Flights to Tibet from Beijing

It is the north gate of Imperial City.

Beijing, as the capital of China, is a metropolis with plenty of international and domestic flights, absolutely with flights to Lhasa. For those who have a plan to visit Tibet, it is quite convenient to fly to Beijing from your countries. Then, you can stay in Beijing for several day to enjoy and experience the culture, history and attractions such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square, The Temple of Heaven and so on. Later, you can take flights to Tibet. Compared with taking the train to Tibet, flying to Tibet is time-saving, and you will have much more time to enjoy your journey.

Currently, there are about 3 flights connecting Beijing and Lhasa each day, two of them are non-stop, and the rest one has stopover in Chengdu. The non-stop flight takes about 4 hours and 30 minutes, and has stopover takes 6 hours and 40 minutes, operated by Tibet Airlines and Air China.

Beijing to Lhasa Flight Schedule

Flight No. Departure—Arrival Duration Plane

Tibet Airlines

14:50—19:15 4h 25m


Airbus A330

Air China

07:35—12:05 4h 30m


Airbus A319

Air China

08:15—14:55 6h 40m

Stopover in Chengdu

Airbus A319

Beijing Attractions

The Great Wall, firstly built in 7th BC as a military defense system. Meanwhile, there are eight sections of the Great Wall in Beijing, and among them, Mutianyu Great Wall is the most popular section for most tourists as it is the longest fully restored section of the Great Wall and travelers can easily walk on.

The Forbidden City, known as the Imperial Palace, was constructed in 1420 and served as the home of 24 emperors and taken as the political center of ancient Chinese government for almost 500 years from Ming Dynasty to Qing Dynasty.

Tiananmen Square includes the Monument of the National Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, and was designed to celebrate national holidays.

The Temple of Heaven, as a sacred place in Beijing, was constructed in 1420 of Ming Dynasty to offer sacrifices to the heaven and pray for a good harvest for more than 500 years.

Hutongs, is a kind of narrow alley and a symbol Beijing traditional culture. You can know about how Beijing is in the past days after strolling over the Hutongs.

Lhasa Attractions

Potala Palace, located in the center of Lhasa city, was first built by King Songtsen Gampo in 637 to greet his bride Princess Wen Cheng of the Tang Dynasty in China. Later, it became the government of Dalai Lama in 1649. In 1994, the Potala Palace was listed to the UNESCO Heritage List.

Jokhang Temple, surrounded by Barkhor Street in Lhasa city, was constructed in the reign of king Songsten Gampo to please Princess Bhrikuti of Nepal. It is the most holy and spiritual center in Tibet.

Norbulingka, a park-style park located in the west of Lhasa city, was constructed in 1755. It was served as a summer resort and the administrative center of Dalai Lamas from the 1780 to 1959. It is also regarded as the best park in Tibet for local people can have various entertainment, like dancing, singing and celebrating festivals.

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