*Lhasa Gongga International Airport

 

Located in Gonggar County, Shannan Territory, Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa Gongga Airport is one of the world's highest civilian airports. The runway is 4,000 meters long and 45 meters wide. It’s built in strict accordance with ICAO Standard 4E, Boeing 747, Airbus and other large aircraft service standards. When you reach Exit, you will find many airport buses which can take you to Lhasa city.

                                                                           Popular Flights to Tibet 

 

 

Here are some popular gateway cities offering flights to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet as follows. You can find flight schedule updates and detailed directions on how to get to the local airport ticket.

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Chengdu to Lhasa

 

There are 14 direct flights from Chengdu to Lhasa every day. In this way, you can freely choose the flight depending on your schedule. 

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Xi'an to Lhasa

 

Xi'an has many direct international flights such as Australia, Russia, Malaysia, Japan etc.There are 7 flights from Xi’an to Lhasa every day, including 5 direct flights to Lhasa.

                                                 Tibet Airports

 

As you see, there are five airports in Tibet including Lhasa Gongga International Airport, Shigatse Peace Airport, Ali Kunsha Airport, Nyingchi Milin Airport, Chamdo Bangda Airport. Among them, Lhasa Gongga International Airport is the most import airport in Tibet. It is the only international airport that offers flights to 18 cities in China and Kathmandu. Most travelers will choose to fly to Lhasa Gongga International Airport. Besides, some of the travelers who want to travel to Nyingchi will fly to Nyingchi Milin Airport first.

 

                                                 Tibet Airports

 

As you see, there are five airports in Tibet including Lhasa Gongga International Airport, Shigatse Peace Airport, Ali Kunsha Airport, Nyingchi Milin Airport, Chamdo Bangda Airport. Among them, Lhasa Gongga International Airport is the most import airport in Tibet. It is the only international airport that offers flights to 18 cities in China and Kathmandu. Most travelers will choose to fly to Lhasa Gongga International Airport. Besides, some of the travelers who want to travel to Nyingchi will fly to Nyingchi Milin Airport first.

 

                    FAQ About Flights to Tibet 

 

1 Do I need a Tibet visa to book a flight ticket to Tibet?

 

- No, you don't need a Tibet visa when you book a flight ticket to Tibet. There are many websites for selling airline tickets, you can directly book the ticket through them or through your Tibet tour operator. But when you board the flight to Lhasa from a Chinese city or Kathmandu, you need to show your Tibet visa and other documents like Chinese visa, your passport.  By the way, you can get a Tibet visa through your Tibet tour operator before the tour starts, then they will mail it to your hotel in a Chinese city. If you fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, they will send you a copy of Tibet visa by email.

 

 

2 Will I suffer from altitude sickness when I choose to fly to Tibet?

 

- As Tibet is located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau with a very high altitude, most of the travelers who would like to travel to Tibet by plane for the first will ask this question. Actually, you don’t worry about it too much. You are suggested to start taking some medicine like Suoluomabao Capsules(known as Hongjingtian Capsule in Chinese) 24 hours before arriving in Tibet and continue taking it for at least 5 days at a higher altitude. After arriving in Lhasa(3,650 meters), many travelers may have a mild headache and other symptoms. However, these symptoms are usually relieved after 1 to 2 days in Lhasa.

 

3 Do I need to book all air tickets to Tibet and back home in advance?

 

- Yes, there is no doubt that you need to book all air tickets to Tibet and back home in advance. With the development of Tibet tourism, Tibet becomes a popular place to travel in the world. The demand for the market has been increasing, which makes the air tickets to Tibet very difficult to buy. So you are required to book it as soon as possible after confirming this Tibet tour. If you book a Tibet tour with us, we will help you book your all flights. Please feel free to contact us for flight information.