There are 4 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  •  17 h 38 min

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

$335 - $905

Cheapest option

Drive, train  •  2 days 21 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

$115 - $170

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Zapadnyi Avtovokzal to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Almaty 2 to Urumchi
  3. Take the train from Ürümqi South to Xining
  4. Take the bus from Xining to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station

$145 - $184

Drive  •  47 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Bishkek to Lhasa 2458.9 miles

$350 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bishkek to Lhasa is to drive and train which costs $110 - $170 and takes 2 days 21 h.

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The quickest way to get from Bishkek to Lhasa is to fly and bus which costs $330 - $950 and takes 17 h 38 min.

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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 17 h 38 min to get from Bishkek to Lhasa, including transfers.

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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 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
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Bishkek to Lhasa via Ulan Bator, Beijing
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Bishkek 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
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Bishkek to Lhasa via Urumqi, Wuhan
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Bishkek 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
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Bishkek 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 Bishkek to Lhasa via Urumqi, Chongqing
Ave. Duration
21 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
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
Train from Almaty 2 to Urumchi
Ave. Duration
33 h 20 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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
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
$26 - $40
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$26 - $40
Hard Sleeper
$60 - $75
Soft Sleeper
$90 - $120
Bus operators
Airports China
Bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airports-china.com
bus
Bus from Zapadnyi Avtovokzal to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
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
$51
Schedules at
qichezhan.net

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