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2020-2021 Tibet Train Tickets Online Booking
Tibet Train

2021/2022 Qinghai-Tibet Railway, Tibet Train Tickets Online booking

Qinghai-Tibet railway starts from Xining city and ends in Lhasa. The total length is 1956 kilometers. It passes through the main stations: Delingha, Golmud, Ando, Nagchu and Damxung. The scenic spots along the route include: Qinghai Lake, Kunlun Mountain Range, Hoh Xil, Ulan Moron, Tanggula Mountain, Qiangtang Steppe in Northern Tibet, Tso na Lake, Nyenching Tanggula Mountain, etc. The whole distance takes about 22 hours, passing through national preserve zones such as: Hol Xil, Sanjiangyuan ( three river source region), Qiangtang, etc. The entire Qinghai-Tibet Railway runs 960KM through an altitude of more than 4,000m, while Tanggula Mountain station, with an altitude of nearly 5,100m, has become the highest railway station in the world.

The attraction of the Qinghai-Tibet railway is self-evident as countless tourists come to experience the world's most visual shock every year. From the plains up to the plateau, then the scene changed, and enter into the other world, the train is driven up to the Mt. Tanggula with more than four thousand meters above sea level, and only this would make you excited. Well, bring your good mood and camera, and heading to the dreaming land.

It is worth mentioning that the Sichuan-Tibet railway is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2026.

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What You Need to Consider before Booking Tibet Train?

Currently, there are seven major departure cities to Lhasa: Chengdu, Chongqing, Beijing, Lanzhou, Xining, Shanghai, Guangzhou, there are some more branch stations among the journey, and the tourists also can take the train on the branch stations such as: Xi’an, Zhengzhou, Golmud, Guangyuan, Shijiazhuang, etc. While purchasing the train ticket to Tibet, you shall consider the following issues:
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Duration of the Train:
The longest duration Starts from Beijing, Shanghai, & Guangzhou over 40 hours. Even the shorter from Chengdu & Chongqing cost 36 hours. For those who have limited time, suggest taking the train from Xining with only 24 hours.
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The Sceneries You Are Able to View:
Not all the trains can view the mentioned sceneries. Therefore, while you choose the Tibet train, if your priority is the sceneries, it is suggested to take the latest scheduled train departing from Xining which will enable you to see more.
Train Departure Date:
The Tibet Trains from Chengdu and Chongqing run every other day. Before confirming the travel date and booking the internati, it is suggested to ask your travel consultant for the latest information on train schedule for a better plan.
Train to Tibet Routes Summary:
Dep.~ Arr. Train No. Duration Frequency Ticket Price
Beijing-Lhasa Z21(20:00-12:45) 40h 45m Every day Soft-Berth:RMB1144
Guangzhou-Lhasa Z264(11:45-16:45) 53h Every day Soft-Berth:RMB1468
Shanghai-Lhasa Z164(20:08-19:35) 47h 27m Every day Soft-Berth:RMB1262.5
Chengdu-Lhasa Z322(21:37-09:55) 36h 18m Alternate day Soft-Berth:RMB997.5
Chongqing-Lhasa Z223(22:12-09:55) 35h 43m Alternate day Soft-Berth:RMB997.5
Lanzhou-Lhasa Z917(11:16-11:20) 24h 04m Alternate day Soft-Berth:RMB823
Xining-Lhasa Z6801(14:01-11:20) 21h 19m Alternate day Soft-Berth:RMB781
Schedule of Departing Trains from Lhasa:
Dep.~ Arr. Train No. Duration Frequency
Lhasa - Beijing Z22(15:50-08:28) 40h 38m Every day
Lhasa - Shanghai Z166(11:30-11:51) 48h 21m Every day
Lhasa - Guangzhou Z266(12:55-20:00) 55h 5m Every day
Lhasa - Chengdu Z324(18:40-06:58) 36h 18m Alternate day
Lhasa - Chongqing Z224(18:40-06:40) 36h Alternate day
Lhasa - Lanzhou Z918(09:00-09:24) 24h 24m Alternate day
Lhasa - Xining Z6802(09:00-06:43) 21h 43m Alternate day

Tibet Train Schedule, Facility & Train Travel Tips

There are 3 types of tickets you can choose:soft-berth, hard-berth and hard-seat, the train is equipped with oxygen supply, charging device, 24 hours of hot water, dining car, luggage placement area, etc. Before planning a train journey, it is better to get a deep understanding of the travel notes on Qinghai-Tibet Railway, including the required documents for train travel, Tibet train tickets booking, how to avoid high altitude sickness…

Tibet Train Schedule & Tickets

Tibet Train Schedule & Tickets

Currently, you can take the train to Lhasa from the major city of mainland China like: Beijing, Xining, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, etc.

Tibet Train Facilities and Equipment

Tibet Train Facilities and Equipment

The Qinghai-Tibet Train is equipped with oxygen supply, charging device, 24 hours of hot water, dining car, luggage placement area, etc.

Tibet Train Travel Tips

Tibet Train Travel Tips

Learn more about the important tips you should know before taking the train to Tibet, including documents required, tickets booking, etc.

Tibet Train FAQ

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