Tibet Trains: Tickets Booking, Schedule to Lhasa from Beijing, Chengdu...

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 December 7th, 2017) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z21 20:00 12:10++ 40h10m 1,186 763

Although the travel time is as long as about 42 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 December 7th, 2017)
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z164 20:10 19:17++ 47h7m 1,310.5 841.5

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 December 7th, 2017)
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z265 09:45 17:05+ 31h20m 1,000.5 647.5
Z165 11:24 19:17+ 31h53m

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 December 7th, 2017)
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z264 11:45 17:05++ 53h20m 1,526 919

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

 (Last update on December 7th, 2017) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z322 21:37 09:55++ 36h18m 1,101 709

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 December 7th, 2017) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z223 22:25 09:55++ 35h30m 1,120 720

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 December 7th, 2017) 
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z223/323 09:27 09:55+ 24h28m 852 550
Z917* 11:16 11:10+ 23h54m
Z21 12:33 12:10+ 23h37m
Z265 16:50 17:05+ 24h15m
Z165 18:34 19:17+ 24h43m

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

 

Xining-Lhasa

 
(Last update on December 7th, 2017)  
No. Departure Arrival Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Z223/323 12:27 09:55+ 21h28m 815 530
Z917* 14:01 11:10+ 21h9m
Z6801* 14:01 11:10+ 21h9m
Z21 15:21 12:10+ 20h49m
Z265 19:45 17:05+ 21h20m
Z165 21:32 19:17+ 21h45m

Among them, only Z6801 originates from Xining. The others just stop there for a few minutes for passengers to get onboard. The major stops along the way include Delhi, Golmud, Amdo, Nakchu, and Damxung. "*" indicates Z917 and Z6801 is available other day.
 

 


 Further Reading:
Tibet Train Schedule and Ticket from Lhasa

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