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Zhengzhou - Lhasa Train

The running distance of the 2 pairs of normal speed trains between Zhengzhou and Lhasa is 3, 375 km (2,097 mi). The journey time is about 36.5 - 39.5 hours. The price of a hard sleeper ticket is CNY 713. For your information, a new railway between Lhasa and Zhengzhou with higher operating speed is under construction. The duration between the 2 cities will be cut down to about 17 hours after the railway opened.

Basic Facts:

 Open date: October 2nd, 2006
 Operated at: Zhengzhou Railway Station, Lhasa Railway Station
 Duration: about 36.5 - 39.5 hours
 Distances: 3,375 km (2,097 mi)
 Operating speed: 160 km/h (99 mph)
 Major stations along the way: Xi'an, Lanzhou, Xining, Delhi, Golmud, Nagqu

Zhengzhou to Lhasa Train Schedule

(Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z26503:46 - 16:45+36h59m
Z16505:14 - 19:35+38h21m
See more Zhengzhou Schedule

Lhasa to Zhengzhou Train Timetable

(Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z16611:30 - 02:50++39h20m
Z26612:55 - 03:58++39h3m
See more Lhasa Schedule 

1. "++" means the trip ends on the third day.
2. The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Lhasa - Zhengzhou Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 1,101 - 1,107
USD 171 - 172
CNY 709 - 713
USD 110 - 111
CNY 328
USD 51


Transfer in Lanzhou for More Trains

If the schedules of the through trains listed above do not match with your time arrangement or you don’t want to take such a long distance railway journey, you can try transfer in Lanzhou. Currently, 13 pairs of high speed trains run between Lanzhou and Zhengzhou on a daily basis; and there are 5 pairs of normal trains connecting Lanzhou and Lhasa.
Route Schedule Duration Ticket Fare
Zhengzhou/ Zhengzhou East - Lanzhou West About 13 pairs from
around 07:30 to 18:30
5.5 hours CNY 406/ 413.5
for second class seat
Lanzhou - Lhasa About 5 pairs from
around 09:00 to 18:30
23.5 - 24.5 hours CNY 567
for hard sleeper
Total - 29 - 30 hours CNY 973/ 980.5
If you transfer in Lanzhou, you can take bus No. 1, 31, 137, and k102 to transport between Lanzhou Railway Station and Lanzhou West Railway Station; the duration is about 1 hour. You can also take a taxi to transport between the 2 stations. It take about half an hour by taxi with the cost of around CNY 25.

A New Railway Connecting Lhasa and Zhengzhou under Construction

A new railway between the two cities will be put into service in 2026 with the top design speed of 200 km/h (124 mi). The new railway has the ability to carry both normal speed and high speed trains. After this railway opened, the running distance between the 2 cities will be reduced to 2,810 km (1,746 mi). Accordingly, the duration of this line will fall to about 17 hours.

Zhengzhou - Lhasa Trains vs. Flights

Trains Flights
Duration About 36.5 - 39.5 hours About 3.5 - 4 hours
Ticket Fares CNY 713 for a hard sleeper CNY 1,200 - 2,800 for an economy class seat
Passengers can also take flights to travel between Zhengzhou and Lhasa. There are 2 pairs of flights operated on this line currently. In general, the duration of trains is considerably long, many passengers would rather take a flight to save time. However, the trains can give the passengers an adaptive time period to get used to the altitude sickness gradually.
Major Rail Lines from Zhengzhou to:
Major Rail Lines from Lhasa to:
- Last modified on Jan. 09, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Let Me Say about
Asked by Marsh from CANADA | Jan. 08, 2020 19:47Reply
I suppose Zhengzhou Railway Station works 24 hours right?
Can I collect ticket there before midnight time and stay overnight in waiting room?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nathaniel from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 09, 2020 16:21

Yes, this station did works all day long, no problem to collect ticket at night time. If you have a ticket departing from that station within a few hours, it should be no problem to enter waiting room early in advance and stay overnight.
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