Travel to Tibet from Lijiang

This article is about the transportation between Tibet and Lijiang. Tibet is a region covering much of the Tibetan Plateau in Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people as well as some other ethnic groups such as Monpa, Tamang, Qiang, Sherpa, and Lhoba peoples and is now also inhabited by considerable numbers of Han Chinese and Hui people. Tibet is the highest region on Earth, with an average elevation of 5,000 m (16,000 ft). The highest elevation in Tibet is Mount Everest, Earth’s highest mountain, rising 8,848 m (29,029 ft) above sea level.

How to Get to Tibet from Lijiang?

By Flight

There are 2 direct flights and 3 transit flights. It takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes for direct flights and More than 4 hours for transit flights from Lijiang to Lhasa. The price of ticket is about CNY 1610. 

 If you want to know more information about flight schedules and booking, please transfer to Lijiang-Lhasa Flights.

By Train

Due to the railway between Lijiang and Lhasa is under construction. There are no daily direct trains from Lijiang to Lhasa. Taking train there in Tibet is more cost-effective than other vehicles. The trains pass through two stopovers — Kunming and Chengdu on the way, stopover time is 1 hours and 39 minutes. The whole journey takes about 33 hours 25 minutes from Lijiang to Lhasa. You can choose different classes according to your need, like hard seat, soft seat, soft sleeper or no seat.

If you want to know more information about train schedules and booking, please transfer to Lijiang-Lhasa Trains.


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