The only way to reach Gyangtse is by bus. Travelers can take a bus from Lhasa to Gyangtse directly, or stop in Shigatse for a visit first and then take a bus from Shigatse to Gyangtse.
It is advised to leave Lhasa in the morning and take the bus to Gyangtse in Shigatse at about 15:00. Long distance buses from Shigatse to Gyangtse are available at the bus station on the Jiefang Road from 08:30 to 19:00 daily. Generally it takes about 2 hours’ drive from Shigatse to Gyangtse (77 kilometers).