How to travel

You have following three options how to enter Tibet:

By Plane

There are regular flights to Lhasa from following airports:

  • Chengdu (approx. duration 2 hours)
  • Beijing (approx. duration 5.5 hours)
  • Shanghai (approx. duration 5.5 hours)
  • Kathmandu (approx. duration 1.5 hours)
  • Xi'an (approx. duration 2.5 hours)
  • Xi'Ning (approx. duration 2.5 hours)
  • Shangrila (approx. duration 2 hours)
  • Guangzhou (approx. duration 5.5 hours)
  • Chongqing (approx. duration 2.5 hours)
The easiest way to travel to Tibet is by plane from Mainland China or Kathmandu, Nepal.

By Trains

  • Chongqing (duration 44h58m; distance 3641 km)
  • Chengdu (duration 43h40m; distance 3360 km)
  • Beijing to Lhasa train (duration 43h40m; distance 3753 km)
  • Shanghai to Lhasa train (duration 48h39m; distance 4373 km)
  • Xining to Lhasa train (duration 23h51m; distance 1960 km)
  • Guangzhou to Lhasa (duration 55h01m; distance 4980km)
  • Lanzhou (duration 26h27m; distance 2188 km)

By Land (Vehicle)

Zhangmu to Lhasa via E.B.C (Shigatse -Gyantse -Yamdrok Lake- Lhasa)