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Kangding to Lhasa Flight


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

Kangding to Lhasa Flight

Kangding Lhasa Flight Brief Facts

It is less known that Kangding, the capital city of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in western Sichuan, has a daily flight and several connecting flights to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Due to its remote location, there has been only a few travelers have chosen Kangding to Lhasa flight. But as the connecting between Kham and Tibet becoming more and more frequent, there are more and more people know about the air line and take flight to Lhasa from Kangding directly.

Distance: about 652miles (1050km)

Flying Duration: less 2 hours

Major Airlines: Lucky Air, China Eastern Airlines

Frequency: around 5 flights per day

Flight Type: direct flights + connecting flights

Ticket Full Price: 1450 CNY (economy class)

Airports: Kangding Airport(KGT) - Lhasa Gonggar Airport(LXA)

 

Kangding Lhasa Flights Schedules, Airlines and Fares

Currently there are 2~5 flights operating between Kangding and Lhasa every day - 2 direct flights plus several other connecting flights. The direct flight takes only about 2 hours to get to Lhasa from Kangding. Please note that the flight schedules will be cut down during winter and spring seasons.

Kangding to Lhasa Flights Timetable

Every day, there is a daily flight departing from Kangding Airport at around 10:25am, and gets to Lhasa Gonggar Airport at around 12:25, operated by the Lucky Air. There are also some connecting flights for travelers to take which have to make a stopover at Chengdu. Check out the following latest updated Kangding to Lhasa flights schedules:

Flight No. Departure--Arrival Duration Frequency Plane Ticket
10:25
Kangding Airport
 
12:25
Gonggar Airport
2h SMTWTFS Boeing 737
1446 ¥
Economy Class
12:05
Kangding Airport
 
transfer
Chengdu
21:20
Gonggar Airport
9h 15m SM - W - F - Airbus A319

Airbus A330
/
Economy Class
12:05
Kangding Airport
 
transfer
Chengdu
20:40
Gonggar Airport
8h 35m S - - W - F - Airbus A319

Airbus A319
/
Economy Class
15:55
Kangding Airport
 
transfer
Chengdu
21:20
Gonggar Airport
5h 25m SM - W - F - Boeing 737

Airbus A330
/
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

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 is required to board the plane.

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 re-sellers. 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 usually gets 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 Kangding, where can I also take a flight to Tibet?

Apart from Kangding, you can also fly to Tibet from Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xining, Chongqing, Kunming, Shangri-la, Mianyang, 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 a Group Visa, Tibet Travel Permit and Tibet Border Pass.

6. What else airport 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 Kangding with a child aging at 10 and the full price for the economy class is 1450 CNY, the ticket fare for the child is 1725 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.

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