There are 5 ways to get from Bangkok to Lhasa by plane, bus, train, night bus 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  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Lhasa (LXA) BKK - LXA
  2. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa

$325 - $806

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
  2. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
  3. Take the train from Kunming to Chengdu
  4. Take the bus from Chengdu to Lhasa

$202 - $227

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
  2. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
  3. Take the train from Kunming South to Zhengzhou East
  4. Take the train from Zhengzhou to Lhasa

$304 - $439

Bus, Sleeper, train  •  4 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
  2. Take the Sleeper from Vientiane Bus Station to Kunming South Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Kunming to Chengdu
  4. Take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa

$205 - $233

Drive  •  45 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Lhasa 1995 miles

$280 - $420

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Lhasa, China?

There is no direct connection from Bangkok to Lhasa. However, you can take the train to Suvarnabhumi Airport, take the walk to Suvarnabhumi airport, fly to Lhasa, take the walk to Lhasa Airport, then take the bus to Lhasa. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Bangkok to Lhasa via Vientiane, Laos Vientiane, Kunming South, South Bus Station, Kunming Station, Kunming, and Chengdu in around 3 days 0 h.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Lhasa via Beijing
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,400
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
12 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$21 - $26
Hard Sleeper
$40 - $50
Soft Sleeper
$60 - $75
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
China Railways G-Class
Train from Kunming South to Zhengzhou East
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$120 - $150
1st Class Seat
$210 - $240
Business Class Seat
$390 - $460
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Zhengzhou to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
35 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$40 - $65
Hard Sleeper
$100 - $120
Soft Sleeper
$150 - $190
Train from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
43 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$40 - $60
Hard Sleeper
$100 - $120
Soft Sleeper
$150 - $190
Bus operators
Airports China
Bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airports-china.com
Tara Tour and Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Trip 8080
Website
lasa.trip8080.com
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$63
Schedules at
lasa.trip8080.com
bus
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
lasa.xxcz.cn
Thongly Bus
Website
baolau.com
Night bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Kunming South Bus Station
Ave. Duration
31 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$113
Schedules at
baolau.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bangkok and Lhasa is 2015 km. The road distance is 3192 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Lhasa is to bus and Sleeper and train which costs ฿6500 - ฿7500 and takes 4 days 13 h.

The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Lhasa is to fly and bus which takes 10 h 24 min and costs ฿10000 - ฿26000.

It takes approximately 10 h 24 min to get from Bangkok to Lhasa, including transfers.