There are 3 ways to get from Shangri-La to Lhasa by plane, bus 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, bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Deqen (DIG) to Lhasa (LXA) DIG - LXA
  2. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa

$157 - $218

Cheapest option

Bus  •  24 h

  1. Take the bus from Shangri-La to Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station

$87 - $88

1 alternative option

Drive  •  30 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Shangri-La to Lhasa 1239.8 miles

$170 - $260

What companies run services between Shangri-La, China and Lhasa, China?

Tibet Transportation operates a bus from Shangri-La to Lhasa 4 times a week. Tickets cost $88 and the journey takes 24 h. Qichezhan also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Deqen to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Deqen to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Bus operators
Airports China
Bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airports-china.com
Tibet Transportation
Website
xizang.gov.cn
Bus from Shangri-La to Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$88
Schedules at
xizang.gov.cn
Qichezhan
Website
qichezhan.net
Bus from Shangri-La County to Lasa North Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$88
Schedules at
qichezhan.net

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Shangri-La to Lhasa?

The distance between Shangri-La and Lhasa is 863 km. The road distance is 1984 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Shangri-La to Lhasa?

The cheapest way to get from Shangri-La to Lhasa is to bus which costs ¥551 - ¥552 and takes 24 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Shangri-La to Lhasa?

The quickest way to get from Shangri-La to Lhasa is to fly and bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs ¥950 - ¥1400.

Is there a direct bus between Shangri-La and Lhasa?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Shangri-La and arriving at Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station. Services depart six times a week. The journey takes approximately 24 h.

How long does it take to get from Shangri-La to Lhasa?

It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Shangri-La to Lhasa, including transfers.