Sleeping in Airports

Lhasa Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Lhasa Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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 January 2019, 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.

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, click here to update this airport guide.

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.

Airport WiFi/Internet

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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 – Power up your mobile devices at charging stations on the 2nd Level.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Shopping – There are several shops available on the 2nd level.

Showers – Not available.

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, click here to update this airport guide and we will update this airport guide.


As of January 2019, Lhasa airport is served by the following airlines: Air China • Chengdu Airlines • China Eastern • China Southern • Sichuan Airlines • Tibet Airlines • West Air • Xiamen Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


A bus is available to take you downtown. The bus runs every 30 minutes between the hours of 5:40AM – 2:30PM. The ride usually last about 1 hour and costs CNY 30.


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.

Last updated: 2019-01-03

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.