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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.
How does KAYAK find such low flight prices?
KAYAK processes over 2 billion travel queries annually and displays results from hundreds of airlines and third party sites, allowing it to find a variety of flight prices and options. It also displays results from 2M+ properties along with car hire, holiday packages, activities and millions of verified reviews so users can see as many available travel options as possible.
How can Hacker Fares save me money?
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets on different airlines when it can save you money over a traditional return ticket.
Does KAYAK query more flight providers than competitors?
Yes, KAYAK has access to more data and information than online travel agencies and consistently outperforms the competition in accuracy, globally.
How does KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy?
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.