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Lhasa Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Lhasa Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Given the amount of peak season flights (maybe one or two flights a day) the size of the airport is disproportionately large but I guess the Chinese Govt is planning for the future.
- Shan

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Lhasa Gonggar Airport.

What to Expect

  • A modern single-terminal airport with two floors. A wide variety of shopping and dining options is available on the upper level.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Lhasa Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Lhasa Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm access details about the airport’s Business VIP lounge. If you know, please write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Lhasa Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back towards the city center, as there are no hotels near the airport. Here are some hotel suggestions based on Tripadvisor reviews:

  • Shambhala Palace and House of Shambala - (1 hr from the airport) Airport transfers are available ($). » Check Rates
  • Tashitakge Hotel Lhasa - (1 hr from the airport) Airport transfers are available ($). » Check Rates
  • Lhasa Kyichu Hotel - (1 hr from the airport) Airport transfers are available ($). » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Lhasa Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, please write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • Food & Drink - There are restaurants available on the 2nd level. Hours: unknown.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Shopping - There are several shops available on the 2nd level.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to guides@sleepinginairports.com and we will update this airport guide.

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As of February 2018, Lhasa airport is served by the following airlines: Air China • Sichuan Airlines • Xiamen Airlines • China Eastern • China Southern.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Non-Chinese nationals are required to be picked and dropped off at the airport by an official tour guide, pre-arranged beforehand. Chinese nationals are permitted to hire taxis to travel to and from the airport.

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Last Updated: 14 February 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .