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Xian – Lhasa Flights

Xian Lhasa Flights Schedule and Price

Xian Lhasa flights 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 and 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 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 kilometres from 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 around US$ 215 for a direct flight, although the indirect flights from Chengdu via Lhasa are much more expensive, as well as longer.

Xián Airport

Xi’an Xianyang International Airport, located in Weicheng District, Xianyang City, northwest of Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province, China, is 25 kilometres away from downtown Xi’an. It is a 4F civil international airport and one of the eight major regional hub airports in China. 

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 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 to Lhasa Timetable & Fare

Flight No. Plane Model Depart Arrival Run Time
3U8753 319 07:05 10:00 2h 55m Non-Stop
MU2102 319 11:35 14:30 2h 55m Non-Stop
MU2333 319 07:40 10:40 3h Non-Stop
MU2335 319 11:35 14:30 2h 55m Non-Stop
Frequency: Daily Fare: RMB 1700

Lhasa to Xian Timetable & Fare

Flight No. Plane Model Depart Arrival Run Time
3U8754 319 10:50 13:30 2h 30m Non-Stop
MU2334 319 11:40 14:15 2h 25m Non-Stop
MU2336 319 15:30 18:15 2h 15m Non-Stop
Frequency: Daily Fare: RMB 1700

Xian Xianyang Airport

Xian Xianyang International Airport is an 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 per cent 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 an 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 at 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.

International Flight:

Flights .No.ToAirline CompanyDurationFrequency
MU203Hong KongChina Eastern Airlines2h35mDaily
KA947Hong KongDragonair2h50mDaily
MU5093SingaporeChina Eastern Airlines7h25mDaily
MU291(via Shanghai) NagoyaChina Eastern Airlines5h10mDaily
MU5021(via Qingdao) SeoulChina Eastern Airlines3h55mDaily
MU521via Shanghai) TokyoChina Eastern Airlines 7h55mDaily
FD589BangkokAir Asia4hDaily

Seasonal Flights

  • 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


Xi’an Xianyang International Airport provides self-check-in service for passengers without checked luggage.
Passengers can go to the corresponding check-in counter or self-service check-in machine to check in with their valid certificates and exchange boarding passes.

  •  Self-service check-in area C on the T2 floor (to the east of the customer service centre): Hainan Airlines, Capital Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Lucky Air, West Air.
  • Self-service check-in area D on the T2 floor (west side of the customer service center): Air China, Shenzhen Airlines, Kunming Airlines, Shandong Airlines
  • Self-service check-in at K check-in island on the T3 floor: China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, United Airlines
  • Self-service check-in at M check-in island on the T3 floor: China Southern Airlines
  • Other airlines have not yet provided self-service check-in

“Paperless” flight

On September 1, 2017, Xi’an Xianyang International Airport officially opened the “convenient travel” service.

All domestic departing passengers who take the flight via Xianyang Airport T3 can obtain an “electronic two-dimensional code boarding pass” through the Western Airport WeChat public account and the mobile APP of each airline. The QR code boarding pass can be used to check in directly, without having to go to the check-in counter to exchange for a paper boarding pass, directly pass the security check, and go to the boarding gate to board the plane, realizing “paperless” boarding.

In addition, the “convenient travel” service does not currently cover passengers taking international flights, and it is recommended that passengers taking T3 domestic connecting flights still use paper boarding vouchers to board the flight to avoid inconvenience at other airports on the next flight segment.

Military personnel, disabled, infants, unaccompanied passengers and other special passengers still have to go to the manual counter to go through relevant check-in procedures.

Transit visa-free

On June 1, 2014, the Xi’an Xianyang International Airport port officially implemented the “72-hour visa-free transit for foreigners” policy.

A 72-hour transit visa-free policy is implemented for people from 51 countries who hold valid international travel documents and confirm the date and seat to a third country (region) within 72 hours of a connecting flight ticket. Foreigners who meet the above conditions can travel within 72 hours Activities within the administrative areas of Xi’an and Xianyang are allowed.

After Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenyang and Dalian, Xi’an became the first city in Northwest China and the eighth city in China to be allowed to implement the 72-hour visa-free transit policy for some foreigners.

Self-service customs clearance

Starting from September 4, 2017, Xi’an Xianyang International Airport has provided self-service exit customs clearance services. Xi’an Xianyang International Airport has opened 4 exit self-service channels, and Xi’an Xianyang International Airport has also become the third to open exit self-service customs clearance after the capital and Shenzhen airports airport port.

The self-service channel inspection system (referred to as “self-service channel”) allows passengers to complete the collection of entry-exit certificate data and biometric features by themselves, and the computer system automatically compares and identifies passengers and certificate data, realizing the automation of passenger inspection.

In front of the self-service channel gate, the exiting passenger points the certificate to the scanning area, presses the fingerprint according to the prompt, and after the machine automatically recognizes the face, the exit border inspection procedure is completed, and the average customs clearance speed is within 10 seconds.

The scope of self-service customs clearance personnel includes the following two types, members of overseas tour groups holding electronic ordinary passports declared to the Shaanxi Provincial Tourism Development Committee or members of Hong Kong and Macao tourist groups holding electronic Hong Kong and Macao travel permits declared to Shaanxi Provincial Tourism Development Committee.

After using the self-service customs clearance system to go through the entry-exit formalities, the passenger’s certificate will not be stamped with an entry-exit stamp. If a passenger needs to stamp an entry-exit stamp on his certificate, it is recommended to use the manual channel to pass.

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