Lhasa Transportation

  • Pedi-cab
    by blueskyjohn
  • Pedi-cab
    by blueskyjohn
  • Pedi-cab
    by blueskyjohn

Most Viewed Transportation in Lhasa

  • 1. Pedi-cab

    Pedi-cabs are a pretty common sight around Lhasa. They fit two adults but I have seen three fit in if the cyclist can handle it. Negotiation range depending on where you want to go. A lot has to do...

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  • 2. Lhasa to Shigatse by Train

    There is a railway under construction that will connect to the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. This section will continue onto Shigatse. This would mean that if you do not plan on venturing outside of...

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  • 3. Taxi

    Taxi's are very affordable in my opinion. The cost is 10 rmb and will get you just about anywhere in Lhasa. You do not have to tip your driver. They are not expecting anything. The ones I've used seem...

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  • 4. Train

    Since 2007, you can travel to Lhasa by train. It is a long trip and takes 2-3 days one way. Some of the major cities that offer train service to Lhasa and time include: Lhasa-Beijing: 47 hours 04...

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  • 5. Taxis

    The Potala and Jokhang areas (and the short walk between these) can easily be covered on foot, but for other trips you can easily hire a taxi - there are lots...

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  • 6. Tours to Lhasa

    The following is from one of the Chengdu Hostel's web sites. I think this web site posting was in 2009 so it may or may not still be correct. Also, I don't...

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  • 7. NICE YOUNG TIBETAN GUIDE WHO SPEAKS ENGLISH

    if you want a nice young guy who speaks english to take you around tibet, you can get in touch with nga wang. he was my guide during my solo tour around...

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  • 8. From airporto to Lhasa

    The airport is small, but a little far away from the city. The bags came fast and soon. We went in a jeep, with banks lined with carpet and lace. It wasn´t...

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  • 9. Getting There-Lhasa

    Any way you choose to get to Lhasa, you need this permit! You're not allowed outside the Lhasa area, especially during "special times" without the other permit,...

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  • 10. Getting There-Everest Base Camp

    If you want to get to Everest Base Camp, you need this permit with all the stamps. If you're a group, you'll have the second page as well. I blanked out our...

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  • 11. Flying to Lhasa

    Now up until recently you could either fly or take an excruciatingly long-bus journey to get to Lhasa. I chose to fly. Well Lhasa Airport has no radar system &...

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  • 12. Air China to Lhasa

    I flew with Air China into Lhasa from Chengdu, a city in the western province of Sichuan. For most people, you'll need to get an illusive permit*, which can be...

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  • 13. You gotta take the train

    The new train to Lhasa from China is a must. The train is new and clean, (although as it's Chinese that may not be the case for long !). It has good facilities...

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  • 14. Shigatse to Lhasa

    We had been so so lucky during the whole week holiday and hadn't encountered any rain when we had been visiting places. We had had some rain one night but we...

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  • 15. Holy S**t!!!

    One of my VT friends kindly asked me if I could take a photo of this for her...so i hunted high and low and on the way to Tsetang from Lhasa I managed to find...

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  • 16. From Lhasa to Tsetang

    This was a 3.5 hour journey, so plenty of photos to take! Again, each one looked just like the other 20 or so, but I did manage to get some good ones of prayer...

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  • 17. From Lhasa airport to downtown

    It's one of the those photos that you take a million of at the time and then when you sort through them afterwards you realise that they all look the same! The...

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  • 18. We stopped along the way...

    ...but where it was is another matter!!! I really cant remember what the purpose of this Buddha here in the mountain side is, but I do remember the guide saying...

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  • 19. From Beijing to Tibet via Chengdu

    I was so excited to see the snow capped mountains from the aeroplane, and you could even see the most gorgeous turquoise coloured lakes dotted around the...

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  • 20. Lhasa Airport

    Lhasa's airport is not in Lhasa. It's actually located in the small town of Gongga, about an hour away by bus. There is only one international flight, so if you...

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  • 21. Lhasa Train Station

    I was amazed by how easy it is to buy a train ticket at Lhasa station. It only look about a total of 5 minutes for me to go into the station on a Friday...

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  • 22. The Great Lhasa Bridge

    You probably won't walk across it but the Lhasa Bridge is used frequently by vehicles arriving in Lhasa from the train station. Further west there is a new...

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  • 23. Public Bus

    Public buses are good way to get around within Lhasa and to nearby monasteries. It is 2RMB within the city, and more to further away. The buses are actually...

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  • 24. Traditional Taxi

    You can get around by tricycles within the city for less than 10 yuan, depending on how far you are going. Do negotiate with the driver though, especially...

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  • 25. Sketch map of Lhasa

    Since I was there in 1986 there have sprung up lots more hotels and I stayed in the Lhasa Hotel just as it had been built. The lifts didn't yet work and they...

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