Tibet Trains: Schedule from Lhasa

Seven trains are available from Lhasa to inland destinations, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou and Xining. The other intermediate stations include Amdo, Baoji, Bengbu, Changsha, Damxung, Delhi, Golmud, Nagqu, Nanjing, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Wuchang, Wuxi, Xi'an, and Zhengzhou, where passengers can get onboard/ off.

Please note that some of the trains are available daily while some are every other day.

Note: "+" indicates the second day; "++" indicates the third day.
 (Last update on Apr 12, 2019) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z22 16:15 08:28++ 40h13m 1,189 763

The total running length is 2,335 miles (3,757 kilometers). The speed has been cut to 62mi/h to 75mi/h in some areas with harsh natural environment, leading to the duration as long as almost 41 hours. Besides the above two stations, the train will make short stops at Nakchu, Golmud, Delhi, Xining, Lanzhou, Zhongwei, Taiyuan, and Shijiazhuang North.

 

Lhasa-Shanghai

 

(Last update on Apr 12, 2019) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z166 11:30 11:51++ 48h21m 1,307.5 841.5
The intermediate stations include Nakchu, Golmud, Xining, Lanzhou, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Xuzhou, Bengbu, Nanjing, and Wuxi. However, it only stops for a few minutes at these stations and passengers are advised to stay onboard, rather than having a walk on the platform.
 (Last update on Apr 12, 2019) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z166 11:30 20:34+ 33h4m 1,014.5 647.5
Z266 12:55 21:49+ 32h54m

They only stop in Xi'an for 10 minutes and 14 minutes respectively. After, they will continue to run to Shanghai and Guangzhou. So you are advised to get ready for detrain in advance.

 

Lhasa-Guangzhou

 

(Last update on Apr 12, 2019) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z266 12:55 20:00++ 55h5m 1,513 919

The distance is 3,094 miles (4,980 kilometers).  The stopovers along the way include Nakchu, Golmud, Delhi, Xining, Lanzhou, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, and Chenzhou.

 

Lhasa-Chengdu

 

(Last update on Apr 12, 2019) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z324 18:40 06:58++ 36h18m 1,042.5 663.5

Z324 is available every other day. On the way, it will stop at Nakchu, Golmud, Delhi, Xining, Lanzhou, and Baoji, where passengers can get on and off.
 

(Last update on Apr 12, 2019) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z224 18:40 06:23++ 35h43m 1,042.5 663.5

Z224 is available every other day, too. The intermediate stations include Nakchu, Golmud, Delhi, Xining, Lanzhou, Baoji, and Guangyuan.

 

Lhasa-Lanzhou

 

(Last update on Apr 12, 2019) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z918* 09:00 09:24+ 24h24m 868 550
Z166 11:30 12:17+ 24h47m
Z266 12:55 13:25+ 24h30m
Z22 16:15 16:15+ 23h40m
Z224 18:40 19:20+ 24h40m

Z918 is available every other day and end in Lanzhou, while the others are available daily. However, when arriving in Lanzhou, they just stop for a few minutes, and then continue to further destinations.

 

Lhasa-Xining

 

(Last update on Apr 12, 2019) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z6802 09:00 06:43+ 21h43m 826
 
521
Z166 11:30 08:55+ 21h25m
Z266 12:55 10:20+ 21h25m
Z22 16:15 13:20+ 21h5m
Z9812* 18:00 14:06+ 20h6m 808
Z224 18:40 15:20+ 20h40m 826

Z6812 and Z6802 depart every other day. The stops along the way include Damxung, Nakchu, Amdo, Golmud, and Delhi. The total running distance is 1,113 miles (1,972 kilometers).
 

 


 Further Reading:
Tibet Train Schedule and Ticket to Lhasa

- Last modified on Jun. 03, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Tibet Trains: Schedule from Lhasa
Asked by Lee nyok pin from MALAYSIAN | Dec. 08, 2016 06:05Reply
Tibet travel permit requirement
I am malaysian,i planimg to lhasa from xinimg china by train,i m going with my wife,do I need any permit or visa?how to apply permit?
Answers (1)
Answered by Wouter from USA | Dec. 08, 2016 18:47
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You need to apply the Tbet travel permit first. You need to contact an travel agent for the permit.
Asked by Eddie from USA | Apr. 11, 2016 16:14Reply
Any soft sleeper private berth for two? No sharing.
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Answered by Diego from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 11, 2016 19:43
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Only the luxury soft sleeper cabin is for 2 passengers, but for the Lhasa route, I think there seems no such class available. The best one should be soft sleeper cabin for 4 passengers.
Asked by Joyce Nieva from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 21, 2014 21:56Reply
How much is the train ticket from Beijing to Lhasa for the trip on Oct 9, 2014?
1. Since its China's National Holiday, is the ticket price valid for Oct 9, 2014?
2. How are we going to book the ticket?
3. How are we going to claim our tickets?
Answers (1)
Answered by Joana from GERMANY | Jul. 22, 2014 04:36
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Only one train is in service for the trip - T27. It costs CNY360/US$59 for a hard seat and CNY763-1,186/US$125-194 for a sleeper. The price for China rails generally doesn't change, so it is of course valid for the National Holiday.

I recommend you book the tickets online in advance through Travel China Guide. Here is their email for your reference: bookingtravelchinaguide.com
After booking a ticket from them, you can show your passport to get a tciket in the railway station on your departure date. Besides, if you pay a little delivery fee, they would deliver your ticket to ur hotel in Beijing once you stay in one.
Asked by Binod from NEPAL | May. 25, 2014 05:16Reply
How Can I go Lhasa to Kathmandu? I want to go see Lhasa and then go Kathmandu.
I am currently in Shanghai, and want to go my home through train via Shanghai-Lhasa-Kathmandu.
Answers (1)
Answered by Darren from USA | May. 25, 2014 22:43
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It is impossible to travel from Lhasa to Kathmandu for foreigners, because foreigners need to join a tour group to enter that place with a Tibet Travel Permit.

You are suggested to join a tour to visit Lhasa and then go back to Chengdu, where you can fly to Kathmandu directly.

Hope it helps ~
Asked by Oh su from KOREA | Jun. 07, 2013 18:37Reply
hello. I'm wondering if I book the soft sleeping bed with three people, would it be able to use one room just with them.
I'm quite worried about sleeping with strangers. I hope if I book the ticket, it would be albe to just use a room with my friends.
Also, how's meal on the train? Is is okay just to rely on the train for meal?
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Answered by Uranda from PHILIPPINES | Jun. 08, 2013 02:53
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I'm afraid it is very hard for your companions to share one room for booking or purchasing the tickets 'cause the tickets are all radomly chosen by the computer.

As for the meal on the train, it will be fine. You can rely on that, but it is a little expensive than usual/common places.
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