There are 8 ways to get from Shanghai to Lhasa by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao, bus  •  9 h 29 min

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

$474 - $2,005

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Train  •  2 days 0 h

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

$45 - $70

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Fly from Shanghai Pudong, bus  •  9 h 44 min

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

$462 - $2,013

Train to Wuxi, fly, bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Wuxi
  2. Fly from Wuxi (WUX) to Lhasa (LXA) WUX - LXA
  3. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau

$449 - $1,921

Train to Hangzhou, fly, bus  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
  2. Fly from Hangzhou (HGH) to Lhasa (LXA) HGH - LXA
  3. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau

$307 - $976

Train, bus  •  40 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chengdu Station Shanghai Hongqiao
  2. Take the bus from Chengdu to Lhasa

$136 - $186

Bus  •  2 days 21 h

  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

$159

Drive  •  47 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Lhasa 2618.4 miles

$370 - $550

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No, there is no direct bus from Shanghai to Lhasa station. However, there are services departing from Shanghai and arriving at Lasa West Suburb Coach Station via Yinchuan Nanmen Station and Lanzhou. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Shanghai and arriving at Lhasa. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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The distance between Shanghai and Lhasa is 2907 km. The road distance is 4189.5 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Lhasa without a car is to train and bus which takes 40 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 29 min to get from Shanghai to Lhasa, including transfers.

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Shanghai to Lhasa bus services, operated by Qichezhan, depart from Shanghai station.

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Shanghai to Lhasa train services, operated by China Railways Z-Class, depart from Shanghai station.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Lhasa is to train which takes 2 days 0 h and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 21 h.

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There is no direct flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Lhasa Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Shanghai 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 to Lhasa.
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  • Distance: 1816.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 29 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Lhasa, China?

China Railways Z-Class operates a train from Shanghai to Lhasa once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 2 days 0 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shanghai to Lhasa via Yinchuan Nanmen Station, Lanzhou, and Lanzhou in around 2 days 21 h.

Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
9 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,900
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Wuxi to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Wuxi to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Wuxi to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,100
Flights from Hangzhou to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Hangzhou to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,800
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
10 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Wuxi to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,100
Flights from Hangzhou to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Hangzhou to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Wuxi to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,000
Flights from Hangzhou to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from Hangzhou to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,000
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,400
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Hangzhou to Lhasa via Mianyang
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,000
Flights from Hangzhou to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from Hangzhou to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,000
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Wuxi to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Hangzhou to Lhasa via Mianyang
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,000
Flights from Hangzhou to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,000
Flights from Hangzhou to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,000
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Flights from Hangzhou to Lhasa via Mianyang
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,000
Flights from Hangzhou to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai to Wuxi
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$13 - $16
1st Class Seat
$21 - $24
Business Class Seat
$40 - $50
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $18
1st Class Seat
$24 - $27
Business Class Seat
$45 - $60
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai to Wuxi
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $12
Hard Sleeper
$14 - $22
Soft Sleeper
$22 - $35
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $13
1st Class Seat
$9 - $14
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chengdu Station
Ave. Duration
15 h 3 min
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
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
2 days 0 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$45 - $70
Hard Sleeper
$110 - $130
Soft Sleeper
$170 - $220
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
Trip 8080
Website
lasa.trip8080.com
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
lasa.trip8080.com
bus
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$73
Schedules at
lasa.xxcz.cn
Qichezhan
Website
qichezhan.net
Bus from Shanghai to Yinchuan Nanmen Station
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Bus from Lanzhou to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Ctrip
Phone
400-830-6666
Website
ctrip.com
Bus from Yinchuan Nanmen Station to Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
bus.ctrip.com

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Lhasa is 2 h behind Shanghai. It is currently 10:32 AM in Shanghai and 8:32 AM in Lhasa.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Lhasa is 4190 km. It takes approximately 47 h 59 min to drive from Shanghai to Lhasa.

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China Southern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao 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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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 18 min and costs .

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