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Tibet Train Tour

Great Tibet Tour offers you scenic Tibet train tours from major Chinese provincial cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xián and Xining to Lhasa. Besides the well-designed itineraries with Tibet Travel Permit provided, we also offer a Tibet train booking service. Easy breezy one-step solution for your Tibet travel.

Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the highest railway in the world, which extends 1,956 kilometers from Xining, Qinghai Province to Lhasa, Tibet and it's the only railway to Lhasa from mainland China at present. Traveling by train to Tibet is a favorite choice for foreign tourists as the Tibet train offers an incredible window view along the way. Especially, from Golmud to the Lhasa section. Just imagine yourself sitting back comfortably beside the train window and enjoy the epic vista of Hoh Xil Nature Reserve, snow-capped Kunlun Mountains, glittering alpine lakes, various rare species that live in the Tibetan Plateau, such as Tibetan antelope, as well as grazing yaks dotted on massive grassland. After crossing the Tanggula Mountain Pass, the highest point of the rail line at 5,200 meters, you will enter Tibet and admire the vast and endless Qiangtang grassland. The two-day climb will also make it easier for you to acclimatize to the plateau climate.

Besides, Qinghai-Tibet Railway has allure itself as it’s the landmark achievement in Chinese engineering and design, and in the process, creating world railway history. It’s the world's longest railroad built atop a plateau. 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.
Enjoy the ultimate beauty of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway with a lower risk of altitude sickness then explore holy Lhasa.
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, not only for the cheaper price compared with flight but also for the awe-inspiring scenery along the way. The train crosses from the north to southwest of China, which shows the half splendid landscape of China.

7 Days Beijing Lhasa Train Tour

Shanghai Lhasa Train Tour
Enjoy the breathtaking scenery along Qinghai-Tibet Railway and explore the landmarks of Lhasa and Shigatse.

8 Days Shanghai Tibet Train Tour

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.
Qinghai Tibet Railline
The trains from Guangzhou takes around 53hrs to cross 4,980km to reach Lhasa. As the longest train route from 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

Lanzhou Tibet Nepal Overland Train Tour
Starting from Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province, it just takes 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

Lanzhou - Lhasa - Shigatse - EBC - Gyirong - Kathmandu
Qinghai-Tibet Railway
If you prefer to enjoy the 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 every other day, it takes you around 35hrs to reach Lhasa and covers 3,269km.

10 Days Chongqing Tibet with Mt Everest Train Tour

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


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe on the Tibet train?

At present, the Tibet train is safer than in 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.

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.

Please note that train tickets are issued to sell on the internet only 30 days before departure, and it's very hard to purchase soft-sleeper train tickets, especially in peak tourist season from May to October so we have to turn to the ticket scalpers and pay the service fee. To guarantee your train ticket, please make a booking one month before your departure date. We will charge you the full train ticket fee, plus the service fee, which varies according to different seasons and departure cities.

After we purchase the train ticket for you, we will provide you with an eTicket. Along with your original passport and Tibet Travel Permit, 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.

There are three kinds of train tickets, soft sleeper berth, hard sleeper berth, and hard seat. Soft sleeper with four berths in a cabin is the most expensive one. Hard sleeper with six berths that occupy the same space as the soft sleeper is cheaper than the soft one. A hard seat is the cheapest. If the budget permits, you are advised to try a soft sleeper, which is much more comfortable. Unlike the hard sleeper, the upper berth of a soft sleeper can fully appreciate the scenery outside the window, giving people a real travel experience.

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.


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