There are 7 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Lhasa by plane, bus, night bus, 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  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Lhasa (LXA) CNX - LXA
  2. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa

$134 - $234

6 alternative options

Night bus, bus, train  •  3 days 9 h

  1. Take the night bus from Chiang Mai 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

$287 - $362

Train, bus  •  3 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya
  2. Take the train from Ayutthaya to Nong Khai
  3. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
  4. Take the train from Kunming South to Chongqing West Station
  5. Take the train from Chongqing West Station to Guangyuan
  6. Take the train from Guangyuan to Lhasa

$284 - $426

Bus, train via Guiyang North  •  3 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai
  2. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
  3. Take the train from Kunming South to Guiyang North
  4. Take the train from Guiyang to Nanchong North
  5. Take the bus from Nanchong to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station

$246 - $274

Bus, train  •  3 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Luang Prabang Laos
  2. Take the bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
  3. Take the train from Kunming to Chengdu
  4. Take the bus from Chengdu to Lhasa

$198 - $227

Bus, train #2  •  4 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Luang Prabang Laos
  2. Take the bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
  3. Take the train from Kunming to Chengdu
  4. Take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa

$178 - $207

Drive  •  43 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Lhasa 1909.7 miles

$270 - $400

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Lhasa is to fly and bus which costs ฿4400 - ฿8000 and takes 9 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Lhasa is to fly and bus which costs ฿4400 - ฿8000 and takes 9 h 50 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Lhasa is 1447 km. The road distance is 3055.5 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 50 min to get from Chiang Mai to Lhasa, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Lhasa, China?

There is no direct connection from Chiang Mai to Lhasa. However, you can take the bus to Chiang Mai Airport, take the walk to Chiang Mai airport, fly to Lhasa, take the walk to Lhasa Airport, then take the bus to Lhasa. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Chiang Mai to Lhasa via Nong Khai, Laos Vientiane, Kunming South, Chongqing West Station, and Guangyuan in around 3 days 9 h.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Lhasa via Beijing
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chiang Mai to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Flights from Chiang Mai to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chiang Mai to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Flights from Chiang Mai to Lhasa via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Chiang Mai to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Kunming South to Chongqing West Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$65 - $80
1st Class Seat
$110 - $130
Business Class Seat
$200 - $250
Train from Chongqing West Station to Guangyuan
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$40 - $50
1st Class Seat
$65 - $80
Business Class Seat
$130 - $160
Train from Kunming South to Guiyang North
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$30 - $40
1st Class Seat
$55 - $65
Business Class Seat
$100 - $130
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
$75 - $90
Soft Sleeper
$110 - $140
Train from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
38 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$35 - $50
Hard Sleeper
$80 - $100
Soft Sleeper
$120 - $160
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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
Train from Ayutthaya to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Guiyang to Nanchong North
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$14 - $19
Hard Sleeper
$27 - $35
Soft Sleeper
$40 - $55
Train from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
12 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airports-china.com
Sueksa Tour
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Orsuksa Tour
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
easybook.com
Qichezhan
Website
qichezhan.net
Bus from Nanchong to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
37 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Luang Prabang Laos
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45
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
$78
Schedules at
12go.asia
Trip 8080
Website
lasa.trip8080.com
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lasa.trip8080.com
bus
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$74
Schedules at
lasa.xxcz.cn

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