Nyingchi Transportation Guide serves you some transport information and introduces fights to Nyingchi, trains to Nyingchi, buses to Nyingchi, and ways of getting around Nyingchi in Tibet. Located in the southeast of Tibet, Nyingchi borders with Lhasa to east, Shannan to southwest, Qamdo to south and Nagqu to north. Taking flights and driving are the two major ways to get to Nyingchi.
How to Get to Nyingchi
Nyingchi Mainling Airport is a civilian airport in Nyingchi City, Tibet, China. The airport is located in the Brahmaputra River Valley, 50 kilometers south of Bayi Town, Bayi District. Up to now, there are flights to Lhasa, Chengdu and Chongqing. The airport shuttle bus costs 25 yuan per person and the departure time depends on the arrival time of flights.
Sichuan-Tibet Railway which stretches as far as 1629 km is expected to be finished around 2030. The 1,629 km railway covers 979km in Tibet Autonomous Region and 650km in Sichuan Province, and consists of three parts, i.e. Chengdu-Kangding, Kangding- Nyingchi, Lhasa-Nyingchi. By the time the construction of entire Sichuan-Tibet Railway finishes, it is believed to take only 15 hours to travel from Chengdu to Lhasa. (While currently it takes 41:35 hours). What's more, Sichuan-Tibet Railway passes through Nyingchi. Once it is completed, it is easy to take a trip to Nyingchi by train.
After arriving at Lhasa by air or train, tourists should take long-distance bus in Lhasa East Bus Station to Bayi District, Nyingchi County, which is 406 kilometers away from Lhasa. The driving time is 8 hours and the price is 120 yuan. There are buses running to Mainling County, Nang County, Bome County and Zayu County in Nyingchi area and also Lhasa, Qamdo and Lhoka in Tibetan area.
The Main Bus Stations in Nyingchi
- China National Highway 318 in Tibet
- Shangri-La- Nyingchi Railway
- Lhasa – Nyingchi Railway
- How to Get to Nyingchi from Lhasa
How to Get Around Nyingchi
The starting price of taxi in Nyingchi is 10 yuan and there is always no meter. It's recommended to go walking because the downtown is not large. Pedicabs can be seen everywhere and the price is usually 3 yuan.
Traveling by bus can better observe the scenery or city dynamics along the way. A city change may be reflected in the street, and a bus can better observe the changes in scenery and streetscape along the way, you can understand the dynamics of a city.
The traffic in Nyingchi is not very convenient compared with other places, such as Beijing, Shanghai, especially there are few regular buses between various scenic spots. It is suggested to rent a car for the whole journey. If you want to rent a car, please contact us. We're confident that our experienced and skilled driver and good-condition vehicle will leave you a deep impression.
Cycling is popular in Nyingchi. There are several shops renting bikes in Nyingchi City. The highly recommended way is to contact a travel agency, not only for convenience, but also for your safety. If you want to have a cycling tour in Nyingchi, please contact us, we have Tibet cycling tours including Nyingchi, well arranged for your choice.
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