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

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  •  16 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Bishkek (FRU) to Lhasa (LXA) FRU - LXA
  2. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa

$325 - $855

Cheapest option

Drive, train  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Drive from Bishkek to Otar
  2. Take the train from Otar to Alma-Ata 1 AVE
  3. Take the train from Alma-Ata 1 to Urumchi
  4. Take the train from Ürümqi South to Xining
  5. Take the train from Xining to Lhasa Z21 / ...

$117 - $185

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 days 21 h

  1. Take the train from Bischkek 2 to Alma-Ata 1
  2. Take the train from Alma-Ata 1 to Urumchi
  3. Take the train from Ürümqi South to Xining
  4. Take the bus from Xining to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station

$169 - $211

Drive, train, bus  •  4 days 11 h

  1. Drive from Bishkek to Otar
  2. Take the train from Otar to Alma-Ata 1 AVE
  3. Take the train from Alma-Ata 1 to Urumchi
  4. Take the bus from Urumqi to Pingliang East
  5. Take the bus from Pingliang East to Lanzhou
  6. Take the bus from Lanzhou to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station

$204 - $220

Drive  •  47 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Bishkek to Lhasa 2458.9 miles

$350 - $550

What companies run services between Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and Lhasa, China?

There is no direct connection from Bishkek to Lhasa. However, you can take the line 380 bus to Bishkek Airport, take the walk to Bishkek airport, fly to Lhasa, take the walk to Lhasa Airport, then take the bus to Lhasa. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Otar, take the train to Alma-Ata 1, take the train to Urumchi, take the walk to Ürümqi South, take the train to Xining, then take the train to Lhasa.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Bishkek to Lhasa via Urumqi, Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Bishkek to Lhasa via Almaty, Beijing
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $900
Flights from Bishkek to Lhasa via Novosibirsk, Beijing
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Bishkek to Lhasa via Urumqi, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Bishkek to Lhasa via Urumqi, Chongqing
Ave. Duration
20 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Bishkek to Lhasa via Urumqi, Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Bishkek to Lhasa via Urumqi, Xining
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Otar to Alma-Ata 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
railways.kz
Train from Alma-Ata 1 to Urumchi
Ave. Duration
32 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
railways.kz
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Ürümqi South to Xining
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
chinahighlights.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
19 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Hard Seat
$28 - $40
Hard Sleeper
$65 - $80
Soft Sleeper
$95 - $130
Kyrgyz Railways (KTJ)
Website
kjd.kg
Train from Bischkek 2 to Alma-Ata 1
Ave. Duration
18 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $31
Website
Kyrgyz Railways (KTJ)
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
$55
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Bus from Lanzhou to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$61
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
$102
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
$17
Schedules at
pingliang.trip8080.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bishkek to Lhasa?

The distance between Bishkek and Lhasa is 2079 km. The road distance is 3934 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bishkek to Lhasa?

The cheapest way to get from Bishkek to Lhasa is to drive and train which costs $110 - $190 and takes 2 days 19 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Bishkek to Lhasa?

The quickest way to get from Bishkek to Lhasa is to fly and bus which takes 16 h 8 min and costs $320 - $900.

How long does it take to get from Bishkek to Lhasa?

It takes approximately 16 h 8 min to get from Bishkek to Lhasa, including transfers.