Flights to Tibet from UK
- by Caroline
- Last Updated: 2023-01-27
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' dream Tibet tours during the past 18 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 on 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
From London Heathrow International Airport to China.
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., that offer transit flights to Beijing, Chengdu, and Guangzhou via Moscow, Warsaw, and Amsterdam. The price is relatively lower than direct lines while it takes 18-30 hours.
From London Gatwick Airport to China
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, and China Eastern Airlines offer transit flights from London Gatwick Airport to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong via Moscow, Chongqing, Taipei, etc.
From London Heathrow International Airport to Kathmandu, Nepal.
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.
Kunming to Lhasa Flights
Kunming to Lhasa flight covers a distance of 1,963km and takes about 2hrs and 50mins. USD315 for the economic class. Check for more details and tips.
Shanghai to Lhasa Flights
Shanghai to Lhasa flight covers a distance of 2,944km and takes about 7/9 hrs with a stopover in Xián/Chengdu. USD480 p.p. for the economic class.
Hongkong to Lhasa Flights
There’s no direct flight between Hongkong and Lhasa. If you want to travel to Tibet, please take connecting flights via Chengdu, Chongqing, etc.
Flights to Tibet from Dubai
The faster way to travel from Dubai to Tibet is to fly to Guangzhou and then to Lhasa. Fly from Dubai to Kathmandu/New Delhi and then to Lhasa is also popular.
Flights to Tibet from Bangkok
Taking flights to Tibet from Bangkok is time-saving and comfortable. Check the detailed flight info and choose your suitable one.
Best Tibet Airlines
Major Airlines to Tibet provide the best and most professional aviation services including Air China, Sichuan Airlines, Tibet Airlines, etc.
Flights To Tibet from India
There are currently no direct flights from India to Tibet. You can fly to Lhasa via Kathmandu or via major cities in mainland China.
Flights to Tibet from Singapore
There are two viable routes to Tibet from Singapore. You can either reach Tibet via mainland China or reach Tibet via Kathmandu, Nepal.
Flights to Tibet from US
There is no direct flight from the USA to Tibet. You have to transfer from Chinese cities like Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, etc., or Nepali city Kathmandu.
Flights to Tibet from Japan
Recommend you take a flight from Tokyo or Osaka to Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, etc. then take a flight or train to Tibet. There're multiple options.
Dublin to Lhasa Flights
Dublin is 7,869 kilometers away from Tibet. Generally, you can travel to Tibet via mainland China or via Kathmandu, Nepal. The fastest way takes 23hrs.
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