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Local Transport

Local city transport only really operates in Lhasa and Shigatse. Buses run on set routes and charge a fixed fare of ¥1.

Pedicabs (pedal-operated tricycles transporting passengers) are available in Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Bayi, but they require extensive haggling and are often as expensive, if not more expensive, than a taxi.

One result of China’s economic infusion into Tibet is the large number of taxis now available in most towns, even Ali in western Tibet. In Lhasa most taxi fares are between ¥10 and ¥15.