Most Frequently Asked Questions about Guangzhou Lhasa Flight
1. When is the best time to travel to Guangzhou and Lhasa?
As for Guangzhou city, it is a great place suitable for travelling all the year around, since the climate here is warm and moist, with small temperature difference. The best time to travel around this city is autumn and early winter, when clear weather prevails and tourists will feel most comfortable. For Lhasa tour, it is a good choice to travel to this holy city from May to October. During this time, the city of Lhasa is provided with warm sunshine and high oxygen content, good for sightseeing. From March to October, the climate becomes mild and humid and is the best season for travel in Tibet.
2. How can I get discounted flight ticket from Guangzhou to Lhasa?
If you want to buy your Guangzhou to Lhasa flight at a lower price, the best choice is to avoid the high tourist season. The most crowded seasons in China are Chinese Spring Festival and National Day. For Tibet tours, the most popular time is from April to June and September to October. While during the time between July and August, there are still a lot of people rush to Tibet since it is in the summer vacation for students in China. Therefore, try to plan your Tibet trip in low seasons, like winter, then you can book some discounted flights.
3. Which airport should I go for taking the flight to Lhasa in Guangzhou?
There is only 1 direct flight flying to Lhasa from Guangzhou every day, which takes off at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Located in the northern region of Guangzhou city, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is about 28 kilometers away from the downtown area. The airport operates airlines connecting more than 200 destinations in the world, including over 80 international cities.
As for the airport transfer, tourists can take the subway (Metro Line 3) to the Airport South Station. The opening time of the subway is from 6:10 am to 23:27 pm. Also, there are frequent airport shuttle buses, connecting the airport to most areas in the downtown. If the time is limited, you can choose to take a taxi directly from your hotel to the airport, which may cost about 100 to 200 CNY in total.
4. How to get to Guangzhou from Hong Kong?
Considering the geographical advantage, many tourists would like to first enjoy sightseeing in the noted city of Hong Kong, before heading to Guangzhou for the next transfer or tour. As for the transfer from Hong Kong to Guangzhou, there are mainly two ways for choice. Firstly, tourists can take the Guangzhou-Kowloon Through Train, which can bring you from Hong Kong Kowloon to Guangzhou East Railway Station. Covering a total length of 183 km, the train runs only 1 hour and 55 minutes. It leaves every hour from 7:25 am to 20:00 pm, charging HK$210 for first class and HK$250 for premium class seat.
As for tourists who want to get to Guangzhou from the Hong Kong Airport, they can take the tourist bus. The tourist bus main station is right at Terminal 2 of the airport, with several counters selling tickets for bus from Hong Kong to Guangzhou. Each counter is operated by each bus company and there is nearly no difference among them. You can just choose anyone based on your schedule. The bus fare is about 250 HKD per person.
5. Which city is better for transfer if I miss the direct flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa?
If you miss the flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa, one good option you have is to take a flight to Chengdu, and then fly to Tibet from Chengdu. There are nearly thirty non-stop flights from Guangzhou to Chengdu every day, taking around two hours. With so many choices on airlines and flight time, you can choose any as required. On the other hand, as one of the major cities closest to Tibet, Chengdu offers many direct flights to Lhasa. The total time on board from Chengdu to Lhasa is only two hours around. Besides, tourists who would like to visit other sites of Tibet in the first place, like Nyingchi and Shigatse, they can directly fly there from Chengdu, without any transfer in Lhasa.
6. How far is Lhasa Airport from the city?
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.