Railway development came late to Mongolia. Construction of the Trans-Mongolian line began in 1947, reaching Ulan Bator from the north in 1950 and the Chinese border in 1955. Before that the only railways in Mongolia had been a 43-km line (opened in 1938) connecting the coal mines at Nalaikh to the capital and a Soviet-built 236-km freight-only branch (completed in 1939) from Borzya on the Trans-Siberian Railway to Bayantumen, Dornod near Choibalsan in north-eastern Mongolia.
The Trans-Mongolian Railway was built between 1949 and 1961. It connects Ulan Ude, on the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia, with the Chinese city of Jining, by way of Ulan Bator in Mongolia. Other important stops in Mongolia are Sukhbaatar, Darkhan, Choir, Sainshand, and Zamyn-Uud, and in China Erlin (border crossing and gauge-changing station). In most of Mongolia it is single-track and in China dual-track. The gauge is 1520 mm in Russia and Mongolia, and 1435 mm in China. There are important branches leading to Erdenet and Baganuur. source:www.mtz.mn
Ulaanbaatar railway station is located around 5km from the central square Sukhbaatar. There are more choices to the guests who prefer hotel near the train station, such as 3 stars rated Evergreen hotel, Voyage hotel, Lion hotel, and not yet rated Decor hotel. These hotels are just a few hundred meters from the Ulan-Bator train station. Also 3 stars rated luxury hotel Narantuul is not far from Ulaanbaatar train station. You can make your choice from the following hotels if you want to book hotels near the train station in capital Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.
Lion Hotel is a small beautiful hotel where you can feel Mongolian real hospitality. Lion hotel is located near to the central train station. So it is available for travelers who visit in Mongolia shortly. Long stay and group rates are available upon request.
Evergreen hotel offers luxuriously appointed rooms, restaurant with wide range of gourmet cuisine, Snooker billiard, Sauna and Karaoke rooms. The lobby and reception area are warm and relaxing; they can be used for work too as conference facilities are located on the same level.
Mongolian Online Hotels Network has been working with Mongolia Hotels since June, 2009. The hotel number is increasing every year and today there are more than 300 hotels in Mongolia. From them, 50 hotels of Mongolia have rated with 1-5 star and almost all of best rated hotels are in capital Ulan-Bator. The capital Ulaanbaatar and countryside 45 hotels have joined with Mongolia Hotels and it is included cheap Mongolia hotels, budget countryside hotels and luxury Ulan-Bator hotels. The Ulaanbaatar hotels are 20 and Mongolia countryside hotels are 23 in our joined Mongolia Hotels. From Ulaanbaatar hotels, there are 5 star 2 hotel, 4 star 4 hotels, 3 star 14 hotels, and not yet rated 2 hotels on Mongolian Online Hotel Network.
Countryside hotels have been joining with us Mongolia Hotels booking since November 2010. Mongolia countryside hotels are from 21 aimags (provinces), such as Arkhangai, Gobi-Altai, Bayan-Ulgii, Darkhan-Uul, Dornod, Dornogobi, Khentii, Khovd, Khuvsgul, Orkhon-Uul, Selenge, Sukhbaatar, Uvs, Uvurkhangai and Zavkhan. Among the joined Mongolia countryside hotels, there are 2 star 1 hotel, 1 star 1 hotel and other local hotels are not yet rated.