Flights from Xi'an to Lhasa

Xi'an is located in the Guanzhong Basin in the middle of the Yellow River Valley, covering an area of ​​9,983 square kilometers. People often say: For China, look at Shenzhen in the past 20 years, Shanghai in 100 years, Lhasa in a thousand years, and Xi'an in 5,000 years. Xi'an and Athens, Rome, Cairo and the world's four ancient capitals, from the 11th century BC to the 10th century AD, 13 dynasties built capital and establish political power in Xi'an, lasted more than 1,100 years. In 1981, UNESCO established Xi'an as a world famous historical city. Many tourists often choose this route: Lhasa-Xi'an-Lhasa-Chengdu.


Xian-Lhasa flight distance 1230KM
Xian -Lhasa flight time 3 hours 20 minutes
Main airlines Tibet Airlines, Air China, Sichuan Airlines
Flight frequency 6 times a day
Flight type Non-stop flights
Ticket price [economic class] RMB2240 (ticketfee)
+RMB60 (airport construction fee & fuel tax),
=RMB2300/one way in total
Departure Airport Xian Xianyang International Airport


Lhasa - Xian Flight Timetable:

Flight No. Departure ------ Arrival Frequency
Sichuan Airlines
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
Xianyang Airport (T3)
Eastern Airlines
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
Xianyang Airport (T3)
Sichuan Airlines
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
Xianyang Airport (T3)
Sichuan Airlines
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
Xianyang Airport (T3)
Eastern Airlines
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
Xianyang Airport (T3)
Tibet Airlines
Shuangliu Airport T2
Xianyang Airport (T3)



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


Xian Xianyang International Airport Traffic Guide

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport(Chinese Name: 西安咸阳国际机场,IATA:XIY,ICAO:ZLXY),

it is located in Xiangcheng District, Xianyang City, northwest of Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, 25 kilometers away from Xi'an City. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport has three terminals, namely T1, T2 (domestic) and T3 (domestic and international). The transportation to Xi'an Xianyang International Airport is very convenient:

√ Take a taxi directly,safe and reliable

√ Take the city bus that arrives at the airport.

√ You can take the Metro line 2 directly to the North Railway Station and transfer to the airport bus directly to the airport.


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 Xian, where can I fly into Tibet?

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


4. Besides Lhasa Gonggar 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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