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Chongqing to Lhasa Flight

Chongqing Lhasa Flights - Route, Schedule, Fares, Permit, Ticket Booking 2020/2021

Chongqing to Lhasa Flight

Chongqing Lhasa Flight Brief Facts

There are 10 non-stop flights from Chongqing to Lhasa, usually with more discount than Chengdu to Lhasa Flights in peak tourist season. As an important aviation hub in southwestern China, Chongqing offers more than 200 air routes, including popular domestic routes to Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, etc. and international routes to Bangkok, London, LA and other worldwide cities.

Distance: 985miles (1585km)

Flying Duration: about 2h50mins

Major Airlines: Sichuan Airlines, Tibet Airlines

Frequency: around 10 flights per day

Flight Type: non-stop flights

Ticket Full Price: 1890 CNY (economy class)

Airports: Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG) – Lhasa Gonggar International Airport (LXA)


Chongqing Lhasa Flights Schedules, Airlines and Fares

Totally, Chongqing mainly connects Tibet with three airports in Lhasa, Nyingchi and Qamdo. Just choose the proper airport according to your tour arrangement. Currently, flying from Chongqing to Lhasa has more flights to choose and is cheaper than flying from Chongqing to Nyingchi or Qamdo. Once you want to start Tibet tour in Lhasa area, it’s quite convenient and economical.

There are basically 10 round-trip direct flights between Chongqing and Lhasa, mainly opened by Sichuan Airlines, Tibet Airlines, West Air and China Southern Airlines, which respectively have two flights every day. Still the Air China has one daily flight to Lhasa and Xiamen Airlines has one direct flight in every Mon. Wed. Fri. and Sat. Flights range from early morning to afternoon, even late evening every day.

Chongqing to Lhasa Flights Timetable

There are six flights departing from Chongqing to Lhasa in the morning and four in the afternoon. Please pay attention to flights dates, don’t miss anything important.

Flight No. Departure -- Arrival Duration Frequency Plane Ticket
Jiangbei International Airport T2A

Lhasa Gonggar Airport
3h SMTWTFS Airbus A319
1890 ¥
Economy Class
Jiangbei International Airport T2A

Lhasa Gonggar Airport
2h 40m SMTWTFS Airbus A319
1890 ¥
Economy Class
Jiangbei International Airport T2A

Lhasa Gonggar Airport
2h 45m -M-W-FS Boeing 737
1890 ¥
Economy Class
Jiangbei International Airport T2A

Lhasa Gonggar Airport
2h 50m SMTWTFS Airbus A319
1890 ¥
Economy Class
Jiangbei International Airport T2B

Lhasa Gonggar Airport
2h 45m SMTWTFS Airbus A319
1890 ¥
Economy Class
Jiangbei International Airport T2B

Lhasa Gonggar Airport
3h SMTWTFS Airbus A319
1890 ¥
Economy Class
Jiangbei International Airport T2A

Lhasa Gonggar Airport
3h 10m SMTWTFS Airbus A319
1890 ¥
Economy Class

Tibet Travel Permit and Flight Travel

A Tibet Travel Permit (Tibet Entry Permit) is the MUST-DOCUMENT to take a flight to Tibet. It is firstly needed to book flight from the airport or ticket agent. When you check in and check out the airports, the original Tibet Travel Permit also will be checked. (Note: if you take flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu, you only have to have the scanned copy of Tibet Travel Permit.) Please remember to duplicate at least 3 copies of Tibet Travel Permit because the permits are required for many occasions. The permit can only be issued in Tibet by the Tibet Tourism Bureau, and also can be only applied by travel agency behalf of travelers. It needs about 15~20 days to obtain the permit.

How to Apply for Tibet Travel Permit

1. Contact us to work out and confirm an itinerary in Tibet;

2. Send us the scanned copies of your passport, and provide an available address in China(hotel or local agency) to receive your permit;

3. We apply for the Tibet Travel Permit from Tibet Tourism Bureau in Lhasa;

4. Once the permit is issued, we will send the original permit to you by post.

>> Learn more detail about Tibet Travel Permit Application

Most Frequently Asked Questions about Chongqing Lhasa Flight

1. Why take flights to Lhasa from Chongqing?

Firstly, the airport in Chongqing offers 9 non-stop flights to Lhasa every day from early morning to the afternoon, ensuring a flexible choice for tourists who want to fly to Tibet. Compared with the train to Tibet from Chongqing, which takes more than 30 hours to Lhasa, the Chongqing to Lhasa flight only takes no more than 3 hours. In this way, tourists can save much time on touring Lhasa or Chongqing as they prefer. Secondly, as one of the four Municipalities in China, Chongqing is an important city providing connections with both popular domestic cites and major overseas destinations. The city itself is a famous resort city with scenic natural landscapes and profound cultural heritages.

2. Where is Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and how can I get there?

Among all the three civil airports in Chongqing city and its surrounding areas, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is the one that offers direct flights to Lhasa. As one of the eight major domestic hub airports and busiest airports in China, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is 19 kilometers away from the downtown area of Chongqing. It is also the fifth airport that carries out visa-free for 72-hour-transit.

There are several convenient ways for tourists to get to the airport from Chongqing city. Firstly, tourists can take the airport express to the airport. Seven express lines are provided to transfer tourists from different districts of Chongqing to the airport from early morning to late evening. The ticket fares of airport express are mostly 15 CNY. As a second choice, tourists can take Chongqing Rail Transit Line 10 or Chongqing Rail Transit Line 3 to directly reach Terminal 2 or Terminal 3 of the airport. If the time is limited, you can also take the taxi to the airport. Usually, it costs 50 to 100 CNY to the airport based on the distance.

3.How to get to my hotel after I arrived in Lhasa Airport?

Lhasa Gonggar Airport is about 65 kilometers southwest of Lhasa city, and there are several ways to get to the downtown. First, you can take the shuttle buses, which always wait right at the exit of the airport, and leave every 30 minutes until 21:30 at night. Upon arrival at the terminus, Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau on Niangre Road 1, you can take other buses to your hotel. Besides, if you miss the shuttle bus, you can also take a taxi. By this way, you can go anywhere you want in Lhasa city, while the price is much higher as you can possibly imagine.

As a better option, you can use our shuttle service between your hotel and the airport for free, as long as you book your Tibet tour with us. In this case, when you arrive in Lhasa, your tour guide will meet you at the exit and transfer you to the reserved hotel.

4. Are there flights to other Prefectures in Tibet from Chongqing?

If you want to start your Tibet tour in a relatively low-altitude region, then the Nyingchi prefecture is the perfect choice. Currently, there are two direct flights from Chongqing to Nyingchi each day. All flights leave early in the morning at around 6 am and it takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes for the flight journey. Praised as the “Eastern Switzerland” of China, Nyingchi is a fantastic land full of beautiful landscapes. The low altitude there is also good for tourists to acclimatize themselves to the high elevation of Tibet Plataea.

5. What are the necessary documents required to take Chongqing Lhasa flight?

All tourists from foreign countries should hand the passport, Chinese Visa and the original Tibet Travel Permit for the check, before boarding the flights to Tibet. The passport and Chinese Visa are the primary documents required for traveling to China from abroad. As for the Tibet Travel Permit, which is also called Tibet Visa, it is the required document for all foreign tourists to enter to Lhasa and travel around Tibet. To avoid the troublesome application procedure, we can help to obtain your Tibet travel permit on behalf of you, please feel free to contact us for details.

Useful Notes on Tibet Flight Travel

1. Necessary documents required to take a flight to/off Tibet

- Chinese visa is always needed no matter you are taking a flight or a train to Tibet. The office man in the airport will check your Chinese visa when your go to board the plane.

- The passport will be needed for many situations: booking flight ticket, checking in flight, checking in hotel, checking in the Border Station in Tibet, etc. Make sure your passport is valid and original.

- Original Tibet Travel Permit will be checked when you board your plane at the airports.

2. How to book flight ticket?

The flight ticket can be booked at online websites, such as Booking.com, Expedia, Ctrip, Qunar, etc. You can also buy the ticket from the airports in China or flight resellers. You are also welcomed to let us book your flight. We are always keeping up with the latest flight news and usually can book the ticket at a cheaper price. During summer and autumn, it is usually difficult to book the flights to Lhasa. While using our booking service, we will not only book the ticket, but also arrange a valuable tour package.

3. When is the best time to fly to Tibet?

Generally speaking, months from April to October are recommended for traveling in Tibet. Other months are usually very cold, and possibly have heavy snow, especially in regions like Mount Everest, Mount Kailash, Namtso Lake, etc. The flights schedules are also more frequent during April to October. During December to March, the airline companies will cut down the flight schedules, usually from daily weekly, even to none. But top cities like Chengdu and Xian still operate daily flights during the shoulder season. It is recommended to take the morning flight so that you can get to Lhasa before late afternoon, and have enough time to acclimatize yourself to the altitude and thin air in Lhasa. The morning flights also cut down the risk that your flights would be delayed or canceled.

4. Apart from Chongqing, where can I also take a flight to Tibet?

Apart from Chongqing, you can also fly to Tibet from Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Kunming, Shangri-La, etc.

5. International flights to Lhasa

So far, there is only one international air line connecting Lhasa: Kathmandu – Lhasa. During summer days, there are daily direct flights operated, sometimes two flights and sometimes just one flight. Only Air China and Sichuan Airlines are operating the Kathmandu - Lhasa flights. To take a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa, one will need a Group Visa, Tibet Travel Permit and Tibet Border Pass.

6. What else airports I can fly to except for Lhasa Gonggar International Airport?

Tibet has five airports in total. Besides Lhasa Gonggar Airport, you can also take a flight to Shigatse, Nyingchi, Ngari and Qamdo. But only certain cities in China operate flights to these smaller cities.

- Shigatse - there is daily flight flying between Chengdu and Shigatse each day. The airport name is Shigatse Peace Airport, which is about 46km from Shigatse city.

- Nyingchi - Chengdu usually offers 4 morning flights to Nyingchi Mainling Airport. While its neighboring city Chongqing also has 3 morning flights to Nyingchi each day. If you travel from Nyingchi to Lhasa, you are recommended to take a flight to Nyingchi firstly from Chengdu or Chongqing. It is also available to fly out Tibet directly from Nyingchi.

- Qamdo - Both Chongqing and Chengdu operate a daily flight to Qamdo in Tibet. But there are few travelers have chosen this line because Qamdo is not a popular tourist destination in Tibet.

- Ngari - Urumqi (capital of Xinjiang) offers a daily direct flight to Ngari with a stop at Kashgar on every Tuesday and Friday. Taking this flight, passengers need Military Permit and Border Pass as well as Tibet Travel Permit.

7. The regulation on the luggage allowance on the plane

Luggage Type First Class Business Class Economy Class Allowed Baggage Size
Allowed Carry-on Baggage 5kg * 2 pieces 5kg 5kg 55cm/20cm/40cm(L/B/H)
Allowed Free Checked-in Baggage 40kg 30kg 20kg 100cm/60cm/40cm(L/B/H)

8. Will my kids get a discounted flight ticket?

Kids aging 2 to 12 years old (including 12) will get a discount of 50% of the full price of the flight fare. If an adult take a flight to Lhasa from Shanghai with a child aging at 10 and the full price for the economy class is 1890 CNY, the ticket fare for the child is 945 CNY. The child also doesn’t have to pay for Airport Construction Fee while the adult has to. Infant under 2 years old only has to pay 10% of the full price, but the separate seat is not provided.

9. How do I collect (receive) the flight ticket?

Since most flight tickets are booked online, so firstly you will receive an e-ticket. You will change a paper ticket when you checking in your flight at a counter in the airport.