Qamdo is in the hub area of Tibet and Sichuan and Yunnan, and is the east gate of Tibet. It is an important traffic channel linking Tibet with the mainland. Qamdo is located in the east of Tibet, traffic mainly to road and aviation. National highway 214, 317, 318, and the provincial road 303, etc, pass through the territory. The road surface is mostly sand-stone road surface. During the rainy season, the natural disasters such as the debris flow, landslide and the like occur, often leading to the interruption of the traffic; Qamdo Bangda airport has the routes to Lhasa, Chengdu and other cities, which is convenient for travel, but due to its location in the plateau, the takeoff and landing of the flights are greatly affected by the weather.
How to Get in Qamdo
Changdu is located in eastern Tibet, traffic mainly to road and aviation. Most travelers have chosen to go to Qamdo from Lhasa because Lhasa is usually the starting destination of a Tibet tour. From Lhasa, travelers can take a flight to Qamdo which costs only about 1.5 hours or take long-distance bus which could spend a long time.
Chamdo Bangda Airport is more than 130 kilometers from the downtown area, and currently opens the routes to Lhasa, Chengdu, Chongqing, Tianjin and Xi 'an. You can take the airport bus or the taxi to the airport from urban area, the cost of the taxi is about 250-300 yuan, and the carpool is 50 yuan/ person.
Chengdu Office of Qamdo Bangda Airport provides telephone booking services. The tickets can be pre-advised, and they can also be purchased directly at the Chengdu Civil Aviation Ticket Office.
Consultant Telephone of Qamdo civil aviation ticket office: 0895-4821004
Lhasa Office of Qamdo Prefecture昌都地区驻拉萨办事处
Address: Niangre Road, Lhasa, Tibet西藏拉萨市娘热路
Chengdu Office of Qamdo Prefecture昌都地区驻成都办事处
Address: Qamdo Hotel, West Section of First-ring Road, Chengdu City, Sichuan四川省成都市一环路西段昌都宾馆
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2. Long-distance Bus
The distance between the counties in Qamdo area is far, and the drive is long. There are long-distance buses from Qamdo bus station to Chengdu, Lhasa, Markam, Zayu, Nagqu, Nyingchi, Bome and other places. From Chengdu to Qamdo, you can take long-distance bus at Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station or Qamdo Hotel, a daily fare of about 520 yuan, about 3 days 2 nights, in case of road disruption, it may be longer; It is about 1000 kilometers from Qamdo to Lhasa, 4 days and 3 nights driving, coupled with poor road condition, the departure frequency is uncertain, if the number of passengers is more than 20, you can negotiate with the bus station for temporary departure.
To and Fro between Qamdo and Chengdu
Distance: 1200 kilometers
Consume Time: 3 days and 2 nights
Departure Time: Every Wednesday and Saturday
Point of Departure: Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station or Chengdu Qamdo Hotel
Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station成都新南门汽车站
Address: No.2, Linjiang Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu成都市武侯区临江路2号
Chengdu Qamdo Hotel成都昌都宾馆
Address: West Section of First-ring Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu City, Sichuan四川省成都市武侯区一环路西段
To and Fro Between Lhasa and Qamdo
Distance: 1000 kilometers
Consume Time: 4 days and 3 nights
Departure Time: Departure frequency is uncertain, mainly according to the number of passenger and road conditions. Usually departing every Saturday, if the number of passengers is more than 20 and the road condition is good, you can contact bus station for departure.
Point of Departure: Lhasa Bus Station or Qamdo Bus Station
Consultant Telephone of Qamdo bus station ticket office: 0895-4822793
Besides, the long-distance buses to and fro Qamdo and Markam depart on Monday and Friday. And there are daily buses to and fro Qamdo and Zhagyab.
3. Tourist Bus
In addition to the long-distance bus, local tourism administration of Qamdo occasionally provides the tourism car to Lhasa, because it is given priority to tourists, so not driving at night. Tourists can stay in the hotels to rest or eat(these Hotels are also designated units of tourism bureau), so it takes a long time on the road, about 5 to 6 days. The ticket price: domestic guests of 280 yuan, foreign guests of 350 yuan.
Qamdo station, also known as the Qamdo railway station, is a passenger and cargo dual-purpose station on the Sichuan-Tibet railway, located in the city of Qamdo, Tibet. It is still under construction.
How to Get Around Qamdo
In the downtown of Qamdo, there are bus routes at the price of 1 yuan.
Starting price of Qamdo taxis is 5 yuan, each car can take 4 people, but charge in the urban area is generally 10 yuan.
There are many pedicabs in Qamdo urban area, 2 people are generally seated, and the fare in the urban area is about 3-4 yuan.