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There are 8 ways to get from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Lhasa by plane, bus, taxi, train or car

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa, bus  •  8h 20m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Lhasa (LXA) PVG - LXA
  2. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau

$454 - $1,934

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Train  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Lhasa Shanghai-Lhasa

$54 - $79

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Xigaze/Rikaze, taxi, bus  •  14h 2m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Xigaze/Rikaze (RKZ) PVG - 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

$374 - $2,061

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Nyingchi, taxi  •  15h 37m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Nyingchi (LZY) PVG - LZY
  2. Take a taxi from Nyingchi to Lhasa

$362 - $964

Bus to Shanghai Hongqiao, fly to Lhasa, bus  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
  2. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Lhasa (LXA) SHA - LXA
  3. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau

$478 - $2,008

Bus, train  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Hongqiao Traffic Hub 1
  2. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chengdu Station
  3. Take the bus from Chengdu to Lhasa Bus Station

$156 - $186

Bus  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai to Yinchuan Nanmen Station
  2. Take the bus from Yinchuan Nanmen Station to Lanzhou
  3. Take the bus from Lanzhou to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station

$163

Drive  •  2 days 0h

  1. Drive from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Lhasa 2649.1 miles

$380 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Lhasa is to train which costs ¥370 - ¥550 and takes 2 days 1h.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Lhasa is to fly and bus which costs ¥3100 - ¥14000 and takes 8h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Lhasa station. However, there are services departing from Shanghai Pudong Airport and arriving at Lasa West Suburb Coach Station via Shanghai, Yinchuan Nanmen Station and Lanzhou. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 23h.

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The distance between Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) and Lhasa is 2940 km. The road distance is 4238.6 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Lhasa without a car is to train which takes 2 days 1h and costs ¥370 - ¥550.

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It takes approximately 8h 20m to get from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Lhasa, including transfers.

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Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Lhasa bus services, operated by Qichezhan, depart from Shanghai station.

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The best way to get from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Lhasa is to train which takes 2 days 1h and costs ¥370 - ¥550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥1133 and takes 2 days 23h.

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There is no direct flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Lhasa Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h and has one stopover.

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Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Lhasa bus services, operated by Qichezhan, arrive at Lasa West Suburb Coach Station.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Lhasa.
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  • Distance: 1837.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 20m

What companies run services between Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG), China and Lhasa, China?

China Railways Z-Class operates a train from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Lhasa once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 2 days 0h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Lhasa via Shanghai station, Shanghai, Yinchuan Nanmen Station, Lanzhou, and Lanzhou in around 2 days 23h.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Changsha
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Xigaze/Rikaze via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,100
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nyingchi via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
11h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Changsha
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Guiyang
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Xigaze/Rikaze via Xi An
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Xigaze/Rikaze via Jinan, Xi An
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Xigaze/Rikaze via Nanjing, Xi An
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nyingchi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nyingchi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nyingchi via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,800
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nyingchi via Xi An
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nyingchi via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nyingchi via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,800
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nyingchi via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nyingchi via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,700
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Chengdu
Website
chengduair.cc
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Train operators
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$45 - $70
Hard Sleeper
$110 - $130
Soft Sleeper
$160 - $220
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chengdu Station
Ave. Duration
15h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$80 - $110
1st Class Seat
$120 - $170
Bus operators
Airports China
Bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau
Ave. Duration
1h
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
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Bus from Shanghai to Yinchuan Nanmen Station
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Bus from Lanzhou to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
33h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Shanghai Airport Authority
Bus from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
shanghaiairport.com
Bus from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Hongqiao Traffic Hub
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
shanghaiairport.com
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$72
Schedules at
checi.cn
Ctrip
Phone
400-830-6666
Website
ctrip.com
Bus from Yinchuan Nanmen Station to Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
bus.ctrip.com
Other operators
Taxi from Xigaze/Rikaze to Shigatse Bus Station
Ave. Duration
42m
Estimated price
$17 - $21

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Lhasa is 2h behind Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG). It is currently 6:28 PM in Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) and 4:28 PM in Lhasa.

Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Lhasa is 4239 km. It takes approximately 2 days 0h to drive from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Lhasa.

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China Southern Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Chengdu and five other airlines offer flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Lhasa Airport.

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There are 59+ hotels available in Lhasa. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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