• by Liffity
  • Last Updated: 2020-02-25

Situated in the southwest of 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 overland, 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 four direct flights available from Kunming Changshui International Airport to Lhasa Gonggar Airport; and another four 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 the past.

Air route from Kunming to Lhasa.

Air Route from Kunming to Lhasa.

Among the four direct flights, the non-stop flight from Kunming to Lhasa only takes less than three hours to arrive in Lhasa. While the flight with a stopover takes about 4h 20min. Travelers board on the flight at Kunming Changshui International Airport, and land at Lhasa Gongga Airport in Lhasa. Because of the big difference of 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 Plane Price

3U8817

Sichuan Airlines

07:30-12:05

55min layover in Lijiang

4h 35m

Every Day Airbus A319

USD315

Economy Class

MU5939

China Eastern Airline

08:05-12:25

55min layover in Diqing

4h 20m Every Day Boeing 737

USD315

Economy Class

MU5827

China Eastern Airlines

13:45-16:30

Nonstop

2h 45m Every Day Boeing 737

USD315

Economy Class

Lhasa to Kunming Flight Schedule

Flight No. Departure-Arrival Duration Frequency Plane Price

3U8818

Sichuan Airlines

13:05-17:15

1hr layover in Lijiang

4h 10m

Every Day Airbus A319

USD315

Economy Class

MU5940

China Eastern Airlines

13:10-17:05

55min layover in Diqing

3h 55m Every Day Boeing 737

USD315

Economy Class

MU5828

China Eastern Airlines

17:40-20:20

Nonstop

2h 20m 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 which 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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