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Flights to Lhasa

The best price found from United States to Lhasa is on November 26th, 2016, travelling with . See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

IAD
Washington Dulles
from $867.00
LXA
Lhasa Gonggar

Getting around by air

Flying out of Lhasa is considerably easier than flying in. No permits are necessary – just turn up to the Civil Aviation Authority of China office and buy a ticket. In August and around national holidays, you’d be wise to book your ticket at least a week in advance. At other times you'll generally get a 30% discount off the full fare. You'll also get a free airport bus transfer if you buy your ticket here.

To book a ticket you need to complete a form, get a reservation and then pay the cashier (cash only). Sample full fares include ¥1670 to Chéngdū, ¥2600 to Běijīng and ¥1780 to Xīníng.

Air China

China Southern

Tibet Airlines

To & From the Airport

Modern Gongkar airport is 66km from Lhasa, via the new expressway and Gālá Shān tunnel.

Airport buses leave up to 10 times a day (¥25, 1¼ hours) between 7.30am and 1pm from beside the CAAC building and are timed to meet flights. From the airport, buses wait for flights outside the terminal building. Buy tickets on the bus.

A taxi to the airport costs ¥200.