Nyingchi Mainling Airport

Airport Code: LZY 


Completed in 2006, the airport, facing the convergence area of Yarlong Tsangpo and Niyang River in the north and backing mountains and trees in the west and east, is 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Bayi Town in Nyingchi Perfecture.

Brief intro:

With an altitude of nearly about 3,000 meters (9,843 feet), Nyingchi Airport has an advantaged position. It is about 400 kilometers (249 miles) from Lhasa and only about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the mysterious Yarlong Tsangpo Canyon. It is a convenient air station for traveling in Tibet, because it is closer to Lhasa compared with Bangda Airport and without flight delay due to seasonal wind blowing with sand in Lhasa Gonggar Airport. Because of the complicated geography and unsettled weather, aircrafts only landing and set off at forenoon and only 100 days of a year is suitable for navigation.
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
A new 2-storey terminal building, covering an area of 10,358 square meters (2.5 acres) is built in Nyingchi Mainling Airport. Currently, the airport has 11 check-in counters, and 4 security check points to serve the public. Passengers can deal with those services including check-in procedures, security check, and baggage claim on the first floor inside the terminal. On the second floor, airport lounges for passengers are provided. It ensures that about 30 flights are operated at this airport.

Nyingchi Flights

Currently, there are direct flights to/from those cities containing Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Lhasa, Qingdao, and Shenzhen. In the near future, the airport will also operate direct flights to/from major domestic cities including Shanghai, Xi'an, Hangzhou, and Xiamen.


1. Passengers can take airport shuttle bus to travel between the airport and Bayi Town. Ticket price is CNY25 per person; duration is about an hour. They are advised to sit by window side to appreciate the beautiful scenery along Nyang River.
2. The bus is available from this airport to Bayi Town when there is a flight arrival. The buses from Bayi Town to this airport are available at 07:30 and 07:50.

 How to get to Pagsum lake from the airport
Take a regular bus at Bayi Coach Station, and getting off at Bahe Bridge. The bus leaves every 30 minutes. The ticket fare is CNY30 per person. Afterwards, hire a private car to the lake, charging CNY25 per person for a single trip. Or charter a car with a cost of CNY150 for a round trip.

 How to get to Benri Mountain from the airport
First, take airport shuttle bus to Bayi Town, from where passengers can take a taxi to Benri Mountain. It may cost CNY50 for a round trip.

 How to get to Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon from the airport
Tourists should go to Bayi Coach Station first and then they can take a regular bus to Paizhen Town in Mainling County. Ticket fare is CNY65 per person. Duration is 3 to 4 hours. After arriving, they can take a minibus to Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon.

 How to get to Mt. Namcha Barwa from the airport
After going to Bayi Town from the airport, tourists can take a minibus to Paizhen Town, costing CNY60 per person and taking around 4 hours. Or call a taxi to go there with a cost of CNY350.

Service number

Airport Inquiry: +86 0894-5482731
- Last updated on Mar. 11, 2022 -
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