Tibet train


                                                                                      Tibet Train in 2018

Since July-1st.2006 the Qinghai-Tibet railway began operations, for the tourist have one more traffic channel to access Tibet .and by train way travel to Tibet,You will get chance to experience the Qinghai-Tibet railway and enjoy the Qinghai-Tibet highland scenery by the train tour .The following form is the railway operation schedule from china several cities to Tibet ,and from Tibet to china .if you consider by train to travel to Tibet you can reference below form to plan your Tibet tour . For the detail information you can reference following schedule as we have recommend under.

The Qinghai –Tibet Train Schedule

Train

No

City name

Departure

Arrival

Running

Times

Distance

Ticket price

Remark

Soft bed

Hardbed

Z21

Beijing-Lhasa

20:10

14:30

40h30m

3753km

1186

763

Daily

Z22

Lhasa-Beijing

15:30

08:20

40H30m

 

 

 

 

Z164

Shanghai-Lhasa

20:10

19:30

47hr20

4373km

1310

814

Next day

Z166

Lhasa-Shanghai

11:05

11:51

 47h13m

 

 

 

 

Z264

Guangzhou-Lhasa

11:45

17:30

53hr45m

4980km

1526

919

Next day

Z266

Lhasa-Guangzhou

12:45

20:00

 53hr16m

 

 

 

 

Z322

Chengdu-Lhasa

14:48

09:55

43hr07m

3360km

1104

712

Next day

Z324

Lhasa-Chengdu

18:30

14:36

 44hrs06

 

 

 

 

Z222

Chongqing-Lhasa

15:42

09:55

42hr13m

3641km

1120

720

Next day

Z224

Lhasa-Chongqing

18:30

13:41

43hrs11m

 

 

 

 

Z917

Lanzhou-Lhasa

11:16

12:00

24hr44m

2188km

852

550

DaILy

Z918

Lhasa-Lanzhou

10:19

10:14

 24hrs04m

 

 

 

 

Z6801

Xining-Lhasa

14:56

12:05

21hr09

1960km

808

521

Daily

Z6802

Lhasa-Xining

10:10

07:30

 21hrs20m

 

 

 

 

Note: the train ticket costs we listed in the table is net ticket cost, but most of the time it is very difficult to get the train tickets as there are huge number of visitors taking the train every day, so certain amount of services will be added to get the tickets from local ticket agent, exact amount of service fees will different based on the season, so please contact our trip advisor for exact cost of the tickets.

The Tibet internal train Lhasa-Shigatse and Shigatse-Lhasa

The new train road running from 2014 Lhasa -Shigatse and Shigatse to Lhasa both citeis ,this is a shortly railway road in Tibet .

Lhasa-Shigatse  Z8801  Dep 09:00--Arr 12:09    

Shigatse-Lhasa Z8802 Dep17:30--Arr20:05 

Total distance 280km the train running time 3hours betweent both cities 

 Note:Unless the Beijing_Lhasa No Z21/Z22 train and Xining-Lhasa N9801/N9802 train have operate every day between both of cities, Other train will departure the next day .Accordance the Qinghai-Tibet railway office regular ,if the passenger need purchase the Qinghai-Tibet railway train ticket from China to Tibet or departure from Tibet to China must booking before 20days prior to your departure, otherwise you cannot purchase the train ticket to into Tibet or depart from Tibet to China by train. If you booking the Tibet tour with our Tibetanstravel tour operator team .we will help you booking the train ticket from these cities to Tibet .and from Tibet to china these cities.

 The Train FAQs

1.       What documents are needed to board a train to Tibet?

If you are taking the train to Tibet from China , you will only need a copy of theTibet tour permit we will send a copy of the permit by email that you can print out and take with you on the train.

2.       What types of seats are available on the train?

There are three main types of seats on the train: hard seat, hard sleeper and soft sleeper.
 Hard seat is just a metal seat where all passengers sit next to each other in open compartments of 4 or 6. Westerners rarely choose this option, especially for long train rides.

 
In hard sleepers there are 6 berths to a cabin and you will have your own bed. There is enough space to lie down but not sit up on your bunk. Soft sleeper is the most comfortable and expensive option on the train. They are usually expensive than hard sleepers. There are 4 berths in each cabin and is equipped with its own TV. Toilets on the train are shared and are located at the end of each carriage.

3.       Can I book the train tickets myself?

you can book your train tickets to and from Tibet, but you should know that train tickets to and from Tibet starts sell 20 days before the departure date and can only be purchased from the train ticket counter located in the departing city; you can’t book your tickets online. Buying your own train tickets is very hard and generally only possible during the low season

4.       Why do I have to pay a few hundred more than actual to get a train ticket?

Train tickets to Tibet are in very high demand and are nearly impossible to acquire in the regular way. First off, there are limited trains to Tibet and most of the seats are under state control, especially in soft sleeper. There are only 48 soft berths in each train and the government occupies most of them when they are needed. Secondly, there are numerous ticket-dealing agents that sell the tickets for a higher cost; so during high season, all tickets come with a very expensive service fee.

5.       What are the risks if I try to book my own train tickets during the high season?

We should always book train tickets from the ticket dealers in advance. If you would like to book your own ticket, then we won’t book your ticket for you and you will have to get in line at the train ticket counter to purchase them. It is very common that all the train tickets are sold out before they even begin to be sold from the ticket counter. In this care, we will try to purchase the tickets for you but because of the late booking, there might be an expensive surcharge.

6.       How far is the Lhasa Train Station from the city?

The Lhasa Train Station is only 15km southwest of Lhasa. It is separated from the main city by Lhasa River. It should only take around 25 minutes to get to the center of the Lhasa city.

7.       How do I receive the train tickets if I booked them with you?

if you book the train tickets with us along with the packaged tour, then we will arrange for the train tickets to be delivered to your hotel in China. You will need to send us the address of your hotel and your booking number. Usually we will make the delivery 7 days prior to departure.

8.       When should I arrive at the train station?

For the most part, trains depart on time and you are advised to arrive at the train station 2 hours before your departure time. You will need to fill out a health record form prior to departing and there are often many people in line so it may take some time to check into the train.

9.       Are meals served on the train?

Each train has a dinner car with a capacity of 40-50 seats. The dining car mainly serves Chinese cuisines, noodles, soups and dishes. If you don’t want to eat in the dinner car, then there is a delivery cart that will bring dishes around to each car every meal. If you need to purchase dishes, the cost will increase by RMB 25. For breakfast, they generally serve the Chinese breakfast as pickles, eggs, bread and rice porridge for RMB 15-20

 

       


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