How to Go to Tibet from Beijing 2019

Beijing and Tibet transfer condition overviews

The straight distance from Beijing to Lhasa is about 3216km. Since Lhasa is the transportation center of Tibet, tourists usually get from Beijing to Lhasa by flight or train.

By flight

Taking flight is the fastest transfer between Beijing and Lhasa, which takes about 4 to 5 hours fly with a distance of 3004km. The Beijing Capital International Airport and Lhasa Gongga Airport serve several airline companies which provide non-stop flights and stop flights between Beijing and Lhasa. So far, there is no flight connecting Beijing with other airports in Tibet except Lhasa Gongga Airport.

Beijing Capital International Airport (BJS): Siwei Road,Capital Airport,Beijing,China, approximately 35km away from center of Beijing. You can get airport by subway, or use our private transfer service.

Shuangliu Gongga Airport (LXA): Jiazhulin Town, Gongga County, Lhasa, China, approximately 58km away from Potala Palace. You can get airport by airport bus, or use our private transfer service.

By train

There is daily train travel between Beijing and Lhasa with a distance of 3753km. There are hard seats, hard sleeper and soft sleeper seats. You are suggested to book the soft sleeper seats due to the long staying on the train. The highlight of train travel between Beijing and Tibet is the 110km long Qinghai Tibet Railway with breathtaking scenery along the railway.

Beijing West Trailway Station: Lianhua Chi East Road, Fengtai District, Beijing, China, about 10km from Tiananmen Square; Tel: 010-51824233, 010-51861381

Lhasa Railway Station: Liuwu Village, Deqing County, Lhasa City, 8km from Potala Palace; Tel: 0891 -6756221

How to go to Tibet from Beijing

Beijing to Lhasa Flights

There are many schedules of flight from Beijing to Lhasa, including two non-stop flights, several stop by flights and some connecting flights. Non-stop flights take about 4.5 hours from Beijing to Lhasa, while the stops by flights take about 6~7 hours and the connecting flights take more time and money.

So far there are two non-stop flights – CA4125 (07:40am-12:15pm) and TV3916 (12:35am-17:00pm). Chengdu and Xian usually are often used as stop by hub for some flights from Beijing to Lhasa, such as CA4112 and MU2102.

Following is the referring schedules of some recommended flights

Flight No.Dep/Arr TimeDurationStop by
CA4125 07:40 - 12:15 4 hrs 35 mins Non-stop
TV9816 12:35 - 17:00 4 hrs 25 mins Non-stop
MU2102 08:05 - 14:45 6 hrs 40 mins Xian
CA4112 09:00 - 15:10 6hrs 10 mins Chengdu
Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing to Lhasa Train

There is daily departure train Z21 serve travelers who want to go to Tibet by train. You can take the Z21 train at Beijing West Railway Station which leaves at 20:10. Before your arrival at Lhasa Railway Station at 13:08 of third day, you will stop by 8 midway stations in Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Zhongwei, Lanzhou, Xining, Delingha, Gulmud, Ngachu. The whole train journey takes about 41 hours traveling 3753km. It is some normal landscape of villages, towns and mountains before getting to Xining, but after passing Xining to the Hoh Xil to Ngachu, you will totally shocked by the wonderful plateau landscape. The rail part from Xining to Lhasa is a good process of acclimating to the high altitude of Qinghai Tibet Plateau.

From: Beijing West Railway Station; To: Lhasa Railway Station

No.DepartsArriveDepart
Stop Duration
01 Beijing ---- 20:10 ----
02 Shijiazhuang 22:50 22:55 5mins
03 Taiyuan 00:37 00:44 7mins
04 Zhongwei 07:10 07:25 15mins
05 Lanzhou 12:28 12:44 16mins
06 Xining 15:10 15:30 20mins
07 Delinlgha 19:40 19:42 2mins
08 Gulmud 22:30 22:55 25mins
09 Ngachu 08:35 08:41 6mins
10 Lhasa 13:08 ---- ----

note: above train timetable is for reference only, please contact us for the latest updates.

Lhasa Railway Station

Lhasa Railway Station

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