Travel to Tibet from Different Domestic Cities
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Travel to Tibet from Different Domestic Cities

Update: Jan. 27th, 2014

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Travel to Tibet from Different Domestic Cities by Air

To meet the demand of tourists both at home and abroad, a series of flights to Lhasa from different domestic cities had been opened successively. Tourists planning to make a Tibet tour from Beijing, XiAn, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming and Guangzhou can travel to Tibet by air.

It takes about 5 hours to get to Tibet from Beijing by the direct air. There are also non-direct flights between Beijing and Lhasa. While booking the Beijing-Lhasa air ticket, tourists might know that some of the flights would take a short stop at Chongqing or Chengdu.

It takes about 3 hours to fly to Lhasa from XiAn. Except for the direct flight, there is also non-direct flight between XiAn and Lhasa which would take a short stop at Lanzhou. There is no direct fight between Shanghai and Lhasa in the low season in winter. Tourists could take a direct flight to Lhasa from Shanghai in the peak season of Tibet tour.

Compared to the other domestic cities, there are more flights to Lhasa from Chongqing and Chengdu. In the high season of Tibet tour between June and October, the direct flights between Chongqing/Chengdu and Lhasa are available almost from the sunrise to the sunset. It takes about 3 hours to get to Lhasa from Chongqing by air while it takes about 2.5 hours to fly to Lhasa from Chengdu.

Only the non-direct flight to Lhasa from Guangzhou and Nanjing are available. Mostly, these flights will take a stop at Chongqing, Chengdu, Lanzhou or XiAn. Though tourists have to spend hours on the way, taking flight to Tibet could save visitors a lost of time compared to taking the train.

Travel to Tibet from Different Domestic Cities by Train

Currently, 7 domestic cities in mainland China opened the direct train to Lhasa, including Beijing, Shanghai. Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou, Xining and Guangzhou. Tourists willing to appreciate the breathtaking natural landscapes along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway could choose to start tour Tibet train tour from one of those cities. The direct train is available in Beijing, Shanghai, Xining and Guangzhou everyday while the direct train in Chongqing and Chengdu is available on every other day. Therefore, tourists willing to join the Tibet train tours from Chengdu or Chongqing should pay enough attention to the train information and arrange your overall schedule reasonable.

Tourists planning to join the Tibet train tours should note that all the trains to Tibet are equipped with oxygen supply equipment, and passengers could use the equipment for oxygen up-taking when you need. Actually, the Tibet trains provide oxygen supply between Golmud and Lhasa. Among all the domestic cities in which the Tibet train is available, Xining is the nearest one. It takes about 24 hours to get to Lhasa from Xining. Tourists traveling to Tibet from Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Shanghai need to spend more than 40 hours to complete the train journey. Therefore, tourists join the Tibet train tours are always suggested to prepare food and beverage for the long train journey.

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