• by Zoe
  • Last Updated: 2018-04-11

Why Chengdu Lhasa Train is the Best Choice to Tourists?

Known as the Hometown of Giant Panda and Land of Abundance, Chengdu is the main gateway city in the southwest of China. The unique charm of Chengdu attracts tourists from all over the world to take a short stop to visit the lovely giant pandas, enjoy delicious local dishes and experience the pleasant slow-pace of living.

With the development of transportation, Chengdu is connected with many international cities and major domestic cities in China. Foreign travelers can easily board a flight to Chengdu from their home country.

Besides, Chengdu is the starting point for travelers heading to Tibet as the train duration between Chengdu and Lhasa is ranked as the third shortest tour, next to train from Xining and Lanzhou.

Chengdu-Lhasa Train Schedule and Ticket Price

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 Railway Station at 21:37 and reaches Lhasa Railway Station at 09:55 on the third day with the whole duration of 36 hours. Z324 also runs every other day from Lhasa Railway Station at 18:30 and reaches Chengdu Railway Station at 07:00 on the third day with the whole duration of 36.5 hours. And the train will stop at Guangyuan, Lanzhou, Xining, Delingha, Golmud and Nagchu along the trip.

The prices of the train tickets vary with the different classes of the seat. Normally, there are three kinds of seat—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, seprate television screens for each bed and power points. Each hard sleeper cabin has six berths but the price is much cheaper. And the hard seat is not recommended for long time travel.

The Latest Timetable and Schedule of Chengdu-Lhasa Train:

Train Number

Departure

Arrival

Duration

Frequency

Ticket Price/Person

Z322(Chengdu-Lhasa)

21:37

09:55

36:18 hours

Every other day

CNY628/USD101
Hard sleeper

CNY998/USD161
Soft sleeper

Z324(Lhasa-Chengdu)

18:30

07:00

36:30 hours

Every other day

CNY628/USD101
Hard sleeper

CNY998/USD161
Soft sleeper

2018 Chengdu Lhasa Train Schedule

2018

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Chengdu → Lhasa

ODD

EVEN

EVEN

ODD

ODD

EVEN

EVEN

ODD

EVEN

EVEN

ODD

ODD

Lhasa → Chengdu

ODD

EVEN

EVEN

ODD

ODD

EVEN

EVEN

ODD

EVEN

EVEN

ODD

ODD

Please kindly note: ODD refers to 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, etc. EVEN refers to 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, etc.

Timetable of Chengdu to Lhasa Train

Railway Stations

Arrival Time

Departure Time

Stop Duration

Riding Time

Chengdu

Starting

21:37

-

-

Guangyuan

02:23

02:40

17minutes

4hour 46minutes

Lanzhou

09:10

09:27

17 minutes

11 hours 33minutes

Xining

12:07

12:27

20 minutes

14 hours 30minutes

Delingha

16:35

16:37

2 minutes

18 hours 58minutes

Golmud

19:24

19:49

25 minutes

21 hours 47 minutes

Nagchu

05:59

06:05

6minutes

32hours 22minutes

Lhasa

09:55

Final Stop

-

36hours 18minutes

Timetable of Lhasa to Chengdu Train

Railway Station

Arrival Time

Departure Time

Stop Duration

Riding Time

Lhasa

Starting

18:30

-

-

Nagchu

21:49

21:55

6minutes

3hours 25minutes

Golmud

08:05

08:30

25minutes

14hours

Delingha

10:57

10:59

2minutes

16hours 29minutes

Xining

15:19

15:39

20minutes

21hours 9minutes

Lanzhou

18:37

18:52

15minutes

24hours 22minutes

Guangyuan

01:23

01:50

27minutes

32hours 20minutes

Chengdu

07:00

Final Stop

-

36hours 30minutes

(Notes: The detailed train information is just for reference. When you choose to board a train to Tibet from Chengdu, please check the website or seek help from you commissioned Tibet travel operator. 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.)

Major Cities along the Way

Lanzhou

Situated along the Yellow River, Lanzhou is the second largest city in northwest China and also an important city on the ancient Silk Road. Trains between Chengdu and Lhasa will make a stop-over about 17 minutes at Lanzhou Railway Station.

Xining

As one of the world’s high-altitude cities, Xining is the eastern gateway city of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and the path to the ancient Silk Road and Tangfan Ancient Road. And since the ancient times, Xining has become an important military garrison and trade center. And the beautiful Qinghai Lake is known as the paradise of birds, attracts 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 about 20 minutes.  

Golmud

The Golmud-Lhasa section of Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the highest and longest plateau railway in the world. You will arrive in Golmud at dawn and have 25 minutes rest before entering Lhasa. Along the way to Golmud, you will enjoy the scenery of snow-capped mountains, glaciers, beautiful lakes and the spectacular scenery of Mt. Kunlun.

How to Book a Chengdu-Lhasa Train Ticket

At present, you can get a train ticket by 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. We offer the ticket booking service if you send your passport information to us

 

 

 

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