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Details of Chengdu Lhasa Flights

The flight time for Chengdu Lhasa flights is about 2 hours. For flights to Tibet, the price of flights from Chengdu and Chongqing is generally the lowest and the flight time is also relatively shortest. the number of direct flights is also significant, as multiple options for take-off and landing times. Most indirect flights from other cities to Lhasa will make a stop at Chengdu.

Sichuan Airlines is headquartered in Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. It is the largest airline in China.

Frequency of Chengdu Lhasa Flights

As Chengdu is the most convenient city to enter Tibet. There are more than 30 flights every day. The departure time is between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., and the price ranges from a few hundred to more than 1,000. The price is mainly based on the departure time. The later the departure time, the higher the price.

The main flights are:
Tibet Airlines TV9803 (large passenger aircraft, 06:00-08:30) / TV9882 (large passenger aircraft, 22:05-00:30) / TV9823 (medium passenger aircraft, 12:50-15:15)
Air China CA4403 (medium passenger aircraft, 06:15-08:45) / CA4401 (large passenger aircraft, 07:20-09:45) / CA4112 (medium passenger aircraft, 13:05-15:35)
Chengdu Airlines EU2743 (medium-sized passenger aircraft, 06:30-09:00)
Sichuan Airlines 3U8657 (large passenger aircraft, 07:00-09:35) / 3U8719 (medium passenger aircraft 07:30-10:05) / 3U8697 (medium passenger aircraft, 08:30-11:05) / 3U8695 (large passenger aircraft, 11:25-14:1 5)

Travelling to Tibet by Trains

Flights from Chengdu to Xining run six times a day and cost around US$102. The flight takes approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes. Flights leave for Xining from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.

The main advantage of travelling via aeroplane to Xining and then taking the train from there is that you can save time on the trip, and as Xining is at an elevation of 2,275 meters, you can always spend a day there to help with acclimatizing to the higher altitudes. This can help to reduce the risk of altitude sickness. Moreover, as most of the spectacular scenery is on the train from Golmud (where the Tibet train starts its ascent to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau) you would not be missing any of the best parts of the train journey.

Chengdu Shuangliu Airport

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, about 16 kilometres away from the centre of Chengdu in the northeast, is a 4F international aviation hub.
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport has 2 terminals with a waiting area of ​​500,000 square meters, which can meet the annual passenger throughput of 50 million passengers. It has 3 air cargo terminals; 2 parallel runways and 3 aircraft parking areas, with a total area of ​​9.4127 million square meters; a total of 228 parking spaces (as of January 2020); 270 air routes have been opened to 209 domestic and foreign cities.

It has direct international flights to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Karachi, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, and connecting routes to Sydney via Shanghai Pudong, Tokyo via Beijing, Jakarta via GuanGuangzhou – Lhasa Flightsgzhou and Vancouver via Shanghai Pudong. Chengdu is a perfect transfer station for those who want to go to Tibet. Apart from regular flights to Lhasa, there are also routes to Nyingchi, Bangda of Chamdo. Meanwhile, it is also convenient for passengers to transfer to Lijiang, Kunming, and Jiuzhaigou. It brings the link to the most stunning natural beauty of Southwest China.

Chengdu Tianfu Airport

Chengdu Tianfu International Airport is 50 kilometres away from Chengdu city centre in the north, 50 kilometres away from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in the northwest, and 14.5 kilometres away from Jianyang city centre in the northeast. One of the highest-level airports and the main hub of Chengdu International Aviation Hub.

As of June 2021, Chengdu Tianfu International Airport has 2 terminals; 210 aircraft space for civil aviation and 3 runways. It can meet the annual passenger throughput of 60 million passengers and 1.3 million tons of cargo and mail throughput.
In the summer and autumn seasons of 2022, Chengdu Tianfu International Airport has a total of 31 airlines operating 229 domestic routes, connecting 156 airports in 154 cities, with a daily planned flight volume of about 857.

International Flights

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport has a convenient route network to Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. As of May 31, 2020, there are 363 routes have been opened, including 128 international (regional) routes, 217 domestic routes, and 18 domestic to international routes.

Manual check-in

From October 25, 2015, the closing time of check-in for domestic flights departing from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport has been officially adjusted from 30 minutes to 45 minutes before flight departure. The notice of the carrier airline shall prevail.

Transit visa-free

In June 2013, the port of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport was approved to implement the 72-hour transit visa-free policy for foreigners. The airport became the fourth airport in mainland China to obtain the 72-hour transit visa-free policy for foreigners, and it was also the first in central and western China to implement the 72-hour visa-free transit policy.

An airport with an hourly transit visa-free policy. From September 2013, people from 51 countries including Germany, who hold a third-country visa and a connecting flight ticket with a confirmed date and seat within 72 hours to a third country (region), can travel to the third country (region) without a Chinese visa. Entry and exit from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, stay in Chengdu administrative division for 72 hours.

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  1. […] Chengdu is the nearest exit from Tibet to Malaysia and one of the most popular departure cities for tourists from all over the world. And not only can you get closer to Malaysian tourists, but you can also stay in the city for a day or two to meet the famous giant panda. There are four direct flights from Bangui to Chengdu every day, and this route is the most convenient. The flight usually lasts 4 hours and 35 minutes, and if the ticket is cheap, it can sometimes be around US$93. […]

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