There are 3 ways to get from Ürümqi to Lhasa by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly, bus  •  9 h 16 min

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

$356 - $1,606

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Train  •  33 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Ürümqi to Xining Urumqi - Lanzhou West / ...
  2. Take the train from Xining to Lhasa Z917 / ...

$95 - $141

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Drive  •  33 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Ürümqi to Lhasa 1679.9 miles

$240 - $350

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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 Ürümqi and Xining. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 12 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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The best way to get from Ürümqi to Lhasa without a car is to train which takes 33 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 16 min to get from Ürümqi to Lhasa, including transfers.

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Ürümqi to Lhasa train services, operated by China Railways D-Class, depart from Ürümqi station.

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There is no direct flight from Urumqi Airport to Lhasa Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Ürümqi to Lhasa train services, operated by China Railways Z-Class, arrive at Lhasa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ürümqi to Lhasa is 2688 km. It takes approximately 33 h 24 min to drive from Ürümqi to Lhasa.

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China Southern Airlines, Tibet Airlines Corporation, China Eastern Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Urumqi Airport to Lhasa Airport.

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There are 80+ hotels available in Lhasa. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ürümqi to Lhasa.
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  • Distance: 1002.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Ürümqi to Lhasa via Ürümqi and Xining in around 33 h 12 min.

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
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
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Urumqi to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
11 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,200
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Urumqi to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,500
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Ürümqi to Xining
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
trip.com
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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
$25 - $40
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$25 - $40
Hard Sleeper
$60 - $75
Soft Sleeper
$85 - $120
Bus operators
Airports China
Bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airports-china.com

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The best way to get from Ürümqi to Urumqi Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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