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

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Drive, train  •  2 days 23 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 to Xining
  5. Take the train from Xining to Lhasa Z21

$117 - $182

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Drive  •  47 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Bishkek to Lhasa 2458.9 miles

$350 - $550

Fly, bus  •  25 h 25 min

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

$335 - $905

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The distance between Bishkek and Lhasa is 2079 km. The road distance is 3934.2 km.

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It takes approximately 2 days 23 h to get from Bishkek to Lhasa, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Manas Airport to Lhasa Airport. The quickest flight takes 20 h 55 min and has two stopovers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bishkek to Lhasa is 3934 km. It takes approximately 47 h 36 min to drive from Bishkek to Lhasa.

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Tibet Airlines Corporation, Sichuan Airlines and China Southern Airlines offer flights from Manas 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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The best way to get from Bishkek to Manas Airport is to line 380 bus which takes 1 h and costs .

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Map of how to get from Bishkek to Lhasa.
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  • Distance: 1299.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 days 23 h

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

There is no direct connection from Bishkek to Lhasa. However, 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 Ürümqi, take the train to Xining, then take the train to Lhasa. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Lhasa.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Manas to Lhasa via Urumqi, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Manas to Lhasa via Urumqi, Chongqing
Ave. Duration
21 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Manas to Lhasa via Urumqi, Xi An
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Manas to Lhasa via Urumqi, Xining
Ave. Duration
24 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $950
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
$2 - $5
Website
railways.kz
Train from Alma-Ata 1 to Urumchi
Ave. Duration
32 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
railways.kz
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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trip.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
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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