There is 1 way to get from Lukla to Lhasa by plane or bus

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Fly, bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Lukla (LUA) to Lhasa (LXA) LUA - LXA
  2. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau

$226 - $423

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The distance between Lukla and Lhasa is 479 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Lukla to Lhasa, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Lukla Airport to Lhasa Airport. The quickest flight takes 11 h and has one stopover.

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Lhasa is 15 min ahead of Lukla. It is currently 8:14 AM in Lukla and 8:29 AM in Lhasa.

Yeti Airlines and Sichuan Airlines offer flights from Lukla 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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Map of how to get from Lukla to Lhasa.
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  • Distance: 299.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

What companies run services between Lukla, Nepal and Lhasa, China?

There is no direct connection from Lukla to Lhasa. However, you can fly to Lhasa, take the walk to Lhasa Airport, then take the bus to Lhasa.

Sichuan Airlines
Flights from Lukla to Lhasa via Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
5 h
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $420
Bus operators
Airports China
Bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau
Ave. Duration
1 h
Estimated price
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