Mongolia car rental ... plan your journey from Ulaanbaatar
Get ready for an an overland adventure in Mongolia
Find your perfect hire car in Ulaanbaatar
The Chinggis Khaan Airport in Ulaanbaatar is the country’s hub for international flights and gateway to the great steppes of Mongolia. Our team offers a fast and efficient rent a car service from the airport's arrival hall on the ground floor. Pick up and drop off your hire car at the airport or ,if you're staying in Ulaanbaatar, why not pick up your hire vehicle from the city centre?
For those wishing to return their rental vehicle outside of opening hours, please contact us in advance so we can arrange vehicle return that suits you.
Contact details & opening times
Phone: +976/ 90007008
Open: Monday to Sunday 09:00-18:00
Why use Avis Adventure Cars in Mongolia?
- Avis operates from over 5,000 locations in 165 countries worldwide.
- Latest models – We stock the new UAZ Patriot and Toyota Landcruiser, maintained to exacting Avis standards.
- Comfort and convenience – Our cars are the most comprehensively fitted hire vehicles available in Mongolia. We stock rooftop tents, camping sets and off-road gear.
- Experienced professional Tour Guides are available to plan your self-drive routes for maximum value. Our guided tours are a sought after option for your Mongolia adventure.
For guided package tours and route planning, please contact us using the details above.
Locations in Mongolia
Our car rental location in Mongolia include Ulaanbaatar city, Umnugobi aimag (Southern Gobi) and Altai aimag (Gobi-Altai) in Western Mongolia.
Ulaanbaatar and beyond
Ulaanbaatar is the capital city of Mongolia, a country that sits between China and Russia. Mongolia is the second largest landlocked country in the world and yet has the lowest population density with approximately 3 million inhabitants. Its endless, jagged plains remain unspoiled by human activity, and are key to the distinction and popularity of Mongolia as a travel destination.
To experience the spirit of Mongolia up close, you could stay with a local family in their yurt. Speak to your tour guide to find out more.
Before you begin your adventure tour of Mongolia don't msis the sights in Ulaanbaatar, ncluding the Zaisan Memorial, Sukhbaatar Square, Choijin Lama Temple and Gandantegchinlen Monastery, and Bogd Khan Museum, the Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan.
To take in some nature, 50km outside Ulanbaatar is the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, the perfect place to escape the city. The scenery here with its rocky mountains, trees and valleys is unique in Mongolia.
Turtle Rock, which according to legend Galdanboshigt Khan hid his treasures beneath, is the main attraction here . Other activities include mountain hiking, rock climbing and horse riding – or you could drive an ATV or UTV through the woods to relax and unwind. Whether you want to stay in a yurt or a boutique hotel, there are many different camps and lodges suited to everyone’s interests.
Alternatively, you can visit the Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, which sits atop the Ghengis Khan Statue Complex. The complex has two exhibitions; one related to the Bronze Age and the Xiongnu period and the other dedicated to the 13th and 14th centuries.
Khustai National Park
If you are searching for a spot near Ulaanbaatar where you can experience a pristine and unspoiled landscape, head out to the Khustai Mountains,a scenic drive of less than two-hours from Ulanbaatar.
Khustai National Park is a special protected area in Mongolia and home to the Takhi horses, which were re-introduced in 1992. These animals, some of the last wild horses remaining in the world, live in the mountain ridges in the summer to escape the rising heat. During the cooler evenings, they come down into the valleys and to the Tuul river. If you have the chance to stay in the park overnight this is an experience not to be missed.
Please note you will need an off-road vehicle to visit the park.
This fascinating ancient site was the capital city of the Mongol Empire in the 13th Century, and of the Northern Yuan dynasty in the 14–15th centuries.
Many religious buildings such as monasteries, churches and mosques were established during Karakorum’s time as Mongolia’s capital. The religious freedom afforded here was unusual for the time, and many of the original stone relics and ancient artefacts remain around the site. The Erdene Zuu Monastery, one of the few original Buddhist monasteries standing in Mongolia today, now serves as a museum
Khongor Sand Dunes (Khongoryn Els)
Within the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park are the Khongoryn Else sand dunes, also known as the “Singing Sands”. This strange musical phenomenon occurs when wind blows across the sand and is unique to Mongolia. These vast dunes are located next to mountains such as Sevrei, which also has many beautiful rock paintings. One of these, which shows hunters on horseback trailing Siberian ibex, has been dated to the Bronze Age from the bows they are using. There are also many tourist camps to the north, which can provide horses or camels to experience these sand dunes close up
Khuvsgul lake, also known as Hovsgol Lake, is the largest freshwater lake in Mongolia, with plenty of room for activities like bird watching, kayaking, boating and fishing. It's inhabited by nine species of fish including the endangered grayling, sturgeon, burbot and lenok, and the area is rich with various species of flora and fauna.
To escape the crowwds, head into the mountian and thick forests that surround the lake. Home to argali sheep, ibex, bear, sable, moose, reindeer and wolves, and ideal for horseback riding and hiking.
Close by you can meet the Tsaatan people, one of the last groups of nomadic reindeer herders in the word. Living in teepees, they are keeping alive their ancient culture of shamanistic rituals, worshipping the sky and the earth.
The Altai Mountains is a mountain range located in Central and East Asia, bordered by Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, part of the Altai UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes in Mongolia. Its vast mountains, awe-inspiring glaciers, green valleys and crystal lakes harbour many endangered species including the grey wolf, golden eagle, red deer and elk.
Climbers who like a challenge can summit Khuiten, the highest peak in Mongolia at 4,374m, part of the Tavan Bogd massif. If you visit in spring or autumn you could catch sight of the region's spectacular eagle festivals, a chance for falconers to showcase their eagles' abilities.
Driving rules in Mongolia
Which side of the road?
In Mongolia, please drive on the right side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may not be used at all while driving
- The minimum driving age is 18
- The permitted blood alcohol level is 0.02%
- It is illegal to frighten animal-drawn vehicles crossing roads
All speed signs will be in km/h.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Residential zones: 20 km/h (12 mph)
- Urban areas: 60 km/h (31 mph)
- Motorways: 100km/h (74mph)
- Rural areas: 80 km/h (55 mph)
unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety/seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 and less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
Please note, it is the child’s parent/guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.