Flights from Chengdu to Nyingchi

There are also the Peach Blossom Festival, the colorful Nanyigou Valley, and Motuo County.

Tibet has a sacred Tibetan Buddhist culture and amazing attractions. Nowadays, many people regard traveling to Tibet as their lifelong dream. Therefore, where to start the Tibet trip has become a hot topic. If you want to start your Tibet trip from Chengdu to Nyingchi, you will find some flight information from Chengdu to Nyingchi in this article.

Nyingchi, a prefecture-level city under the jurisdiction of the Tibet autonomous region, used to be called Kongpo. It is located in the southeast of Tibet, in the middle and lower reaches of the Brahmaputra River. There is the world’s deepest canyon – the Yarlung Zangbo River Canyon and the world’s third deepest canyon, the Palung Zangbo Canyon. Nyingchi has beautiful scenery and many areas are known as “the Jiangnan of Tibet”. There are also the Peach Blossom Festival, the colorful Nanyigou Valley, and Motuo County, known as Xishuangbanna of Tibet.

Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan province, referred to as Rong, also known as Rongcheng and Jincheng. Chengdu is located in the western part of Sichuan Basin and the hinterland of Chengdu Plain. With flat terrain, crisscrossing rivers, rich products, and developed agriculture, it has a subtropical monsoon humid climate and enjoys the reputation of “land of abundance” since ancient times. Chengdu is also a national historical and cultural city, the birthplace of ancient Shu civilization, one of China’s top ten ancient capitals. It is one of China’s best tourist cities with Dujiangyan, Wuhou Temple, Dufu Thatched Cottage, Jinsha Ruins, and other places of interest.

Currently, there are three flights a day from Chengdu to Nyingchi, operated by Air China, Tibet Airlines and Sichuan Airlines. The flight route is very busy in the tourist season. However, according to previous data, the peak season is likely to increase flights. Flights from Chengdu to Nyingchi usually depart from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in the morning and arrive in Nyingchi Miling Airport after a flight of about 2 hours. If you do not have a direct flight from Chengdu to Nyingchi, you can also transfer to Nyingchi from Xian, Chongqing, and other places.

Fights to Tibet are greatly affected by the weather and seasonal changes, so you need to pay close attention to the flight dynamics at any time. If you think it’s too much trouble, you can find a reliable travel agency that can provide you with the latest information about the flight from Chengdu to Nyingchi.

In addition, as a foreign tourist, a Tibetan Travel Permit is one of the most important and necessary documents for you to enter Tibet. You must make sure that you have a Tibet Travel Permit before you board the flight to Tibet, as you will need the original document to board the flight to Tibet. If you don’t, you won’t be able to board a flight to Tibet. It is worth noting that Chengdu is now unable to apply for a Tibet Travel Permit. And you can only get it through a travel agent in Tibet. After you decide on the date of your Tibet trip, you can send some necessary information to a reliable travel agent in Tibet to help you to apply for it. After3 to 5 working days, it will be sent to your departure city by express.

International Flights to Tibet

Flying to Tibet is the quickest way to get to Tibet.

Tibet is a world tourist destination with stunning scenery. Nowadays, more and more tourists from home and abroad want to explore the pure land of Tibet. For the majority of international tourists, it is good to be able to fly directly from your country to mainland China to enjoy a trip to Tibet. There are flights to Tibet in many cities of mainland China. When you arrive in mainland China, you can choose to get to Tibet by plane or train. There is a summary of some countries to China flight information, you can choose one for you.

Flight to Tibet from Nepal

Tibet, China shares a long border with Nepal. Currently, There is a direct flight from Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet every day. The direct flight between Nepal and Tibet is operated by Air China Airline and Sichuan Airline. It costs about 2 hours. If you choose to fly to Tibet from Nepal, you will fly from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa Gonggar International Airport in Tibet.

Flight to Tibet from the USA

So far, there are no direct international flights from the USA to Tibet. If you want to travel to Tibet from the USA, you need to transfer or take a train from mainland China to Tibet. At present, the United State has more direct international flights to China. There are international flights to China from New York, Portland, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Huston, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Washington in the United State. International flights from the United State to China will land in Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Chongqing, Xian, Xining, Hangzhou, and so on in China. If you want to travel to Tibet from the USA, you can choose a city in the USA suitable for you to fly to mainland China. If you want to experience the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the highest railway in the world, you can fly from the United State to Xining, Shanghai, Xian, and other places in China.

Flight to Tibet from India

For Indian tourists, if you want to travel to Tibet, you should first visit mainland China and then get to Tibet. But, there are few direct flights between and China. You can fly from Delhi, India to Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, China. You can also fly from Mumbai to Beijing or Chengdu, China. If you need information about flights from other parts of India to mainland China, you can check it online.

Flight to Tibet from the UK

Traveling from the UK to Tibet, you first need to fly to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou or Chengdu from London with your national passport and a Chinese Visa (preferably an “L” Visa), and then take a flight or train to Lhasa with your Tibetan travel permit. Another option is to fly to Nepal and from Nepal into Tibet. In this case, you will need to apply for a Chinese Group Tourist Visa at the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal. Of course, a Tibetan Travel Permit is also essential. You can also choose from Kathmandu to Lhasa direct flight into Tibet or choose Kathmandu through Gyirong Port to Lhasa overland travel.

Flights to Tibet from Guangzhou

This is a fascinating night scene in Guangzhou.

Guangzhou is located in the south-central Guangdong province, with the north edge of the pearl river delta, near the south China sea, near Hong Kong, Macao, and is China’s south gate to the world. It is the core city of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao and pan-pearl river delta economic zone, and the hub city of One Belt And One Road.

Guangzhou is a historical and cultural city. Since the Qin dynasty, Guangzhou has been the administrative center of the county, state, and government. It has been the political, military, economic, cultural, scientific and educational center of south China and the birthplace and flourishing place of Lingnan culture. Guangzhou has been the main port of the maritime Silk Road since the 1930s. During the Tang and Song dynasties, it became the first port in China and was a world-famous oriental port city. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, it was the only major port of foreign trade in China and the only big port in the world with a long history of more than 2,000 years.

Nowadays, because of its developed economy and convenient transportation, many foreign tourists choose to visit China from Guangzhou. And it is very easy to fly from Guangzhou to Lhasa. Now more and more people want to travel to Tibet and explore the pure land of Tibet. Having seen the prosperity of Guangzhou and then stepping on the pure land of Tibet, this is definitely a fantastic journey. This tour from Guangzhou to Tibet will surely impress you.

At present, Guangzhou has an airport, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, which was beginning to build in the 1930s. It is one of China’s three major international aviation hub airports and is also an important international aviation hub of China’s “One Belt And One Road” strategy and the “air silk road”. If you fly to Tibet, you will go from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Lhasa Gonggar International Airport. Both China Southern Airlines and Sichuan Airlines have direct flights to Tibet, which take about 6 hours (including stopover time in Chongqing). Of course, you can also fly from Guangzhou to Chongqing, Kunming, Zhengzhou, and Xi’an to transfer to Lhasa. If you choose to transfer to Lhasa, there will be many more flights to you. You can check the flight information on the Internet and buy tickets by yourself. You can also find a reliable travel agency in Tibet or other places to help you book your tickets.


If you are not a Chinese, your Tibet Travel Permit will be checked before boarding your flight to Lhasa. If you don’t have it, you will be refused to board the flight.

The flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa is greatly affected by the change of the weather and season. Please pay attention to your flight after buying the ticket.

Guangzhou is 26meters above sea level and Lhasa is 3658 meters above sea level. The altitude span from Guangzhou to Lhasa is very large. You must pay attention to acute altitude sickness.

Kathmandu Lhasa Tour

The Barkhor Street in Lhasa is a neighborhood with a strong flavor of Tibetan life.

Founded in 723, Kathmandu, formerly known as Kantipur, meaning “city of light”, is the capital and largest city of Nepal, located in the valley of Kathmandu. Kathmandu lies on the southern slopes of the Himalayas, which provide a natural barrier against the north wind. City in the south is the Indian Ocean warm current. Advantageous geographical environment makes the annual average temperature of about 20 degrees centigrade, year-round sunny, green and lush trees, pleasant climate and flowers in full bloom. It has a reputation as a “paradise in the mountain”.

It’s no exaggeration to say Nepal is a shopping paradise. Nepal sells a wide variety of souvenirs, mainly Tibetan Buddhist and Hindu ritual vessels and ornaments, as well as Nepalese handicrafts. Kathmandu is a place where shoppers are often surprised with children selling Gorkha knives, belts and copper plates. Where there are tourists, there are vendors selling crafts to you. Merchants wait on the steps of temples. Cheap, antique and souvenirs are everywhere. You can go into every shop, you buy when you like and leave when you don’t. Shop owners will all smile and get up to see people off.

Lhasa, or “La” for short, is the capital of the Tibet autonomous region in China, an international tourist city with plateau and ethnic characteristics, a political, economic, cultural, scientific and educational center in Tibet and a holy place of Tibetan Buddhism. Located in the central part of the Tibetan plateau, on the north side of the Himalayan mountains, 3,650 meters above sea level, it is located in the middle river valley plain of the Lhasa River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra river. Throughout the year, Lhasa has sunny weather with few rainfalls, no severe cold in winter, no severe heat in summer and pleasant weather. The annual sunshine time is more than 3,000 hours, known as “sunshine city” reputation. Lhasa is rich in all kinds of resources and has obvious resource advantages compared with other cities in the whole country and autonomous region. A tour to Lhasa in Tibet will not disappoint you.

It is a good start your tour of Kathmandu to Tibet Lhasa from Kathmandu. This tour will surprise you all the way. You start your journey from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and then go northeast to Lhasa. Nepal has a long history and many ancient civilizations. Nepal has a total of eight UNESCO world heritage sites. Seven of them are located in the Kathmandu valley. First of all, you can go to the scenic spots in Kathmandu, such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swayambu and so on. Then you will have an exciting expedition on Mount Everest not far from Nepal. You can reach Mount Everest through Gyirong. As the altitude increases along the way, you must be prepared to prevent altitude sickness. Till now your Mount Everest adventure is about to end. So far, your Everest expedition is coming to an end. Next, you will arrive at Shigatse. About eight hours’ drive from Shigatse to Lhasa, the Tibetan capital. There are many famous scenic spots in Lhasa, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor Street, etc. You can feast your eyes on them. This perfectly completes your tour to Lhasa, Tibet.

Flights to Tibet from Singapore

It is the most convenient way to travel to Tibet by train from Singapore.

Singapore is a hot tourism destination in Asia and is close to China. As a main gateway country to China, Singapore enjoys the benefit of the visa-free policy for Singaporean staying in China within 15 days, which is given by the Chinese government. In the recent years, many Singapore citizens prefer to travel to China, including Tibet. Tibet attracts people with mysterious culture and beautiful landscapes.

For most of international travelers, boarding a flight to Tibet from Singapore is recommended. At present, there are many flights flying from China main cities to Singapore Changi Airport. As there is no direct flight between Tibet and Singapore, you need to fly to mainland China firstly and then transfer to Tibet.

Documents to Tibet

For every foreign travel to Tibet, you need to prepare your own Tibet Travel Permit which is a basic document. When you board a flight to Tibet, you will be asked to show your original Tibet Travel Permit. As a professional travel operator, we can guarantee your Tibet Travel Permit. Please feel free to contact us.

Fly from Singapore to Tibet

Singapore to Lhasa via Chengdu

This is a popular trip to Tibet via Chengdu. Chengdu is located in the southwest of China and is known as the “Land of Abundance”. There are 3-4 flights from Singapore to Chengdu. The direct flight ticket costs about 850 dollars one way and the duration is about 4-5 hours. The flights from Chengdu to Lhasa run 14 times every day from morning to evening, and the duration is about 2 hours and 20 minutes. You can easily board a flight to Tibet from Chengdu.

Singapore to Lhasa via Chongqing

Chongqing is a municipality city in China and is close to Chengdu. And the flights between Singapore to Chongqing run about 2 times a day and the duration is about 4-5 hours. There are 9 flights running from Chongqing to Lhasa, and the duration is about 2 hour and 50 minutes. The ticket from Chongqing to Lhasa costs about 290 dollars.

Singapore to Lhasa via Guangzhou

Guangzhou is a coastal city in China, and the distance from Singapore to Guangzhou is shorter. The duration of flight from Singapore Changi Airport to Guangzhou is about 4-5 hours and the flight ticket is 319 dollars one way. But the duration of flights from Guangzhou to Lhasa will take about 6-9 hours with a stopover in Chongqing or Xi’an.

Singapore to Lhasa via Xining

Xining is the starting point of the Qinghai-Tibet railway which is the highest railway in the world. If you want to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the train journey, you can choose to board a train to Tibet from Xining. At present, there is no direct flight from Singapore to Xining, so you need to transfer to Xining from Shenzhen, Shanghai or Chengdu. You can also board a flight to Tibet from Xining, and the duration is about 2 hours and 15 minutes,

Tip: You can also fly to Tibet from Nepal. The duration of flights between Nepal to Tibet is about 1.5 hours.

Flights to Tibet from Chongqing

Chongqing is one of the seven major gateway cities to Tibet.

As the largest inland city, Chongqing is one of the most important cities in western China. Besides, it is one of the seven major gateway cities to Tibet and one of the four major municipalities of China, the same as Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai. Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport serves an international hub for flights from all over the world, including Bangkok, Los Angeles, New York, London and Singapore. Besides, it also serves domestic flights to major big cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Xi’an.

Chongqing Lhasa Flight Schedules

At present, Chongqing offers flights to three airports in Lhasa, Nyingchi and Qamdo. Tourists can choose the proper landing airport based on your tour convenience. Normally, the number of flights from Jiangbei International Airport to Lhasa Gongga Airport is more than flights from Chongqing to other two airports in Tibet. You can choose a cheaper flight easily.

There are 10 direct flights daily operated by Sichuan Airlines, Tibet Airlines, West Air and China Southern Airlines. Please check the detailed flight schedule:

Chongqing to Lhasa Flight Schedule:

Flight Number Departure Arrival Duration Frequency

Tibet Airlines


Jiangbei International Airport T2B


Lhasa Gongga Airport

2 hours and 50 minutes Every Day

Sichuan Airlines


Jiangbei International Airport T2B


Lhasa Gongga Airport

2 hours and 55 minutes Every Day

West Air


Jiangbei International Airport T2B


Lhasa Gongga Airport

2 hours and 45 minutes Every Day

China Southern Airlines


Jiangbei International Airport T2A


Lhasa Gongga Airport

2 hours and 50 minutes Every Day

Xiamen Airlines


Jiangbei International Airport T2A


Lhasa Gongga Airport

2 hours and 45 minutes Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

China Southern Airlines


Jiangbei International Airport T2A


Lhasa Gongga Airport

2 hours and 50 minutes Every Day

Tibet Airlines


Jiangbei International Airport T2B


Lhasa Gongga Airport

2 hours and 50 minutes Every Day

Air China


Jiangbei International Airport T2B


Lhasa Gongga Airport

2 hours and 50 minutes Every Day

West Air


Jiangbei International Airport T2B


Lhasa Gongga Airport

2 hours and 50 minutes Every Day

Sichuan Airlines


Jiangbei International Airport T2A


Lhasa Gongga Airport

2 hours and 45 minutes Every Day

NoticeThe timetable is deeply affected by the local weather and climate. The timetable is just for reference. If you want to travel to Tibet, please check the information from the website or just contact us. We offer the flight tickets booking for our clients.

According to the Law of the Republic of China, every foreign traveler needs to get a Tibet Travel Permit to travel to Tibet. When you want to board a flight to Tibet, you need to bring your Tibet Travel Permit which will be checked by the staff of the airport.

How to save money on flights from Chongqing to Tibet

At present, a single flight from Chongqing to Tibet costs 300 dollars. It is advisable to book the return flight at the same time for the reason that it is cheaper than booking them one by one. And the flight back to Chongqing from Tibet in the low travel season takes about 427 dollars which costs more in the peak travel season. If your travel itinerary to Tibet is settled, you can book them by yourself and choose the cheapest flights in that time.

Flights to Tibet from Beijing

The direct flight between Tibet and Beijing takes 4.5 hours one way.

Why travel from Beijing to Lhasa

The capital of China, Beijing is one of the ancient cities in China with a long history of over hundreds of years. Beijing pays the equal attention on cultural preservation and metropolitan development. It has many relics of imperial China, such as the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, and the Ming Tombs.

Besides, Beijing is a popular transit place to Tibet with both available for train and flights. Usually, tourists can choose one of three ways to get to Tibet from Beijing. One is taking a flight to Tibet from Beijing International Airport, and the other two is boarding a train to Tibet or flying to Xining and then boarding the Tibet train to Lhasa.

Most tourists prefer to take Beijing ad the starting point of Tibet tour for three reasons. Firstly, Beijing is an international hub for international flights connecting with many countries in the world. Foreign tourists can have a good rest and go sightseeing in Beijing after a long time’s international flight. Secondly, Beijing is not very far away from Tibet compared to Guangzhou or Hong Kong. The duration is much shorter. Thirdly, Beijing sightseeing is the quick way to learn the history and culture of China. Combing tour with Beijing and Tibet is a nice tour without any doubts.

How to get to Tibet from Beijing– Beijing to Tibet by air

At present, there are two direct flights between Beijing and Lhasa operated by Air China. Besides, there are many connecting flights with a stopover in Beijing. The direct flight from Beijing to Lhasa without any stopover may take 4.5 hours and costs 520 USD per way. The following flights information is updated until the beginning of 2018. You can book the flight ticket online. But please know that the demand for flight tickets in the peak travel season far exceeds the supply. You may fail to book in online. You can contact us and we can find the best flight with reasonable price.

After arrival in Lhasa, tourists are recommended to have a good rest in your hotel to adapt the change of altitude.

Beijing to Lhasa Flight Schedule

Flight Number Departure Arrival Duration Frequency
CA4125 07:35 12:05 4h 30m every day
CA4112 08:15 15:05 6h 50m every day

Lhasa to Beijing Flight Schedule

Flight Number Departure Arrival Duration Frequency
CA4126 09:30 12:35 3h 55m every day
CA4111 16:20 22:15 5h 55m every day


1. The timetable is just for reference. Since the flight is greatly affected by weather and climate, the detailed information on departure and arrival time should be checked by the website or consult with us.

2. According to the law of the Republic of China, foreign travelers need to get a Tibet Travel Permit to board a flight to Tibet successfully. A TTP can only be applied by a travel agency who take charge of your Tibet tour. So, foreign tourists need to be in a group tour to Tibet. And only the original permit can help you board a flight, while a cope of it is not helpful.

Shanghai Lhasa Flight

Flying to Tibet from Shanghai is very convenient and time-consuming. There are direct flights between Shanghai and Lhasa.

Why travel from Shanghai to Tibet?

Shanghai is located on the south-east coast of China. It is a modern international metropolis without losing its traditional Chinese characteristics. Located in the middle of China’s long coastline, it is one of the four central municipalities directly under the central government of China and a famous historical and cultural city in China. For more than 100 years, Shanghai has been the center of Chinese business and the gathering place of wealth. It is China’s famous “shopping paradise”, second only to Hong Kong and the closest link between China and the world. You can take a direct international flight to Shanghai from your home country.

At present, China Eastern Airline offers a direct flight to Tibet from Shanghai every day. The whole journey to Tibet is about 8 hours including 1 hour for stopover. It offers a convenient way to Tibet. In addition, there are many connecting flights to Tibet. You can fly to Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming firstly, and then transfer a plane to Lhasa.

Here are the direct flights to/from Lhasa from/to Chengdu:

Flight from Shanghai to Lhasa

Dept. Arri. Flight No. Airlines Dept. Arri. Type Schedule
7:50 14:15 MU2335 China Eastern Airlines Shanghai Lhasa JET Every Day

Flight from Lhasa to Shanghai

Dept. Arri. Flight No. Airlines Dept. Arri. Type Schedule
15:40 21:00 MU2336 China Eastern Airlines Lhasa Shanghai JET Every Day

Flights from Shanghai (4 meters) to Lhasa (3680 meters) cover a huge change of altitude. And at present, there are two airports in Shanghai, and only the Shanghai Pudong International Airport offers the direct flight to Tibet every day. You can board a connecting flight at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. The flights between Shanghai and Lhasa land at Lhasa Gongga Airport.

Traveling to Tibet by plane is a good way to save time and can give more time to help you to adapt to the change of altitude. Besides, the plane flies so close to the snow-capped mountains as if you can touch the peaks from the plane window. The scenery from the plane can give you an exciting experience to see the Tibetan mountains at an altitude of over 7000 meters which the journey in a Tibetan train can’t offer. Many travelers to Tibet prefer to go by plane for the stunning scenery of mountains from the airplane. It is an once-in-a-lifetime journey.

As the flight timetable and schedule are affected by climate and weather, you need to check the detailed information from the net or your travel operator. We offer service on ticket booking. We can help you to find a suitable flight at the best price. The Tibet Travel Permit is a must when you board a plane to Tibet. Without one, you are not allowed to enter Tibet. Tibet is a politically sensitive region. You are not allowed to enter Tibet as a backpacker. You need to go with a tour guide, driver and private car. As a local travel agency, we offer service on permits application, tickets/hotel booking and travel packages.

Hong Kong to Tibet Flights

ince there are any Hong Kong to Tibet flights or direct trains from Hong Kong to Tibet, every traveler traveling to Tibet from Hong Kong should transfer in major cities of China

As an international hub of China, there are frequency international flights from major western countries to Hong Kong which makes it easy to travel from every corner of the world to China. Meanwhile, there are several flights to mainland China every day. Therefore Hong Kong becomes a popular gateway for international tourists to get to Tibet.  Since there is no direct  Hong Kong to Tibet flights or trains from Hong Kong to Tibet, every traveler traveling to Tibet from Hong Kong should transfer in major cities of China such as Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Chengdu. The distance from Hong Kong to Lhasa is about 2432km, so you are suggested to take flights to Tibet if you have a tight schedule. Here are three recommend Hong Kong to Tibet Flights itineraries.

The distance from Hong Kong to Lhasa is about 2432km, so you are suggested to take flights to Tibet if you have a tight schedule.
Hong Kong to Tibet Flights

1. Hong Kong-Chengdu-Lhasa

Chengdu is adjacent to Tibet which makes it an ideal gateway to Tibet. As there are daily flights to Chengdu from Hong Kong, you can easily get to Chengdu. When you arrive at Shuangliu International airport, you can take flights to Lhasa from Chengdu which only takes about 2.5 hours. Presently there are 13 direct flights to Lhasa from Chengdu every day. If you have enough time, it is rewarding to take at least 2 days in Chengdu to experience the relaxing life pace, taking the delicious Sichuan cuisine and touching the adorable giant panda.

The Time Schedule of Hong Kong to Chengdu Flights

Flights Route Flights Code Dep. Arr. Frequency
Hong Kong to Chengdu HX452 20:50 23:45 every day
Hong Kong to Chengdu 3U8618 17:10 20:00 every day
Hong Kong to Chengdu HU8162 20:50 23:45 every day
Hong Kong to Chengdu CA412 11:10 13:35 every day
Hong Kong to Chengdu CA428 19:45 22:15 every day
Hong Kong to Chengdu CA6504 19:25 21:55 every day
Hong Kong to Chengdu KA886 10:05 12:40 every day
Hong Kong to Chengdu KA824 19:25 21:55 every day
Hong Kong to Chengdu CX5886 10:05 12:40 every day
Hong Kong to Chengdu CX5824 19:25 21:55 every day
Hong Kong to Chengdu CX6122 11:10 13:35 every day
Hong Kong to Chengdu CX6128 19:45 22:15 every day

2.Hong Kong-Guangzhou-Lhasa

Closed to Hong Kong, Guangzhou seems to be a good gateway for travelers who travel to Tibet from Hong Kong. Since there is no direct flight to Tibet from Hong Kong, you should make your way to Guangzhou at first. It is pretty easy to travel to Guangzhou from Hong Kong. You can take trains to Guangzhou which take about 4 hours or you can take flights to Guangzhou from Hong Kong that only take about 1h. Once you get to Guangzhou, you may find there are two direct flights to Lhasa that will stop over at Chongqing.

Guangzhou to Lhasa CZ3463 8:10 14:05 every day
Guangzhou to Lhasa 3U3061 8:10 14:05 every day

3. Hong Kong-Xining-Lhasa

As the start destination of Qinghai-Tibet railway, Xiling is definitely the ideal gateway for travelers who are favor of Tibet train tours. However, there is no direct flight to Xining from Hong Kong, so you have to transfer from Guangzhou. Then take flights from Guangzhou to Xining. Upon your arrival, you have two choices to get to Lhasa. You can either take flights or take trains to Lhasa

New York to Tibet Flights

Tibet is a popular destination for international travelers and dominant travelers so you may see there are numerous of US citizens traveling to Tibet every year. New York, the economic center of the US is the first choice for the US citizens to take flights to Tibet. While there is no direct flight from New York to Tibet so you must transfer from mainland China or from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa.

New York, the economic center of the US is the first choice for the US citizens to take flights to Tibet.
There are daily flights from JFK Airport to major cities of China

Taking flights from New York to Tibet via mainland China is a good decision because there are daily flights from New York to major cities of China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, and Hongkong.

There are 4 direct flights and several connecting flights from New York to Beijing. It usually takes about 14 hours to get to Beijing. As for the connecting flights, it will stop over at Washington, Chicago, and Dallas then transfers to Beijing. There are daily flights to Lhasa from Beijing. Taking direct flights to Lhasa from Beijing usually take about 4.5 hours. The direct flights from New York to Shanghai run several times a day and take about 15 hours to get to Shanghai. When arriving in Shanghai, you can take flights to Lhasa. All the flights from Shanghai to Lhasa will stop over at some other cities such as Xi’an, Chengdu so it usually takes about 8 hours to get to Lhasa.The flight from New York to Chengdu departs 02:50 am from JFK International Airport and arrive at  Sichuan Shuangliu International at 6:30 am in the other day.  When arriving at Chengdu, there are about 13 direct flights to Lhasa every day which makes it convenient to get to Lhasa.

In addition, it is also popular for US Citizens take flights to Tibet via Kathmandu, Nepal because you can visit the two important regions in Himalaya range all at once. However, there is no direct flight from New York to Kathmandu, so US citizens have to take connecting flights to Kathmandu that will stop over at Guangzhou and DEL. Once you arrive at Kathmandu, you can take direct flights to Lhasa which only take about 1.5 hours. And if you wanna explore deeply of the two land, you can choose to take a Kathmandu Overland tour to Lhasa.

Actually, if you don’t wanna to suffer the completed transferring process, taking flights to Lhasa via mainland China is the best option for you.

Before taking flights to Lhasa from New York, you should prepare for the China Visa and Tibet Travel Permit. You should apply for the China Visa at the Chinese Embassy in New York, at first while if you travel to Tibet via Kathmandu, Nepal you need a Group Visa instead of China Visa. Then you should choose a reliable local travel agency in Lhasa to help you manage the Tibet tour itinerary and take care of the application of Tibet Travel Permit. Please keep in mind that the Tibet Travel Permit works as a pass card in you Tibet tour without which you can’t enter Tibet.