Lhasa Railway Station
Address: Liuwu Town, Duilong Deqing District
Decorated in both traditional Tibetan and modern styles, the railway terminal building has three floors, two above ground and one underground. Upon entering the central hall on first floor, passengers could imagine they were entering an ancient Tibetan palace, while the escalators and LED screens draw them back to a modern society. In the southeast side of this floor, there is a large waiting room for passengers with soft seat tickets. In the west side of the floor are the ordinary waiting hall (Waiting Hall One) and the ticket hall. In addition to train tickets, flight and long-distance bus tickets are available at the ticket hall. On the second floor, there is a shopping place in northeast side, and Waiting Halls Two and Three in the south side, equipped with Mother & Baby Waiting Room, Soldier Waiting Room, Room for Soft Seat Passengers, and a Medical Room with oxygen supply equipment. The underground floor is for arrival passengers. The whole building is heated by solar energy to avoid any pollution of the environment.
In front of the terminal building is a large-scale square. City buses parking lot is at its east side. In its west side is the Liuwu Long-distance Bus Station. It has buses to Chamdo, Shangri-la, Zhangmu, Ngari, and Katmandu (capital of Nepal). Taxi stands which are just outside the Exit for passengers’ convenience, can be easily found.
Schedule and Ticket Booking
(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
|To||Trains||Duration||Ticket Fare (CNY)|
|Soft/ Hard Sleeper|
|Z22 at 15:50||40h38m||CNY 1,193/ 769|
USD 175/ 113
|Z166 at 11:30||48h28m||CNY 1,311.5/ 842.5|
USD 193/ 124
|Z266 at 12:40||56h21m||CNY 1,539/ 925|
USD 226/ 136
|Z224 at 19:00||35h23m||CNY 1,041.5/ 672.5|
USD 153/ 99
|Z918, Z166, Z266 from 09:00 to 12:40||33h4m - 34h55m||CNY 1,011.5/ 654.5|
USD 149/ 96
|Z918, Z166, Z266, Z22...|
6 departures from 09:00 to 19:00
|21h30m - 21h51m||CNY 816/ 529|
USD 120/ 78
|Z918, Z166, Z266, Z22...|
5 departures from 09:00 to 19:00
|24h24m - 24h38m||CNY 860/ 558|
USD 126/ 82
|Z166 at 11:30||45h23m||CNY 1,261.5/ 812.5|
USD 186/ 119
|Z266 at 12:40||44h2m||CNY 1,226/ 790|
USD 180/ 116
|Z266 at 12:40||47h39m||CNY 1,294.5/ 833.5|
USD 190/ 123
|1||Beijing Avenue, Century Avenue, Monument of Qinghai-Tibet and Sichuan-Tibet Highways, Fukang Hospital, Qixiang Vegetable Market…|
|6||Financial School, West Suburban Coach Station, Tibet Museum, Chakpori Hill Farmer’s Market, Ruiji Hotel, Tibet University…|
|13||Museum, City Social Welfare Institute, North Suburban Coach Station, Zashi Lhamo Temple…|
|14||Liuwu Bridge, West Suburban Coach Station, Museum, Norbulingka, Lhasa Restaurant…|
It takes about CNY25 to reach the urban area from the station by metered taxi. However, most drivers are reluctant to use the meter and they usually charge CNY30-50 for a single ride. If you share a taxi with others, it costs CNY15-20 per person.
It costs about CNY10 per person by a minibus and the driver will take you anywhere you want within the urban area.
Transportation to Famous Attractions
Potala Palace: Take bus no. 6 to Chakpori Hill Farmer’s Market, and then walk about 547 yards (500 meters) to get there; or take bus no. 1 to Labai, and then walk about 875 yards (800 meters) to the Palace;
Barkhor Street: Take bus no.6 to Lugu, and then walk about 875 yards (800 meters) to reach there;
Sera Monastery: Take bus no. 1 or 14 to Remuqi, and then change to bus no.16 to the Monastery.
According to the policy, travelers need to hold original travel permit to board the train. We are afraid a copy would not work. We suggest you to contact your guide to see if he or she can deliver the permit to you in advance so you will have it in hand.