5 airports in Tibet and flights to Tibet


One of the easiest ways to travel Tibet is taking a flight from cities in China and Kathmandu, Nepal.

Even though they are many direct flights from different cities in China to Tibet, Chengdu is the best city in China to take a flight into Tibet.

From Nepal, there is a flight to Lhasa, Tibet from Kathmandu only.

Even though they are many cities in Tibet where there is possible to have a new airport in a few years, at the moment they are 5 airports in Tibet. 


1. Lhasa Gongkar airport

2. Shigatse Peace airport

3. Ngari Gunsa airport

4. Nyingchi Miling airport

5. Chamdo Pangda airport 

Even though they are around 5 airports in Tibet but the most popular airport is the Lhasa Gonggar airport, located around 100km from Lhasa, with a driving duration of around 1 hour 20 minutes.  Gonggar airport is one of the highest airports in our world with an elevation of around 3,570 meters(11,710 ft )


1.China Air

2. Sichuan Air 

3. Tibet Air 

4. China Eastern Airlines

5. China Southern Airlines

These are the 5 popular airlines in Tibet. Tibet air is the only main airline from Tibet. 

All these airlines operate direct or connecting flights to Tibet almost every day from China.

China air and Sichuan air is the only airlines which operate flights from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet. 

Tibet Flight Tickets


Chengdu is the most popular city in China, they are around 4-5 flights to Tibet per day from different airlines.

Flight duration from Chengdu to Lhasa Gonggar airport is around 2 hours.

Price of the ticket is around 250 US dollar, which is around 1600RMB one way.

Tibet Travelers can also help to find discount tickets for the Travelers. 

There is also a flight from Chengdu to Nyingchi Miling airport for the Travelers who are traveling directly to Nyingchi.

Duration is around 2 hours and the price is around 250 US dollar, which is around 1600RMB per ticket one way.

Chengdu is the main city in China for connecting flights to Tibet.


Below are the cities in China from where they are a direct flight to Tibet.

1. Chengdu

2. Xining

3. Xian

4. Beijing

5. Shanghai

6. Guangzhou

7. Lijiang

8. Deqing Zhongdian Shangri la 

9. Kunming 

10. Chongqing

Prices of the flight ticket listed in above link are the full price, Tibet Travelers can help to buy the discount tickets, Email us for more information regarding flights to Tibet. [email protected]

Photo: Stunning Potala Palace


They are around 6 flights per week from Nepal to Tibet. 

Flight price from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet is around 250-350 US dollar per person one way.

Duration of the flight is around 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

China air and Sichuan air are the 2 airlines company that operate flights from Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal and Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet. 

Sometimes if the weather is windy at Lhasa, Gonggar airport. China air will land in Chengdu for the night.

Next day China air will arrange a morning flight to Lhasa from Chengdu. 

This is a important information for Travelers who are traveling to Tibet from Nepal. If this happens make sure to contact Tibet Travelers via mobile from a Chinese Traveler or airport office so Tibet Travelers can arrange the airport pick up on time the next day.

Our Manager mobile number is: 189 0899 0100 or Travelers can also send us Email at [email protected]

Travelers have to be with other fellow Travelers from other Travel agencies in Tibet to make sure not having a problem while boarding next day from Chengdu to Lhasa.

Travelers have to explain the situation of flights landing in Chengdu for a night to the airport security office if they ask for Tibet Travel Permit from Chengdu. 


Tibet Travelers would like to share the flight website for buying the flight from Travelers home country to China or Nepal.

Even though all the websites are changing each year, Travelers can also check to prefer website via Google to find the best websites to buy flights to China or Nepal.

Below are the Tibet Travelers recommendation flight website from previous Travelers.



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Tibet Travelers would like to make it easy for our Travelers via sharing all the information in detail before traveling to Tibet.

These are the information regarding 5 airports and flights to Tibet. For Tibet travel information or booking a tour to Tibet. Email Tibet Travelers at [email protected]

Written By :Tenzin

Feb 14, 2018


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