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Get to Lhasa by Air

Last updated: September,07 2015

Recently, there are dozens flights to Tibet from major cities in China every day. Nothing is more convenient than taking a direct flight to Tibet from Beijing, Xian, Chongqing or Chengdu, which takes about 2 or 3 hours. And there are also flights from Shanghai, Guangzhou to Lhasa which stop over at Xian or Chongqing. Even in the low season of Tibet tourism, there are still lots of flights flying to Tibet every day.

Get to Tibet by Air On the flight to Lhasa, you can see the snow-covered summit of the mountains poked through the clouds.

Beijing to Lhasa by Air

China has launched a direct flight from its capital Beijing to Lhasa, capital of Tibet. The direct flight service of Air China started operation from July 10, 2006.

The Beijing-Lhasa direct air-route replaced the Beijing-Chengdu-Lhasa line, also operated by Air China and Tibet Airlines. The introduction of the new line has reduced travel time by two hours. The total travel time between Beijing and Lhasa is four hours and 35 minutes compared to 48 hours on the Qinghai-Tibet railway which began operation on July 1, 2006. There are scheduled non-stop flights every day using better A319 airplane, a larger aircraft to accommodate the huge demand for flights to Tibet.The one-way ticket will cost from 2,479 Yuan ($389USD, price does not include TTB permit).

FromToFlight NumberFreq.Dep.Arr.StopsElapsed
Beijing Lhasa CA4125 1234567 0740 1215 Non-Stop 4hr,35min
Beijing Lhasa ZH4125 1234567 0740 1215 Non-Stop 4hr,35min

Shanghai to Lhasa by Air

There is no direct flight from Shanghai to Lhasa. All flights from Shanghai will stop over at Xi’an, Chongqing or Chengdu. The 3,250-km air route takes 7-8 hours.

Passenger planes will take off at 7:45 a.m. from Shanghai and land at Lhasa at 14:45 p.m., with the stopover at Xi'an lasting for one hour and 35 minutes.

FromToFlight NumberFreq.Dep.Arr.StopsElapsed
Shanghai Lhasa MU2335 1234567 07:45 14:45 Xian 7hr

Chengdu to Lhasa by Air

There are over a dozen flights originating from Chengdu to Lhasa Tibet during the peak summer travel season and 5-6 flights in the low travel season. The price of a one way ticket is 1630RMB ($256USD)

FromToFlight NumberFreq.Dep.Arr.StopsElapsed
Chengdu Lhasa CA4405 1234567 0630 0840 Non-Stop 2hr,10min
Chengdu Lhasa CA4401 1234567 0650 0900 Non-Stop 2hr,10min
Chengdu Lhasa CA407 -2---6- 0810 1015 Non-Stop 2hr,5min
Chengdu Lhasa 3U8697 1234567 1225 1425 Non-Stop 2hr
Chengdu Lhasa CA4112 1234567 1250 1500 Non-Stop 2hr,10min

Chongqing to Lhasa by Air

There are daily non-stop flights from Chongqing to Lhasa.


FromToFlight NumberFreq.Dep.Arr.StopsElapsed
Chongqing Lhasa CZ5315 1234567 1040 1310 Non-Stop 2hr,30min

Xian to Lhasa by Air

You can fly to Lhasa from Xian:

FromToFlight NumberFreq.Dep.Arr.StopsElapsed
Xian Lhasa MU2335 1234567 1140 1445 Non-Stop 2hr,55min
Xian Lhasa MU2102 1234567 1140 1445 Non-Stop 2hr,55min
Xian Lhasa CA3984 1234567 2040 2350 Non-Stop 3hr,10min

Guangzhou to Lhasa by Air

You can fly to Lhasa from Guangzhou, the capital city of south China's Guangdong Province with a stopover in Chongqing.

The air route is operated by the China Southern Airlines which offers return flights every day between the two cities.

FromToFlight NumberFreq.Dep.Arr.StopsElapsed
Guangzhou Lhasa CZ3463 1234567 0810 1355 Chongqing 5hr,45min

Kathmandu to Lhasa by Air

Both China Airlines and Sichuan Airlines operate direct flights from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet.

FromToFlight NumberFreq.Dep.Arr.StopsElapsed
Kathmandu Lhasa 3U8720 1234567 1110 1500 Non-Stop 3hr,50min
Kathmandu Lhasa CA408 1234567 1140 1525 Non-Stop 3hr,15min

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