There are 2 ways to get from Moscow to Lhasa by plane, bus or train

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Fly, bus  •  15 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) to Lhasa (LXA) SVO - LXA
  2. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa

$312 - $1,112

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Train  •  5 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Moskva Kasanskaja to Astana
  2. Take the train from Astana to Urumchi
  3. Take the train from Ürümqi South to Xining
  4. Take the train from Xining to Lhasa Z21

$169 - $293

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The cheapest way to get from Moscow to Lhasa is to train which costs RUB 10000 - RUB 19000 and takes 5 days 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Moscow to Lhasa is to fly and bus which costs RUB 19000 - RUB 70000 and takes 15 h 48 min.

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The distance between Moscow and Lhasa is 5068 km.

It takes approximately 15 h 48 min to get from Moscow to Lhasa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Moscow to Lhasa. However, there are services departing from Moskva Kasanskaja and arriving at Lhasa via Astana, Ürümqi South and Xining. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 days 6 h.

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What companies run services between Moscow, Russia and Lhasa, China?

You can take a train from Moscow to Lhasa via Astana, Urumchi, Ürümqi South, and Xining in around 5 days 6 h.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Lhasa via Beijing
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Astana to Urumchi
Ave. Duration
40 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
railways.kz
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Ürümqi South to Xining
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$65 - $90
1st Class Seat
$95 - $140
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Xining to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
21 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$26 - $40
Hard Sleeper
$60 - $80
Soft Sleeper
$90 - $120
Bus operators
Airports China
Bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airports-china.com

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