There are 5 ways to get from Ürümqi to Lhasa by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly, bus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Urumqi (URC) to Lhasa (LXA) URC - LXA
  2. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa

$266 - $1,306

Cheapest option

Train  •  30 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Ürümqi South to Xining D2703 / ...
  2. Take the train from Xining to Lhasa Z917 / ...

$93 - $127

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  40 h

  1. Take the train from Ürümqi South to Xining D2703 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Xining to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station

$118 - $138

Bus  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Urumqi to Pingliang East
  2. Take the bus from Pingliang East to Lanzhou
  3. Take the bus from Lanzhou to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station

$167

Drive  •  33 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Ürümqi to Lhasa 1679.9 miles

$240 - $350

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ürümqi to Lhasa is to train which costs ¥600 - ¥900 and takes 30 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ürümqi to Lhasa is to fly and bus which costs ¥1800 - ¥9000 and takes 8 h 34 min.

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The distance between Ürümqi and Lhasa is 1604 km. The road distance is 2687.9 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 34 min to get from Ürümqi to Lhasa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ürümqi to Lhasa station. However, there are services departing from Urumqi and arriving at Lasa West Suburb Coach Station via Pingliang East and Lanzhou. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Ürümqi to Lhasa. However, there are services departing from Ürümqi South and arriving at Lhasa via Xining. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 31 min.

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What companies run services between Ürümqi, China and Lhasa, China?

You can take a train from Ürümqi to Lhasa via Xining in around 30 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ürümqi to Lhasa via Pingliang East, Lanzhou, and Lanzhou in around 2 days 21 h.

Airlines
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Urumqi to Lhasa via Xining
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
Flights from Urumqi to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,200
Flights from Urumqi to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,600
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Urumqi to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,200
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Urumqi to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,200
Flights from Urumqi to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Urumqi to Lhasa via Xining
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Ürümqi South to Xining
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$65 - $90
1st Class Seat
$95 - $140
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Xining to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
21 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$26 - $40
Hard Sleeper
$60 - $75
Soft Sleeper
$90 - $120
Bus operators
Airports China
Bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airports-china.com
Qichezhan
Website
qichezhan.net
Bus from Xining to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
30 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Bus from Lanzhou to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$57
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Ctrip
Phone
400-830-6666
Website
ctrip.com
Bus from Urumqi to Pingliang East
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
bus.ctrip.com
Trip 8080
Website
pingliang.trip8080.com
Bus from Pingliang East to Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
pingliang.trip8080.com

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