Lhasa Transportation – How to Get to Airport
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Lhasa Transportation – How to Get to Airport

Update: Sep. 12th, 2012

Lhasa Gonggar Airport

The airport in Lhasa is named Lhasa Gonggar Airport, which located in Gonggar County, Shannan, about 98 kilometers away from Lhasa downtown. It is one of the highest civil airports above the sea level in the world. The highway from Lhasa downtown to Gonggar Airport is in good condition, and it will spend about 1 hour to the airport. From Lhasa to Gonggar Airport, you can enjoy breathtaking scenery of Qushui Bridge, Yarlung Zangpo River. After your Lhasa Tours, there are three ways to get to the airport in Lhasa.

Lhasa Transportation – Get to Airport by Chartered Car

It is very convenience to charter a car from Lhasa to the Gonggar Airport. The price about chartered car is subject to the car type and the tourism season. In general, the cost of a car is about 250 RMB, which can contain four persons (exclude the driver). There are some advantages about chartered car. The first one is convenience. You can ask the guide to stop at beautiful places along the way from Lhasa to airport. Of course, the driver also can be the guide to introduce the sight spots for you. The second one is saving time. The chartered car can pick you up at any place you prefer, and you do not need to transfer at the bus station.

Lhasa Transportation – Get to Airport by Taxi

In Lhasa, there are various taxies to airport. The charge of taxi is subject to person or car. You can invite some other travelers to take the taxi with you. The price of each taxi is about 200 RMB. It will need about one hour from Lhasa downtown to Gonggar Airport.

Lhasa Transportation – Get to Airport by Airport Bus

There are airport buses in Lhasa to the airport, which connecting with the flight time. You can go to take the bus to airport based on your flight time. The start point of the airport bus is in Niangre South Street. The whole journey is about 1 hour and the cost is 25 RMB per person.

Timetable of Regular Bus or Passenger

Departure Time of Flight
Departure Time of Bus
08:30 - 08:55
09:30 - 10:20
10:30 - 10:50
08:00 - 08:30
11:00 - 11:50
12:00 - 12:50
13:00 - 13:50
14:00 - 14:50
15:00 - 15:30
15:40 - 16:30
17:00 - 17:50
14:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 19:50
20:30 - 20:50
22:00 - 22:50


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