How to travel from Mexico to Tibet? Traffic tips from Mexico to Lhasa:
Currently you can only take a direct flight to mainland China first, and then take a plane or a train from Tibet to Lhasa
Way to enter Tibet: Mexico -- Beijing / Shanghai/Guangzhou -- Lhasa
There are many flights From Mexico to Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou. There are several different airlines, so please pick a departure airport which is more convenient for you.
If you’re going to fly to Beijing, you can take Hainan Airlines HU7926. It costs about $850 -- $1300, and it takes about 20 hours. When arriving in Beijing, you can take either a plane or a train to Tibet:
1. Flight from Beijing to Lhasa
There are three flights from Beijing to Lhasa every day. They all take off from Beijing Capital International Airport T3. Their departure time are 07:35, 08:15 and 14:50. The price of a single trip ticket is $480. Adding the $10 airport construction fee and fuel cost, the total fare is $490. There is barely any discount throughout the year. Please click here for more information on Beijing-Lhasa flights.
The train from Beijing to Lhasa runs once a day. Train Z21 (20:00-12:40) arrives in 40 hours and 40 minutes. Since the soft sleeper has only one compartment of 36 beds, the train from Beijing to Lhasa during the tourist season is very difficult to book, especially during the busy season. The price of a train soft sleeper from Beijing to Lhasa is around $170. Please click for more Beijing-Lhasa train information.
If you are flying from Mexico to Shanghai, you can take Air Mexico AM096. The cost is about $1850 - $500 and it takes about 19 hours and 25 minutes. When arriving in Shanghai, you can take a plane or a train to Tibet:
1. Flight from Shanghai to Lhasa
The plane from Shanghai to Lhasa only has two shifts a day. The morning shift Chinese Eastern MU2335 (06:45-14:40) takes off from Pudong Airport T1. And the afternoon shift Tibet Airlines TV9882 (16:45-23:25) departs from Hongqiao Airport T2. The one-way ticket price is $490, Plus the airport construction fee and fuel fee is $10, it’s $500 in total. For more information, please check the Shanghai-Lhasa flights.
The train from Shanghai to Lhasa runs once a day. Train Z164 （20:10-19:30） arrives in 47 hours and 20 minutes. The price of a train soft sleeper from Shanghai to Lhasa is around $190. It is also very difficult to book the train from Beijing to Lhasa during the busy season. Please click here to view more Beijing-Lhasa train information.
If you are flying to Guangzhou, you can take China Southern Airlines CZ378. The cost is about $950 and it takes about 20 hours. When arriving in Guangzhou, you can take a plane or a train to Tibet:
1. Flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa
There is only one flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa every day. China Southern Airlines CZ3463（08：10-14：05） takes off from Baiyun Airport T2. The one-way ticket costs $430. Plus the $10 airport construction fee and fuel fee, it’s $440 in total. For more information, please check the Guangzhou - Lhasa flights.
The train from Guangzhou to Lhasa runs once every day. Train Z264（11:45-16:19）arrives in 52 hours and 34 minutes. The price of a train soft sleeper from Xi’an to Lhasa is around $220. It is also very difficult to book the train from Guangzhou to Lhasa during the busy season. It’s recommended for you to consign us to book the ticket for you. Please click here to view more Guangzhou -Lhasa train information.
Tibet Permit Tips for People from Mexico
From China to Lhasa:
Foreigners are required to present Tibet Permit and valid passports when boarding a plane or a train. Therefore, Mexican tourists need to send us the valid passport and visa photocopy 30 days in advance of entering Tibet (if it is not an “L visa”, in addition to providing the passport and visa, a work certificate or invitation letter is also required). Under normal circumstances, the letter of entry can be processed 7-10 days in advance. If you take the train into Tibet, we will send your scanned Tibet Permit copy to your mailbox. You can print it out and board the train with the photocopy.
If you fly into Tibet, we will send the original Tibet Permit to the domestic city where you are flying from and deliver it to you. The original Tibet Permit is required for flying to Tibet.2. From Nepal to Tibet
A group tourist visa and a Tibet Permit are required if you are entering Tibet from Nepal. (If you enter Tibet from Nepal, regardless of whether you have applied for a Chinese visa before, it is regarded as invalid. You must apply for a group travel visa – a group visa to enter Tibet from Nepal.) Our travel agency can help you with the required documents.
So if you enter Tibet from Nepal, the foreigner only needs to provide a passport. Our company will help you get ready the Tibet Permit and the tourist invitation letter in advance and send it to our staff in Nepal. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, our staff will help you to get a tourist visa from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Although it is called a "group visa”, you don't need to be a group to get it. The specific process is as follows：
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, our staff collect your passport and help you fill out the application form.
Day 2: The staff will send the original passport and group visa back to you.
Day 3: Go to Tibet with Scanned Tibet Permit photocopy, group visa and original passport.