There are 7 ways to get from Shanghai to Lhasa by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao, bus  •  9 h 44 min

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

$475 - $2,005

Cheapest option

Train  •  47 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Lhasa Z164 / ...

$55 - $80

5 alternative options

Fly from Shanghai Pudong, bus  •  9 h 50 min

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

$463 - $2,013

Train to Wuxi, fly, bus  •  10 h 2 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

$449 - $1,921

Train to Nanjing, fly, bus  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Nanjing South
  2. Fly from Nanjing (NKG) to Lhasa (LXA) NKG - LXA
  3. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa

$199 - $898

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

$176

Drive  •  47 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Lhasa 2618.4 miles

$370 - $550

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

China Railways Z-Class operates a train from Shanghai to Lhasa twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 47 h 34 min. 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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Beijing
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,900
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 Kunming
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 Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,000
Flights from Wuxi to Lhasa via Xi An, Xining
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Mianyang
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Xining
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,100
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Beijing
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Beijing
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lhasa via Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
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 Kunming
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
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Wuxi to Lhasa via Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,000
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Mianyang
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Xining
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,100
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Beijing
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
10 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 - $1,900
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 5 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 Nanjing to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,300
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Wuxi to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
10 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Wuxi to Lhasa via Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,000
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Mianyang
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Xining
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,100
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Wuxi to Lhasa via Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,000
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Mianyang
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Xining
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
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 and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,100
Flights from Nanjing to Lhasa via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,100
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai to Wuxi
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
english.ctrip.com
2nd Class Seat
$13 - $16
1st Class Seat
$20 - $24
Business Class Seat
$40 - $50
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Nanjing South
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
english.ctrip.com
2nd Class Seat
$23 - $27
1st Class Seat
$37 - $42
Business Class Seat
$70 - $85
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
47 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Hard Seat
$55 - $80
Hard Sleeper
$130 - $150
Soft Sleeper
$190 - $250
Bus operators
Airports China
Bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airports-china.com
Qichezhan
Website
qichezhan.net
Bus from Shanghai to Yinchuan Nanmen Station
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$92
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Bus from Lanzhou to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$61
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
$23
Schedules at
bus.ctrip.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Shanghai to Lhasa?

The distance between Shanghai and Lhasa is 2907 km. The road distance is 4190 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Lhasa?

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Lhasa is to train which costs ¥350 - ¥500 and takes 47 h 34 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Shanghai to Lhasa?

The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Lhasa is to fly and bus which takes 9 h 44 min and costs ¥2900 - ¥13000.

Is there a direct train between Shanghai and Lhasa?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Shanghai and arriving at Lhasa. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 47 h 34 min.

Is there a direct bus between Shanghai and Lhasa?

No, there is no direct bus from Shanghai to Lhasa. 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.

How long does it take to get from Shanghai to Lhasa?

It takes approximately 9 h 44 min to get from Shanghai to Lhasa, including transfers.