Most Frequently Asked Questions about Nanjing Lhasa Flight
1. Why choose to take flights from Nanjing to Lhasa?
As the capital of Jiangsu province, Nanjing is located in East China and the lower reaches of Yangtze River. As the only one megacity in Yangtze River Delta Urban Agglomerations, Nanjing offers plenty of international airlines connecting cities all over the world. Foreign tourists can take the flight directly to Nanjing from your own country.
Close to Shanghai, Nanjing is also your alternative choice when you find it hard to book the flight to Tibet from Shanghai. In just about 2 hours, you can get an easy transfer from Shanghai to Nanjing via high-speed trains. Besides, as a historical and cultural city, Nanjing is quite different from other big cities in China. With fewer bustling crowds and noisy streets, it is ideal to enjoy a leisurely stroll and have a good look at this city.
2. How to book a cheap flight from Nanjing to Lhasa?
If you want to lower your travel cost by booking a discounted flight, the first choice is to avoid the peak travel season. The most crowded seasons in China are Chinese Spring Festival and National Day. While for Tibet tours, the most popular time is from April to June and September to October. Therefore, try to plan your Tibet trip in low seasons, like winter, and then you will have more chances to get a cheap Nanjing to Lhasa flight.
Secondly, try to book your flight in advance. According to the investigation of Momondo, one of the 10 best airfare search sites, the air ticket bought 53 days in advance will be 26% cheaper than that bought on the day of departure. Also, for domestic flights, it is most likely to get the cheapest flight when booking 30 to 60 days early.
3. Which airport should I go for taking the flight to Lhasa in Nanjing?
The Nanjing to Lhasa flight takes off at Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NKG), which is situated in the Lukou Subdistrict and around 35.8 kilometers from Nanjing downtown area. The airport is a 4F-level one for civil transportation, serving as the major freight airport in Eastern China. Since the opening of Nanjing to Los Angeles airline in June 2016, Nanjing has become the fifth city that provides regular nonstop airlines connecting with Europe, Australia, and America.
At present, Nanjing Lukou International Airport is equipped with two 3600m-long runways, two terminals, two freight station and one traffic hub. Passengers ready for taking the flight to Lhasa should board the flight at Terminal 2. There are shuttle buses provided to transfer passengers to the airport, separately departing from Nanjing Railway Station and Nanjing Haoye Wanda Plaza. The shuttle bus leaves every 20 minutes from 5 am to 21 pm every day, charging 20 CNY per person one way. Besides, passengers can also take the Nanjing Metro Line S1 to avoid the traffic jam. The subway will take you to the Nanjing Lukou International Airport Station, which is the nearest station to the airport.
4. How to get to Nanjing from Shanghai?
Usually, most foreign tourists tend to enter China via the coastal city of Shanghai, instead of Nanjing. Thus, when they happen to book the flight to Lhasa from Nanjing on account of various reasons, they will wonder how to get to Nanjing from Shanghai. Actually, Shanghai and Nanjing are two adjacent cities, with only 298.6 kilometers’ driving distance from each other. If you want to transfer from Shanghai to Nanjing, it is recommended to take the train. You can go to either Shanghai Railway Station or Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, both offering high-speed trains and the ordinary fast trains.
If you want to save time on the way, then the G-series high-speed train or D-series bullet train is right for you. Approximately charging 140 CNY per person for the second-class seat, the high-speed train will take you to the destination within 2 hours. Or, you can also choose to take the fast train, which belongs to K-series. It usually takes about 4 hours to get to Nanjing, while the ticket price is only 46.5 CNY for the hard seat.
5. How to avoid high altitude sickness when taking the flight to Lhasa?
When you take the flight from Nanjing to Lhasa, you will go through dramatic altitude change from nearly sea level to more than 3500 meters. In this case, you may suffer from altitude sickness to varying degrees. You may experience headache, chest congestion, nausea, insomnia etc. But usually, these symptoms will gradually decrease after 1 to 2 days’ acclimation in Lhasa.
For better adaption to the high altitude, it is suggested to have a good rest during the first two days in Lhasa. Never get too excited and rush to visit attractions shortly after your arrival in Lhasa. Drink more water and avoid to take showers. In this way, you will find yourself more comfortable with the new plateau environment.
6. Which city is better for transfer if I miss the direct flight from Nanjing to Lhasa?
If you miss the flight from Nanjing to Lhasa, one good option for you is to first take a flight to Chengdu from Nanjing, and then fly to Lhasa from Chengdu. Since the flights between Chengdu and Nanjing are quite sufficient, and the Chengdu to Lhasa flights are much more than those from other cities in China. Also, when taking flights to Tibet from Chengdu, you can also fly to other places of Tibet apart from Lhasa, like Nyingchi and Shigatse. Besides, Chengdu has one of our major offices in China. If you choose to get to Tibet via Chengdu, you can meet our advisory agent here in person.