There are 7 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.

Recommended option

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

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  3 days 6 h

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

$112 - $145

5 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  •  23 h 23 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

$154 - $640

Bus Qichezhan  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Luang Prabang to Kunming South
  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

$193 - $199

Bus Trip 8080  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Luang Prabang to Kunming South
  2. Take the bus from Kunming North to Chengdu
  3. Take the bus from Chengdu to Lhasa

$154 - $175

Drive  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Drive from Luang Prabang to Lhasa 2223.2 miles

$320 - $470

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

You can take a bus from Luang Prabang to Lhasa via Kunming South, 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 7 h.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.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 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
12 h 7 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Jinghong to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Jinghong to Lhasa via Kunming, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Jinghong to Lhasa via Dali, Mianyang
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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
Flights from Luang Prabang to Xigaze/Rikaze via Suvarnabhumi, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Luang Prabang to Xigaze/Rikaze via Shenzhen, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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 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
12 h 7 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 Jinghong to Lhasa via Kunming, Deqen
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Jinghong to Lhasa via Dali, Mianyang
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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
Flights from Luang Prabang to Xigaze/Rikaze via Shenzhen, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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 Jinghong to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Luang Prabang to Xigaze/Rikaze via Kunming, Xi An
Ave. Duration
21 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
12 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Hard Seat
$21 - $26
Hard Sleeper
$40 - $50
Soft Sleeper
$60 - $75
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
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
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
$9
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
$88
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
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
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming West to Yunnan Shangri-la
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming North to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
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
Other operators
Taxi from Xigaze/Rikaze to Shigatse Bus Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$18 - $23

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Luang Prabang to Lhasa?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Luang Prabang to Lhasa?

The cheapest way to get from Luang Prabang to Lhasa is to bus and train which costs $110 - $150 and takes 3 days 6 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Luang Prabang to Lhasa?

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

How long does it take to get from Luang Prabang to Lhasa?

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