There are 6 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Lhasa by plane, bus, car, train or night bus

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  •  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

Cheapest option

Bus, train China Railways Z-Class  •  4 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
  2. Take the bus from Luang Prabang to Kunming South
  3. Take the train from Kunming to Chengdu
  4. Take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa

$128 - $183

4 alternative options

Bus, drive, train  •  3 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from ช้างเผือก Chang Phueak to คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station Tt
  2. Drive from คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station to Hai Phong
  3. Take the bus from Hai Phong to Nanning Langdong
  4. Take the bus from Nanning Langdong to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
  5. Take the bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Suining
  6. Take the train from Suining to Chengdu
  7. Take the bus from Chengdu to Lhasa

$274 - $387

Night bus, bus, train  •  3 days 12 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 Zhengzhou East
  4. Take the train from Zhengzhou to Lhasa

$321 - $422

Bus, train  •  3 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
  2. Take the bus from Luang Prabang to Kunming South
  3. Take the train from Kunming to Chengdu
  4. Take the bus from Chengdu to Lhasa

$148 - $197

Drive  •  43 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Lhasa 1909.7 miles

$270 - $400

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 the bus to คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station, take the drive to Hai Phong, take the bus to Nanning Langdong, take the bus to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station, take the bus to Suining, take the train to Chengdu, then take the bus to Lhasa.

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
7 h 50 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, 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
7 h 50 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, 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
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Lhasa via Chengdu, Yushu
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Suining to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
2nd Class Seat
$8 - $12
1st Class Seat
$9 - $13
China Railways G-Class
Train from Kunming South to Zhengzhou East
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
english.ctrip.com
2nd Class Seat
$120 - $150
1st Class Seat
$210 - $240
Business Class Seat
$390 - $460
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Zhengzhou to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
35 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Hard Seat
$40 - $65
Hard Sleeper
$100 - $120
Soft Sleeper
$150 - $200
Train from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
43 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Hard Seat
$40 - $65
Hard Sleeper
$100 - $120
Soft Sleeper
$150 - $200
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
12 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Hard Seat
$22 - $26
Hard Sleeper
$40 - $50
Soft Sleeper
$60 - $75
Bus operators
Airports China
Bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airports-china.com
Yanyon Nakorn Chiang Mai
Phone
053-456480
Website
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Bus from ช้างเผือก Chang Phueak to คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Guanxi Yunde Transport
Website
yunde.cn
Bus from Hai Phong to Nanning Langdong
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
yunde.cn
Guizhou Transportation
Website
qjt.gov.cn
Bus from Nanning Langdong to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Suining
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Trip 8080
Website
lasa.trip8080.com
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$64
Schedules at
lasa.trip8080.com
bus
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
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
$29
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
$91
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
The Transport Company
Luang Prabang bus station
Website
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org
Bus from Luang Prabang to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chiang Mai to Lhasa?

The distance between Chiang Mai and Lhasa is 1447 km. The road distance is 3055 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Lhasa?

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Lhasa is to bus and train which costs ฿4000 - ฿6000 and takes 4 days 1 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Chiang Mai to Lhasa?

The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Lhasa is to fly and bus which takes 9 h 50 min and costs ฿4200 - ฿7500.

How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai to Lhasa?

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