Lhasa Kashgar Transfer | How to Travel Between Lhasa and Kashgar

Lhasa is the capital of Tibet and Kashgar is an ancient city at the westernmost of Xinjiang. They are both in western China and well-worth an in-depth travel. They present different cultures, religions, and landscapes from each other and from the cities in eastern China. If you want to have a unique travel experience and expect to encounter a diverse China, it will not let you down to take a Lhasa Kashgar trip. As they are relatively far, here we provide you more information about how to transfer between Lhasa and Kashgar.

How Far is Lhasa from Kashgar?

Lhasa and Kashgar is blocked by the mighty Kunlun Mountain. Therefore, people need to make a detour via Urumqi in Xinjiang, Dunhuang in Gansu, Haixi in Qinghai and Nagqu in Tibet to travel between Lhasa and Kashgar. The driving distance is about 3920 km and it needs more than 3 days considering you need to take a rest from time to time on the way.

Transfer Between Lhasa and Kashgar by Flight - Most Recommended

There is no direct flight between Lhasa and Kashgar. You can make a transfer in Lanzhou, Xian, or Chengdu and the total time you need is about 9.5-12.5 hours. In this way, you can finish the transfer in a day. There are other cities you can make a transfer such as Urumqi and Xining, but you need to spend a night in the transfer city, thus such cities are not recommended here.

*The above flight schedules is listed for reference only and is subject to seasonal adjustment by the airline accompanies. You can contact us to get updated, detailed flight information.

Transfer Between Lhasa and Kashgar by Train

There is no direct train available between Lhasa and Kashgar and you need to make a transfer in Xian or Lanzhou. However, it is not recommended to travel by train as it is too long a journey and you need to spend over 70 hours on the train.

*The above train schedules is listed for reference only. You can contact us to get updated, detailed train information.

Travel Lhasa & Kashgar With China Discovery

If you still can not decide how to transfer between Lhasa and Kashgar, you can choose the private tour service provided by us. We China Discovery provide comfortable and efficient transfer service for our clients who have booked one of our tour packages. We will choose the best option for you and can help you buy the tickets. Our friendly tour guide and driver in each city will pick you up at the airport/train station/your hotel, then escort you to any location you want to visit with an air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicle. Great freedom will be given to you whenever you need to stop for sightseeing and photograph. You are sure to enjoy a comfortable, safe and efficient experience. Feel free to contact us to start your Lhasa Kashgar tour now!

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How to Plan a Lhasa Kashgar Trip

Generally speaking, a Lhasa Kashgar trip will need about 5-7 days. You can spend 3 days in each city appreciating the highlights such as Kashgar Old city, Karakul Lake, and Kashgar Bazaar in Kashgar, and Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street in Lhasa.

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☞ 4 Days In-depth Kashgar Tour to Karakul Lake

But now that you have traveled such a long way to western China, it is recommended to make full use of your holiday and extend the trip a little bit to the cities on the ancient Silk Road. Starting from Lhasa in Tibet, you can take a train on the Qinghai-Tibet railway (or take a 2-hour flight) to Xining (capital of Qinghai). And then travel northwest to Dunhuang (Mogao Grottoes, Echoing Sand Mountains), Turpan (Jiaohe Ancient City, Flaming Mountains, Karez System), and Urumqi (Heavenly Lake, Xinjiang Regional Museum). Or you can take an in-depth Tibet tour, driving from Lhasa to the Mount Everest and Ngari and then flying to Kashgar.

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☞ 10 Days Classic Silk Road Tour (Xian/Dunhuang/Turpan/Kashgar)

If you have more ideas about a Lhasa Kashgar trip, you can also contact us to customize a trip according to your interest and plan. China Discovery is professional to provide high-quality customizable tour. We have got 1,460+ good reviews on TripAdvisor.com, and 4,050+ China travel reviews from the customers. Just leave the details - transfer, hotels, attractions, guide, etc. to us and enjoy your trip!

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