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Flights to Lhasa from Xining

Flights to Lhasa from Xining

Xining is the capital of Qinghai province in western China and the largest city on the Tibetan Plateau. Strolling On the streets of Xining, you will see the high-rise buildings and the busy roads which is far from the image of a remote west town. Only when we see the figures of ethnic minorities wearing dazzling national costumes jewels, can we realize how far away we are from the major metropolitan area. Travelling from Xining to Lhasa will be the extension of the journey on the amazing Tibetan plateau.

Flying distance from Xining to Lhasa: 1558KM

Flying time from Chongqing to Lhasa: 2.5 hours

Main airlines: Tibet Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines

Shifts of flights: 5 shifts a day

Flight route: direct flight

Fare: 1850RMB(ticket) + 60RMB(the airport construction fee and fuel fee) = 1910RMB

Departure airport: Xining Caojiabao Airport

Xining—Lhasa Flight information:

Flight No. Depature -- Arrival Duration Airfare
12:00
XNN T2
 
Stopover in Yushu
15:25
3h 25m
¥1850
11:50
XNN T2
 
14:10
2h 20m
¥1850
09:45
XNN T2
 
12:10
2h 25m
¥1850
13:25
XNN T2
 
15:40
2h 15m
¥1850
11:35
XNN T2
 
14:00
2h 25m
¥1850
14:45
XNN T2
 
17:10
2h 25m
¥1850
21:00
XNN T2
 
23:30
2h 30m
¥1850
13:40
XNN T2
 
16:00
2h 20m
¥1850
14:10
XNN T2
 
16:30
2h 20m
¥1850

Lhasa—Xining Flight information:

Flight No. Departure -- Arrival Duration Airfare
07:50
 
Stopover in Kunming
11:10
XNN  T2
3h 20m
¥1850
15:20
 
17:25
XNN  T2
2h 5m
¥1850
15:55
 
17:50
XNN  T2
1h 55m
¥1850
13:10
 
15:10
XNN  T2
2h
¥1850
7:00
 
8:55
XNN  T2
1h 55m
¥1850
12:35
 
14:40
XNN  T2
2h 05m
¥1850
17:15
 
19:25
XNN  T2
2h 10m
¥1850
14:40
 
16:40
XNN  T2
2h
¥1850
16:20
 
18:20
XNN  T2
2h
¥1850

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.

Xining Caojiabao Airport (IATA: XNN, ICAO: ZLXN) is built in 1931, which is located in Gaozhai Township, Huzhu County, Qinghai Province. It is 28 kilometers from the city center. Xining Airport is a 4E-class civil airport and an important transportation hub of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and a major port in Qinghai Province. It is the base airport of China Eastern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines and Hainan Airlines.

It costs 21 yuan to take the shuttle bus from downtown Xining to the Caojiabao Airport. The shuttle runs once every hour from 5:30am to 8:00pm at the Bayi bus station. The shuttle station at Yinlong Hotel and Xining Railway Station and The Sofitel Hotel in Haihu New District runs every two hours from 8:00am to 6:00pm.

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 cities, 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 be 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 Xining, which other cities can fly directly to Lhasa

Currently, many cities have direct flights to Lhasa, such as Beijing, Chengdu, Xi'an, Chongqing, Shanghai, 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.

- 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

Luggage Type First Class Business Class Economical Class Luggage Size
Carry-on Baggage 5kg * 2  5kg 5kg 55cm/20cm/40cm
Checked-in Baggage 40kg 30kg 20kg 100cm/60cm/40cm

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.

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 22nd, 2019

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