• Tibet Railway
  • There are several Tibet railway lines between Lhasa and other area in China. The best railway line is from Beijing – Lhasa railway and most of the travelers will choose this line. But it is not easy to buy the train ticket in the peak travel season. So the Xining – Lhasa line may be the best one since most of the travelers just want to see the scenery of the mountain covered with snow and the plateau. You will spend less time and not miss any highlight of the trip. Anyway there are other choices for you to take the train to Tibet. Also you can take the train from Lanzhou, Chengdu or Chongqing. All of these railway lines are good ones. 

     

    Tibet Railway Map

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    Timetable for Train into and outside of Lhasa as below:

     

                         Timetable for trains to Lhasa 
             The frequency: Beijing--daily The other cities--every other day

    Train Number

    Dep. Place & Time

    Length
    (km)

    Arr. Time

    Hard sleeper

    Soft Sleeper

    T27

    Beijing / 21:30

    4064

    20:00 on the 3rd day

    813

    1216

    T22/3

    Chengdu / 20:36

    3360

    17:21 on the 3rd day

    721

    921

    T222/3

    Chongqing / 19:42

    3654

    17:21 on the 3rd day

    619

    985

    K917

    Lanzhou /17:15

    2188

    21:50 on the 2nd day

    423

    671

    N 917

    Xining / 2:28

    1972

    21:50 on the 2nd day

    395

    627

    T264/5

    Guangzhou/ 13:07

    4980

    21:00 on the 3rd day

    730

    1168

    T164/5

    Shanghai /20:08

    4373

    21:00 on the 3rd day

    707

    1331

     

                      Timetable for trains Departs from Lhas

                  *The frequency: Beijing--daily The other cities--every other day

    Train Number

    Dep.& Time

    Length
    (km)

    Arr. Place / Time

    Hard sleeper

    Soft Sleeper

    T28

    8:30

    4064

    Beijing / 07:34 on the 3rd day

    813

    1079

    T21/4

    10:45

    3360

    Chengdu/ 08:25 on the 3rd day

    578

    921

    T224/1

    10:45

    3654

    Chongqing/ 09:17 on the 3rd day

    619

    985

    K918

    11:20

    2188

    Lanzhou / 15:27 on the 2ndday

    423

    671

    N918

    11:20

    1972

    Xining/ 11:44 on the 2nd day

    395

    627

    T266/3

    10:00

    4980

    Guangzhou / 18:10 on the 3rd day

    730

    1168

    T166/3

    10:00

    4373

    Shanghai/ 10:58 on the 3rd day

    707

    1331

    Usually you can only buy the Train tickets to Lhasa only when you book a tour with the local China Travel Agency and join in a Tibet package tour with them. We customize private Train tour to Tibet especially start your trip from Beijing.

    Before you start to buy the train ticket, You Should know that you need to apply for the Tibet Visa first since this is a necessary document when boarding.

    See Also

     

    Tibet Facts: Tibet Temperature , Train to Tibet,    Tibet Travel Permit ,   Tibet Altitude

    Tourist Attractions:  Tibet Museum, Potala Palace, Norbulingka Park,

    Tibet Tour Packages: Tibet Tour Packages, Beijing Tibet Tour, Mysterious Tibet Tour