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There are 5 ways to get from Bangkok to Lhasa by plane, bus, train, night 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.

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Fly, bus  •  9h 41m

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

$295 - $706

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Night train, bus, train  •  3 days 20h

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

$190 - $272

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Train, bus  •  3 days 9h

  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 Chongqing West Station
  4. Take the train from Chongqing West Station to Chengdu East Station
  5. Take the train from Chengdu East Station to Guangyuan (Station)
  6. Take the train from Guangyuan to Lhasa

$248 - $369

Bus, minivan, train  •  4 days 15h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos
  2. Take the minivan from Vang Vieng Malany to Luang Prabang Malany
  3. Take the bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
  4. Take the train from Kunming to Chengdu
  5. Take the bus from Chengdu to Lhasa Bus Station

$232 - $236

Drive  •  45h 10m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Lhasa 1995 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Lhasa is to night train and bus and train which costs ฿6000 - ฿9000 and takes 3 days 20h.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Lhasa is to fly and bus which costs ฿9500 - ฿24000 and takes 9h 41m.

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

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Lhasa without a car is to bus and minivan and train which takes 4 days 15h and costs ฿7500 - ฿7800.

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It takes approximately 9h 41m to get from Bangkok to Lhasa, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Lhasa Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 55m and has one stopover.

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Lhasa is 1h behind Bangkok. It is currently 12:55 AM in Bangkok and 11:55 PM in Lhasa.

Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Lhasa is 3192 km. It takes approximately 45h 10m to drive from Bangkok to Lhasa.

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Lucky Air Co. Ltd., Thai Airways International, Tibet Airlines Corporation and six other airlines offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Lhasa Airport.

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There are 59+ hotels available in Lhasa. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Lhasa.
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  • Distance: 1259.1 miles
  • Duration: 9h 41m

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 Nong Khai, Laos Vientiane, Kunming South, Kunming South, Chongqing West Station, Chengdu East Station, and Guangyuan in around 3 days 9h.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $600
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Lhasa via Kunming, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
China Railways G-Class
Train from Kunming South to Chongqing West Station
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$50 - $65
1st Class Seat
$90 - $110
Business Class Seat
$170 - $200
Train from Chongqing West Station to Chengdu East
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $29
1st Class Seat
$39 - $45
Business Class Seat
$75 - $90
Train from Chengdu East Station to Guangyuan
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$23 - $28
1st Class Seat
$37 - $42
Business Class Seat
$70 - $90
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chongqing West Station to Chengdu East Station
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $21
1st Class Seat
$19 - $28
Train from Chengdu East Station to Guangyuan (Station)
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$14 - $20
1st Class Seat
$18 - $26
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Guangyuan to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
36h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$35 - $55
Hard Sleeper
$85 - $110
Soft Sleeper
$120 - $170
Train from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
38h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$35 - $55
Hard Sleeper
$85 - $110
Soft Sleeper
$120 - $170
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$20 - $24
Hard Sleeper
$35 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$55 - $70
Bus operators
Airports China
Bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airports-china.com
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Tara Tour and Travel
Phone
086 065 5466
Email
nancy25262010@hotmail.com
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
minivan
Bus from Vang Vieng Malany to Luang Prabang Malany
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
baolau.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
12go.asia
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$72
Schedules at
checi.cn

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26m and costs ฿40 - ฿55.

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