Shigatse Transportation – By Air
At present, there is only one airport in Shigatse serving passengers, Shigatse Peace Airport. Currently, flights to and fro Shigatse airport are relatively limited.
Shigatse Peace Airport
Shigatse Peace Airport is located in Jangdam Township of Samzhubze District, Shigatse, about 43 kilometers to downtown area. It was officially put into use on October 30, 2010. Shigatse airport is the 5th civilian airport in Tibet after Lhasa Gonggar Airport, Qamdo Bamda Airport, Nyingchi Mainling Airport and Ngari Gunsa Airport. Tourists can fly to Shigatse from Chengdu, Xi’an, Shanghai(transit in Xi’an), Chongqing, etc.
Travellers can take airport bus or taxi to Shigatse airport from the urban area. The departure point of the airport shuttle bus is within the civil aviation Shigatse base in urban area. The daily departure time is determined by the flight times. The ticket price is 30 yuan/person.
The main line of the airport expressway starts from the intersection of Shigatse airport and G318, passing through Jangdam township, Gadong town, Paltsel township and Gyacoxung township, and ends at Lianzhuo village, intersecting with Shigatse ring highway under construction. On September 15, 2017, the special expressway between Shigatse airport and the downtown of Shigatse was officially opened to traffic. The special freeway from Shigatse airport to the urban area shortens the driving time of the city residents to the airport by 30 minutes, greatly facilitating the travel of local residents and promoting the development of local tourism.
Flights to Shigatse
|Flight No.||Airlines||Place of Departure||Departure/Arrival Time||Frequency|
|TV9818||Tibet Airlines||Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport||06:15-08:55||Every day|
|ZH3944||Shenzhen Airlines||Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport||06:15-08:55||Every Day|
|TV6013||Tibet Airlines||Xi’an Xianyang International Airport||07:15-10:50||Every Day|
|CA3905||Air China||Xi’an Xianyang International Airport||07:15-10:50||Every Day|
|ZH3933||Shenzhen Airlines||Xi’an Xianyang International Airport||07:15-10:50||Every Day|
|MU9625||China Eastren Airlines||Xi’an Xianyang International Airport||10:35-14:00||Thursday, Sunday|
|MU9625||China Eastren Airlines||Shanghai Pudong International Airport||06:45-14:00(transit in Xi’an)||Thursday, Sunday|
|PN6449||West Air||Chongqing Jiangbei Airport||06:25-09:40||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday|
Flights from Shigatse
|Flight No.||Airlines||Destination||Departure/Arrival Time||Frequency|
|TV9817||Tibet Airlines||Chengdu||12:00-14:30||Every Day|
|TV6014||Tibet Airlines||Xi’an||09:45-12:50||Every Day|
|CA3906||Air China||Xi’an||09:45-12:50||Every Day|
|MU9626||China Eastern Airlines||Xi’an||14:40-17:30||Thursday, Sunday|
|MU9626||China Eastern Airlines||Shanghai||14:40-21:45||Thursday, Sunday|
|PN6450||West Air||Chongqing||10:20-12:55||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday|