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Kunming - Lhasa Flights

(Update on November 14, 2014) Here, you will find some information about Kunming - Lhasa Flights and also there are tips for travel to the two cities. Hopping these are helpful to you China tour. 
About Kunming: Kunming is reputed as the 'Spring City'. It has a history of more than 2,400 years. Kunming used to be the gateway of the well-known South Silk Road which accessed to Tibet, Sichuan, Myanmar and India.

Kunming is suitable for travelling all year round. The best time to travel to Kunming is from Mar. to Oct.. During this period, you can experience the ethnic culture, sea of flowers and taste various of fruits.
About Lhasa: Lhasa is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. It is an ancient city with a history of over 1300 years. Its unique highland plateau landscape and Tibetan culture will give you a quite wonderful impression.
Summer and autumn are the best period to visit Lhasa, especially from August to October. In the two seasons the climate is warm and humid unlike the dry and windy weather in winter and spring.

Kunming - Lhasa Flights

There are about 3 pairs of direct flight travelling between Kunming and Lhasa every day. It takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes for one-way fly or vice versa. Among the three flights, there is one flight will stop in Shangari-la before finishing the trip to Lhsa, which takes about 4 hours for the whole trip. The flights are operated by China Eastern Airlines.

The flights ticket between Kunming and Lhasa is quite hot and expensive. TCT suggests visitors to book the flights as early as possible to ensure the availability of the ticket. And direct flights are recommmended to save travelling time on the plane. If the direct flights are sold, you may have to take the flihgt with one-stop in Shangri-la.

The relative airports are Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG) and Lhasa Lhasagyang International Airport (LXA).
► The above information is listed for your reference and subjected to change without advance notification from TCT. We suggests ensuring the flight information (including flight frequency and exactly flight schedule) by visiting airline official website or consulting with your TCT tour advisors separately. TCT has no responsibility on any loss caused by using the above information directly without checking or consulting.

Domestic Travel High Season:
The most crowded seasons in China are Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labor Day (May 01 to 03) and National Day (Oct 01-07). Spring Festival and the National Day golden week are the most crowded time for travelling.

Related Information:
More transportation information: Kunming Transportation
More travel information: Kunming Travel Guide
Recommended China Tour to Kunming: 4 Days Best Kunming Tour (Western Hill & Dragon Gate, Village of Ethnics Culture, Qiongzhu Temple, Stone Forest)