Beijing in your trip to Tibet makes for a perfect combination in visiting two vastly different parts of China. There are multiple direct flights from Beijing to Lhasa as well as a daily train from Beijing to Tibet. Our Beijing-Tibet Tour Packages cover the most classic and popular highlights in Beijing and Tibet including: the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Lhasa monasteries, holy lakes etc. You can also contact us directly for more latest information on Beijing-Tibet Train, Beijing-Tibet Flight and the useful travel Tips on your Beijing-Tibet Tour.
According to our experience, 4 days is enough to visit most highlights in Beijing at a relaxing pace. Here are some popular attractions of Beijing and suggested time for tour.
It is possible to travel to Tibet from Beijing by train or air for international tourists.
By train. Z12(the only train to Tibet from Beijing) departs once a day. It leaves from Beijing West Railway Station at 20:10. And it will arrive at Lhasa Railway Station at 13:27, on the third day of your train trip. The whole train journey is about 3,753 kilometers long and takes 40 hours and 53 minutes, so you will stay on the train for two nights.
By air. There are usually two flights a day from Beijing to Lhasa, all the flights depart from Beijing before 15:00. It takes about 4 hours and 30 minutes for a direct flight and about 6 hours and 40 minutes for a stop-over flight to reach the destination. We highly recommend you take the morning flight to Tibet, so you can have more time to get used to the altitude and climate of Lhasa.
There are two flights from Beijing to Lhasa with full price ticket of 3,300 yuan per flight. A round-trip ticket from Beijing to Lhasa costs 6,600 yuan.
To save money, you can consider taking the flight from Beijing to Xi’ning and then take the night train from Xi’ning to Lhasa. A direct flight from Beijing to Lhasa takes about 4 hours and 30 minutes, a direct flight from Beijing to Xi’ning takes about 2 hours and 35 minutes, and a train from Xi’ning to Lhasa takes about 21 hours and 30 minutes.
There are two flights from Beijing to Lhasa: TV9816 (14:50-19:25) and CA4112 (08:30-15:35). Ticket prices are around 3,300 yuan. CA4112 is a stop-over flight, which will stay in Chengdu for 1 hour and 10 minutes. The whole journey will take 7 hours and 5 minutes. TV9816 is a direct flight which will take 4 hours and 35 minutes to get to Tibet.
The Gongga Airport in Lhasa is one of the highest airports in the world, with an altitude of about 3569.5 meters. It is about 85 kilometers from downtown Lhasa.