Baruun-Urt

Baruun-Urt is the capital of Sükhbaatar province.

Understand

This town of 15,000, whose name means 'Eastern Range', lies in the eastern steppe of the Mongolian plateau. The town has prospered thanks to a new zinc mine and plentiful grasses that support over 2 million livestock.

 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 
Daily highs (°C) -16.3 -12.0 -1.2 10.7 19.2 24.5 26.2 24.4 17.9 9.2 -4.1 -13.4
Nightly lows (°C) -26.2 -23.2 -14.5 -4.0 3.9 11.2 14.0 12.0 4.5 -4.2 -15.5 -23.2
Precipitation (mm) 1.8 1.5 2.6 6.7 13.1 35.3 61.2 50.6 21.2 5.9 2.7 1.8

NOAA (1961-1990)

Get in

By Intercity Bus. Buses leave daily from the Eastern Bus Terminal at 8AM in Ulaanbaatar. You need to buy a ticket a day or two in advance. The ticket is for an exact seat by number.By Intercity Bus. Buses leave daily from the Eastern Bus Terminal at 8AM and 2PM. The 8AM bus arrives in Baruun-Urt at 11PM. The Bus Terminal is about 10 km east of the center of Ulaanbaatar. Return buses leave at 8PM from Baruun-Urt. You need to buy a ticket a day or two in advance. The ticket is for an exact seat by number. Stops to eat on the way.

There are also shared jeeps leaving from Choibalsan and Ondorhaan daily.

By plane

Currently only one small airline flies to Baruun-Urt Airport (IATA: UUN). The airport has a grass runway.

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