• Last Updated: 2018-04-11

For many travelers to Tibet, a train tour is always suggested. As one of the major cities of China, Guangzhou is a gateway to Tibet. Located in the southwest of China, flights and trains are both available in this modern city.

The train from Guangzhou to Lhasa takes 53 hours and covers the distance of 4, 980 kilometers. Have a train tour from Guangzhou makes your schedule flexible because the train departs from Guangzhou for Lhasa everyday.

For international travelers, a copy of you Tibet Travel Permit is a must to board a train to Lhasa. You’re suggested to book a Tibet tour a least one month before your departure time so that we can apply the Tibet Travel Permit for you in time.

Z264 departs from Guangzhou at 11:45 everyday, and arrives in Lhasa at 16:19 after two days; while Z266 departs from Lhasa at 13:10 and arrives in Guangzhou at 20:00 after two days. Z264 and Z266 are not bullet trains, as high-speed trains to Lhasa are not available till now.

Guangzhou Lhasa Train Ticket Price and Schedule

Train No.

From / To

Dep. / Arr.

Duration

Frequency

Hard sleeper Ticket

Soft Sleeper Ticket

Z264

Guangzhou/Lhasa

11:45/16:19

52:34

Every Day

CNY1, 468/USD245

CNY1, 468/USD245

Z266

Lhasa/Guangzhou

13:10/20:00

54:50

Every Day

CNY1, 468/USD245

CNY1, 468/USD245

Since the journey takes two days and two nights on the train, you’re suggested to choose a comfortable cabin for good rests. Two classes of cabins are available in the train, hard-sleeper cabin and soft-sleeper cabin. The soft-sleeper cabin costs CNY1, 468 (USD245) per person while the hard sleeper cabin costs CNY865 (USD144) per person. Most travelers choose soft-sleeper, which can offer you a better berth with more privacy space as you only need to share the compartment with 3 other people instead of 5 in hard-sleeper cabin. During the journey, you’ll enjoy breathtaking scenery along the railway, snow-capped mountains, tranquil pastures and blue lakes will feast your eyes. Although the landscape is marvelous, you can also take some books and download some movies to kill time since it’s a long journey and there’s nothing viewable at night.

Built for running at high altitude, Guangzhou Lhasa train is equipped with modern facility. Food and drink are available in the dining car and from food trolley, however, you’re suggested to bring some food with you because food on the train is more expensive. Hot water is for free.

The train is equipped with air conditioning and oxygen system, it’s unlikely to suffer from altitude sickness in the train. If the altitude sickness takes place, special oxygen supply can be used by travelers directly to supply enough oxygen. In every soft sleeper cabin, a toilet and two washbasins are available. Your luggage can be stored in the closet above the door.

Once arrive in Lhasa, we will transmit you from the train station to your hotel. You’re suggested to have a good rest and drink enough water to adapt to the high altitude on the first day.

Please kindly note: All the train tickets prices listed on our website are the NET price. Now traveling to Tibet by train is so popular that the demand for train tickets far exceeds the supply. Although the tickets are started to sell online 30 days before departure, you are hard to get one as they will be sold out in a short time, especially from April to October, the peak season of Tibet tourism. No matter inbound or outbound tourists have to pay more than the net price to buy the tickets. Sometimes, even the travel agencies have to buy the tickets from the scalpers. So, we could help you book the train tickets in and out of Lhasa by adding a little service fee (subject to different seasons and cities) on the net price to guarantee the tickets for you. Please trust us that we don’t have any profit on this matter. What we do is trying to provide the biggest convenience for our clients.

 

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