Flights from Chengdu to Lhasa

Chengdu also be called “Rong 蓉”, it has a reputation as “the land of abundance” since ancient times. On the historical map of China, Chengdu is the only city that has never changed its name and location since its founding. This southwestern town, the capital of the Bashu, has been the political, economic, and cultural center of the southwest and an important city in the Yangtze River basin. Chengdu is the most economical city in terms of flights to Tibet.

 

Chengdu-Lhasa flight distance 1286KM
Chengdu-Lhasa flight time 2.5 hours
Main airlines xTibet Airlines, Air China, Sichuan Airlines
Flight frequency 12 times a day
Flight type Non-stop flights
Ticket price [economic class] RMB1790 (ticketfee) +RMB60 (airport construction fee & fuel tax), x=RMB1850/one way in total
Departure Airport Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

 

Why Take Flight to Lhasa from Chengdu

1. Chengdu operates the largest number of flights to Lhasa each day, usually around 12~17 flights each day during April to October, which not only ensure a flexible choices of flights, but also a cheaper fare.

2. It takes only about 2.5 hours to fly to Lhasa from Chengdu, which is much shorter comparing with Beijing (4.5hrs), Xian (3.5hrs), Shanghai (7hrs), and Guangzhou (6hrs).

3. There are many international airlines operating direct flights to Chengdu. You can take flights to Chengdu from Amsterdam, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Frankfurt, London, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Tokyo and Singapore, etc. The number of international flights to Chengdu is still growing.

4. Chengdu is well connected to other cities in China, with daily flights arriving from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Kunming, Xian, Hong Kong, etc.

 

Chengdu - Lhasa Flight Timetable:

Flight No. Departure ------ Arrival Frequency
TV9853
Tibet Airlines
06:00
Shuangliu Airport T2
08:25
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
SMTWTFS
3U8657
Sichuan Airlines
06:10
Shuangliu Airport T1
08:30
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
SMTWT - S
CA4405
Air China
06:15
Shuangliu Airport T2
08:40
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
SMTWTFS
CA4403
Air China
06:25
Shuangliu Airport T2
08:50
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
SMTWTFS
CA4401
Air China
07:15
Shuangliu Airport T2
09:35
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
SMTWTFS
3U8719
Sichuan Airlines
07:50
Shuangliu Airport T1
10:15
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
SM - W - F -
CA407
Air China
08:15
Shuangliu Airport T2
10:40
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
SMTWTFS
MU5473
Eastern Airlines
08:25
Shuangliu Airport T2
10:50
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
SMTWTFS
3U8697
Sichuan Airlines
08:30
Shuangliu Airport T1
10:55
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
SMTWTFS
3U8695
Sichuan Airlines
12:05
Shuangliu Airport T1
14:25
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
SMTWTFS
CA4112
Air China
12:45
Shuangliu Airport T2
15:05
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
SMTWTFS
TV9803
Tibet Airlines
18:15
Shuangliu Airport T2
20:40
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
SMTWTFS

 

Lhasa - Chengdu Flight Timetable:

Flight No. Departure ----- Arrival Frequency
TV9881
Tibet Airlines
07:05
Gonggar Airport
09:10
Shuangliu Airport T2
SMTWTFS
3U8658
Sichuan Airlines
09:20
Gonggar Airport
11:20
Shuangliu Airport T1
SMT - T - S
3U8698
Sichuan Airlines
10:35
Gonggar Airport
12:35
Shuangliu Airport T1
SMTWTFS
CA4402
Air China
10:50
Gonggar Airport
12:50
Shuangliu Airport T2
SMTWTFS
MU5474
Eastern Airlines
11:55
Gonggar Airport
13:55
Shuangliu Airport T2
SMTWTFS
CA4406
Air China
13:15
Gonggar Airport
15:20
Shuangliu Airport T2
SMTWTFS
TV9804
Tibet Airlines
14:45
Gonggar Airport
16:50
Shuangliu Airport T2
- MT - T - S
3U8696
Sichuan Airlines
15:25
Gonggar Airport
17:30
Shuangliu Airport T1
SMTWTFS
CA4111
Air China
16:20
Gonggar Airport
18:25
Shuangliu Airport T2
SMTWTFS
3U8720
Sichuan Airlines
16:40
Gonggar Airport
19:00
Shuangliu Airport T1
SM - W - F -
CA408
Air China
17:10
Gonggar Airport
19:10
Shuangliu Airport T2
SMTWTFS
CA4404
Air China
17:40
Gonggar Airport
19:45
Shuangliu Airport T2
SMTWTFS
TV9854
Tibet Airlines
21:10
Gonggar Airport
23:15
Shuangliu Airport T2
- - TW - - -
TV9804
Tibet Airlines
22:50
Gonggar Airport
00:55
Shuangliu Airport T2
- - - W - - -

 

Precautions:

1. The above flights for reference only, please contact us to obtain the latest Chengdu -Lhasa flights information.

2. During the off-season airlines will reduce the number of flights, please consult the travel consultants in advance to inquire about the day flight situation if your trip during off-season.

 

International Flights to Chengdu

So far travelers can take flights to Chengdu directly from following destinations:

Europe (Amsterdam, London, Madrid, Frankfurt, Moscow, Paris)

Australia (Melbourne, Sydney)

North America (San-Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver)

Africa (Port Louis, Mauritius)

Middle East (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha)

East Asia (Seoul, Jeju Island, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Nha Trang, Hanoi, Danang, Bangkok, Suratthani, Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mao, Saipan, Yangon, Siem Reap)

Southeast Asia (Kathmandu, Colombo)

Other regions (Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, Taichung, Songshan, Kaohsiung) can reach Chengdu directly by flight.

 

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Traffic Guide

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is only about 16km to the city center. You can take a taxi to the downtown, costing around 20~50RMB. You can also take the metro line 10 to the downtown areas which is very convenient.

 

Lhasa Gongga Airport Traffic Guide

Lhasa Gongga Airport (拉萨贡嘎机场,IATA: LXA, ICAO: ZULS) is located in Jiazhulin Town, Gongga County, Shannan District, Tibet Autonomous Region. It is located on the south bank of the magnificent Yarlung Zangbo River at an altitude of 3,600 meters. It is one of the highest civil airports in the world. The Gongga Airport covers a relatively small area. There are relatively few flights to and from the country. Unlike many airports in the mainland there are several terminals and exits. There is only one entrance and one exit to the Gongga Airport Terminal, so you can rest assured that you will not lose yourself. As long as you arrive at Lhasa Gongga Airport, you must come out of that only exit.

 

The staff of Gongga Airport stopped the airport bus about five meters away from the exit of the terminal building. Walk out of the airport terminal, then you can see a small pavilion was set up about 3 meters from the wall on the left hand side, the ticket for the airport shuttle bus was sold here. The fare was RMB30. If you purchased the ticket, you can directly use the ticket to get on the airport shuttle bus. Here, the airport shuttle bus is checked in when you get on the bus. After checking the ticket before the boarding, it will not check the ticket again. The starting point of the Gongga Airport airport shuttle bus is the exit of the Gongga Airport Terminal. The end point is the Civil Aviation Authority at the foot of the east of Potala Palace.

 

If you take a taxi alone, RMB200 per one-way trip; if you take the taxi with other tourisms together, about RMB50/person.


Notes when take the plane into Tibet:

1. The documents required to enter Tibet for the Foreign Travelers

√ Passport: The passport must be a valid passport. Whether you are flying or booking a flight, or checking in at the hotel, you must provide the original passport. Therefore, tourists must pay attention to carry a passport with you.

√ Chinese visa: In addition to visa-free countries within 15 days, visitors from other countries are required to provide a valid visa.

√ Tibet Travel Permit: When you exchange your boarding pass and the airport for security check, the airport staff will check the Tibet Travel Permit, so please make sure you have prepared your letter of admission before you fly, and bring the letter to Lhasa. Give a guide

 

2. How do I book a ticket to and from Tibet?

Now most tourists book flights directly on the Internet. Tickets can be purchased on the airline's official website or on some third-party platforms, such as Ctrip(携程), Qunar(去哪儿网), and Fliggy(飞猪). Our company also provides ticket booking service, you can also order directly from our company if need. It is generally recommended to buy a ticket with an economic price about one month in advance.

 

3. Besides Chengdu, where can I fly into Tibet?

At present, most cities have flights to fly directly to Lhasa, such as Beijing, Xi'an, Chongqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shangri-La, etc.

 

4. In addition to Lhasa Gongga Airport, which airports in Tibet you can fly to?

There are a total of five airports in Tibet. In addition to Lhasa Gongga Airport, you can also fly to Shigatse, Nyingchi, Ngari and Qamdo. But there are very few flights to these four airports, and only a few cities have direct flights.

√ Shigatse Peace Airport: At present, only Chengdu has direct flights to Shigatse, one flight per day, flight frequency: TV9843 (07:05-09:30), fare 1900 per one-way.

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

Qamdo Banda Airport: Chengdu and Chongqing have a daily flight to Qamdo, but few tourists choose this line because Qamdo is not a popular tourist destination in Tibet.

Ngari Gunsa Airport: Urumqi has a flight (stop by Kashgar) to Ngari Every Friday.


5. Baggage check requirements

Luggage First Class Business Class Economy Class Allowed Baggage Size
Allowed Carry-on 5kg*2 pieces 5kg 5kg 55cm/20cm/40cm(L/B/H)
Allowed Checked 40kg 30kg 20kg 100cm/60cm/40cm(L/B/H)

 

6. Is there discount tickets for children?

Infants under the age of two (based on the date of departure) will purchase a baby ticket at 10% of the adult fare. Children who are 2 years of age or younger and under 12 years of age (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 valid documents such as birth certificate and residence booklet for children and babies. When purchasing a baby or child ticket, the identity information needs to be tied to the adult.

 

7. How to get a paper ticket after purchasing a ticket online?

At present, there is no paper ticket for online ticket purchase. Visitors can exchange their boarding pass if they only need to present the valid documents used to book the ticket at the airport counter. Foreign guests flying to Tibet, in addition to presenting valid documents, should also present the original letter of admission to check-in.

 

 

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