With the development of the transportation, more and more vehicles are available for travelers who want to travel to Tibet, such as train, airplane, bike, etc. Among the multiple means of transportation, taking flights to Tibet is the most convenient way. Although the price of the airplane ticket is not cheap, taking flights can save a lot of time. If you come from United States, Singapore, UK, Australia, Canada, India, Hong Kong, etc, you need to arrive in Kathmandu or mainlands of China firstly, then transfer another flight to Tibet.
The first entrance is in Kathmandu - the capital city of Nepal. You can take the direct flight to Lhasa - the capital city of Tibet from Kathmandu. The number of the daily flight flying from Kathmandu to Lhasa is about one or two. No matter you are from USA, UK, Canada, Spain, or any other countries in the world, you have to enter Tibet from Kathmandu or the rest part of China. It takes about 1 hour to reach Lhasa from Kathmandu by airplane. If the weather permits, you can see the summit of Mt Everest outside of the window.
The second entrance is in China. There are more than 18 cities for travelers to travel to Tibet from mainlands of China by air, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xian, Kunming, Shangri-La, Xining, Nanjing, Xiamen, etc. In some major cities like Chengdu, Beijing, and Xian, the number of daily flights ranges from 6 to 17. Chengdu, the gateway city of Southwest of China, the daily flights to Tibet are the most, which is 12-17 every day from May to October. Beijing, Chongqing, Xi’an, and Kunming come next.
Although the number of flights is plenty, travelers still need to book the air ticket in advance. Because the supply of the air ticket to Tibet always fails to meet the demand in the peak season.