Chengdu to Lhasa Train
- by Zoe
- Last Updated: 2024-01-04
Train Z322 is a direct express train from Chengdu, Sichuan Province to Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region. Chengdu to Lhasa train takes about 34 hours and 29 minutes in total and covers a distance of 3,000 kilometers. Although it sounds a bit long, if every station along the way is charming, the time on the road is actually worth it... When you arrive at Xining, the starting point is the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, also known as the "Sky Road", you will view very beautiful scenery along the way such as Hoh Xil, Kunlun Mountain, Jade Pearl Snow Mountain, Tanggula Pass, Tuotuo River, etc., that others might have longed for a long time.
Chengdu to Lhasa Train Schedule
Currently, there is only one pair of trains connecting Chengdu and Lhasa—Z322 from Chengdu to Lhasa and Z324 from Lhasa to Chengdu. Z322 departs every other day from Chengdu West Railway Station at 21:13 and reaches Lhasa Railway Station at 07:42 on the third day with a whole duration of 34hr 29min. Z324 also runs every other day from Lhasa Railway Station at 19:00 and reaches Chengdu West Railway Station at 07:03 on the third day with a whole duration of 36hr 3min. And the train will stop at Guangyuan, Lanzhou, Xining, Delingha, and Golmud along the trip.
The prices of train tickets vary with the different classes of seats. Typically, there are three kinds of positions—Soft Sleeper, Hard Sleeper, and Hard Seat, with the prices from the highest to the lowest. Each soft sleeper cabin has four berths equipped with an independent door, separate television screens for each bed and power points. Each hard sleeper cabin has six berths, but the price is much lower. And the hard seat is not recommended for long-time travel.
The Latest Schedule of Chengdu-Lhasa Train:
|Departure - Arrival
|21:13 - 07:42+2
|Every other day
|19:00 - 07:03+2
|Every other day
2024 Chengdu Lhasa Train Schedule
|Chengdu → Lhasa
|Lhasa → Chengdu
Please kindly note: ODD refers to 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, etc. EVEN refers to 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, etc.
The Timetable of Chengdu to Lhasa Train Z322
The Timetable of Lhasa to Chengdu Train Z324
(Notes: The detailed train information is just for reference. When you choose to board a train from Chengdu to Tibet, please contact a Tibet travel agency to obtain a Tibet Travel Permit first. According to the law of the Republic of China, every foreign traveler needs to get a Tibet Travel Permit to enter Tibet. Without a copy of your TTP, you are not allowed to board a train to Tibet from any city in China.)
How to Book a Chengdu-Lhasa Train Ticket?
At present, you can get a train ticket in two ways. One is to book online by yourself in advance, and the other is to seek help from your commissioned travel agency to book it for you. If you have already booked a ticket by yourself, you can fetch it from any railway station using your original passport and a copy of your Tibet Travel Permit.
Major Cities Along the Way
Situated along the Yellow River, Lanzhou is the second-largest city in northwest China and also a famous city on the ancient Silk Road. Trains between Chengdu and Lhasa will make a stop-over of about 23 minutes at Lanzhou Railway Station.
As one of the world’s high-altitude cities, Xining is the eastern gateway city of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the path to the ancient Silk Road and Tangfan Ancient Road. There's Qinghai Lake, known as the paradise of birds, attracting many tourists every year. And on the train journey, you can have a glimpse of part of Qinghai Lake. The train between Chengdu and Lhasa will make a stop-over for about 20 minutes at Xining Railway Station.
The Golmud-Lhasa section of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the highest and longest plateau railway in the world. You will arrive in Golmud in the evening and stop for 25 minutes before entering Lhasa. You can get off the train and have a break at Golmud Railway Station to adapt to the altitude better.
Along the way to Golmud, you will enjoy the scenery of snow-capped mountains, glaciers, beautiful lakes and the spectacular view of Mt. Kunlun.
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