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Chongqing to Lhasa Flight

  • by Eric
  • Last Updated: 2023-09-10

Located on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, Chongqing is one of the four municipalities in China. With the famous scenic spot - Three Gorges, Chongqing is deserving of a visit before your Tibet trip.

Besides, Chongqing is an important transportation hub itself. Chongqing is well-connected with several international cities and most major cities in China. It is also one of the main flight hubs for travelers traveling to Tibet. Because of the short flight distance of 1,489 kilometers from Chongqing to Lhasa, a lot of tourists choose Chongqing as the departure city to Lhasa.

Facts About Chongqing-Lhasa Flight

Air route from Chongqing to Lhasa.
Air Route from Chongqing to Lhasa (Click to view a bigger image)
  • Distance: 1,489 kilometers (925 miles)
  • Flight Duration of Direct Flight: 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Frequency: more than 10 flights per day
  • Major Airlines: West Air, Tibet Airlines, Air China, Sichuan Airlines, China Southern Airlines
  • Ticket Average Price: 2,890 CNY (economy)
  • Airport Name and IATA Codes: Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport(CKG), Lhasa Gonggar International Airport (LXA)
  • Altitude Difference: Chongqing—400 meters above sea level; Lhasa—3,650 meters above sea level

Chongqing to Tibet Flight Info and Schedule

There are more than ten direct flights to Tibet from Chongqing every day, mainly operated by Tibet Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, West Air, Air China, etc. Travelers can choose to fly to Lhasa Gonggar International Airport(LXA), Nyingchi Mainling Airport(LZY), or Qamdo Bangda Airport(BPX) as a destination. Besides, flying to Tibet from Chongqing is a short flying distance compared with flights to Tibet from Shanghai, Beijing, etc., which only take around 3 hours on average. Here are some major flights.

Chongqing to Lhasa Flight Schedule

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

3U8633
06:35--09:25 2h 45m Every Day Airbus A319 USD396
Economy Class

3U8635
09:05--12:00 2h 55m Every Day Airbus A319 USD396
Economy Class

MD8411
11:00--13:50 2h 50m Every Day Boeing 737 USD295
Economy Class

PN6391
12:05---14:50 2h 45m Every Day Airbus A319 USD396
Economy Class

PN6391
13:25---16:15 2h 50m Every Day Airbus A319 USD396
Economy Class

CA4420
14:20---17:10 2h 50m Every Day Airbus A319 USD396
Economy Class

TV9813
18:20--21:00 2h 50m Every Day Airbus A319 USD396
Economy Class

Lhasa to Chongqing Flight Schedule

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

PN6278
09:40--12:20 2h 40m Every Other Day Airbus A319 USD324
Economy Class

CA4419
10:35--12:55 2h 20m Every Day Airbus A330 USD324
Economy Class

MU4992
14:40--17:25 2h 45m Every Other Day Boeing 737 USD295
Economy Class

CZ9050
16:35---19:00 2h 25m Every Other Day Airbus A319 USD324
Economy Class

PN6272
17:15---19:55 2h 40m Every Day Airbus A319 USD324
Economy Class

CZ2656
18:00---20:30 2h 30m Every Day Airbus A319 USD324
Economy Class

Chongqing Jiangbei Airport

Chongqing Jiangbei Airport

Chongqing Jiangbei Airport is one of the busiest airports in China, located in the town of Yubei District, 19 kilometers away from downtown Chongqing. It is the third-largest aviation hub in southwest China. It is also a national airport, one of China’s top ten airports and the world’s top 100 airports. The airport aims to become a world-class business airport and Asia's leading hub.

International Flights to Chongqing

Tourists from the following locations can fly to/from Chongqing directly.

  1. Europe: London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Manchester, Munich, Milan
  2. Australia: Sydney, Auckland, Toronto
  3. North America: Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago
  4. East Asia: Tokyo, Seoul, Osaka, Busan
  5. Southeast Asia: Singapore, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur
  6. North Asia: Moscow
  7. Other regions: Hong Kong, Macao, Taipei, and Kaohsiung can reach Chongqing directly by flight.

Domestic Flights to Chongqing

Chongqing offers hundreds of domestic flight routes to other cities in China. Most of these flights use Terminal 2 of the Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, while some use Terminal 3. These flights include frequent non-stop flights to/from the major tourist destinations and regions of China.

  1. Northern Chinese cities of Xian, Dunhuang, Hohhot, Tianjin, Taiyuan, Harbin, and Xining.
  2. Eastern Chinese cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Guangzhou, and Nanjing.
  3. Southern Chinese cities of Sanya, Guilin, Kunming, Yichang, and Guiyang.
  4. Western Chinese cities of Lhasa, Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Daocheng, Kangding, Lijiang, Kunming, Nyingchin, Dali, and Shangri-La. Lastly, it also services flights to/from the middle regions of China like Wuhan, Changsha, Luoyang, Nanchang, and Hefei.v

Lhasa Gongga International Airport

Lhasa Gongga Airport

After 2.5 hours of air travel, you will arrive at the largest airport in Tibet called "Lhasa Gonggar International Airport" (LXA). It is located in Gonggar County, Shannan Prefecture. It is situated 11,710 ft above sea level. This airport is 62 kilometers from Lhasa downtown.

This airport is serviced only by one international flight from Kathmandu. During peak season, there are one or two daily direct flights that ply the Kathmandu-Lhasa air route. These flights are operated by Sichuan Airlines and Air China.

Being the most important airport in Tibet, the Lhasa Gonggar Airport caters to many domestic flights from other cities of China including Chengdu, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Kunming, Xining, Chongqing, Shangri-La, and many other domestic cities. Chengdu is one of these domestic cities that offers direct flights to Lhasa.

>>See more about Lhasa airport

FAQs About Chongqing-Lhasa Flight

How do I get to Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport?

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG) is 19 km away from downtown Chongqing. If you are coming from downtown Chongqing, it will take you less than an hour to reach the airport. You got several options to reach the airport:

First, you can either hail a taxi to the airport and spend around CNY50 or more on the taxi fare.

You can also go via Metro Lines 3 and 10 both have airport stations. You can find the entrance of Line 3 at the parking lot of the airport and along the T2B Terminal and Passengers Service Area C. This Line is open from 6:30 am to 10:30 in the evening. On the other hand, you can find the entrance and exit of Line 10 at Terminal 2. Metro Line 10 operates from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm if you are coming from the airport.

Lastly, you can ride one of the long-distance buses that ply the airport-downtown route.

How long does it take to reach Lhasa from Chongqing?

Lhasa is about 947 miles or 1,525 kilometers from Chongqing. Thus, it will usually take 2 hours and 17 minutes to complete a flight from Chongqing to Lhasa. The Lhasa-Chongqing flight is definitely one of the fastest and most convenient flight options you can have from any inland city in China.

Where is JKG airport located?

Chongqing has around three civil airports in operation, and the busiest among the three is the Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. It is the 8th busiest airport in China and it is located some 19 kilometers from downtown Chongqing. Its exact location is in Chongqing's Yubei District. It handles around 41,595, 887 passengers per year.

What documents do I need to have the Chongqing-Lhasa flight hassle-free?

There are basically three important documents that you should have to make this trip a hassle-free trip, namely: Tibet Travel Permit, your valid Passport, and your Chinese Visa. Please note your passport should be valid and updated. As a local Tibet travel agency, Great Tibet Tour can help you handle all the necessary permits.

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