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Tibet Train

Tibet train, also called the Lhasa express, is the highest railway in the world. Since the opening of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway in 2006, the number of tourists to Tibet is increasing year by year. Here are three main reasons for travelers to take a train to Tibet.

Firstly, the Qinghai - Tibet railway is regarded as an engineering wonder. The construction of the railway was hard for engineers. Even some international experts asserted that there was no possibility to finish the project. When the Tibet railway was opened to the public, it was famous all over the world because it had overcome three significant difficulties, including the frozen earth, high altitude sickness, and the fragile ecological system. From that time on, traveling to Tibet by train has become a lifetime dream for tourists from home and abroad.

Secondly, known as the sky road, the Tibet train attracts thousands of travelers with its charming scenery along the railway. The most beautiful section along the Tibet railway is from Xining to Lhasa. You must be stunned by the snow-capped mountains, boundless grasslands, holy lakes, vast Hoh Xil, dominating Tanggula Mountains, as well as Tibetan Antelope, flocks of yaks and sheep, etc.

Thirdly, compared with flying to Lhasa, taking a train to Tibet costs less. And it can help travelers to adapt to the altitude gradually. That’s why many budget travelers choose to get to Tibet by train.

At present, travelers can take the direct train to Tibet from seven Chinese gateway cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Lanzhou, and Xining. Besides these cities, the train will also stop in some cities like Nanjing, Xian, Taiyuan, etc. You can board a Tibet train from all the above-mentioned cities.

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Qinghai Tibet Railway

Qinghai–Tibet Railway is from Xining, Qinghai to Lhasa, Tibet. Before you board on the Tibet train and experience the highest railway trip, you may have many questions about this sky road.

Inside Tibet Train

The facilities on the Tibet train are well-equipped, such as air-conditioning, oxygen supply and medical service. Compared with ordinary trains, it's more humanized and better adaptable to the weather of the Plateau.

Tibet Train Schedule and Price 2024

Offering the up-to-date schedule and ticket price of Tibet Trains from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, etc. to Lhasa, as well as detailed info such as Children’s Tibet Train ticket info and luggage limitation.

Luxury Tangula Tourist Train

Tangula is a specially customized train, managed by Kempinski Hotel Group, which is to ensure its luxurious positioning. The train departs from Beijing and runs on two routes.

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