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Looking for cheap airfare to Tibet? 25% of our users found return tickets to Tibet for the following prices or less: From London £683
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly to Tibet is February.
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Although Tibet is served by five airports, all international flights land at Lhasa Gonggar Airport (LXA) in the capital city. This airport is only served by flights to Tibet from China. Travellers from the United Kingdom will therefore have at least one stopover in either Beijing or Chengdu before reaching their final destination.
Passengers from England can book a flight to Tibet on Air China from London Heathrow (LHR) with a stopover in Beijing or Chengdu. Travellers from elsewhere in the UK have the option of booking separate flights – one to Heathrow and one for the rest of the route to Tibet – or having their first stopover in another city in Europe. Please note that this last option will most likely mean separate tickets with multiple airlines.
UK passengers need a tourist visa to enter China first before continuing their trip to Tibet. This is also one of the documents required to apply for a Tibet Tourism Board permit to enter your final destination.
If you’re planning a trip to Tibet to visit Everest Base Camp around spring, make sure you search for flights to Tibet as far in advance as possible to avoid a dramatic increase in prices.
Losar, or Tibetan New Year, takes place for two weeks in February or March. However, if you plan to visit Tibet for this event, check if the government is still issuing visas at this time of year before booking your flight to Tibet.

FAQs - Booking Tibet flights

How long is the flight to Tibet?

The average direct flight from United Kingdom to Tibet takes 27h 07m, covering a distance of 4732 miles. The most popular route is London - Lhasa with an average flight time of 19h 30m.

What is the cheapest flight to Tibet?

The cheapest ticket to Tibet from United Kingdom found in the last 72 hours was £657. The most popular route is London to Lhasa and the cheapest airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was £657.

What is the most popular destination in Tibet?

Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Lhasa (100% of total searches to Tibet).

How far is Lhasa Airport from the city centre?

Lhasa Airport is about 30 mi from the city centre by road, via the shortest route. The journey takes approximately 1h 20min by car and around 1h by private shuttle bus. A one-way bus ticket for one person costs around ¥30 (approx. £3.50).

Can I book a flight to Tibet via Nepal instead?

You can fly to Tibet via Nepal instead, usually departing from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and flying on multiple airlines. However, do consider that only China-based airlines operate flights to Tibet from Kathmandu Airport (KTM) in Nepal and that the travel documents required to enter Tibet from Nepal will be different. Passengers travelling to Tibet via Nepal need a special Tibet Group Visa and your group needs to include at least five people.

What are the top attractions in Tibet near the airport?

Both the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple are about 37 mi from the airport, or 1h 10min by road. You can reach both attractions by taxi or shuttle bus. A taxi ride can cost around ¥160-200 (approx. £19-23), while a one-way bus ticket will cost around ¥25 (approx. £3).

I’ve booked a flight to Tibet from Heathrow. Can I reach the airport by public transport?

Yes, underground, train and buses all serve London Heathrow Airport. The most affordable option is to take the underground Piccadilly Line, but this can take up to 1h to reach the airport. The train is the quickest option, with the Heathrow Express departing from Paddington Station and taking about 15min to reach the airport. There are several buses serving Heathrow airport, but these options are dependent on traffic and might not be the most reliable alternatives for getting to the airport on time.

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