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Guangzhou to Lhasa Flight: How to Take the Flight from Guangzhou to Tibet

Last Update: June 30, 2020

Recently, there is no non-stop flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa. If you plan to travel to Tibet from Guangzhou by air, you can take a direct flight with a stopover in Chongqing. Or you can take a connecting flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa via Chengdu, Xi’an, Kunming etc.

It takes about 6 hours from Guangzhou to Lhasa by direct flight, and some connecting flights may take more flight time. Check this passage to find out the details on Guangzhou to Lhasa flight schedule, ticket price and more information.

Why Take the Flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa?

Guangzhou, as the largest coastal city in southern China, is an important gateway for many travelers from aboard. It is next to Hong Kong and Macau, with frequent flights and trains connecting the rest of major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi’an etc. From your country or district, you can always find easy transfer to Guangzhou by air.

Guangzhou CityGuangzhou city has conveninet transporation connecting to Tibet and the mainland China.

Besides, for many first-timers to China and Tibet, Guangzhou is a highly recommended destination for sightseeing. The city is both young and old, influenced by traditional culture and modern civilization. Here you can appreciate the fine European classical architecture, take a night cruise on the Pearl River, taste the flavored tea, or look up to the towering Guangzhou Tower.

Last but not the least, it will save quite a lot time by taking the flight, compared to the train to Tibet from Guangzhou. The Guangzhou to Lhasa train is the longest train route among all trains to Tibet, taking about 52 hours for the whole ride. So if you want to spend less time on the way, you are suggested to take the flight.

Guangzhou to Lhasa Flight Schedule

Currently, there are two direct flights from Guangzhou to Lhasa, with a stopover in Chongqing or Diqing. The flights depart respectively at 08:05 and 09:05 in the morning from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and arrive in Lhasa in the early afternoon. It takes a total flight time of around 6 hours. Check the following flight schedule for reference.

Guangzhou to Lhasa Flight Schedule

Dep. - Arr.Flight No.AirlineStopover
08:05 - 14:05 CZ3463 Southern Airlines Chongqing
09:05 - 15:25 MU5774 China Eastern Airlines Diqing

Please Note: The above schedules are only for reference.

Furthermore, there are connecting flights from Guangzhou to Lhasa via Chengdu, Xi’an or Kunming during a day. Please contact us for detailed schedule of Guangzhou–Lhasa flights.

Lhasa to Guangzhou Flight Schedule

The direct flights from Lhasa to Guangzhou depart at 14:55 or 19:30 in the afternoon from Lhasa Gonggar International Airport and arrive in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in the late night. There are more flights from Lhasa to Guangzhou with a few hours’ layover in Chengdu, Xi’an or Kunming. Here is the Lhasa to Guangzhou flight schedule for your reference.

Lhasa to Guangzhou Flight Schedule

Dep. - Arr.Flight No.AirlineStopover
14:55 - 20:35 CZ3464 Southern Airlines Chongqing
19:30 - 01:25 MU5773 China Eastern Airlines Diqing

Please Note: The above schedules are only for reference.

FAQs about Taking Guangzhou to Lhasa Flight

1) How much is the flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa?

The airfare will vary from time to time in different situation. At the present, the direct flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa starts from $272 for economy class ticket. But if you take the connecting flights, which are usually the cheapest flights from Guangzhou to Lhasa, you can save more than $100 on certain dates.

2) How to get cheap flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa?

One of the best ways to get cheap flight is to compare different websites that offer ticket bookings. There are many websites you can go for search, like Ctrip.com, Qunar.com, Expedia etc. At the same time, check more dates to find the cheaper tickets.

Guangzhou to Lhasa air ticketGuangzhou to Lhasa Air Ticket

Also, booking in low season can get yourself cheaper flights as well. Usually, during the important holidays and traditional festivals in China, like Chinese Spring Festival, National Day, May Day etc., there will be a great many of domestic passengers fly home or popular destinations for vacations. During these days, the flight price will be extremely high.

Besides, according to the general rules from the airlines, the best days to book the flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

3) Which airline is more popular for flights from Guangzhou to Lhasa?

The airlines that fly directly to Tibet from Guangzhou include China Eastern Airlines and Southern Airlines, both being major large airlines in mainland China. Actually, each airline has its own merits, and many travelers may choose the one based on their own experiences and impressions.

Arrive in Lhasa Gonggar AirportSeveral flights has just arrived at Lhasa Gonggar Airport.

The Southern Airlines is headquartered in Guangzhou, being nationally well-known. It has the largest number of transport aircrafts, the most developed route network and the largest annual passenger traffic in China. The on-time performance is much higher.

The China Eastern Airlines has well-received service and catering, being one of the three largest airlines in China. For the flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa, it uses the Boeing aircraft of medium size. Both airlines have a luggage allowance of 20 kg for economy class.

4) Which city is recommended to take the connecting flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa?

The best city to take a connecting flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa is Chengdu. Since Chengdu is the nearest gateway city close to Tibet, it provides the most frequent non-stop flights to Lhasa every day. Tourists will find it quite convenient to fly from Chengdu to Lhasa.

Guangzhou Lhasa Flight MapGuangzhou Lhasa Flight Map

Meanwhile, there are dozens of direct flights flying from Guangzhou to Chengdu every day, taking around only two hours on average. The flight fares are also quite cost-effective compared to other cities.

And, if you are not in a hurry, you can have a city tour in Chengdu, where has valued and adorable Giant Pandas, authentic spicy hot pots, unique teahouse in the leisurely Renmin Park. It will be a comfortable sightseeing before you continue your trip to Tibet.

5) How to get the Tibet Travel Permit before I go to Tibet?

The Tibet Travel Permit cannot be obtained by individual application. Instead, you need to contact an authorized Tibet travel agency like us to apply for the permit on your behalf. Your passport and Chinese Visa will be needed for the application. And it will take at least 8 to 9 working days to get the permit. So, it is better to contact us in advance to start the application before your travel date.

6) How to get to the airport in Guangzhou for boarding?

To board the flight from Guangzhou to Tibet, you need to go the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN). Located about 28 kilometers (17 miles) north of Guangzhou city center, the airport has two terminals T1 and T2. Please make it clear which terminal you will go for boarding.

In order to get to the airport, one can take the Metro Line 3, which will cross the center area of Guangzhou city, and also link to Guangzhou South Railway Station and other city districts by transferring. It costs around 6 to 10 CNY for one-way ticket, and takes about 30 minutes.

In addition, there are 11 airport express lines that can bring tourists to the airport from all districts of Guangzhou. If you have limited time, you can also take the taxi, which can be more expensive generally. But be remember to get to the airport at least 2 hours before your flight departure time, since you will have a series of checking before the boarding.

Conclusion

Taking the flight is one of the most popular ways for tourists to travel from Guangzhou to Tibet. To save cost and have more flexibility on flight time, one can also choose to take a connecting flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa via Chengdu, Xi’an etc.

Before the flight journey, one need to get the required Tibet Travel Permit, which can only be applied through a reliable travel agency like us. If you have more question about taking flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa, please feel free to contact us for inquiries.

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