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Flights to Lhasa from Xian

Xi'an is the capital of Shaanxi Province, China. It is on the Guanzhong Plain in central-northwestern China covering an area of 9,983 square kilometers. It is often said that Shenzhen typically shows China’s changes in the past 2 decades; Shanghai displays China’s development in the last 100 years; Lhasa exhibits the evolvement in a thousand years, while Xi'an is the city especially presents China’s history in 5,000 years. Xi'an, Athens, Rome and Cairo are called the world's four ancient capitals. From the 11th century BC to the 10th century AD, it was the ancient capital of 13 dynasties and lasted more than 1,100 years. In 1981, UNESCO declared Xi'an as a famous historical and cultural city in China. As a world famous city itself, it is where many tourists often travel from to Lhasa.

Flying distance from Xi’an to Lhasa: 1230KM

Flying time from Xi’an to Lhasa: 3 hours and 20 minutes

Main airlines: Tibet Airlines, Air China, Sichuan Airlines

Flight route: direct flight or stopover

Fare: 2280RMB(ticket) + 60RMB(the airport construction fee and fuel fee) = 2340RMB

Departure airport:Xi’an Xianyang International Airport

Xi'an-Lhasa flight schedule:

There are 10 flights a day from Xi'an to Lhasa, which starts taking off from around 6am to around 4:30 in the afternoon

Flight No. Depature -- Arrival Duration Airfare
3h 5m
4h 50m
3h 30m
3h 25m
3h 40m
3h 20m
3h 20m
3h 20m

Flights from Lhasa to Xian

Flight No. Departure -- Arrival Duration Airfare
2h 45m
2h 55m
2h 50m
3h 05m
2h 55m
2h 55m
00:20 + 1
2h 50m
4h 15m


1. The above flights information is for reference only, please contact us for the latest information on Beijing-Lhasa flight.

2. In the Off-season, airlines will cut down the number of flights according to the number of tourists. If it is a low-season trip, please contact a travel consultant in advance to check the flight status of the day you travel.

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (IATA:XIY, ICAO:ZLXY) is located in Weicheng District, Xianyang City, northwest of Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province. It is about 25 kilometers away from Xi'an downtown area. There are three terminals in the airport: T1 Terminal, T2 (domestic) terminal and T3 (domestic and international) terminal. The transportation to/from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport is very convenient:

1. Take a taxi from where you are directly to the airport.

2. Take an airport shuttle bus from downtown. The shuttle covers most of the downtown areas and please select the stop according close to your location.

3. You can take the subway line 2 to the North Railway Station and then take an airport shuttle bus straight to the airport.

Lhasa Gongga Airport Traffic Tips:

Lhasa Gongga Airport (IATA: LXA, ICAO: ZULS) is in Jiazhulin Town in Gongga County, Shannan District, Tibet Autonomous Region. It is located on the south bank of the magnificent Yalu Tsangpo River at an altitude of 3,600 meters. It is one of the highest civil airports in the world. The Gongga Airport is not very big. There are not many flights to and from the country. Unlike many airports with several terminals in the mainland China, there is only one terminal building with one entrance and one exit in the Gongga Airport. You won’t get lost once you are at the Lhasa Gongga Airport, since you’ll have to take the only exit to get out.

Gongga Airport staff parks the airport bus about five meters away from the exit of the terminal building. There is a small pavilion on the left side of the airport terminal building, where sells was the shuttle bus ticket. The fare was 30 yuan. After purchasing the ticket, you can get on the shuttle bus to downtown Lhasa.

The starting stop of the Gongga Airport shuttle is the exit of the Gongga Airport Terminal. The terminal is the Civil Aviation Bureau at the foot of the Potala Palace.

If you take a taxi, it costs about 200 yuan (not by meter); if you share a taxi with others, it’s about 50 yuan per person.

Tibet Flight travel notes:

1. Foreign tourists need to take the required documents to depart Tibet

- Passport: The passport must be within the validity period. Whether you are flying or booking a flight on the way, you need to provide the original passport when you check in at the hotel or pass the security check. Therefore, please always keep your passport at hand.

- Chinese visa: Except for tourists from the within 15 days visa-free countries, foreigners from other countries are all required to provide a valid Chinese visa.

- Tibet Permit: When getting your boarding pass and passing the airport security check, the airport staff will always check your Tibet permit. So please make sure you have your Tibet Permit ready before you fly and bring the Permit to your tour guide in Lhasa.

2. How to book an air ticket to and from Tibet?

Most tourists now book flights online through some travel service websites such as Ctrip, Qunar, or Fliggy. You can also purchase tickets on the airline's official website or on. Our company provides ticket booking service as well. It is recommended to book your ticket one month in advance to have a fair price.

3. Besides Xi’an, which other cities can fly directly to Lhasa

Currently, many cities have direct flights to Lhasa, such as Chengdu, Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shangri-La, etc.

4. In addition to Lhasa Gongga Airport, Which airports in Tibet can you travel to by plane?

There are five airports in Tibet. Besides Lhasa Gongga Airport, you can also fly directly from Shigatse, Nyingchi, Ngari and Chamdo. There are only a few flights to these four airports, and only a few cities have direct flights to Lhasa.

- Shigatse Peace Airport (IATA: RKZ, ICAO: ZURK): Currently only Chengdu has direct flights to Shigatse, there is one shift every day : Tibet Airlines TV9843 (07:05-09:30). A one-way ticket costs 1900 yuan.

- Nyingchi Mainlin Airport: Currently there are direct flights from Chengdu and Chongqing to Nyingchi Mainlin Airport. There are about four flights from Chengdu to Nyingchi every morning between 6:00 and 09:00, and there are about 3 flights from Chongqing to Nyingchi. If you want to fly directly to Nyingchi, you can only transfer from these two cities.

-Chamdo Banda Airport: Both Chengdu and Chongqing have a daily flight to Chamdo, There are only a few tourists go to Chamdo since it is not a tourist attraction in Tibet.

- Ngari Gunsa Airport: Every Friday, There is a flight Lucky Air 8L9681 (07:20-11:35) from Urumqi to Ngari via Kashgar.

5. Baggage

Luggage First Class Business Class Economical Class Luggage Size
Carry-on Baggage 5kg * 2  5kg 5kg 55cm/20cm/40cm
Checked-in Luggage 40kg 30kg 20kg 100cm/60cm/40cm

6. Do children have discounts on ticket purchase?

A baby ticket for Infant under two years old (based on the date of departure) is at 10% of the regular adult fare. Children who are 2 years old or older to under 12 years (based on the date of departure) will be entitled to a seat at 50% of the regular adult fare for the same flight. When purchasing a child ticket, you should provide the children and babies’ valid documents such as birth certificate and residence booklet. When purchasing a baby or child ticket, the identity information needs to be attached to the accompanying adult.

7. How to get your boarding pass after purchasing a ticket online?

At present, once purchasing a ticket online, the passengers can get the boarding pass by presenting the valid documents used to book the ticket at the airport service counter. Foreigners who are flying to Tibet, should also present the valid ID documents and the Tibet Permit to check-in. Anyone who books a tour with us is enabled to purchase discount tickets from Lhasa to Urumqi through our agency. The discount varies from 10 to 50% depending on the different time of the year. For detailed discount information, please contact our travel consultants for specific discounts information on flights to Lhasa.

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