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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.

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

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. 

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

5 Popular Airlines in Tibet

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. All these airlines operate direct or connecting flights to Tibet almost every day from China. We highly recommend China Air because of the less noise and larger plane. China Air and Sichuan Air are the only airlines that operate flights from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet. 


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. The price of the ticket is around 250 US dollars, which is around 1600RMB one way, and sometimes high-discount. We can buy discount tickets for Travelers. 

There is also a flight from Chengdu to Nyingchi Miling Airport for Travelers who are traveling directly to Nyingchi. Duration is around 2 hours and the price is around 250 US dollars, which is around 1600RMB per ticket one way. Chengdu is the main city in China for connecting flights to Tibet.

Direct flights from cities in China to Lhasa, 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

The plane will stop for a few hours in Chengdu for fuel so Chengdu is the most popular city in China to take a flight to Lhasa. 

Flight from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet 

They are around 6 flights per week from Nepal to Tibet. Flight price from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet is around 250-350 US dollars per person one way.  The 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 from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet. 

Sometimes if the weather is windy at Lhasa, Gonggar Airport, China Air will land in Chengdu for the night. The next day China Air will arrange a morning flight to Lhasa from Chengdu. This is important information for Travelers who are traveling to Tibet from Nepal. If this happens make sure to contact Tibet Travelers by a phone call from a Chinese Traveler or airport office so Tibet Travelers can arrange the airport pick-up on time the next day. Our Manager's mobile number is: 189 0899 0100 Travelers can also send us an email at

We recommend Travelers be with other fellow Travelers from other Travel agencies in Tibet to make sure they do not have a problem while boarding the 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 a Tibet Travel Permit from Chengdu. 

Flights from your home to China or Nepal

Tibet Travelers would like to share the flight website for buying a flight from Traveler's home country to China or Nepal. Even though all the websites are changing each year, Travelers can also check preferred sites at Google to find the best websites to buy flights to China or Nepal. Tibet Travelers recommend flight websites from previous Travelers are: Kayak  Travelocity  Fare Compare

Our travel agency can also help to buy national flight tickets in China so contact us for discount tickets by email.

Written By :Tenzin

Jul 02, 2023


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