Most Frequently Asked Questions about Chongqing Lhasa Flight
1. Why take flights to Lhasa from Chongqing?
Firstly, the airport in Chongqing offers 9 non-stop flights to Lhasa every day from early morning to the afternoon, ensuring a flexible choice for tourists who want to fly to Tibet. Compared with the train to Tibet from Chongqing, which takes more than 30 hours to Lhasa, the Chongqing to Lhasa flight only takes no more than 3 hours. In this way, tourists can save much time on touring Lhasa or Chongqing as they prefer. Secondly, as one of the four Municipalities in China, Chongqing is an important city providing connections with both popular domestic cites and major overseas destinations. The city itself is a famous resort city with scenic natural landscapes and profound cultural heritages.
2. Where is Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and how can I get there?
Among all the three civil airports in Chongqing city and its surrounding areas, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is the one that offers direct flights to Lhasa. As one of the eight major domestic hub airports and busiest airports in China, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is 19 kilometers away from the downtown area of Chongqing. It is also the fifth airport that carries out visa-free for 72-hour-transit.
There are several convenient ways for tourists to get to the airport from Chongqing city. Firstly, tourists can take the airport express to the airport. Seven express lines are provided to transfer tourists from different districts of Chongqing to the airport from early morning to late evening. The ticket fares of airport express are mostly 15 CNY. As a second choice, tourists can take Chongqing Rail Transit Line 10 or Chongqing Rail Transit Line 3 to directly reach Terminal 2 or Terminal 3 of the airport. If the time is limited, you can also take the taxi to the airport. Usually, it costs 50 to 100 CNY to the airport based on the distance.
3.How to get to my hotel after I arrived in Lhasa Airport?
Lhasa Gonggar Airport is about 65 kilometers southwest of Lhasa city, and there are several ways to get to the downtown. First, you can take the shuttle buses, which always wait right at the exit of the airport, and leave every 30 minutes until 21:30 at night. Upon arrival at the terminus, Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau on Niangre Road 1, you can take other buses to your hotel. Besides, if you miss the shuttle bus, you can also take a taxi. By this way, you can go anywhere you want in Lhasa city, while the price is much higher as you can possibly imagine.
As a better option, you can use our shuttle service between your hotel and the airport for free, as long as you book your Tibet tour with us. In this case, when you arrive in Lhasa, your tour guide will meet you at the exit and transfer you to the reserved hotel.
4. Are there flights to other Prefectures in Tibet from Chongqing?
If you want to start your Tibet tour in a relatively low-altitude region, then the Nyingchi prefecture is the perfect choice. Currently, there are two direct flights from Chongqing to Nyingchi each day. All flights leave early in the morning at around 6 am and it takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes for the flight journey. Praised as the “Eastern Switzerland” of China, Nyingchi is a fantastic land full of beautiful landscapes. The low altitude there is also good for tourists to acclimatize themselves to the high elevation of Tibet Plataea.
5. What are the necessary documents required to take Chongqing Lhasa flight?
All tourists from foreign countries should hand the passport, Chinese Visa and the original Tibet Travel Permit for the check, before boarding the flights to Tibet. The passport and Chinese Visa are the primary documents required for traveling to China from abroad. As for the Tibet Travel Permit, which is also called Tibet Visa, it is the required document for all foreign tourists to enter to Lhasa and travel around Tibet. To avoid the troublesome application procedure, we can help to obtain your Tibet travel permit on behalf of you, please feel free to contact us for details.