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Chengdu to Nyingchi Flights

  • by Liffity
  • Last Updated: 2024-03-15

Nyingchi is a place with beautiful scenery and culture. It's situated at the lowest altitude in Tibet but has some enthralling natural resources like dense forests and booming peach flowers for tourists. The literal meaning of Nyingchi is "The Throne Of The Sun," and that is exactly what the place is like. Let us see how you can travel to this dream place from Chengdu.

Important Facts About The Flight From Chengdu to Nyingchi

  • The distance is about 1,700 kilometers, which can be covered in a matter of 2 hours and around 1 hour and 50 minutes when traveling from Nyingchi to Chengdu.
  • Both Chengdu Shuang Liu International Airport (CTU) and Chengdu Tianfu International Airport(TFU) have direct flights to Nyingchi Mainling Airport(LZY).
  • There are many connecting flights to Nyingchi as well.
Air route from Chengdu to Nyingchi.
Air route from Chengdu to Nyingchi.

Travel By Air

There are more than ten flights between Chengdu and Nyingchi on a daily basis during the peak season. Here is the detailed flight schedule.

Chengdu to Nyingchi Flight Schedule

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

2h Every Day Airbus A319 USD210
Economy Class

1h 55m Every Other Day Airbus A319 USD210
Economy Class




2h Every Other Day Airbus A319


Economy Class

1h 55m Every Other Day Airbus A319 USD210
Economy Class

Nyingchi to Chengdu Flight Schedule

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

1h 55m Every Day Airbus A319 USD210
Economy Class

2h Every Day Airbus A319 USD210
Economy Class

2h 10m Every Day Airbus A319 USD210
Economy Class

2h Every Day Airbus A319 USD210
Economy Class

Please note:

The flight details and fares are subject to change as there can be a lot of alterations due to climate and seasonal changes.
You should have the Tibet Travel Permit before checking in at the airport. You will not be allowed to travel if you do not have a travel permit for Tibet.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Travel To Nyingchi

Why Should I Enter Tibet via Nyingchi?

Nyingchi is somewhere you can't miss out in Tibet. The place is crowned as the “Switzerland in the East”. There're lots of tourist attractions deserving your visits in Nyingchi such as Draksum-tso Lake, Lulang forest, Shuba Ancient fort, Niyang River, etc. Moreover, if you are traveling to Tibet, it's better to take the route through Nyingchi due to the lower altitude, which enables you to adapt to the altitude change in a better way. Nyingchi, with the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River, is the lowest region in Tibet.

When Should I Travel To Nyingchi by Air?

Even though the weather in Nyingchi is beautiful and pleasant, the best time to visit it is from April to October. But try to avoid the Labor Holiday at the beginning of May and the National Holiday in early October which makes Nyingchi crowded by many tourists.

Is Tibet Permit a Must Before Taking A Flight From Chengdu?

Yes. If you fly to Tibet from anywhere in China, you must present your Tibet Travel Permit before boarding. Currently, individual travelers are not allowed to apply for this permit by themselves. Instead, you must book a Tibet tour through a legit Tibet Travel agency in advance. It usually takes 10 to 20 working days to obtain your Tibet Permit. And your Travel Agency needs a few days to express this file to your hotel in China.

How Far is it from Nyingchi Airport to Bayi Town?

The airport is situated in the valley of Yarlung Zangbi River. It is around 50 kilometers away from Bayi town in the city. The airport is the lowest airport in Tibet, being at a level of 2,949m above sea level. However, the highway that runs through the city from the airport is an amazing drive. It is a stretch of around 45km. You can easily take a Taxi or even the Shuttle Bus that is available between the Nyingchi Airport and Bayi town.

How to Get to Nyingchi from Lhasa?

The transportation between Nyingchi and Lhasa is very smooth. The roads are in great condition except for a small portion which is prone to landslides. The total distance from Nyingchi to Lhasa is around 410 kilometers. Along the way, you will see beautiful natural scenery of the Niyang River Valley along the way, the virgin forest under the snow peak and the pastures, dotted with cattle and sheep in between, the unique Tibetan-style villages, etc. You can also take a high-speed train from Lhasa to Nyingchi, and see characteristic scenery of the plateau. The journey in itself is an amazing one.

How to Reach Chengdu from My Country?

Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province. It's the most important gateway city of southwest China and the fifth-ranked air harbor city in the country. The city can be easily reached from multiple international destinations as many flights operate on a daily basis.

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