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