Tibet Train Info

Since 2006, the Qinghai – Tibet railway line was successfully completed, from then, thousands of world travelers fall in love to take the train to Lhasa from Mainland China. The riding of the Tibet-Train is also a fascinating option for all the foreign Tibet Travellers because it offers the incredible scenery of Tibetan plateau by driving through the plateau pastures, snow-capped mountains and crossing the pass of Nyinchen Thankla Pass of 5,600meters height from the sea level.

Moreover, riding the train to Tibet is fairly cheaper than taking a flight to Lhasa from Mainland China.

Due to above reasons, taking a train to Tibet is very popular among Tibet Travellers and the demand for Tibet Train Tickets is also very high. It is difficult for independent travelers to purchase their train tickets, especially during the high Tibet Tourism Season. To make it convenient, we Yarlung Expedition team can help travelers to have a Tibet Train Ticket to Lhasa. Though, it is quite an obstacle to guarantee for booking the Soft Sleeper or First class berth ticket from Chengdu, Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing. As these cities are the most common destinations in China to enter Tibet. But, if you are able to book the Trip before 65 days of your Trip starting date, then usually it will not be a problem, as the Train Tickets will start to sell before 60 days of Train Departure time. But in the wintertime, it is different. Thus, Xining is the best option to take the train, as there are usually 5 to 7 Tibet trains in each day to Lhasa and the Train ride will take around 24 hrs.

2018 Tibet Train Schedules 

 

Beijing-Lhasa/Lhasa-Beijing

Train
From
To
Distance
Duration
T21
Beijing
Lhasa
3,760 km
40 hrs 20 min
Frequency (2018): Every other day
T22
Lhasa
Beijing
3,760 km
39hrs 58 min
Frequency (2018): Daily
Chengdu-Lhasa/Lhasa-Chengdu
Train
From
To
Distance
Duration
T22
Chengdu
Lhasa
3,360 km
43 hrs 07 min
Frequency (2018): Every other day
T24
Lhasa
Chengdu
3,360 km
46 hrs 30 min
Frequency (2018): Every other day
 
Xining-Lhasa/Lhasa-Xining
Train
From
To
Distance
Duration
Z323
Z917
Z21
Z265
Z6811
Z165
Xining
Lhasa
1,972 km
22 hrs 47 min
Frequency (2018): Daily
Z6802
Z166
Z266
Z22
Z8812
Z224
Lhasa
Xining
1,972 km
24 hrs 24 min
Frequency (2018): Daily
 
Shanghai – Lhasa/ Lhasa – Shanghai
Train
From
To
Distance
Duration
Z164
Shanghai
Lhasa
4,373 km
46 hrs 15 min
Frequency (2018): Daily
Z166
Lhasa
Shanghai
4,373 km
48 hrs 26 min
Frequency (2018): Daily
 
Guangzhou – Lhasa/ Lhasa – Guangzhou
Train
From
To
Distance
Duration
Z264
Guangzhou
Lhasa
4,373 km
52 hrs 34 min
Frequency (2018): Daily
Z266
Lhasa
Guangzhou
4,373 km
54 hrs 50 min
Frequency (2018): Daily

Lanzhou – Lhasa/ Lhasa – Lanzhou
Train
From
To
Distance
Duration
Z323
Z917
Z21
Z265
Z165
Lanzhou
Lhasa
 2,188 km
24 hrs 28 min
Frequency (2018): Daily
Z266
Z166
Z22
Z224
Lhasa
Lanzhou
2,188 km
24 hrs 28 min
Frequency (2018): Daily
 
Xi’an – Lhasa/ Lhasa – Xi’an
Train
From
To
Distance
Duration
Z265
Z165
Xi’an
Lhasa
 km
31hrs 00 min
Frequency (2018): Daily
Z165
Z265
Lhasa
Xi’an
 km
 31 hrs 00 min
Frequency (2018): Daily

 

Chongqing-Lhasa/Lhasa-Chongqing
Train
From
To
Distance
Duration
T222
Chongqing
Lhasa
3,641 km
42 hrs 13 min
Frequency (2018): Every other day
T224
Lhasa
Chongqing
3,641 km
43 hrs 20 min
Frequency (2018): Every other day

 

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