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How to Book Flight Tickets to Tibet?

Updated: Jan 31

You wanna go to Tibet but you're having trouble buying flight tickets? You've checked Trip.com and can't find ANY flight available? You're like WTF! 


No worry!! Here is a complete guide to help you with all this: 

  1. Cities you can fly from

  2. Airlines you can fly with

  3. Where to buy the tickets

  4. Book through a flight agent

  5. Do I need the permit to book flights to Tibet?

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Ready for Takeoff! Your Journey Ahead to Tibet

1. CITIES YOU CAN FLY FROM 

Airport: Lhasa Gonggar Airport 贡嘎机场 

Airport code: LXA or IATA 

A map of China highlighting cities with direct flights to Tibet's Lhasa Gonggar Airport.
Flight Routes to Tibet

Here are the major cities in China that have a direct flight to Lhasa: - Beijing (4h30)

- Chengdu (2h25) 

- Xian (3h20)

- Xining (2h30)

- Kunming (3h)

- Chongqing (2h55) 

- Shangri-La (2h)

- Shanghai (1 stop-over; 7-8hrs)

- Guangzhou (1 stop-over; 6hrs)



2. AIRLINES YOU CAN FLY WITH

Here are the main airlines you can fly with:

- Air China (CA)

- China Eastern (MU)

- China Southern Airlines (CZ)

- Juneyao Airlines (HO)

- Shenzhen Airlines (ZH)

- Shandong Airlines (SC)

- Sichuan Airlines (3U)

- Tibet Airlines (TV)



3. WHERE TO BUY THE TICKETS? 

⛔ ⚠️Trip.com (English version) 

Flights to Tibet are not displayed because Ctrip doesn't sell flights to Tibet to foreigners.

⛔ ⚠️Ctrip.cn (Chinese version)  

Flights are displayed but only Chinese ID holders can buy the tickets. Foreigners cannot buy tickets to Tibet on Ctrip.cn platform


✅ Expedia.com

or Directly with the airline! 

✅ China Eastern: 95530 > phone number for booking

✅ Air China: 95583 > phone number for booking



4. BOOKING THROUGH FLIGHT AGENT


If you book your Tibet trip with us, we can recommend a flight agent who can book the air tickets for you, hustle free!



5. DO I NEED THE PERMIT TO BOOK A FLIGHT TO TIBET?


No, you do not need the permit to book your flight tickets to Tibet. However, some people booking flights to Tibet on their own can experience difficulties as certain airlines might mention the permit. If you encounter this kind of issue, we would recommend letting a flight agent take care of the booking for you.



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