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Beijing to Lhasa Flight

  • by Liffity
  • Last Updated: 2024-07-13

As the capital and international metropolis, Beijing has many flights to and from overseas countries and domestic cities, including Lhasa. Therefore, for foreign tourists planning to travel to Tibet, you can go directly to Beijing from your country and then fly to Lhasa without complicated transit. And taking a flight to Lhasa is the fastest way to get to Tibet from Beijing.

Why Take Beijing to Lhasa Flight?

Beijing itself is a tourist destination with a long history and profound cultural heritage. Before flying to Tibet, you can explore Beijing for one or two days. The ancient city is the home of the splendid Forbidden City, the marvelous Temple of Heaven, and the elegant Summer Palace. If you plan to spend more days in this attractive city, you can hike the Great Wall and stroll in mazy Hutongs.

Beijing to Lhasa Flight Brief Info and Schedule

Air route from Beijing to Lhasa.

  • Flying Distance:1,867 miles (3,004 km)
  • Duration:4-5 hours(direct)
  • Major Airlines: Air China & Tibet Airlines
  • Frequency: Around 2 direct flights per day
  • Altitude:43.5m(Beijing)- 3,650m(Lhasa)
  • Ticket Price:3,265CNY(480USD)
  • Airports: Beijing Capital International Airport(PEK) – Lhasa Gonggar International Airport (LXA)

At present, there are three direct flights for travelers. The aerial distance from Beijing to Lhasa is about 1,867 miles. The average cost is about USD478, and it's subject to change.

Beijing to Lhasa Flight Schedule

Flight No. Departure---Arrival Duration Frequency Aircraft Type Price


4h 20m Every Day Airbus A330 USD478
Economy Class
12:35--- 16:50 4h 15m Every Day Airbus A330 USD478
Economy Class
14:55---19:10 4h 15m Every Day Airbus A330 USD478
Economy Class

Lhasa to Beijing Flight Schedule

Flight No. Departure---Arrival Duration Frequency Aircraft Type Price
09:50 ---13:35 3h 45m Every Day Airbus A330 USD478
Economy Class
13:10 -- 17:10 4h Every Day Airbus A330 USD478
Economy Class
17:55 -- 21:55 4h Every Day Airbus A330 USD478
Economy Class

Please note:

1. Due to climate and seasonal changes, the schedule above is for reference only. You can ask our travel consultant for detailed airfare and schedule.

2. Before checking in, please make sure you have obtained the Tibet Travel Permit. Otherwise, you will be prohibited from boarding. We can provide you with the best quality services, including flight ticket booking, permit application and Tibet travel arrangements.

Necessary Documents

Besides your passport and China Visa, you will need a Tibet Travel Permit which is mandatory for all foreign travelers to Tibet because you need to present a Tibet Travel Permit when boarding a plane to the Tibet Autonomous Region. The only way to get such a permit is to book with a local Tibet Travel Agency. The processing of this permit application usually takes around 10 to 30 working days, according to your destinations in Tibet.

How to Get to Beijing Capital International Airport?

Beijing Capital International Airport is available to travelers who get to Lhasa from Beijing. But how do you get to Beijing Capital International Airport? Commonly, there are two main ways for travelers to reach the airport. The first way is to drive through the Airport Expressway. The second way is to take the Beijing Subway Airport Express. Get off at the Third Terminal(T3), and you will arrive at the airport which is located in the Shunyi District. Beijing Capital Airport has three terminals in total. Only the T3 provides flights from Beijing to Lhasa for tourists. If you enter the wrong terminal, no worries, you can take a shuttle bus to the T3, which is free for passengers.

Tibet Travel Advice

After arriving in Lhasa, you're advised to have a good rest, drink enough water and don't take a bath on the first arrival day. It takes time to adapt yourself to the altitude.

Stepping on the holy land, you can explore the ancient Lhasa city. With 1,300 years of history, Lhasa is home to the famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street. In the suburb of Lhasa, you could pay a visit to the world's largest Buddhist college - Drepung Monastery and the most beautiful monastery - Sera Monastery.

Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery, the largest Buddhist college in Tibet

For adventurous travelers, Mount Everest is the dream tourist destination. You can trek to the Everest Base Camp, or travel to the destination by our comfortable vehicle. After a night's stay at the base camp, you can watch the amazing sunrise of the golden Everest peak.

Rongbuk Monastery
Best shot position to see Mt.Everest - from Rongbuk Monastery

The “center of the world”, Mount Kailash, is another attractive site. If you plan a Mount Kailash trip, you can do kora with pilgrims around the sacred mountain, visit beautiful monasteries and enjoy the crystal holy Lake Manasarovar. You will get inspired by this journey.

Every year, lots of international travelers visit Mt.Kailash

Besides those famous scenic sites, there are many other amazing places waiting for your exploration. With more than ten years of experience in running tours in Tibet, Great Tibet Tour knows this land completely. Please contact us, we will help you to select the most suitable itinerary, and guarantee your Tibet Travel Permit as well as flight tickets.

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Typically Asked Questions from Our Clients

Asked by Volk***

We are visiting Beijing and would like to do a trip to Lhaza on 2024/08/09- the date is still flexible since we did not yet book a flight. Can you guide us what are the best options incl. flights from Beijing.

Answered by Beatrice

Dear Volk***,

We can arrange your Tibet trip, as well as the flight from Beijing to Lhasa. August is the super peak tourist season in China. Right now, the flight ticket from Beijing to Lhasa shows the full price, at USD488p.p. I suggest you take a train from Beijing to Lhasa, or fly from Beijing to Xining, then take a train to Lhasa.

Asked by Jorg***

Hi there, we are a couple from Portugal. We are planning a trip to Tibet for a 4 days tour on August 2019. We plan to do the flights Beijing-Lhasa-Xian-Shangai.
Best regards,
Jorge Andre

Answered by Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to do the 4 Days Tibet Tour. We have 4 Days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour. May I know when would you like to do this tour? We can open a new group tour to match your departure date for you if you book the tour with us 3 months in advance. 

We can purchase the flight ticket for you.