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

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Fly, bus  •  15 h 40 min

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

$360 - $1,110

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Train  •  7 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Moskva Iaroslavskaja to Beijing 004З / ...
  2. Take the train from Beijing West to Lhasa Z21

$504 - $978

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No, there is no direct train from Moscow to Lhasa. However, there are services departing from Moskva Iaroslavskaja and arriving at Lhasa via Beijing and Beijing West. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 days 2 h.

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The distance between Moscow and Lhasa is 5068 km.

The best way to get from Moscow to Lhasa without a car is to train which takes 7 days 2 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 15 h 40 min to get from Moscow to Lhasa, including transfers.

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Moscow to Lhasa train services, operated by Russian Railways, depart from Moskva Iaroslavskaja station.

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There is no direct flight from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport to Lhasa Airport. The quickest flight takes 11 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Lhasa is 3 h ahead of Moscow. It is currently 3:27 PM in Moscow and 6:27 PM in Lhasa.

Moscow to Lhasa train services, operated by China Railways Z-Class, arrive at Lhasa station.

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Sichuan Airlines and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo 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 Moscow to Lhasa.
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  • Distance: 3167.5 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Moscow to Lhasa via Beijing, Beijing, and Beijing West in around 7 days 2 h.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 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
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Moskva Iaroslavskaja to Beijing
Ave. Duration
5 days 7 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Website
pass.rzd.ru
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Beijing West to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
42 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$45 - $65
Hard Sleeper
$110 - $130
Soft Sleeper
$160 - $210
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

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The best way to get from Moscow to Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport is to Aeroexpress which takes 35 min and costs .

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