Chongqing – Lhasa Flights

Chongqing enjoys almost the same importance to Tibet flights as Chengdu. It manages flights with Lhasa departing every day which will take about two and half an hour. 

Flights to Xining from Chongqing Airport run several times a day and take just two hours. Most of the Chinese internal airlines run flights, and the prices range from US$206 and up, for a one-way flight in economy class. It is recommended to pre-book your flights, as there can be limited seats available on the flights if you are trying to buy your tickets on the day of travel. Searching the internet for available flights and the best prices will help you to get a cheaper flight.

There is lots of advantage of traveling via airplane to Xining and then taking the train from there. It is that you can save time on the trip. Another way 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 train starts its ascent to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau) you would not be missing any of the best parts of the train journey.

Chongqing airport

Located 20 kilometers away to the northeast of downtown area, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport has been one of the three air hubs in southwest China. At this moment, over 70 air routes are in operation in Jiangbei Airport, connecting the city with 60 domestic and international destinations. Except for Hohhot in Inner Mongolia, there are direct flights from Chongqing to all other capital cities in China as well as to Hong Kong and Taiwan. Scheduled domestic flights to Guilin, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Quanzhou, Lijiang, Jiuzhaigou and Tengchong are supplied every day. Passengers could also take direct international aeroplanes to South Korea (Seoul), Japan (Tokyo and Nagoya) and Thailand (Bangkok). Via Beijing, Shanghai Pudong and Guangzhou, there are also air routes to New York, Washington D.C., London and Paris from Chongqing.

International Flights:



Airline Company



CA419 Hong Kong Air China 2h10m Daily
CA409 Taipei Air China 3h0m Every Tuesday,
Friday and Sunday
SQ5175 Singapore Singapore Airlines 4h55m Every Monday
and Saturday
CA157 Tokyo (via Shanghai) All Nippon Airways 8h10m Daily


  • The timetable is just for reference.
  • We can NOT offer ticket-only service.
  • foreign visitors must book a tour from a travel agency according to Tibet Tourism Bureau and administrative rules You have to obtain a Tibet Travel Permit before booking Tibet flight ticket.

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