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.

Flights to Tibet from Chengdu

It is the best way to travel to Tibet from Chengdu by air

When traveling to Tibet from mainland China, Chengdu is considered as the best gateway to Tibet. Chengdu, located in the south-west of China is adjacent to Tibet which makes it easy to get to Tibet from Chengdu. Presently, there are 3 ways to get to Tibet from Chengdu, you can choose to get to Tibet from Chengdu by air, by train or by road. Among those 3 ways, taking flights to Tibet from Chengdu is the best decision because it will take a long time for you to get to Tibet from Chengdu by train and it is impossible for foreigners to get to Tibet from Chengdu by road because there is a restriction that foreigners are not allowed to take a bus to Tibet.

There are daily flights to Tibet from Chengdu
Taking flights to Tibet from Chengdu

While there are several daily flights to Lhasa from Chengdu involving the direct flights and connecting flights. Up to now, there are 13 direct flights to Lhasa from Chengdu and usually, take about  2.5 hours to get to Lhasa. And there are still some direct flights that will stop over at Kangding, a stunning land of Sichuan province.

The Time schedule of no-stopping flights to Lhasa from Chengdu

Flights Route Flights Code Dep. Arr. Type Frequency
Chengdu to Lhasa TV9803 5:50 8:10 A 330 Every Day
Chengdu to Lhasa 3U8657 6:10 8:30 A 330 Every Day
Chengdu to Lhasa CA4405 6:15 8:40 A 319 Every Day
Chengdu to Lhasa TV9853 6:25 8:40 A 319 Every Day
Chengdu to Lhasa CA4403 6:25 8:50 A 319 Every Day
Chengdu to Lhasa CA4401 7:15 9:35 A 330 Every Day
Chengdu to Lhasa MU5473 8:25 10:50 A 319 Every Day
Chengdu to Lhasa CA407 8:25 10:50 A 319 Every Day
Chengdu to Lhasa 3U8697 8:30 10:55 A 319 Every Day
Chengdu to Lhasa TV9855 8:40 11:00 A 330 Every Day
Chengdu to Lhasa CA4112 12:45 15:05 A 319 Every Day
Chengdu to Lhasa TV9882 21:35 23:55 A 330 Every Day
Chengdu to Lhasa TV9848 21:55 0:20 A 319 Every Day

Note: This table is just for reference if you wanna know the elaborated info of the flights, please check it on the specific sites. And we do not list the price because the price of flights tickets changes a lot in different time.

If you already make a decision to get to Tibet from Chengdu by flights, you should book the flights tickets in advance especially in peak season. Besides, after you arrive at Chengdu, Sichuan province, it is a good idea to take at least 2 days to visit this charming city, a city reputed as the Land of Abundance. Here in Chengdu, you can experience the relaxing lifestyle of Chengdu, having a close contact with the adorable giant panda as well as tasting the delicious Sichuan cuisine. Then, taking fights from Shuangliu international airport to Lhasa Gongga Airport.

Note: Make sure you get the Tibet Permit before boarding the flights because the Tibet Permit is the pass card to get to Tibet without which you are not able to board the flights to Lhasa. In order to get the Tibet Travel Permit, you have to take part in a Tibet Tour. Great Tibet Tour, a local travel agency in Lhasa can help you design the travel itinerary and apply the Tibet Travel Permit for you.

Flights to Tibet

There are several flights to Tibet from mainland China and Kathmandu

As a popular tourist destination, Tibet attracts numerous travelers at home and aboard to visit this holy land. As an autonomous region of China, Tibet is a politically sensitive area. So it is not easy to travel to Tibet. Currently, there are two ways to travel to Tibet, you can travel to Tibet via Kathmandu, Nepal or you can choose to travel to Tibet via major cities of China. No matter what itinerary you gonna choose, taking flights to Tibet seems to be the fast and comfortable ways to visit Tibet.

Taking flights to Lhasa via Kathmandu, Nepal

There are direct flights to Tibet from Kathmandu
Taking flights to Tibet from Kathmandu

If you make desition to take flights to Lhasa from Kathmandu, Nepal. You should at first take flights from your own country to Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, then transfer from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Presently, there are two direct flights to Lhasa from Kathmandu operated by Sichuan Airline and Air China and several connecting flights that will stop over at Chengdu, Kunming. Generally, it takes about 1.5 h to take direct flights to Tibet from Kathmandu. Before taking flights to Lhasa, you should prepare for the Travel Permit including the Group Visa and Tibet Travel Permit. Both the Group Visa and Tibet Travel Permit can only be applied by the local travel agencies. So it’s necessary to join an organized Tibet tour to help you manage the itinerary and take care of the applications of Group Visa and Tibet Travel Permit.

Time schedule of Flights to Lhasa from Kathmandu

Flight Route Flight Code Airlines Dep.  Arr.  Type  Schedule
Kathmandu to Lhasa 3U8720 Sichuan Airline 11:10 14:50 319 every other day
Kathmandu to Lhasa CA408 Air China 12:10 16:00 319 every day

 Taking flights to Lhasa via Major City of China

As there are daily flights of major cities such as Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou to Lhasa, it is convenient for you to transfer from mainland China to Lhasa. Flights from Chengdu to Lhasa run several times a day and take about 2.5 hours. There are daily flights to Lhasa from Beijing and takes about 4.5 hours. The direct flights to Lhasa from Shanghai will stop over at Xian or Chengdu and take about 6.5 hours to get to Lhasa. If I were you, I will choose to travel to Tibet from Chengdu by air. Because Chengdu is the closest gateway to Tibet from mainland China. And if time permits, you can experience the fantastic tour in Chengdu.  Traveling to Tibet via major cities of China, you need to have both the China Visa and Tibet Travel Permit. You can easily get the China Visa through the Chinese Embassy in your country. As for the Tibet Travel Permit, you should work with an organized travel agency in Lhasa to apply it.

Flights to Tibet from Shanghai

Flights Code Dep. Arr. Type Schedule
MU2335 6:45 14:40 _ every day
TV9882 16:45 23:25 A330 every day
SC9882 16:45 23:25 A330 every day
ZH3982 16:45 23:25 A330 every day
CA3966 16:45 23:25 A330 every day
Flights to Tibet from Beijing

 

Flights Code Dep. Arr. Type Frequency
CA4125 7:35 12:05 A319 every day
ZH4125 7:35 12:05 A319 every day
CA4112 8:15 14:55 A319 every day
TV6290 8:15 14:55 A330 every day
SC9816 14:40 19:05 A330 every day
TV9816 14:40 19:05 A330 every day
ZH3916 14:40 19:05 A330 every day
CA3922 14:40 19:05 A330 every day