What transportation choices are there to get to Tibet?
There're three major ways of getting into Tibet.
- By air: You can enter Tibet from Kathmandu of Nepal (international flight); or take a domestic flight from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi'an, Chongqing, and Guangzhou.
- By train: You can choose to take the train from Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Xining or even Shanghai. Tibet Train ride will give you a very unique experience of traveling on the roof of the world and enjoying the wonderful landscapes.
- By Land cruiser: After 2008, the overland route from mainland China to Tibet is blocked, but you can still drive to Tibet through the Friendship Highway from Nepal. In addition, foreigners are not allowed to take public buses outside Lhasa City.
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