How to Go to Beijing from Tibet

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 1010km 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

Lhasa to Beijing Flights

Only the Lhasa Gongga Airport operates domestic flights to Beijing Capital International Airport. So you must go back to Lhasa for the flights after visiting remote destinations in Tibet, such as Everest, Ngari, etc. There are many available schedules, but only several are non-stop and stop by flights. Non-stop flights take only about 4 hours from Lhasa to Beijing, while the stop by flights takes 6 ~ 7 hours.

Following is the referring schedules of some recommended flights

Flight No.Dep/Arr TimeDurationStop by
TV9815 07:30 - 11:25 3 hrs 55 mins Non-stop
CA4126 09:30 - 13:20 3 hrs 50 mins Non-stop
MU2334 11:35 - 18:05 6 hrs 30 mins Xian
CA4111 16:00 - 21:40 5hrs 40 mins Chengdu

Note: above flight timetable is for reference only, please contact us for the latest updates and more schedules.

Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport

Lhasa to Beijing Train

Taking train from Lhasa to Beijing is a wonderful slow decreasing process of altitude from high plateau than 4000m to much lower Beijing with altitude of only 44 meter, also a memorable journey to see contrast landscape from wild and rural Tibet to modern Beijing. So far, there is one daily train - Z22 transfer from Lhasa to Beijing taking the return route from Beijing to Lhasa. Z22 departs Lhasa Railway Station at 15:30, goes via Ngachu, Gulmud, Delingha, Xining, Lanzhou, Zhongwei, Taiyuan, Shijiazhuang, lastly arrive at Beijing West Railway Station at 08:20 in the morning of third day.

Note: the train ticket of Beijing and Lhasa is usually at shortage, you’d better contact us to book for you about 60 days before your trip.

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

No.DepartsArriveDepart
Stop Duration
01 Lhasa ---- 15:30 ----
02 Ngachu 19:05 19:11 6mins
03 Gulmud 05:48 06:13 25
04 Delingha 08:39 08:41 2mins
05 Xining 13:16 13:36 20mins
06 Lanzhou/td> 15:59 16:17 18mins
07 Zhongwei 21:22 21:31 9mins
08 Taiyuan 03:45 03:51 6mins
09 Shijiazhuang 05:36 05:48 12mins
10 Beijing 08:20 ---- ----

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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