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What you need to know about China Tibet Train Tickets:

  • With easy access to the internet, it is convenient and easy in China to book train tickets online. However, as Tibet is a hot tourist destination, the demand for tickets of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway far exceeds the supply, especially the sleeper tickets. Tickets to Tibet often are sold out as soon as the ticket offices begin to sell them. With so many people to purchase tickets online at the same time, late a second, you will fail to get your train ticket. In order to guarantee your trip to Tibet successfully, the most efficient way is to book and purchase the tickets from a reputable Tibet travel agency and pay a service fee. Please notice that not all travel agencies can guarantee the tickets.
  • There are three types of train ticket price for the hard sleeper train tickets, the soft sleeper train tickets and hard seat tickets, respectively from the most expensive one to the cheapest one.
  • The early to book tickets, the better chance to get the tickets. For the sake of better management of Ticket reservation, the railway station ticket offices ask travel agencies to make out the number of booking tickets at least a month early. So if you decide to travel to Tibet by train less than 30 days before the departure date, it is hard to guarantee you a China Tibet train ticket. So, planning your Tibet trip 2~3 months prior is highly suggested.
  • A child with the height less than 1.1m is free to take the train, and a child between 1.1m and 1.4m enjoys discounted price to take the train. But all children need to be accompanied by at least one of their parents when they board a train. If your children are available to get the discounts, please let us know.
  • When you board a train to Tibet, you need to show a copy of your Tibet Travel Permit. Without this one, you are not allowed to enter Tibet, no matter by train or flight.

What you need to know about the reservation:

  • It doesn’t mean that after you fill out the reservation form and submit, you have already booked tickets online successfully. It is just an inquiry not an online tickets booking system. Your reservation needs to be finally confirmed by Great Tibet Tour.
  • Due to the great demand for train tickets, especially in the peak travel season, we need to prepay for your train tickets as well as the service fee, so we will charge you in advance. Please consult our trip advisor for the service fee before you confirm the booking of train tickets.
  • We don’t just provide the train tickets booking service. We just want our travelers could get into and out of Lhasa easily after booking tours with us.
  • The ticket office will only issue tickets 10 ~20 days earlier before the train’s departure time. We will mail you the booking number, by which you can fetch your train tickets from the tickets hall in the related railway station. Please remember to take the copy of your Tibet Travel Permit and original passport to get the tickets. Currently, there're 3 places requiring your original Tibet Travel Permit for taking train tickets, namely, Chongqing, Xián and Lanzhou.

Tips for Your Tibet Train Trip


Qinghai Tibet Railway

Before you board on the Tibet train and travel through Qinghai-Tibet Railway, you may have many questions about this sky road. We list all the scenic spots along the railway as well as frequently asked questions.

Inside Tibet Train

The facilities on the Tibet train are well-equipped, such as Soft-Sleeper Berth, Hard-Sleeper Berth, air conditioning, food supply, and oxygen supply.

Tibet Train Price

We offer the up to date schedule and ticket price of Tibet Trains from Bejing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou and Xining to Lhasa. Also include the more detailed info like how to buy it, Children’s Tibet Train ticket as well as luggage limitation & prohibited items.

Why Better to Take Train from Xining to Lhasa?

There are many cities in China have train to Lhasa, Tibet. If time, schedule, and budget allow, we would recommend you to take train from Xining to Lhasa. Xining is the real starting point of Qinghai-Tibet Railway, all highland views starts from here. All sections before Xining are not highland area.

Popular Tibet Train Routes


Lanzhou Tibet Train

Traveling to Tibet by train is one of the best ways to explore Tibet. Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu province is an excellent gateway to Tibet. Thus there are large quantities of tourists take a train tour to Tibet from Lanzhou.

Xining to Lhasa Train

The demands for train tickets from Xining to Lhasa is the largest among other trains to Lhasa. And it’s the shortest train journey to Tibet and you will view the amazing scenery of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

Chengdu Lhasa Train

Many travelers prefer to take a train from Chengdu to Lhasa as they just need to spend 36 hours for reaching Lhasa by train. Meanwhile, they also can enjoy the unique scenery of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau.

Train from Beijing to Lhasa

Beijing Lhasa train (Z21) covers 3757 kilometers long and takes 41 hours to get to Tibet. You will see the highlights along the Qinghai-Tibet railway. You will read the train schedule, ticket details, booking way, facilities, map, required permits, and so on.

Chongqing to Lhasa Train

Taking a train to Lhasa from Chongqing must be an unforgettable journey. Z223 is available for passengers who plan to have a Tibet train tour. The whole distance from Chongqing to Lhasa is about 3030 kilometers and the duration time is about 35h and 30m.

Guangzhou Lhasa Train

As a major city of China, Tibet train tour from Guangzhou is convenient.Train to Lhasa from Guangzhou depart every other day, having your Tibet tour by train will offer you a flexible schedule.

Xi'an Lhasa Train

Travel from Xi'an to Lhasa by train is a recommended choice, there are two routes to Tibet via Xi'an, the Z265 originates from Guangzhou Railway Station and Z165 originates from Shanghai Railway Station.

Shanghai to Lhasa train

Taking Shanghai to Lhasa train Z164 is an incredible journey. It covers 4,373km distance and takes around 47 hours 27 minutes. Check the latest ticket price, schedule, booking service, useful tips and the highlights of this train tour along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

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