Lhasa Airport, Lhasa Gonggar Airport

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Plan your Lhasa tour? Lhasa Airport (or Lhasa Gonggar Airpoort) is located at the southern bank of Yalu Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) River, 67km south of Lhasa city proper. It lies within Gonggar County of Shannan Prefecture, hence the name of Lhasa Gonggar Airport. Lhasa Airport has an altitude of 3700m.

The main terminal complex of Lhasa airport has two connnected buildings – a two-storey building and a one-storey building. The two-storey building is designed for departure flights and the one storey building is set for arrival flights.

If you arrive at Lhasa airport, you will first claim your luggage at the one storey building. After taking your luggage from the luggage claiming area, you walk outside from the one storey building. The first thing you will see once you are out of the building is the airport shuttle bus parking just in front the arrival building. If you are going to to take the airport shuttle bus, you just get on and pay the bus fare on the bus (RMB 25 per person).

If you are going to take a taxi (about RMB 140) or you have prebooked a private transfer, then you have to walk through the square in front of the arrival building and find your taxi or your private car or van parking outside the fenced square. Please note that your taxi driver or your escort are not allowed to be at the exit gate.

If you are going to take a flight starting from Lhasa Gonggar Airport, you may take an airport shuttle bus to the airport, or take a taxi or prebooked a private airport transfer. If you are going to take a shuttle bus (RMB25), then go to the CAAC Building early to guarantee the seats. The airport shuttle buses take about one hour.

The two-storey building of the terminal at the airport is for departure. You will check in at the counters on the first floor. After you check in, then you go up to the second floor via elevators. The departure lounge is on the second floor with shopping malls, kiosks and restaurants.

There is a 67km expressway linking Lhasa Gonggar Airport and Lhasa City with stunning view of Lhasa River, Barley fields and mountains on the way.

Lhasa airport is well connected to the major cities includes Beijing, Xian, Xining, Lanzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Diqing and Chamdo Region with an international route connecting Kathmandu, Nepal.

Lhasa Gonggar Airport Travel Tips:
1. Lhasa Airport Phone Enquiry: 0891 – 6216455
2. Airport Shuttle Bus: RMB 25
   Airport Shuttle Bus Enquiry: 0891 – 6827727
3. Airport – Lhasa City taxi fare: around RMb 140

The one storey arrival building with a shuttle bus parking outside.

The one storey arrival building with a shuttle bus parking outside.

The taxis and private vehicles are parking outside the fenced square in front of the arrival building.

The taxis and private vehicles are parking outside the fenced square in front of the arrival building.

Checking in on the first floor of the two-storey building for departure

Checking in on the first floor of the two-storey building for departure

 
Shopping on the first floor of the two-storey building for departure

Shopping on the first floor of the two-storey building for departure

 
Post Office on the first floor of the two-storey building for departure

Post Office on the first floor of the two-storey building for departure

Phones and ATM on the first floor of the two-storey building for departure

Phones and ATM on the first floor of the two-storey building for departure

Going through the security check on the second floor

Going through the security check on the second floor

The shuttle bus on the way to Lhasa Airport . Taking off over Yalu Tsangpo River

Taking off over Yalu Tsangpo River

Flying over the snow mountains.

Flying over the snow mountains.

Any questions, just drop a line.

4 Responses to “Lhasa Airport, Lhasa Gonggar Airport”

  1. Juan says:

    How much it will cost a shuttle bus from the Airport to Lhasa Downtown?

    Thank you,

    Juan

  2. Daniel says:

    Hello Juan,

    Airport Shuttle Bus: RMB 25

  3. Dima says:

    Are you allowed to take the shuttle into the Lhasa Downtown (or from downtown back to the Airport) without a tour guide?

    Thank you
    Dima

  4. Daniel says:

    Hi Dima,

    As for Chinese, we are allowed to take the shuttle into the Lhasa Downtown (or from downtown back to the Airport) without a tour guide; As for foreigners, if you have a travel permit to Tibet, you are also able to take the shuttle bus freely without tour guides.

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