There are 6 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Lhasa by plane, bus, train, taxi, night bus 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  •  11 h 59 min

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

$134 - $235

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Bus, train, taxi  •  2 days 16 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 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

$271 - $329

Night bus, bus, train  •  3 days 8 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

$256 - $344

Bus, train  •  3 days 11 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 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

$226 - $239

Bus, train via Chengdu  •  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

$172 - $207

Drive  •  43 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Lhasa 1909.7 miles

$270 - $400

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Lhasa without a car is to bus and train and taxi which takes 2 days 16 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 59 min to get from Chiang Mai to Lhasa, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Lhasa Airport. The quickest flight takes 10 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Lhasa is 1 h behind Chiang Mai. It is currently 10:14 AM in Chiang Mai and 9:14 AM in Lhasa.

Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Lhasa is 3055 km. It takes approximately 43 h 24 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Lhasa.

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Thai Lion Mentari, Tibet Airlines Corporation, China Eastern Airlines and Sichuan Airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai 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 Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 9 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Lhasa.
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  • Distance: 904.5 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 59 min

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 International 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 the bus to Nong Khai, take the bus to Vientiane Talat Sao Station, 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
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 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Chiang Mai to Lhasa via Chengdu, Xiahe
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
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 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Lhasa via Chengdu, Yushu
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Kunming South to Luohuang South
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$50 - $65
1st Class Seat
$90 - $100
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
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
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
$27 - $40
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$27 - $40
1st Class Seat
$35 - $55
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
$13 - $18
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$13 - $18
Hard Sleeper
$26 - $35
Soft Sleeper
$40 - $55
Train from Kunming Station to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$11 - $17
Hard Sleeper
$22 - $30
Soft Sleeper
$35 - $50
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
$110 - $150
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
Orsuksa Tour
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
easybook.com
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
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
$58
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
Sueksa Tour
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
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
$46
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
$76
Schedules at
12go.asia
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
$80
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Other operators
Taxi from Luohuang South to Yongchuan East
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Estimated price
$28 - $35

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