Tibet Trains: Schedule and Tickets to Lhasa

There are altogether seven trains running along the Tibet Railway from major large cities to Lhasa, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou and Xining. In addition to these, passengers can get onboard/ off in Amdo, Baoji, Bengbu, Changsha, Damxung, Delhi, Golmud, Nagqu, Nanjing, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Wuchang, Wuxi, Xian, and Zhengzhou.

Train tickets can be bought at any railway stations, online or through phone, or to save time and trouble, from a professional and reliable booking agency like TravelChinaGuide.com. Please be advised that overseas passengers, including Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan passengers, need to present their valid ID certificates like a passport and a Tibet Travel Permit to obtain the ticket. During peak travel seasons like summer holiday, these tickets cannot be changed or refunded online and passengers need to handle the change or refund in person at railway stations.
 Read more: How to Buy China Train Tickets, Refund and Change a Ticket

Note: "+" indicates the second day; "++" indicates the third day.
 

Beijing-Lhasa

 

(Last update on August 29, 2018) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z21 20:00 12:40++ 40h40m 1,189 763

Although the travel time is as long as about 41 hours, passengers can leisurely enjoy the scenery along the way. Also, it gives you a chance to gradually adopt to the plateau climate. The stopovers along the way include Shijiazhuang North, Taiyuan, Zhongwei, Lanzhou, Xining, Delhi, Golmud, and Nakchu.

 

Shanghai-Lhasa

 

(Last update on August 29, 2018) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z164 20:10 19:30++ 47h20m 1,310.5 838.5

Along the way, it will stop in Wuxi, Nanjing, Bengbu, Xuzhou, Zhengzhou, Xian, Lanzhou, Xining, Golmud, and Nakchu. The total running length is 2,717 miles (4,373 kilometers).

 

Xian-Lhasa

 

(Last update on August 29, 2018) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z265 09:45 16:19+ 30h34m 1,005.5 647.5
Z165 11:24 19:30+ 32h6m

They start from Guangzhou (Z264) and Shanghai (Z164) respectively and Xian is just an intermediate station stopping for 10 minutes. Passengers should move quickly to get on/off. Along the rest of the route, they also stop in Lanzhou, Xining, Golmud, and Nakchu.

 

Guangzhou-Lhasa

 

(Last update on August 29, 2018) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z264 11:45 16:19++ 52h34m 1,513 919

It will stop intermediately in Chenzhou, Changsha, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Xian, Lanzhou, Xining, Delhi, Golmud, and Nakchu.

 (Last update on August 29, 2018) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z322 21:37 09:55++ 36h18m 1,042.5 663.5

Z322 is available every other day. Along the way, it will make short stops at Guangyuan, Baoji, Lanzhou, Xining, Golmud, and Nakchu. 

 

Chongqing-Lhasa

 

(Last update on August 29, 2018) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z223 22:25 09:55++ 35h30m 1,034.5 663.5

Z223 is also available every other day. The stopovers along the way include Nanchong North, Guangyuan, Baoji, Lanzhou, Xining, Delhi, Golmud, and Nakchu.

 

Lanzhou-Lhasa

 

(Last update on August 29, 2018) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z223/323 09:27 09:55+ 24h28m 868 5667
Z917* 11:16 11:20+ 24h4m
Z21 12:32 12:40+ 24h8m
Z265 16:41 16:19+ 23h38m
Z165 18:34 19:30+ 24h56m

Z917 departs every other day from Lanzhou Railway Station. The others are available every day but Lanzhou is just an intermediate station.

 (Last update on August 29, 2018) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z323/ 223 12:27 09:55+ 21h28m 808 521
Z917 14:01 11:20+1 21h19m
Z6811 20:30 17:45+ 21h15m
Z21 15:21 12:40+ 21h19m
Z265 19:31 16:19+ 20h48m
Z165 21:27 19:30+ 22h3m

 


 Further Reading:
Tibet Train Schedule and Ticket from Lhasa

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