To get to Lhasa, most foreign travelers arrive by plane. Chengdu, Beijing, Xian, Chongqing and Xining are all the starting points to Lhasa. Tourists usually start from Chengdu in Sichuan, because Chengdu has about 20 flights per week to the Gonggar Airport of Lhasa which takes about 2 hours and costs about CNY 1,500.
Now, there is also a daily flight from Beijing to Lhasa (about CNY 2,430). From Chongqing to Lhasa (about CNY 1,630), the schedule has been readjusted to more than 20 flights every week.