The cheapest times to fly from MSP to LXA are

  • January 8th to January 21st
  • February 5th to April 29th (except the weeks of March 5th and March 19th)
  • May 14th to June 3rd (except the week of May 21st)
  • June 25th to July 22nd (except the week of July 2nd)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from MSP to LXA is early October. Prices can be as high as $11100 for Saturday flights during mid August, or as low as $1576 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Lhasa

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Lhasa (LXA) will usually cost between $1807 to $6541 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $2702. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $6427. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3725 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4734 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to LXA flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MSP to LXA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

MSP to LXA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to LXA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Minneapolis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.4, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Lhasa, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Minneapolis. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $2652 (46%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2901. Return trip prices are from the LXA to MSP flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MSP to LXA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 8 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MSP to LXA

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from MSP to LXA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (MSP > LAX > LXA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1402
  • Average savings: $3332 (70.39%)

See MSP to LAX flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (MSP > JFK > LXA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1578
  • Average savings: $3156 (66.67%)

See MSP to JFK flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (MSP > SFO > LXA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1601
  • Average savings: $3133 (66.19%)

See MSP to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MSP to LXA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, Asiana, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Gonggar Airport to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7304 miles or 11755 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MSP to LXA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to LXA flight is about 14 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Lhasa?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from MSP to LXA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MSP
Origination airport name Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
City Minneapolis, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 44.9
Longitude -93.2

Return Airport

Destination code LXA
Destination airport name Gonggar Airport
City Lhasa
Country China
Latitude 29.3
Longitude 90.9


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