Xian – Lhasa Flights

There are flights connect Xian and Lhasa which will only take about two and half an hour to get. The flights depart daily and make no stop. You can enjoy a quick journey between Xian and Lhasa.

Xianyang International Airport is 39km away, and the Shuttle Bus runs between the airport terminals and the Jiefang Hotel, near the train station. The trip takes about 90 minutes and costs 25CNY per person. Taxis are freely available for the trip as well and cost around 100CNY for the one-hour drive to the station.

There are more than 17 flights from Xi’an to Xining daily, from major airlines such as China Eastern, Sichuan Airlines, Shandong Airlines, China Southern, and many others. The flight to Xining takes around one and a half hours, and costs from US$89 for an economy, one-way ticket. It is always recommended to buy tickets online from reputable and recognized brokers and look around for the best deals.

Xian to Lhasa Flight Route Map

Xian Lhasa Flight Route Map


Xian Xianyang International Airport is the important traffic hub connecting Northwest China with other regions of the country. From the airport, Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Lanzhou, Xining and Yinchuan in central and west China can be reached in one hour. 70 percent of the nation’s territory can be covered from Xian by two hours’ air trip. Capital cities and important tourist cities can arrive in 3 hours.

At present, Xian Airport has established business with 41 domestic and international airlines. Opening 244 flights to 119 destinations with the capacity to ensure the annual passenger throughput of 10 million and handle 32 flights per hour at peak hours. China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Hainan Airlines set up their northwest headquarters in Xian Airport. It now has direct international air routes to Singapore, Nagoya, Helsinki, and Moscow, connecting flights to Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Delhi, Tokyo, Nagoya, Singapore, and Seattle. In the future, it will launch more direct international flights such as flights to Paris. For domestic air routes, it is a good transfer station to Jiayuguan, Urumqi, and Lhasa.

Xi’an to Lhasa Flight Schedule and Price

Flying from Xi’an to Lhasa is a popular way for tourists heading to the Tibetan capital, and flights leave daily, with around seven direct flights per day and more indirect flights. Because the flight to Tibet is short, just 3 hours 20 minutes, Xi’an is a popular place to combine a tour of the amazing historical and cultural sites of the city and its surroundings with a Tibet tour.

Xi’an acts as an important aviation hub in the heart of China and has good connections with many other major cities across the country. Xian, Xianyang International Airport operates the flights to Lhasa and other Chinese cities and receives international inbound flights from all over the world.

Xi’an to Shigatse Flight Schedule and Price

Besides the daily flights to Lhasa, there are also flights from Xi’an to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. Shigatse Peace Airport lies in the Shigatse Prefecture of Tibet and is the fifth civilian airport in the region, and the fifth highest airport in China at an elevation of around 3,782 meters. Located in the Jangdam Township, just outside Shigatse City, it is about 43 kilometers to downtown Shigatse from the airport.

The air route linking Xi’an with Shigatse was only opened in July 2016, and currently, it only operates two flights per week, on Thursday and Sunday. The flight takes around 7-8 hours, and runs direct to Shigatse Peace Airport, without a stopover in Lhasa. Flights cost from around US$ 215 for a direct flight, although the indirect flights from Chengdu via Lhasa are much more expensive, as well as being longer.

International Flight:

Daily Flights



Airline Company



MU203 Hong Kong China Eastern Airlines 2h35m Daily
KA947 Hong Kong Dragonair 2h50m Daily
MU5093 Singapore China Eastern Airlines 7h25m Daily
MU521 (via Shanghai) Tokyo China Eastern Airlines 7h55m Daily
MU291 (via Shanghai) Nagoya China Eastern Airlines 5h10m Daily
MU5021 (via Qingdao) Seoul China Eastern Airlines 3h55m


FD589 Bangkok Air Aisa Airlines 4h Daily

Seasonal Flights



Frequency (per week)

Taipei 3h35m Seven times
Taichung 1h50m Twice
Singapore 5h40m Three times
Phuket 4h40m Every six days
Jeju 3h10m Twice
Gangwon-do (Yangyang-gun) 2h Every five days
Cheongju (chartered plane) 3h30m Twice
Busan 3h Four times
Kuala Lumpur 5h Three times
Siem Reap 4h Every five days
Da Nang (chartered plane) 3h25m Twice
Helsinki 8h Three times
Moscow 7h25m Twice
Paris (since Sep. 3, 2014) 8h Twice
Seattle (via Beijing) 16h25m Twice


  • 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.

You are free to contact us for an inquiry about customizing a Tibet tour with the flight to Tibet. A quick reply will be sent to you within 24 hours.

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