Once I had returned from exploring Mongolia’s Gorkhi Terelj National Park and UlaanBaatar I would take my 4th and final Trans-Mongolian train, Beijing was a mere 27 hours and 7 minutes (according to the official schedule) and 1,553km away now.  This leg would take me across the great Gobi Desert which I had been looking forward to seeing for some time.

The train that you will want to book if you are travelling from Ulaan Baatar to Beijing is the 024 and during the summer it runs twice a week. It is recommended you book early as due to its infrequent running, berths can sellout, particularly during the summer tourist season. A useful site for information is the Travel China Guide and Seat61.

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