Nyingchi Transportation- By Air

Nyingchi transportation by air is supported by Nyingchi Mainling Airport, which is located in the Yarlung Zangbo River Valley. With an altitude of only 2,949 meters, Nyingchi Mainling Airport is the lowest airport in Tibet and it is the most challenging airport for flight. It is available to take a nonstop flight to Nyingchi from ChengduLhasaChongqing and Guangzhou, and connecting flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’anGuilinLanzhou, etc. with a transfer at Chengdu or Chongqing.

Nyingchi Mainling Airport

Nyingchi Mainling Airport is a civilian airport in Nyingchi City, Tibet, China. The airport is located in the Yarlung Zangbo River Valley, 50 kilometers south of Bayi Town, Bayi District, Nyingchi City. Airfield grade is 4C, runway is 3000 meters, 45 meters wide, it can provide Boeing 757 and other models with taking off and landing. It was officially opened on September 1, 2006. Nyingchi Airport lies in the mountains and valleys, surrounded by mountains more than 4000 meters above sea level, aircraft can only take off and land in the narrow curved valley, the narrowest flight path is less than 4 kilometers from the ridge on both sides of the valley.

Airport Transfer

Nyingchi Mainling Airport is about 50km from Nyingchi downtown, and 18km from Mainling County. There are two shuttle buses starting from Mainling County to the airport at 7:20 and 7:40. The ticket fare is about 25 CNY and the journey takes about half an hour. There are available taxis which cost about 150 RMB from Nyingchi Airport to Bayi Town. Mysterious Tibet also provides you convenient and comfortable airport pick-up and drop-off services which are usually included in our Tibet tour packages. If you take our group tours, you will enjoy our free airport pick-up and drop-off services.

Airlines and Destinations

Airlines Destination
Air China(CA) Beijing, Chengdu
China Southern Airlines(CZ) Guangzhou
Sichuan Airlines(U) Chengdu
Tibet Airlines(TV) Chongqing, Chengdu, Lhasa, QingdaoShenzhen

The above information is just for reference.

Nyingchi Mainling Airport Flight Schedule(Direct Flights)


* All times are in local timezone


* All times are in local timezone

Nyingchi Flights

From Nyingchi

To Nyingchi


  • The above information is for reference, if any change is based on actual information.
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  • In the above tables, just direct flights are listed. There are also transfer flights. Besides, the flights could be adjusted according to high season and off season. More flight information, you can search on the internet.