Tibet Travel Guide – How To Take Flights From Hongkong To Lhasa?

The most convenient and fastest way from Hongkong to Lhasa is by flight. You are suggested to take connecting flights with a stopover in Chengdu as Chengdu is the nearest major traffic hub from Hongkong to Lhasa.

Hong Kong to Lhasa Flights

There are a few flights each day from Hongkong to Lhasa via Chengdu, and it only takes 3 hours. And there are up to 12 flights from Chengdu to Lhasa in a day. So, you can select the most suitable flight according to your preference.

It only takes 2 hours and 30 minutes from Chengdu to Lhasa. By the way, you can also arrange a Chengdu trip for yourself if you are interested in seeing lovely pandas.

Besides, you can also take connecting flights from Hongkong to Lhasa via Chongqing or Xián.

Why Travel from Hong Kong to Lhasa?

Being famous as “Pearl of the Orient”, Hong Kong is a fascinating and energetic modern city in China. With yummy snacks, delicate cuisines, international shopping malls, colonial heritage, and classic Chinese culture, Hong Kong is a unique city differing from other cities in China.

Besides, Hong Kong is also a hub both for international and domestic China. There are numerous flights every day from Hong Kong to major cities in China, such as Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, etc.

Tourists from all over the world can easily fly to Hong Kong from their home countries, such as America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Norway, etc.

In addition, Hong Kong is a city with its own charm. After a long time of international flight to Hong Kong, travelers can have a good rest there. If you prefer to spend some time in Hong Kong, you can visit the Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, saunter along with the night market at Kowloon’s Temple Street, have a view on the top of Victoria Peak, tour Po Lin Monastery where houses a 34-meter-high statue of Buddha.

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What Documents Needed?

For Hong Kong citizens as well as foreign travelers, a Tibet tour is a lifetime opportunity to experience a totally different landscape and culture.

Unlike travelers from other counties, Hong Kong citizens don’t need a Tibet Travel Permit to enter Tibet. You just need to take your Chinese SAR passport and Home Return Permit.

What’s more, Hong Kong is visa-free for most countries in the world.

However, a Chinese Visa and a Tibet Travel Permit are still needed to enter Tibet for foreign travelers.

Hong Kong to Lhasa Flight Schedule

Lhasa locates 2,423km away from Hong Kong, and there’s no direct flight between the two cities. Tourists who want to travel to Tibet from Hong Kong have to fly to Chengdu, Chongqing, or Xián first.

Here is the recommended connecting flight from Hong Kong to Lhasa:

Flight No.Departure — ArrivalDurationFrequencyPlaneFull Price
Cathay Pacific Airways
CX986
Tibet Airlines
TV9823
10:00-12:40
Hongkong
stopover
Chengdu
(20h 20m)09:00-11:00
Lhasa
25h 10mNot FixedAirbus 319USD336

Here is the recommended connecting flight from Lhasa to Hong Kong:

Flight No.Departure — ArrivalDurationFrequencyPlaneFull Price
Tibet AirlinesTV9881​Cathay Pacific AirwaysCX98709:25-11:25
Lhasa
stopover
Chengdu
(2h 30m)13:55-16:55
HongKong
7h 30mNot FixedAirbus A330-300USD506

After your arrival, you are suggested to spend some days in and around Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. You can’t miss the splendid Potala Palace, the holy Jokhang Temple, and the busy Barkhor Street. To extend your tour, you can travel to Shigatse, Mt. Everest, Namtso, Mt. Kailash, and other famous scenic sites.

Why choose us?

The easiest way to book a flight from Hongkong to Lhasa is to entrust your local travel agent to book a flight to Tibet for you. Travel agents like Great Tibet Tour.

First, we will not only charge you an extra service fee over flight booking.

Second, we present a Tibet Travel Permit.

When you book a flight to Tibet by yourself, the flight booking platforms will require you to present a copy of your Tibet Permit.

However, the Tibet Permit is usually issued only about a week or so prior to your departure date.

Therefore, the flight booking platform will then suggest you book a flight after you have a Tibet Permit copy.

Or, it holds on your booking only to be confirmed after you provide a Tibet Permit copy. It means there’s great variability if your flight booking is successful until a week or so prior your tour starts.

After we book your flight, we will email you an eTicket.

Later you only need to change your boarding pass with this e-ticket, along with your passport and Tibet Permit at airports.

Where to book flights to Lhasa?

Please check Tibet Flights here to have a rough idea first.

However, if you’d rather take charge of everything on your own, we suggest you not book flights at flight booking platforms but with airlines directly.

Here below are the most popular ones in China.

  • Air China
  • China Southern Airline
  • China Eastern Airline
  • Sichuan Airline