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Tibet Train Tours

It is certainly an interesting and exciting experience to take a Tibet Train Tour! In the past traveling to Tibet could only be a remote dream for most people. Poor accessibility, lack of transportation and the high altitude made many people hesitant to travel to this mysterious and exotic land. With advances in technology and construction techniques, it is now possible to easily travel to Tibet by train via the Qinghai-Tibet railway! As a professional Tibet tour operator, we are a reliable provider of enjoyable Tibet Train Tours so that you can experience a Tibet Train Tour for yourself. With high demand for train tickets to Tibet, please note that it is sometimes more difficult to purchase train tickets for trains going to Tibet than for trains leaving Tibet so it is best to plan any train trip to Tibet as far in advance as possible. Because of the difficulty in obtaining train tickets for the trip into Tibet, we strongly advise traveling into Tibet by airplane, and then experiencing the Qinghai – Tibet railway leaving Tibet as you will still be able to witness the exact same scenery, just in reverse. With greater availability, the outgoing train tickets from Tibet are more guaranteed. The Tibet Train Tour that we can provide for you will give you great enjoyment and a unique experience on the “roof of the world”.

Tibet Train Tours FAQ

  • How to get to Tibet from mainland China by train?

    From mainland China to Tibet, you should decide which city to start off first. At present, you can depart from Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi’ning or Lanzhou. There are direct trains to Tibet in the seven cities above.

    The second step, you’re supposed to book a tour and railway ticket through a travel agency located in Tibet, then apply for relevant permits and visas before you start your journey.

    At last, board on a train heading to Tibet, and please don’t forget to enjoy the glorious scenery along the way.

  • Which city is the best place to take the train to Tibet?

    It recommended to start a train ride to Tibet from these seven cities: Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi’ning or Lanzhou. Among them, we highly recommend you to launch your tour from Xi’ning. The reasons as following,

    1. It takes only 20 hours to arrive in Lhasa from Xi’ning, you don’t need to spend much more time staying in the narrow space on the train.

    2. The highlights of this train trip are the sceneries along the railway from Xi’ning to Lhasa, Qinghai Lake and the Hoh Xil prairie.

    3. It will be more flexible in choosing trains if you start from Xi’ning, since every train to Tibet would pass there.

  • Can I take a taxi to downtown from the Lhasa train station?

    Taking a taxi in Tibet is not allowed for foreign tourists under current regulations. You are required to hire the local guide and a car with a driver and a license plate. Besides, you should sign up in a local travel agency in Tibet before your trip, and apply for the relevant travel permit in advance. You couldn’t board on a train to Tibet until the conductor checks your permits and ticket. Please feel free to contact us to arrange both the permits and train tickets for you.

    After you get off at Lhasa, our guide and driver will be waiting for you at the station, and help you with your trip.

Customers' Reviews
  • Time:27-05-2019

    Amy local agent have done great job in arrange the 15days tour. She is always ready to answer any queries and keep checking on us during the trip. Our guide Ngawang local Tibet guy was excellent in guide and take care us individually to complete this tour without any problem.with his expertise manage guide us well and very accommodating for all our needs.

    For first time traveler to TIbet, please clear all your doubts and explain well your expectations on food and accommodation so Amy will able arrange it accordingly. Overall it was pleasant trip.Thanks to Amy and Ngawang

  • Time:30-05-2019

    We had a wonderful 8 days trip in Tibet with agency Odyssey travel’s organization and thanks too to our operator Amy’s help from begining to the end. Also, our guide she is an excellent guide, she is passionate and knowledgeable about Tibetan culture and religion, she taught us more than we thought. Thank you again Amy for your patience and all the follow-ups when I had questions even at night local time in China, it was great to have you as my tour operator. I feel very lucky to have accomplished my goal to the Mr. Everest, thanks for making this possible for us : )

  • Time:16-05-2019

    Anfangs April 2019 flog ich von Zürich-Chengdu nach Xining Dort blieb ich 2 Nächte ( anklimatisieren) und nahm nachher den Abendzug nach Lhasa. Etwas skeptisch betr. Sauberkeit! Alles war tadellos und die Abteils 1. Klasse (unbedingt) sehr sauber. Nach 20 Std. Fahrt sah es dann anders aus! Mein Tipp gilt für die ganze Tibetreise, viel trinken (pro 1000m Höhe.1 Liter) kein Alkohol, kein Stress, Diamox und Nasenspray. Ich hatte die ganze Zeit überhaupt kein Problem ( der Körper signalisiert es frühzeitig)

    In Lhasa begann meine Overlandtour, die Gruppe bestand aus 2 Personen! Super! Die ganze Reise war wunderschön, alles gut organisiert. Ein Dankeschön geht an Asia Odyssey travel, besonders an Claire, meine Betreuerin ( die sehr gut deutsch sprich)t und an den Guide Pingzhuo, ein ganz toller, lieber Kerl!

    Ich kann die Tour in jeder Beziehung nur empfehlen!

  • Time:15-11-2019

    I wanted to visit Tibet for a very long time. Since I live in abroad, this wish was like The Everest Mountain, unreachable. After we contacted Ms. Kate, (高小乐), everything became so easy. Kate was very knowlegeable about Tibet, and very patient with our questions. We have been with her for about a year to prepare for the trip. She has provided excellent services. Due to the considerable preparation, the trip went better that I expected. This was the most memorable trip I ever had thusfar. Thanks Kate!

  • Time:06-06-2019

    I had a wonderful 9 days trip in tibet. I enjoyed very aspect of this trip. Registration and organisation was very easy, and the driver was very kind and enthusiastic, so we weren't bored even during long distances. The food was great, and I especially enjoyed the purple sweet potato. The staff were polite and did their best to make us feel comfortable and listen to our needs.

    I felt comfortable with everyone I met on this trip. I truly felt as if I had experienced and witnessed the lifestyle of Tibet, and I definitely recommend this place to other travelers. If the chance arises, I would like to go on this trip once again.

    Thanks Amy, Tashi; he was a fantastic guide and my sweet driver; he made me laugh a lot. Oh, don't forget to bring a lot of headache tablet you might need a lot.

  • Time:12-07-2019

    Thanks for Tibet odyssey. Me and my friend had an unforgettable and amazing 9 days tour in Tibet in June 2019. During those 9days, our tour guide Ms Gao hong were really responsible, helpful and reliable, he arranged all of the schedule and help us to go through every single day smoothly, safely and comfortable, even when we in the highest place where is altitude 5200m, we didn’t feel any afraid and fearful. He explained and shared lots of history, knowledges and culture of Tibet with us, odyssey not only helped us to experience the amazing views but also delivered lots of knowledges to us.

    Ms Kay helped us to deal with lots of problems and offered the kindest advice and service. Giving us flexible arrangements and respond our question effectively.

    Fully recommend Asia odyssey!!!!