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Flights to Lhasa from Shanghai

Flights to Lhasa from Shanghai

Shanghai, also known as “Shanghai Town”, is an international metropolis with modern features and traditional Chinese characteristics. It is located in the very middle of China's long coastline and is also one of the four province-level municipalities in China. Since it is such a renowned historical and cultural city in China, whether you are traveling to Shanghai or working in Shanghai, it is a good choice from where you can travel to Lhasa as well.

Flying distance from Shanghai to Lhasa: 3107KM

Flying time from Shanghai to Lhasa: 7-9 hours

Fare: 3360RMB(ticket) + 60RMB(the airport construction fee and fuel fee) = 3420RMB

There are 5 flights from Shanghai to Lhasa every day. But due to the longer flight distance compared with flying from other mainland cities to Lhasa, the fare is relatively more expensive. And there are only two of them are direct flights (stopped by Chengdu or Xi'an). The other ones need to take a transfer in Chongqing or Xi'an. If you are flying from Shanghai to Lhasa, it is recommended to depart in the morning so that you can get to Lhasa earlier to have some time to rest and adapt to the increased altitude.

Following are the flight information from Shanghai to Lhasa:

Flight No. Departure -- Arrival Duration Airfare
06:40
PVG T1
 
Stopover in Xian
15:20
8h 40m
¥3360
17:05
SHA T2
 
Stopover in Chengdu
00:30+1
7h 25m
¥3360

Flights from Lhasa to Shanghai

Flight No. Departure -- Arrival Duration Airfare
09:45
 
Stopover
Chengdu
15:40
SHA T2
5h 55m
¥3360
16:05
 
Stopover in Xian
23:20
PVG T1
7h 15m
¥3360

3. Notes:

1. The above flights information is for reference only, please contact us for the latest information on Beijing-Lhasa flight.

2. In the Off-season, airlines will cut down the number of flights according to the number of tourists. If it is a low-season trip, please contact a travel consultant in advance to check the flight status of the day you travel.

Airports in Shanghai

Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD) is located in Pudong New District in Shanghai. It is about 30 kilometers from the Shanghai downtown area. Up to now, the airport has base airlines such as Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Spring Airlines, etc. And Southern Airlines and China International Airlines have set up branches in Shanghai as well.

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (IATA: SHA, ICAO: ZSSS) is located in Changning District and is about 13 kilometers from the Shanghai downtown area. So far, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport has base airlines such as China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Spring Airlines, and Juneyao

Airlines. Terminal 1 is mainly for Spring Airlines domestic flights and international/regional flights of other airlines; Terminal 2 operates domestic flights of other airlines except for Spring Airlines.

Lhasa Gongga Airport Traffic Tips:

Lhasa Gongga Airport (IATA: LXA, ICAO: ZULS) is in Jiazhulin Town in Gongga County, Shannan District, Tibet Autonomous Region. It is located on the south bank of the magnificent Yalu Tsangpo River at an altitude of 3,600 meters. It is one of the highest civil airports in the world. The Gongga Airport is not very big. There are not many flights to and from the country. Unlike many airports with several terminals in the mainland China, there is only one terminal building with one entrance and one exit in the Gongga Airport. You won’t get lost once you are at the Lhasa Gongga Airport, since you’ll have to take the only exit to get out.

Gongga Airport staff parks the airport bus about five meters away from the exit of the terminal building. There is a small pavilion on the left side of the airport terminal building, where sells was the shuttle bus ticket. The fare was 30 yuan. After purchasing the ticket, you can get on the shuttle bus to downtown Lhasa.

The starting stop of the Gongga Airport shuttle is the exit of the Gongga Airport Terminal. The terminal is the Civil Aviation Bureau at the foot of the Potala Palace.

If you take a taxi, it costs about 200 yuan (not by meter); if you share a taxi with others, it’s about 50 yuan per person.

Tibet Flight travel notes:

1. Foreign tourists need to take the required documents to depart Tibet

- Passport: The passport must be within the validity period. Whether you are flying or booking a flight on the way, you need to provide the original passport when you check in at the hotel or pass the security check. Therefore, please always keep your passport at hand.

- Chinese visa: Except for tourists from the within 15 days visa-free countries, foreigners from other countries are all required to provide a valid Chinese visa.

- Tibet Permit: When getting your boarding pass and passing the airport security check, the airport staff will always check your Tibet permit. So please make sure you have your Tibet Permit ready before you fly and bring the Permit to your tour guide in Lhasa.

2. How to book an air ticket to and from Tibet?

Most tourists now book flights online through some travel service websites such as Ctrip, Qunar, or Fliggy. You can also purchase tickets on the airline's official website or on. Our company provides ticket booking service as well. It is recommended to book your ticket one month in advance to have a fair price.

3. Besides Shanghai, which other cities can fly directly to Lhasa

Currently, many cities have direct flights to Lhasa, such as Chengdu, Beijing, Xi'an, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shangri-La, etc.

4. In addition to Lhasa Gongga Airport, Which airports in Tibet can you travel to by plane?

There are five airports in Tibet. Besides Lhasa Gongga Airport, you can also fly directly from Shigatse, Nyingchi, Ngari and Chamdo. There are only a few flights to these four airports, and only a few cities have direct flights to Lhasa.

- Shigatse Peace Airport (IATA: RKZ, ICAO: ZURK): Currently only Chengdu has direct flights to Shigatse, there is one shift every day : Tibet Airlines TV9843 (07:05-09:30). A one-way ticket costs 1900 yuan.

- Nyingchi Mainlin Airport: Currently there are direct flights from Chengdu and Chongqing to Nyingchi Mainlin Airport. There are about four flights from Chengdu to Nyingchi every morning between 6:00 and 09:00, and there are about 3 flights from Chongqing to Nyingchi. If you want to fly directly to Nyingchi, you can only transfer from these two cities.

-Chamdo Banda Airport: Both Chengdu and Chongqing have a daily flight to Chamdo, There are only a few tourists go to Chamdo since it is not a tourist attraction in Tibet.

- Ngari Gunsa Airport: Every Friday, There is a flight Lucky Air 8L9681 (07:20-11:35) from Urumqi to Ngari via Kashgar.

5. Baggage

Baggage Type First Class Business Class Economical Class
Carry-on luggage 5kg * 2  5kg 5kg
Checked-in Luggage 40kg 30kg 20kg

6. Do children have discounts on ticket purchase?

A baby ticket for Infant under two years old (based on the date of departure) is at 10% of the regular adult fare. Children who are 2 years old or older to under 12 years (based on the date of departure) will be entitled to a seat at 50% of the regular adult fare for the same flight. When purchasing a child ticket, you should provide the children and babies’ valid documents such as birth certificate and residence booklet. When purchasing a baby or child ticket, the identity information needs to be attached to the accompanying adult.

7. How to get your boarding pass after purchasing a ticket online?

At present, once purchasing a ticket online, the passengers can get the boarding pass by presenting the valid documents used to book the ticket at the airport service counter. Foreigners who are flying to Tibet, should also present the valid ID documents and the Tibet Permit to check-in.

Anyone who books a tour with us is enabled to purchase discount tickets from Lhasa to Urumqi through our agency. The discount varies from 10 to 50% depending on the different time of the year. For detailed discount information, please contact our travel consultants for specific discounts information on flights to Lhasa.

Last Updated: November 21st, 2019

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