There are 6 ways to get from Bangkok to Lhasa by plane, bus, train, taxi, night bus or car

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Fly, bus  •  9 h 56 min

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

$235 - $906

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Train, bus  •  3 days 5 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 Chongqing West Station
  4. Take the train from Chongqing West Station to Guangyuan
  5. Take the train from Guangyuan to Lhasa

$234 - $348

4 alternative options

Bus, train, taxi  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane
  2. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
  3. Take the train from Kunming South to Luohuang South
  4. Take a taxi from Luohuang South to Yongchuan East
  5. Take the train from Yongchuan East to Xindu East
  6. Take the bus from Chengdu to Lhasa

$295 - $339

Bus, Sleeper, train  •  3 days 16 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 Station to Lijiang
  4. Take the bus from Lijiang Bus Station to Shangri-La Bus Station
  5. Take the bus from Shangri-La County to Lasa North Suburb Coach Station

$249 - $263

Bus, taxi, train  •  4 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Sainyabuli
  2. Take a taxi from Sainyabuli to Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang
  3. Take the bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
  4. Take the train from Kunming to Chengdu
  5. Take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa

$241 - $342

Drive  •  45 h 10 min

  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 bus and Sleeper and train which costs ฿8000 - ฿8600 and takes 3 days 16 h.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Lhasa is to fly and bus which costs ฿7500 - ฿30000 and takes 9 h 56 min.

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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 train and taxi which takes 2 days 16 h and costs ฿9500 - ฿11000.

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It takes approximately 9 h 56 min 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 6 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Lhasa is 1 h behind Bangkok. It is currently 11:42 PM in Bangkok and 10:42 PM in Lhasa.

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

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Maldivian, Sichuan Airlines, Thai Airways International and three other airlines offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Lhasa Airport.

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There are 81+ 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: 9 h 56 min

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 the bus to Mochit 2 Bus Depot, take the walk to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit, take the bus to Vientiane, take the walk to Laos Vientiane, take the bus to Kunming South, take the train to Luohuang South, take the taxi to Yongchuan East, take the train to Xindu East, take the taxi to Chengdu, then take the bus to Lhasa.

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
6 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Kunming South to Luohuang South
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$55 - $65
1st Class Seat
$90 - $110
Business Class Seat
$170 - $200
Train from Yongchuan East to Xindu East
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$22 - $26
1st Class Seat
$35 - $40
Business Class Seat
$65 - $85
Train from Kunming South to Chongqing West Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
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 Guangyuan
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$30 - $35
1st Class Seat
$45 - $55
Business Class Seat
$95 - $110
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
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chongqing West Station to Guangyuan
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$19 - $26
1st Class Seat
$25 - $35
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chongqing West Station to Guangyuan
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$11 - $16
Hard Sleeper
$21 - $29
Soft Sleeper
$30 - $45
Train from Kunming Station to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$11 - $17
Hard Sleeper
$22 - $30
Soft Sleeper
$35 - $45
Train from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
12 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$19 - $24
Hard Sleeper
$35 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$55 - $70
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Guangyuan to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
33 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$30 - $45
Hard Sleeper
$70 - $90
Soft Sleeper
$100 - $140
Train from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
38 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$30 - $50
Hard Sleeper
$80 - $95
Soft Sleeper
$120 - $160
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Guangyuan to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
37 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
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
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
12go.asia
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$82
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
$59
Schedules at
lasa.trip8080.com
bus
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$73
Schedules at
lasa.xxcz.cn
Tara Tour and Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
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
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Lijiang Bus Station to Shangri-La Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Qichezhan
Website
qichezhan.net
Bus from Shangri-La County to Lasa North Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Other operators
Taxi from Luohuang South to Yongchuan East
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Estimated price
$29 - $35

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

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