There are 7 ways to get from Luang Prabang to Lhasa by plane, bus, car 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 from Luang Prabang, bus  •  9 h 31 min

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

$151 - $762

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Bus, train China Railways Z-Class #2  •  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

$126 - $161

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Drive to Jinghong, fly, bus  •  13 h 58 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 Civil Aviation Bureau

$208 - $1,168

Bus Qichezhan, train  •  2 days 14 h

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

$180 - $193

Bus  •  2 days 16 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

$171 - $191

Bus, train China Railways Z-Class  •  3 days 1 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 Chengdu East Station
  4. Take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa

$173 - $227

Drive  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Drive from Luang Prabang to Lhasa 2223.2 miles

$320 - $470

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Luang Prabang to Lhasa without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 14 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 31 min to get from Luang Prabang to Lhasa, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Luang Prabang Airport to Lhasa Airport. The quickest flight takes 13 h 55 min and has two stopovers.

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Lhasa is 1 h behind Luang Prabang. It is currently 9:16 AM in Luang Prabang and 8:16 AM in Lhasa.

Yes, the driving distance between Luang Prabang to Lhasa is 3557 km. It takes approximately 2 days 1 h to drive from Luang Prabang to Lhasa.

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Tibet Airlines Corporation, Lao Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Luang Prabang 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 Luang Prabang to Luang Prabang Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Luang Prabang to Lhasa.
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  • Distance: 971.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 31 min

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, North station, Kunming North, Chengdu, Wenshu Monastery, North station, and Chengdu in around 2 days 16 h.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Lhasa via Vientiane, Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Jinghong to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
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
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Lhasa via Kunming, Chongqing
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
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 G-Class
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 Chengdu East Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $29
1st Class Seat
$39 - $44
Business Class Seat
$75 - $90
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chongqing West Station to Chengdu East Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $21
1st Class Seat
$19 - $27
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
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
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
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
Bus from Kunming North to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
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
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

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