Xian-Shigatse Flights

Xian-Shigatse Flights offer the flight schedules between Xian and Shigatse. Once known as Chang’an (Eternal Peace), Xian is the capital of Shaanxi Province. A sub-provincial city on the Guanzhong Plain in northwest China, it is one of the oldest cities in China, and the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history. Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet, which is known as the seat of Penchen Lama and ‘the fertile manor’. With a long history of more than 600 years, it was once the educational and political center of Tsang Area. This page is about how to travel  beween Xian and Shigatse by air.


  • Xi’an Xianyang International Airport 西安咸阳国际机场
    It  is the main airport serving Xi’an, the capital of China’s Shaanxi Province, as well as the whole Guanzhong area. Covering an area of 5 square kilometres (1.9 sq mi), it is the largest airport in Northwest China, and the second largest airport in Northern China. 
  • Shigatse Peace Airport 日喀则和平机场
    It  is a dual-use military and civilian airport serving Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is located in Jiangdang Township, 43 kilometres (27 mi) from Shigatse. Situated at an elevation of 3,782 metres (12,408 ft), it is one of the highest airports in the world.

Xian – Shigatse Flights

There are three direct flights flying from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport to Shigatse Peace Airport every week. It takes about 4 hours and 10 minutes from Xian to Shigatse.  Some flights will change in different months, the following is only for your reference. Discount tickets are available.  (All departure/arrival times are local time) 

Flight Number Airlines Departs – Arrives Duration
MU9625(every Thu. and Sun.) China Eastern Airlines 10:20(Xian) – 14:30(Shigatse) 4h10m
CA3905(daily flight) Air China 07:15-10:50 3h35m
TV6013(daily flight) Tibet Airlines 07:15-10:50 3h35m

 Shigatse – Xian Flights

There are three direct flights flying from Shigatse Peace Airport to Xi’an Xianyang International Airport every week. It takes about 3 hour and 25 minutes from Shigatse to Xian. You can choose flights according to your needs.

Flight Number Airlines Departs – Arrives Duration
MU9626(every Thu. and Sun.) China Eastern Airlines 15:10(Shigatse) – 18:35(Xian 3h25m
TV6014(daily flight) Tibet Airlines 09:45-12:50 3h5m
CA3906(daily flight) Air China 09:45-12:50 3h5m 

Please Note: 

1.The above flight might be slightly changed due to practical situation, feel free to contact us for the detailed and newest information.

2.Tibet travel permit is required for entering Lhasa and travelling around Tibet, make sure you got the permit before you check in to your flight, or you will not be allowed to board the plane. If you don’t have the permit, we could offer the service include the permit application,  flight booking and Tibet tour arrangement.