Xi'an - Lhasa Train Z917/918 Started to Run since June 18, 2021
Jun. 21, 2021
Recently, the Xi'an to Lhasa train Z917 has started to run since June 18, 2021 while the Lhasa to Xi'an train Z918 since June 19. Z917 departs from Xi'an South Railway Station at 22:37 with a stopover at Xi'an Railway Station from 23:26 to 23:50; it arrives at Lhasa Railway Station at 11:20 the third day. Z918 sets off from Lhasa Railway Station at 09:00, arrives at Xi'an Railway Station at 20:01 the third day and Xi'an South Railway Station at 20:53. Both are operated every other day with the travel time of 36h43m and 35h53m respectively. The hard sleeper ticket is around CNY620 and the soft sleeper ticket around CNY1,000.
Currently, the trains to Lhasa include Z21 from Beijing, Z165 from Shanghai, Z265 from Guangzhou, Z322 from Chengdu, and Z6801 and Z3811 from Xining.
New Train Timetable of China Has Been Adopted Since April 10, 2021
Apr. 13, 2021
As of April 10, 2021, the new train timetable has been put into use in China. With the opening of new high speed railway routes like Beijing - Harbin Railway and Xuzhou - Lianyungang Railway, the travel duration between some cities have been shortened greatly. For instance, the travel duration between Xi'an North and Lianyungang has been cut by 1.5 hours, and the travel duration between Xiangyang East and Qingdao North has been cut by about two hours. Besides, additional trains are arranged to run on some popular routes, including the seven pairs of high speed trains added to operate between Shenzhen and Xiamen.