 28m 
Running Distance: 1200 kilometers (745 miles) 
Route: The train running through two countries between Mongolia and China 
Stations along the way: Ulaanbaatar(Ulan Bator), Choir, Sainshand, Dzamyn-ude, Erlian, Jining South, Hohhot 

Ulaanbaatar to Hohhot Train Schedule: 34

(Last Update on May 21, 2020)
Stations
Arrival
Departure
Ulaanbaatar
--- 20:45
Choir
00:55 +1
01:13
Sainshand
04:26
04:56
Dzamyn-Ude
08:30
10:00
Erlian
10:25
13:45
Jining South
19:26
19:53
Hohhot

21:39

Hohhot to Ulaanbaatar Train Timetable: 33

(Last Update on May 21, 2020)
Stations
Arrival
Departure
Hohhot
-- 21:59
Jining South
23:35
00:01 +1
Erlian
05:26
17:10
Dzamyn-Ude
17:35
21:35
Sainshand
01:10
01:50
Choir
05:19
05:47
Ulaanbaatar
10:05
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Note: The train schedules and their stopover information is only for reference only.

Ticket Price of Ulaanbaatar to Hohhot Train 

Train Type
Running Distance
Second Class
Operation Days
Normal trains
1200km
USD140 per ticket
Mon, Fri
Note: 2nd class is the hard sleeper cabin, 2 lower and 2 upper berths in both sides but without a door. 

For train No. 34, it leaves Ulaanbaatar at 20:45, passengers who have tickets can get on the train directly, and this train will arrive at the border city Dzamyn-ude about 12 hours later, and then Mongolian customs and immigration officials will board the train for security procedures, everyone need to show his/her passport and some luggage will be spot checked. The whole procedure will take about 1.5 hours, then passengers can get off the train to have a simple breakfast at the restaurant at the train station or buy something from the shop there. 

The train is ready to set out in China around 10am and will arrive at another border city Erlian in China 25 minutes later. Chinese customs officers get on the train to collect all passenger's declaration form and this takes about half an hour. The train will stop at Erlian for about 3 hours, the train station staff will change the locomotive, passengers can get off the train to watch the whole change and then take a walk around the station. The train does not have long-time stop at the rest of the train stations, and it will finally arrive at Hohhot at about 21:40. 

This train will also have a stop at Jining South, which is an important transportation hub in Inner Mongolia, travelers wishing to get off here can buy tickets only for this section. 

Kind Reminder for Taking Ulaanbaatar to Hohhot Train

1. Passengers can change the rest of Mongolia Tugrik into Chinese currency from the shop at Erlian train station. 
2. If travelers want to take public bus, please prepare small change in advance, the drivers do not speak English and buses do not offer change. 
3. The platform at Ulaanbaatar station is just next to the train station, it is open to public and there is no security check, passengers who will take the train can go to the train and show tickets to conductor, there is no need to wait the train at waiting room.