There are 8 ways to get from Luang Prabang to Lhasa by plane, bus, car, taxi or train

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 Luang Prabang to Lhasa, bus  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Lhasa (LXA) LPQ - LXA
  2. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa

$121 - $612

7 alternative options

Drive to Jinghong, fly to Lhasa, bus  •  13 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Luang Prabang to Jinghong
  2. Fly from Jinghong (JHG) to Lhasa (LXA) JHG - LXA
  3. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa

$143 - $618

Fly Luang Prabang to Xigaze/Rikaze, taxi, bus  •  15 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Xigaze/Rikaze (RKZ) LPQ - RKZ
  2. Take a taxi from Xigaze/Rikaze to Shigatse Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Shigatse Bus Station to Lasa North Suburb Coach Station

$242 - $447

Bus Qichezhan  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
  2. Take the bus from Kunming West to Yunnan Shangri-la
  3. Take the bus from Shangri-La County to Lasa North Suburb Coach Station

$210 - $214

Bus Trip 8080  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
  2. Take the bus from Kunming North to Chengdu
  3. Take the bus from Chengdu to Lhasa

$173 - $193

Bus, train via Chongqing West Station  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
  2. Take the train from Kunming South to Chongqing West Station
  3. Take the train from Chongqing West Station to Guangyuan
  4. Take the train from Guangyuan to Lhasa

$213 - $263

Bus, train  •  3 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
  2. Take the train from Kunming to Chengdu
  3. Take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa

$133 - $162

Drive  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Drive from Luang Prabang to Lhasa 2223.2 miles

$320 - $470

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Luang Prabang to Lhasa is to bus and train which costs $130 - $170 and takes 3 days 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Luang Prabang to Lhasa is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $650 and takes 8 h 24 min.

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The distance between Luang Prabang and Lhasa is 1554 km. The road distance is 3557 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 24 min to get from Luang Prabang to Lhasa, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Luang Prabang, Laos and Lhasa, China?

You can take a bus from Luang Prabang to Lhasa via Kunming Yunnan, South Bus Station, South Ring Road, Donfeng Square, Dongfeng Square, West Bus Station, Kunming West, Yunnan Shangri-la, and Shangri-La County in around 2 days 12 h.

Airlines
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Luang Prabang to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Luang Prabang to Lhasa via Kunming, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Luang Prabang to Lhasa via Shenzhen, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Jinghong to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Luang Prabang to Xigaze/Rikaze via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Luang Prabang to Xigaze/Rikaze via Don Muang, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
16 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $410
Flights from Luang Prabang to Xigaze/Rikaze via Kunming, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
17 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Lhasa via Vientiane, Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Luang Prabang to Lhasa via Chengdu, Yushu
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Jinghong to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Lhasa via Chengdu, Lijiang
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Luang Prabang to Lhasa via Chengdu, Kangding
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
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
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
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
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
Qichezhan
Website
qichezhan.net
Bus from Shigatse Bus Station to Lasa North Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Bus from Shangri-La County to Lasa North Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$78
Schedules at
12go.asia
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming West to Yunnan Shangri-la
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming North to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
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
Other operators
Taxi from Xigaze/Rikaze to Shigatse Bus Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$17 - $21

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