Tibet Train Tour

Great Tibet Tour offers you train tours to Tibet from all destinations of main land China. Besides the well-designed itinerary with Tibet Permit provided, we also offer Tibet train booking service. Easy breezy One-Step Solution for your Tibet travel.

Qinghai-Tibet Railway is a landmark achievement in Chinese engineering and design, and in the process, creating world railway history. Train to Lhasa extends 1,956 kilometers from Xining, Qinghai Province to Lhasa, Tibet and is the world's longest railroad built atop a plateau. The Golmud-Lhasa section, constructed in 2001 extends 1,142 kilometers with the highest elevation being some 5,072 meters above sea level at Tanggula Range making it also the highest railway in the world. Great forethought, ingenuity and creativity overcame the engineering difficulties during construction, the design of the train itself, and the efforts made to protect the environment, flora and fauna.

You will see amazing scenery along Qinghai Tibet Railway.
Taking a train from Xining to Lhasa is a good idea to get a better view of the ultimate beauty of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau with a more comfortable experience and fewer reactions to high altitude. After spending a whole day on the train, you will arrive Lhasa to start an excellent trip around this holy land of Tibetan Buddhism.
Chengdu Lhasa Train Tour
Chengdu-Lhasa train (No. T22/T23) is absolutely the great bridge connecting the east and west of China. It covers 3360km which is full of incredible views, such as the fruitful plain, snow-capped mountains, endless grassland, desolate desert, etc. After around 41:31 hours, you will finally arrive in Lhasa and start an essential sightseeing tour.
Beijing Lhasa Train Tour
It’s a good idea to take a train to Lhasa from Beijing, the heart of China. Not only for the much cheaper price compared with flight, but also for the awe-inspiring scenery along the way. The train crosses from the north to southeast of China, which shows you the half splendid landscape of this mysterious country within 40:53 hours. It’s quite attractive, isn’t it?
Shanghai Lhasa Train Tour
You won’t feel boring on Shanghai-Lhasa train (No. Z164) even though it takes you 46:24 hours and covers 4373km. You can watch the stunning scenery outside of the window as well as enjoying the happy time with other friendly passengers in the same coach. After arriving in Lhasa, you will visit the significant attractions by following the Lhasa- Gyantse-Shigatse route.

8 Days Shanghai Tibet Train Tour

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Amazing views of Qinghai-Tibet Railway.
After visiting Xi’an which was the capital of 13 dynasties with rich traditional Chinese culture, you will leave for Tibetan Buddhist culture. You will watch the breathtaking scenery along the railway and have a wonderful time on the train as it's well supplied. Arriving in Lhasa, you will visit the significant attractions accompanied.
Guangzhou Tibet Train Tour
There is only a pair of non-bullet trains (Z264/Z266) running between Guangzhou and Lhasa, the trains from Guangzhou takes around 54/55 hours to cross 4,980km to reach Lhasa. As the longest train route from the south China to Tibet, you will have a great chance to see the charming scenery in 7 provinces of China.

9 Days Guangzhou Tibet Train Tour

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Lanzhou Tibet Nepal Overland Train Tour
Starting from Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province, it just take one day to Lhasa by train, then travel westwards along Friendship Highway, you will finally arrive in Kathmandu by crossing Himalayans, passing by Gyantse and Shigatse -- the historical and cultural cities of Tibet.

8 Days Lanzhou Tibet Nepal Overland Train Tour

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Chongqing Tibet with Mt Everest Train Tour
If you prefer to enjoy Yangtze River cruise trip in Chongqing city, it would be a good choice to continue your travel to Tibet after visiting Chongqing. The only direct train (No.Z224) from Chongqing to Lhasa departs on every other day, it takes your around 42hrs to reach Lhasa and covers 3654km.

10 Days Chongqing Tibet with Mt Everest Train Tour

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Enjoy the unique scenery along Qinghai-Tibet Railway.
The first station is to visit Qinghai Lake, the largest inland and salt lake in China. Then take the train from Xining to Lhasa, which will take you around 22 hours. You can enjoy the most beautiful landscape of Qinghai-Tibet Railway along the way. Short stay in Lhasa, you will visit Mt. Everest and Namtso Lake to enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery.

16 Days Xining Tibet Everest Train Tour

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Frequently asked questions

Why should I take a train to Tibet?

There're mainly 3 reasons to choose a train to get to Tibet.

#1. Enjoy the stunning and breathtaking views of Qinghai-Tibet Railway. From the window of the train, you will witness snow-capped mountains, crystal-alike lakes, endless grassland, wild animals, etc.

#2. Compared with taking a flight to Tibet, the train journey will let you adapt the altitude gradually therefore minimize the occurrence of acute altitude sickness.

#3. The cost of the Train tour is moderate and it does not really take much time.

There are three kinds of train tickets, soft sleeper berth, hard sleeper berth, and hard seat. Soft sleeper berth with four berths is the most expensive. Hard sleeper berth with six berths is cheaper than the soft one. Hard seat is the cheapest. Hard sleeper berth and soft sleeper berth are worthy of being recommended to travelers owing to the long trip.

Not recommended. Trains in China usually start to sell about 30 days in advance, and trains related to Tibet are always in high demands, and sold out very fast. Even a local Lhasa travel agency like Great Tibet Tour, has to buy the train tickets for our clients from scalpers at peak season.

After we purchase you the train ticket, we will provide you with an eTicket, along with your original passport you can exchange the paper ticket at any railway station in China.

Passengers are allowed to take less than ten kilograms of luggage for children and twenty kilograms for adults. Luggage within 160cm dimensions can be carried on the train. The rod-shaped things under 200cm can be brought. What's more, only a small milliliter liquid can be taken. You are not allowed to take some objects banned by the nation, dangerous items, animals, etc.

At present, Tibet train is safer than the past. The number of police on Tibet train has expanded a lot. Therefore, thieves on the train can not steal items easily. Besides that, the oxygen facility, medical service, etc. are available to the passengers. Thus, it is very safe on the Tibet train.

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