Flights to Tibet from Beijing

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.

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