Tibet Train Price 2017

  • by Apple
  • 2017-11-07

Train Tickets in China start to sell 30-day in advance. Train tickets to Lhasa are always in high demand, to book 60-day in advance is highly suggested, or we cant guaranteed you 100%, but leave it to fate and luck.

Tibet trains run daily between Lhasa and Beijing/ Shanghai/ Guangzhou/ Lanzhou/ Xining/ Xian, and every other day between Chengdu/ Chongqing.

All agencies charges service fee additionally to the official ticket price between CNY 200~1000 depends on season and different cities. In general, the train to Lhasa is in higher demand, harder to purchase, thus the service fee is higher than the train from Lhasa.

Here below are the time and official price of Tibet train 2017.

Route Train No. Departure/Arrival Time Duration CNY/person
Soft-Sleeper Hard-Sleeper
Train: Chengdu-Lhasa Z322 14:48/09:55 43hrs 1060 670
Train: Lhasa-Chengdu Z324 18:30/14:36 44hrs
Train: Beijing-Lhasa Z21 20:00/12:30 41hrs 1140 720
Train: Lhasa-Beijing Z22 15:30/08:20 41hrs
Train: Shanghai-Lhasa Z164 20:10/19:44 48hrs 1260 790
Train: Lhasa-Shanghai Z166 11:05/11:51 49hrs
Train: Xining-Lhasa eg. Z323 12:14/09:55 22hrs 780 490
Train: Lhasa-Xining eg. Z6802 08:50/06:43 22hrs
Train: Xian-Lhasa eg. Z265 09:45/17:30 32hrs 970 610
Train: Lhasa-Xian eg.Z166 11:05/20:34 34hrs
Train: Chongqing-Lhasa Z223 15:42/09:55 42hrs 1080 680
Train: Lhasa-Chongqing Z224 18:30/13:41 43hrs
Train: Guangzhou-Lhasa Z264 11:45/17:30 54hrs 1470 860
Train: Lhasa-Guangzhou Z266 12:45/19:50 55hrs
Train: Lanzhou-Lhasa eg. Z223 09:13/09:55 25hrs 820 520
Train: Lhasa-Lanzhou eg. Z918 08:50/09:23 25hrs

 

The train between Lhasa and Chengdu/Chongqing departs every other day. Check table below to see the ODD & EVEN-number date in 2017 that has train from/to Chengdu and Chongqing
eg. in Jan 2017, train Chengdu to Lhasa, only available on EVEN-number days. Like on 02 Jan, 04 Jan. etc.

2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Train: Chengdu → Lhasa EVEN ODD ODD EVEN EVEN ODD ODD EVEN ODD ODD EVEN EVEN
Train: Chongqing → Lhasa ODD EVEN EVEN ODD ODD EVEN EVEN ODD EVEN EVEN ODD ODD
Train: Lhasa → Chengdu ODD EVEN EVEN ODD ODD EVEN EVEN ODD EVEN EVEN ODD ODD
Train: Lhasa → Chongqing EVEN ODD ODD EVEN EVEN ODD ODD EVEN ODD ODD EVEN EVEN

 

How to Buy Tibet Train Ticket

Since 2015, Tibet train tickets can be purchased on the official site of the state-owned China Railway(www.12306.cn) 60 days in advance. The Tibet train tickets sell out quickly all year long. It is almost impossible for foreigners to purchase it on their own. Hence it is highly suggested that you book the train ticket with the same agency which arranges your Tibet tour. Usually, CNY 200~1000 will be added as service fee depending on seasons.

Don’t keep any hope to buy Tibet train ticket at the railway station on the spot after your arrival in China. It is almost impossible.

Usually, after your agency book your Tibet Train ticket, they will forward you an ETicket with an order number on it. With this order number & your original passport, you can exchange to the actual paper ticket at the ticket booth of any railway stations in China.

 

Children’s Tibet Train Ticket

Children discounted prices of Tibet train are based on their height. No children can take the Tibet train alone without the company of an adult. The height of children will be checked at the railway station.

Children under 1.2m: free of charge, if one of such child sharing one sleeper with one adult; 
Children between 1.2~1.5M: half price, if one of such child sharing one sleeper with one adult;
Children over 1.5M: full price, sleeper of his/her own;

What to Pack for 2-day Tibet Train Journey

You should realize that you will spend 2 nights in the train. The Qinghai-Tibet Train is considered as a 3-star facility train in China, but it is not a hotel, no disposable provided. You need to prepare your own slippers, towel, cup, teeth brush, teeth paste, soap, even toilet paper. 

Another problem you have to think about is the food, although there is a restaurant car in the middle of the train which provides Chinese food. At least you need think about to buy some milk, bread, fruit, instant noodle. etc. for the train journey. 

Luggage Limitation & Prohibited Items on Tibet Train

Unlike traveling by air, Tibet train does not provide luggage check-in service. All of your luggage has to be carried along by yourself. There’s shelf available in the carriage for you to put your luggage with. 

Luggage Limitation on Tibet Train: 20kg/ Adult Passenger
The width, height, and length of one luggage is limited within 160cm; 
The length of luggage in shape of pole is limited within 200cm;
The weight of a wheel chair of disable does not include in luggage limitation;
 
Prohibited Items on Tibet Train
*Archery equipment
*Canisters, tanks or other devices containing propellants
*Corrosive or dangerous chemicals or materials, including but not limited to liquid bleach, tear gas, electronic control devices (stun guns, TASER guns), radioactive and harmful bacteriological materials
*Firearms or ammunition. Black powder, percussion caps or any ammunition used with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion-cap ignition system or similar type are never permitted; this includes self-loaded, gunpowder-based modern ammunition
*Incendiaries, including but not limited to flammable gasses, liquids, fuels, fireworks and other explosive devices
*Martial-arts and self-defense items, including but not limited to knives, guns. etc
*Oversized and/or overweight items
*Perishables
*Animals or any objects impeding public health including extremely odorous objects

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