Most Frequently Asked Questions about Xining Lhasa Flight
1. How to book the flight ticket?
Usually, the flight ticket can be booked at some online websites, like Ctrip, Qunar, Booking.com, Expedia, and so on. But the flight ticket must book in advance. Travelers can also buy the ticket from the airports in China or flight resellers. Moreover, travelers can also contact us. We always keep up with the latest flight news and usually can book the ticket at a cheaper price. Traveling to Tibet can be done at any time of a year, the most popular season is from April to October. Flight bookings are also at a premium at this time of a year, as it is the peak of the tourist season and flights can book up fast. During the peak season, it is difficult to book the flights to Lhasa. However, using our booking service, we will not only book flights, but also arrange valuable travel packages.
Well-known as the starting point of Qinghai-Tibet Railway, Xining is the ideal place to start your Tibet train journey to Lhasa. You can spend one or two days here to visit turquoise Qinghai Lake and prestigious Taer Monastery, helping your body acclimatizeto the high altitude before entering Lhasa. And since all the trains to Tibet would pass over Xining, it must be much easier for you to get the train ticket than other cities.
2. How to get to Xining Caojiabao International Airport from Downtown Xining?
All flights from Xining to Lhasa take off at the Xining Caojiabao International Airport, which is the only airport in Xining city. It is located in Gaozhai Township, Huzhu County, Qinghai Province. The airport is about 28 kilometers away from the Xining downtown area. For the airport transfer, taxi and shuttle bus are two only transfer ways between Xining Caojiabao Airport and Xining downtown areas. There are two bus routes: airport to Bayi Rd Bus Station (Xining Railway Station is along the route), airport to Qinghai Hotel. It costs only about 25 RMB. The shuttle bus takes about 40 minutes to get to the city center. The taxi usually costs around 100 RMB, and about 20 minutes to the downtown.
3. When is the best time to fly from Xining to Lhasa?
Generally speaking, the months from April to October are highly recommended for traveling to Tibet. The flights’ schedules are also more frequent during April to October. Other times, flights may be reduced due to the bad weather, such as snowstorms. It is recommended to take the morning flight so that you can get to Lhasa before late afternoon, and have enough time to acclimatize yourself to the altitude and thin air in Lhasa. To avoid the altitude sickness, it will be better to eat many vegetables, fruits and some other foods full of Vitamin. At the same time, keep a good mood, have a proper rest and drink more water will also do a favor of reducing the altitude sickness.
4. What are the travel documents required when flying to Lhasa from Xining?
For international travelers, if you are flying into Tibet from Xining, before boarding your flight, you will need to hand your Chinese Visa, passport, and the original Tibet Travel Permit for the check. As we all know, Chinese Visa and passport are the main documents needed for traveling to China from foreign countries. And the Tibet Travel Permit issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau is necessary for international travelers entering Tibet. These documents are all required of all foreign tourists to Tibet, and many are not available to be obtained directly. In order to avoid the troublesome application process, we can help you to get your Tibet Travel Permit on your behalf. Please feel free to contact us for details. Once we get the Tibet Travel Permit, we will mail the permit to your hotel in China before you fly into Tibet.
5. How to get to my hotel after I arrived at Lhasa Airport?
Lhasa Gonggar International Airport as one of the highest airports in the world is located in Gonggar County, Shannan City, Tibet, about 65 kilometers to downtown Lhasa. There are three options for you to get to Lhasa downtown. Usually, it is very convenient to get to downtown Lhasa from the airport by airport shuttle buses. There are shuttle buses every day. It will cost only about 30 RMB per person. It usually takes about 1 to 2hours to transfer between the airport and Lhasa downtown. You also can choose a Taxi. If you want to get to Lhasa city by taxi from the airport, you have to pay 160 to 200 RMB or even more. It usually will take you 1 hour to the downtown. In this way, you can go anywhere in downtown Lhasa if you want to.
Taking the airport bus or taking a taxi can both help you get to the city of Lhasa. Also, if you book your Tibet tour with us, we can provide our free airport shuttle bus service from the Lhasa Gonggar International Airport to your hotel in Lhasa. When you are arriving, our Tibetan guide will meet you at the taxi station right outside the airport and pick you up at a designated time at 09:30 am; 13:30 pm; and 16:30 pm. However, if your picking-up time is beyond our fixed schedule, you are required to pay private transfer from 60USD/car.