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Kunming to Lhasa Flights

  • by Liffity
  • Last Updated: 2022-09-26

Situated in southwest China, Yunnan is a hot tourist destination with abundant natural resources. Every year, thousands of travelers from home and abroad go there for the purpose of exploring its beauty. Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan, is one of the most popular tourist destinations. The weather in Kunming is fine and comfortable, neither chilly in winter nor sweltering in summer. That's why Kunming is also known as "Spring City" in China. In recent years, with the development of transportation, more and more travelers get to Tibet from Kunming in multiple ways, including by air, by land, or by train. Among the numerous ways to Tibet, taking a flight to Tibet from Kunming is the fastest and most convenient way.

At present, there are two direct flights available from Kunming Changshui International Airport to Lhasa Gonggar Airport; and another three direct flights from Lhasa to Kunming. With non-stop and stopover flights operated by Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Tibet Airlines, getting to Tibet from Kunming saves a lot of time than in the past.

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

Among the two direct flights, the non-stop flight from Kunming to Lhasa only takes less than three hours to arrive in Lhasa, covering a distance of 1,963 km. While the flight with a stopover takes about 4h. Travelers board the flight at Kunming Changshui International Airport and land at Lhasa Gongga Airport. Because of the big difference in the high altitude between Kunming and Lhasa, you’d better have a good rest when arriving in Lhasa. Here are some details about flights between Kunming and Lhasa.

Kunming to Lhasa Flight Schedule

Flight No. Departure---Arrival Duration Frequency Aircraft Type Price
3U8817

08:35---12:35

45min layover in Lijiang

4h Every Day Airbus A319 USD315
Economy Class
MU9737
15:10---18:00 2h 50m Every Day Boeing 737 USD315
Economy Class

Lhasa to Kunming Flight Schedule

Flight No. Departure---Arrival Duration Frequency Aircraft Type Price
3U8818
13:20---16:55
45min layover in Lijiang
3h 35m Every Day Airbus A319 USD315
Economy Class
TV9863
13:20---15:50 2h 30m Every Day Airbus A319 USD315
Economy Class
MU9738
14:20---16:50 2h 30m Every Day Boeing 737 USD315
Economy Class

When you arrive in Lhasa, your tour guide will drive you to your hotel immediately. The next day, you will start your dreamy Tibet tour. There are a great number of attractions that are worthy of being recommended to you, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Mt Everest, Namtso Lake, Mt. Kailash, etc.

The landmark of Lhasa, the Potala Palace.
Grand Potala Palace

Tips:

The flight schedule varies from time to time based on the tour season, climate, etc. Please feel free to confirm your flight with us.

Prepare Tibet Travel Permit in advance before boarding the flight. Great Tibet Tour can help you apply for Tibet Travel Permit and book an air ticket at the best price.

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