Kathmandu – Lhasa Flights

The flight between Lhasa and Kathmandu is the only international flight in Tibet. The flight will take only about one and half an hour and the timetable is changeable. For there is a time difference between Nepal and China, the depart time and arrival time of the following timetable is local time.

Kathmandu Lhasa Flight Schedule ( 2014 )

About Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (IATA: KTM, ICAO: VNKT) is the only international airport serving Nepal, also the important window for international communication. The scale of this airport is not very big but here you can feel the classical Nepalese style from the architectural feature and the dress of the staff. It has one domestic terminal and one international terminal in the airport. You need to go to the international terminal to board the aeroplane to Lhasa.

At present, Tribhuvan International Airport served as a transportation hub for several Nepalese airlines and about 30 international airlines link Nepal with cities in Asia and the Middle East.

International Flights to Kathmandu

So far travellers can take direct or nonstop flights to Kathmandu from following destinations:

1) Europe (Istanbul)

2) Middle East (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Doha)

3) East Asia (Hong Kong, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Kunming, Lhasa, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok) Saipan, Yangon, Siem Reap, Manila)

4) South Asia (Paro, Dhaka, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Pollak)

5) Southeast Asia (Muscat, Colombo)

6) Other regions – If you want to travel to Kathmandu from other cities, you could make a transfer at Hong Kong, Doha, Delhi, Mumbai, Istanbul or Dubai.

Domestic Flights to Kathmandu

So far travellers can take nonstop flights to Kathmandu from following destinations: Bhadrapur, Bhairawa, Biratnagar, Dhangarhi, Janakpur, Nepalganj, Pokhara, Simara and Tumling Tar etc.

Transfer to/from Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport

About six kilometres east of the city centre of Kathmandu, Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is very convenient to be reached. There are three shuttle bus routes connecting Tribhuvan Airport with Kathmandu City, and two buses running in one route. The shuttle buses operate from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm usually. It is more recommended to call a taxi to the airport if you have big luggage or showcase. You could bargain with the taxi driver. The price for a taxi is about 200~300 rupees (2~3 USD) in the daytime and 250~350 rupees (2.5~3.5 USD) at night.


  • The timetable is just for reference.
  • We can NOT offer ticket-only service. According to Tibet Government, foreign visitors must book a tour from a travel agency and obtain a Tibet Travel Permit before booking Tibet flight ticket.

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