Flights to Tibet from UK
- by Caroline
- Last Updated: 2021-03-26
Are you British? Are you a British who longs for a Tibet holiday? Are you happening to search for flights from the UK to Tibet? Congratulations! You are about to get what you want soon!
As an experienced Tibet tour operator, we arranged thousands of international travelers a dreaming Tibet tour during the past 12 years, many of which are guests from the UK. The first question they need to figure out is how to fly to Tibet from the UK. Thus, we sorted out the information of flights to Tibet from the United Kingdom for your reference. Hope to help you find a suitable solution to turn your Tibet tour plan into reality.
No. 1. There is no direct airline to Tibet from the United Kingdom.
The only direct international flight to Tibet is from Kathmandu to Lhasa. So, as a British, you can only choose to fly to Kathmandu, Hong Kong, or gateway cities in mainland China. And then continue to fly to Tibet.
No. 2. Flights to Tibet from the UK.
Non-stop flights from London Heathrow International Airport to China
London --- Beijing, China Airline, Virgin Atlantic Airways, 9-10 hours, USD285-420 for economy class.
London --- Shanghai, China Airline, Virgin Atlantic Airways, China Eastern Airlines, British Airways, 11-12 hours, USD550-1100 for economy class.
London --- Guangzhou, China Southern Airlines, 11-12 hours, USD1100-1250
London --- Hong Kong, Virgin Atlantic Airways, British Airways, 11-12 hours, USD700-750
There are also many airlines such as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Aeroflot-Russian Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, West Air Co. Ltd. Etc. offer transit flights to Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou via Moscow, Warsaw, Amsterdam. The price is relatively lower than direct lines while it takes 18-30 hours.
The only non-stop flight from London Gatwick Airport to China, as well as the best and cheapest plan from the UK to Tibet, is flying to Chongqing.
London Gatwick Airport – Chongqing, Tianjin Airlines, 11-12 hours, USD430-620
Chongqing – Lhasa, Air China, Sichuan Airlines, 2-3 hours, USD300-350
Aeroflot-Russian Airlines, Capital Airlines, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines offers transit flights from London Gatwick Airport to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong via Moscow, Chongqing, Taipei, etc.
There are no direct flights to Kathmandu from the British. Air India or Oman Air offer transit flights from London to Kathmandu via Delhi, Muscat, or Abu Dhabi. It takes about 19-35 hours and costs USD500-600 for economy class.
Then, flying to Lhasa from Kathmandu only takes one hour and 40 minutes, offered by Sichuan Airline, USD800-1000. Yes, it is a little bit expensive because air tickets from Kathmandu to Lhasa are always in high demand.
Tips: When you get to mainland China, the next step is to take a flight or train to Tibet. Just make sure you get the original Tibet Travel Permit before boarding the domestic flights. For boarding the train, the copies of the Tibet Travel Permit are enough unless you start from Chongqing, Xi’an or Lanzhou.
Chongqing to Lhasa Flight
Check the guides about booking flight tickets from Chongqing to Tibet, including the flight schedules, ticket price, airport info, transportation, required documents, and so on.
Flights to Tibet from Singapore
Taking a flight to Tibet has become a popular way for Singaporeans who plan a trip to Tibet. The majority of tourists like to fly to mainland China, such as Chengdu, Chongqing, Beijing/Shanghai, Guangzhou or Kathmandu in Nepal and then transfer to Lhasa.
Flights To Tibet from India
If you are flying from India to Tibet, you are suggested to fly to Kathmandu then Lhasa. For cities without direct flights to Kathmandu, you can fly to Delhi first as most connecting flights to Kathmandu have a layover in Delhi. Alternatively, you can also fly from Delhi to Tibet via Major Chinese Cities.
Kathmandu to Lhasa Flight
Taking a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa is a good option as it's quick and convenient. You can choose direct flights from Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport(KTM) to Lhasa Gonggar Airport(LXA). Check the list of the flight schedules, price, required documents, duration, and so on.
Xi'an to Lhasa Flights
There are multiple direct flights from Xian to Lhasa and from Lhasa to Xian. It takes about 3hrs 20mins for direct flight from Xian to Lhasa. The ticket price is USD319 p.p.
Guangzhou to Lhasa Flight
There is only one direct flight operated by China South Airlines from Guangzhou to Lhasa, Tibet. The duration is about six hours including the one-hour-stopover in Chongqing. Here're also guides to travel from Shengzhen or Hongkong to Tibet via Guangzhou.
Chengdu to Lhasa Flight
There are many flights from Chengdu to Lhasa from 06:00-22:10, with a full price of USD305. This article gives a detailed introduction to Chengdu-Lhasa flight schedules, ticket fare, airport traffic, and precautions for entering Tibet by plane.
Hongkong to Lhasa Flights
There’s no direct flight between Hongkong and Lhasa. Tourists who want to travel to Tibet from Hong Kong have to take connecting flights via Chengdu, Chongqing, or Xián.
Kunming to Lhasa Flights
At present, there are five direct flights between Kunming and Lhasa operated by Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Tibet Airlines, including three nonstop flights and two flights with one stop in Lijiang. The ticket price is USD315.
Shanghai to Lhasa Flights
Shanghai to Lhasa flight is a convenient and time-saving way. At present, there're four direct daily flights between Shanghai and Lhasa. The travel duration is about 7 to 9 hours with a stopover in Xián or in Chengdu.The full air price is USD480 p.p. for the economic class.
How to Book Flights to Tibet? (the easiest way)
The easiest way to book a flight to Tibet is to entrust your travel agent to take care of everything for you. Therefore you don't need to face the problem of being required to present your Tibet Travel Permit for booking.
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