There are 6 ways to get from Lanzhou to Lhasa by train, plane, bus, taxi or car

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Train to Xining, fly, bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Lanzhou to Pinanyi
  2. Fly from Xining (XNN) to Lhasa (LXA) XNN - LXA
  3. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau

$89 - $471

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Train  •  23 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Lanzhou to Lhasa Z917 / ...

$28 - $40

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Bus to Lanzhou, fly, bus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Oriental Hotel Lanzhou to Lanzhou Airport
  2. Fly from Lanzhou (LHW) to Lhasa (LXA) LHW - LXA
  3. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau

$108 - $608

Bus, taxi to Xiahe, fly  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Lanzhou to Xiahe County
  2. Take a taxi from Xiahe County to Xiahe
  3. Fly from Xiahe (GXH) to Lhasa (LXA) GXH - LXA
  4. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau

$190 - $883

Bus  •  33 h

  1. Take the bus from Lanzhou to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station

$55

Drive  •  27 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Lanzhou to Lhasa 1370.9 miles

$190 - $290

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lanzhou and arriving at Lasa West Suburb Coach Station station. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 33 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lanzhou and arriving at Lhasa. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23 h 54 min.

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The distance between Lanzhou and Lhasa is 1385 km. The road distance is 2193.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lanzhou to Lhasa without a car is to train which takes 23 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 20 min to get from Lanzhou to Lhasa, including transfers.

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Lanzhou to Lhasa bus services, operated by Qichezhan, depart from Lanzhou station.

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Lanzhou to Lhasa train services, operated by China Railways Z-Class, depart from Lanzhou station.

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The best way to get from Lanzhou to Lhasa is to train which takes 23 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 33 h.

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The quickest flight from Xining Airport to Lhasa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Lanzhou to Lhasa bus services, operated by Qichezhan, arrive at Lasa West Suburb Coach Station.

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Map of how to get from Lanzhou to Lhasa.
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  • Distance: 865.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 20 min

What companies run services between Lanzhou, China and Lhasa, China?

China Railways Z-Class operates a train from Lanzhou to Lhasa 3 times a day. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 23 h 54 min. Alternatively, Qichezhan operates a bus from Lanzhou to Lhasa once daily. Tickets cost $55 and the journey takes 33 h.

Airlines
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Xining to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Lanzhou to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Xining to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Xining to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lanzhou to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Xining to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Xiahe to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Lanzhou to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Lanzhou to Pinanyi
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
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Hard Seat
$7 - $13
Hard Sleeper
$15 - $23
Soft Sleeper
$24 - $35
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Lanzhou to Pinganyi
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$6 - $10
Hard Sleeper
$12 - $25
Soft Sleeper
$19 - $25
Train from Lanzhou to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
23 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$28 - $40
Hard Sleeper
$65 - $80
Soft Sleeper
$95 - $130
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
Lanzhou Airport Transportation
Phone
0931-96556
Website
lzzcairport.com
Bus from Oriental Hotel Lanzhou to Lanzhou Airport
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
lzzcairport.com
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Lanzhou to Xiahe County
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
checi.org
Qichezhan
Website
qichezhan.net
Bus from Lanzhou to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Other operators
Taxi from Xiahe County to Xiahe
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Estimated price
$15 - $18

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Lhasa is 2 h behind Lanzhou. It is currently 11:42 AM in Lanzhou and 9:42 AM in Lhasa.

Lanzhou to Lhasa train services, operated by China Railways Z-Class, arrive at Lhasa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lanzhou to Lhasa is 2193 km. It takes approximately 27 h 42 min to drive from Lanzhou to Lhasa.

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Air China, Sichuan Airlines and Tibet Airlines Corporation offer flights from Xining 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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