Shanghai is one of the most convenient gateways into China for travelers from around the world as an international travel hub.There are multiple flights and a train departing from Shanghai to Lhasa every day. Traveling from Shanghai, China’s most modern city, to Tibet, one of China’s lesser-developed regions, will give you a fascinating look at the contrasts between rural and urban China. We can take care of all of your Tibet travel needs, from airplane and train tickets to all of the required travel permits needed to visit Tibet. Please contact our friendly travel consultants and we will help get you started on the adventure of a lifetime.
By flights – There is no direct flights from Shanghai to Lhasa. Normally, tourists need to take a stopover in Chengdu, Chongqing, Hefei, Changsha or Xian, if they fly from Shanghai to Lhasa. The stopover usually takes around 4 hours, however, the stopover time can be as long as 16 hours. Some of our customers fly to 1 of these 5 cities for a day tour before flying to Lhasa, due to the long stopover time.
By train – It takes 48 hours to take a train from Shanghai to Lhasa, so most our customers from Shanghai will fly to Xining or Xian to catch a train to Lhasa. The train from Xining to Lhasa takes only 22 hours, while the train from Xian to Lhasa takes 32 hours.
Shanghai is an entrance city to China. Many international tourists want to take a tour in Shanghai for one day or two before departing for Lhasa. As the Magic City of China, there are lots of popular tourist destinations in Shanghai, such as the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Historical Museum, the Former French Concession, Yuyuan Garden and Zhujiajiao Water Town. These places show you the most authentic history and culture of Shanghai. You will know how Shanghai developed from a small village to the financial center of China after visiting these places.
The Bund is considered as a mini Shanghai City. The development of the Bund is a miniature of the development of Shanghai. In 1844, the Bund became a part of British Concession. Since then, more and more buildings in western style were built on the Bund by foreign companies, banks and news agencies.
Nowadays, tourists can take a stroll on the Bund to admire the view of Huangpu River and the historical buildings. Some of these buildings have a history of over 100 years. If you want to know more about the Bund and these buildings, it is suggested to hire a local tour guide to tell you some interesting stories about this area. An insightful tour guide can help you learn more about Shanghai than other tourists.