Most Frequently Asked Questions about Xian Lhasa Flight
1. Why choose to take flights from Xian to Lhasa?
Situated in the middle west of China, Xian is one of the major transportation junctions in China. Tourists can easily get to Xian by flight or high-speed trains from major domestic cities, like Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu etc. Also, it can be reached by international flights from San Francisco, Tyoko, Rome, Sydney and more overseas cities. Compared with other gateway cities to Tibet, Xian offers much more flights to Lhasa with a relatively lower price. There are eight flights from Xian to Lhasa every day during the peak travel season, departing from early morning to late afternoon.
As one of the oldest cities in China, Xian is known for its ancient history and profound culture. This city boasts a wide range of attractive sites, including the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and the ancient City Wall. For foreign tourists having interests to Chinese culture and history, Xian is a must you should never miss.
2. When is the best time to fly to Lhasa from Xian?
There are four distinct seasons in Xian, and the best time to visit this ancient city is spring and autumn, namely March to May and September to November. In spring, the weather is warm and dry, with abundant sunshine. It’s a time to appreciate cherry blossom and peach blossom. While during the autumn season, Xian is decorated with yellow leaves all around. Tourists can enjoy the beautiful gingko trees on the streets.
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. Since there are sufficient daily flights flying to Lhasa from Xian, it is recommended to take the morning flight. In this case, you can get to Lhasa early and have enough time to acclimatize to the high altitude there.
3. Where is the Xian Xianyang International Airport and how can I get there?
Xian Xianyang International Airport is located in the Weicheng District of Xianyang City, 25 kilometers from the Xian downtown area. As a 4F civil airport, Xian Xianyang International Airport is one of the major 100 airports in the world. Covering an area of 0.35 square kilometers, this airport is provided with three terminals, and two runways of 3000 m and 3800 m respectively. The airport is also the first one to carry out the 72-hour free visa policy in northwestern China.
At present, tourists can take the shuttle bus to come and go between Xian city and Xian Xianyang International Airport. The bus fare is 25 CNY one way. With the shuttle bus, you can get to the airport from some big hotels in Xian city, including Konggang Hotel, Longhai Hotel, Jianguo Hotel, Grand Metropark Hotel etc, as well as from the Xian Railway Station and bus stations.
4. Should I prepare some documents required for taking the Xian to Lhasa flight?
According to the laws and regulations, all foreign tourists need to 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 you to travel around China as a foreign visitor. Make sure your passport is valid and original. The Tibet Travel Permit, also called Tibet Visa, is a must for foreign tourists to visit Lhasa and its surroundings. 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.
5. Where can I also take a flight to Tibet except Xian?
Apart from Xian, you can also take a flight to Tibet from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Nanjing etc. The ticket prices are mostly up to the flying distance and duration, thus the flights from Beijing, Shanghai and other coastal cities will be much higher than the rest.
In addition, there is one international airline connecting Lhasa with Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. During the peak travel season, there are daily Kathmandu to Lhasa flights operated. If you want to enter Tibet from Nepal, you need to obtain the Group Tourists Visa and Tibet Travel Permit.
6. How to get to my hotel after I arrived in Lhasa Airport?
The Xian to Lhasa flight arrives at Lhasa Gonggar Airport, which is about 65 kilometers southwest of Lhasa city. There are several ways for you to get to the downtown area from the airport. 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.