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There are 7 ways to get from Dharamsala to Lhasa by car, plane, bus, taxi or train

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Drive to Ngari, fly to Lhasa, bus

  1. Drive from Dharamsala to Ngari
  2. Fly from Ngari (NGQ) to Lhasa (LXA)
  3. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Dharamshala to Chandigarh
  2. Take the train from Chandigarh to New Jalpaiguri
  3. Take the bus from Siliguri SNT Bus Terminus to Gangtok SNT Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Yadong Xian to Lasa North Suburb Coach Station

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Fly Dharamsala to Lhasa, bus

  1. Fly from Dharamsala (DHM) to Lhasa (LXA)
  2. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau

Fly Dharamsala to Bagdogra, bus

  1. Fly from Dharamsala (DHM) to Bagdogra (IXB)
  2. Take the bus from Siliguri SNT Bus Terminus to Gangtok SNT Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Yadong Xian to Lasa North Suburb Coach Station

Taxi, train, drive, bus

  1. Take a taxi from Dharamsala to Pathankot Cantt
  2. Take the train from Pathankot Cantt to New Jalpaiguri
  3. Drive from Siliguri Jn to Yadong Xian
  4. Take the bus from Yadong Xian to Lasa North Suburb Coach Station

Bus, drive

  1. Take the bus from Maan Filling Station Dharamshala, Dharamshala to Kashmere Gate Metro Gate No. 5, Delhi
  2. Take the bus from Delhi to Kathmandu
  3. Drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu
  4. Take the bus from Zhangmu to Lhasa Beijiao Passenger Transport Terminal

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  1. Drive from Dharamsala to Lhasa
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lhasa is 120.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lhasa is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lhasa is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 120.

No, but conditions apply when returning to India from China.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dharamsala to Lhasa is to bus and train which costs ₹3,800 - ₹8,500 and takes 2 days 8h.

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The quickest way to get from Dharamsala to Lhasa is to fly and bus which costs ₹29,000 - ₹75,000 and takes 18h 34m.

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It is 1437 km from Dharamsala to Lhasa. It is approximately 2248.6 km to drive.

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It takes approximately 21h 25m to get from Dharamsala to Lhasa, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Ngari Airport to Lhasa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Lhasa is 2h 30m ahead of Dharamsala. It is currently 2:42 AM in Dharamsala and 5:12 AM in Lhasa.

Yes, the driving distance between Dharamsala to Lhasa is 2249 km. It takes approximately 33h 33m to drive from Dharamsala to Lhasa.

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Tibet Airlines Corporation offers flights from Ngari Airport to Lhasa Airport.

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The best way to get from Dharamsala to Dharamsala Airport is to taxi which takes 19 min and costs ₹500 - ₹650.

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Map of how to get from Dharamsala to Lhasa.
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  • Distance: 1437.1 km
  • Duration: 21h 25m

What companies run services between Dharamsala, India and Lhasa, China?

There is no direct connection from Dharamsala to Lhasa. However, you can take the drive to Ngari airport, fly to Lhasa, take the walk to Lhasa Airport, then take the bus to Lhasa. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Dharamsala airport, fly to Lhasa, take the walk to Lhasa Airport, then take the bus to Lhasa.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Ngari to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥2700
Flights from Dharamsala to Lhasa via Delhi, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥6000
Flights from Dharamsala to Lhasa via Jaipur, Delhi, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥6500
Flights from Dharamsala to Lhasa via Chandigarh, Delhi, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥6000
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Ngari to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥2700
Flights from Dharamsala to Lhasa via Delhi, Chengdu, Bangda
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥6000
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Dharamsala to Lhasa via Delhi, Dhaka, Kunming
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥6000
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Dharamsala to Bagdogra via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥3100
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Dharamsala to Bagdogra via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1600 - ¥7000
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Dharamsala to Bagdogra via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥3100
Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Pathankot Cantt to New Jalpaiguri
Ave. Duration
36h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥65 - ¥300
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
¥65 - ¥85
Third AC (3A)
¥160 - ¥210
Second AC (2A)
¥240 - ¥300
Train from Chandigarh to New Jalpaiguri
Ave. Duration
33h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
¥60 - ¥280
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
¥60 - ¥80
Third AC (3A)
¥150 - ¥190
Second AC (2A)
¥220 - ¥280
Bus operators
Airports China
Bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥25
Schedules at
airports-china.com
Sikkim Nationalised Transport
Phone
+919002012099
Email
sntd@yahoo.com
Website
sntd.in
Bus from Siliguri SNT Bus Terminus to Gangtok SNT Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥9 - ¥24
Schedules at
sntd.in
Price Range
¥9 - ¥24
Qichezhan
Website
qichezhan.net
Bus from Yadong Xian to Lasa North Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥151
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Zingbus
Phone
+918287009889
Email
care@zingbus.com
Website
zingbus.com
Bus from Maan Filling Station Dharamshala, Dharamshala to Kashmere Gate Metro Gate No. 5, Delhi
Ave. Duration
8h 59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥55 - ¥85
Schedules at
zingbus.com
Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC)
Phone
+91 11 43090100
Email
info@dimts.in
Website
dtc.nic.in
Bus from Delhi to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
24h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥1 - ¥240
Book at
dtcbooking.in
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Zhangmu to Lhasa Beijiao Passenger Transport Terminal
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
¥261
Schedules at
checi.cn
HRTC
Phone
9418000529
Email
hrtchq@gmail.com
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Dharamshala to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
¥35 - ¥55
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
CTU
Phone
0172-2990216
Email
ctu-chd@nic.in
Website
chdctu.gov.in
Bus from Dharamshala to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
¥29 - ¥120
Schedules at
chdctu.gov.in
Other operators
Taxi from Dharamsala to Pathankot Cantt
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Estimated price
¥290 - ¥350
Shankar Taxi Service
Phone
+91 81 46 73 73 73
Website
shankartaxiservice.com
Himalaya Cab
Phone
+91 90151-57476
Website
himalayacab.com
Dharamshala Travels
Phone
+91 94 59 02 70 00
Website
dharamshalataxi.com
Dharamshala Tour And Travel Services
Phone
+91 97 36 36 74 70
Website
dharamshala-tour-and-travel-services-24-hours.business.site

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