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Hongkong to Lhasa Flights

The most convenient and fastest way from Hongkong to Lhasa is by flight. You are suggested to take connecting flights with a stopover in Chengdu as Chengdu is the nearest major traffic hub to Lhasa. There are a few flights each day from Hongkong to Chengdu and it only takes 3 hours. And there are up to 12 flights from Chengdu to Lhasa in a day. So you select the most suitable flight according to your preference. It only takes 2 hours 30 minutes from Chengdu to Lhasa. By the way, you can also arrange a Chengdu trip for yourself if you are interested in seeing lovely pandas.

Besides Chengdu, you can also take connecting flights via Chongqing or Xián.

Why Travel from Hong Kong to Lhasa?

Being famous as “Pearl of the Orient”, Hong Kong is a fascinating and energetic modern city in China. With yummy snacks, delicate cuisines, international shopping malls, colonial heritage, and classic Chinese culture, Hong Kong is a unique city differing from other cities in China. Besides, Hong Kong is also a hub both for international and domestic China. There are numerous flights every day from Hong Kong to major cities in China, such as Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, etc. Tourists from all over the world can easily fly to Hong Kong from their home countries, such as America, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Norway, etc.

In addition, Hong Kong is a city with its own charm. After a long time of international flight to Hong Kong, travelers can have a good rest there. If you prefer to spend some time in Hong Kong, you can visit the Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, saunter along with the night market at Kowloon’s Temple Street, have a view on the top of Victoria Peak, tour Po Lin Monastery where houses a 34-meter-high statue of Buddha.

Air route from Hongkong to Lhasa
Air Route from Hongkong to Lhasa (Click to view a bigger image)

What Documents Needed?

For Hong Kong citizens as well as foreign travelers, a tour to Tibet is a lifetime opportunity to experience a totally different landscape and culture. Unlike travelers from other counties, Hong Kong citizens don't need a Tibet Travel Permit to enter Tibet. You just need to take your Chinese SAR passport and Home Return Permit.

What's more, Hong Kong is visa-free for most countries in the world. However, a Chinese Visa and a Tibet Travel Permit are still needed to enter Tibet for foreign travelers.

Hong Kong to Lhasa Flight Schedule

Lhasa locates 2,423km away from Hong Kong, but there’s no direct flight between the two cities. Tourists who want to travel to Tibet from Hong Kong have to fly to Chengdu, Chongqing or Xián first.

Here is the recommended connecting flight from Hong Kong to Lhasa:

Flight No. Departure -- Arrival Duration Frequency Plane Full Price
Cathay Pacific Airways
CX986

TV9823
10:00-12:40
Hongkong

stopover
Chengdu
(20h 20m)
09:00-11:00
Lhasa
25h 10m Not Fixed Airbus 319 USD336

Here is the recommended connecting flight from Lhasa to Hong Kong:

Flight No. Departure -- Arrival Duration Frequency Plane Full Price
TV9881

​Cathay Pacific Airways

CX987
09:25-11:25
Lhasa

stopover
Chengdu
(2h 30m)
13:55-16:55
HongKong
7h 30m Not Fixed Airbus A330-300 USD506

After your arrival, you are suggested to spend some days in and around Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. You can’t miss the splendid Potala Palace, the holy Jokhang Temple, and the busy Barkhor Street. To extend your tour, you can travel to Shigatse, Mt. Everest, Namtso, Mt. Kailash and other famous scenic sites.

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