How to get to & off Shigatse 2024

Shigatse Transportation Overview

Apart from Lhasa, Shigatse is the most popular place among the tourists and enjoys amazing Mt. Everest and three influential monasteries (Tashilhunpo Monastery, Sayka Monastery, Palcho Monastery). Plus its status of a key gate with to the southern and western Tibet, Shigatse becomes an important center of Tibet. Tourist could get to Shigatse by flight, by train or road.


By Flight

Nowadays, it is available to get to Shigatse by flight. So far only one city connects with Shigatse by air – Chengdu. If you want to fly straight to Shigatse, you have to get to Chengdu by domestic flight or international flight. There is one daily flight running between Chengdu and Shigatse usually. Within 3 hours, you can get to Shigatse directly. When the off-season takes place, the flight might be cancelled. Feel free to contact us for the up-dated information.

Shigatse Peace Airport

Shigatse Peace Airport is located Jiangdang Town along the 318 National Highway. It is about 43km away from Shigatse city.

Flight Timetable

Inbound Flight

Flight No. Air Company Route Departing Landing
TV9843 Tibet Airline Chengdu - Shigatse 08:35 11:35

Outbound Flight

Flight No. Air Company Route Departing Landing
TV9843/ZH3944 Tibet Airline/Shenzhen Airline Shigatse - Chengdu 12:15 14:30
Shigatse Peace Airport

Shigatse Peace Airport

By Train

Most tourists choose Lhasa as their first destination of Tibet and then travel to Shigatse by train after their Lhasa Tour. The Lhasa-Shigatse Railway Station was completed on 22nd, July, 2014, which cut down travel length of travel between Lhasa and Shigatse to less than 3 hours.

Train to Shigatse from Lhasa

Train No. Route Departing Landing Duration
Z8801 Lhasa - Shigatse 08:30 11:25 2 hours 55 minutes

Train to Lhasa from Shigatse

Train No. Route Departing Landing Duration
Z8802 Shigatse - Lhasa 12:05 14:40 2 hours 35 minutes
Shigatse Train Station

Shigatse Train Station

By Road

Shigatse is the transportation center on road from which you can travel to Lhasa, Ngari, Gyantse, Mount Everest, Zhangmu, etc. China-Nepal Friendship Highway and Shigatse-Yadong Highway are two most important road transfer route through Shigatse.

There are two routes between Shigatse and Lhasa. Route A is the old one that can be described as a sightseeing road because it passes by Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse city. It takes about 8 hours going route A. Route B is newly built, and passes by Qushui, Nimu, etc. It takes only five and a half hours to get to Shigatse from Lhasa by route B.

Friendship Highway

Friendship Highway

Recommended Shigatse Tours

Top 3 Shigatse tours chosen by most customers to explore Shigatse in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Mount Everest

8 Days Classic Mount Everest Private Tour from Lhasa

Lhasa / Gyantse / Shigatse/ Everest

Holy Lake -Yamdrok Lake

7 Days Lhasa Shigatse Gyantse Tibetan Culture Private Tour

Lhasa / Gyangtse / Shigatse

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