Lhasa to Shigatse Train
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- Last Updated: 2022-09-17
Lhasa-Shigatse Railway is a line connecting Lhasa and Shigatse in Tibet Autonomous Region. It runs east-west and is an extension of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. It starts from Lhasa Station(3,650m) in the east and ends at Shigatse Station(4,000m) in the west, with a total length of 253 kilometers and takes about 3 hours. If you are planning a Shigatse travel, it’s a great idea for you to take a train to Shigatse from Lhasa.
Schedule and Fare of Lhasa-Shigatse Train
|Train No.||Departure - Arrival||Duration|
|Lhasa-Shigatse D891||08:00 - 10:21||2h 21m|
|Lhasa-Shigatse D883||16:35 - 18:57||2h 22m|
|Lhasa-Shigatse Z8801||18:20 - 21:21||3h 1m|
|Shigatse-Lhasa Z8802||08:45 - 11:45||3h|
|Shigatse-Lhasa D892||10:45 - 13:06||2h 21m|
|Shigatse-Lhasa D894||19:20 - 21:43||2h 23m|
1. Train seats are divided into hard seats, hard-sleepers and soft-sleepers according to the comfort level and price. Passengers can make a choice according to their own needs and inform customer service.
2. Since travel in Tibet is very popular, the actual demand for train tickets is far exceeding the supply. You may pay a higher price for the train ticket online.
Lhasa Railway Station
Lhasa railway station, located at an altitude of 3,650 meters, is the largest railway station in the Qinghai-Tibet railway line. It's about 8 kilometers from Potala Palace. At present, it connects Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shigatse by train. The successful completion of the Lhasa railway station shows that the land bridge between Tibet and inland China is formally formed. It is an important channel for economic prosperity and cultural exchanges.
Shigatse Railway Station
Shigatse Railway Station, 253 kilometers away from Lhasa railway station, is the terminus of the Lhasa - Shigatse Railway. As it is about 8 kilometers away from the Tashilunpo Monastery, you just need 20 minutes' transportation to reach the Tashilunpo Monastery.
Stops Along Lhasa-Shigatse Railway
1) Daily Timetable of Lhasa - Shigatse Train
2) Daily Timetable of Shigatse - Lhasa Train
With beautiful natural scenery and unique Tibetan customs, Lhasa - Shigatse Railway is also a new tourist train route on the Tibetan plateau. Along the Lhasa - Shigatse railway, you can take a close look at the beautiful Lhasa River and the Yarlung Tsangpo Gorge, which is a famous Canyon in the world. Tunba Township, which is close to Nyemo Railway Station, is the producing and processing place of Tibetan incense. This craftsmanship has been in existence for more than 1,300 years. Arriving in Shigatse, you will have a good chance to view the beautiful lakes, vast grasslands, and magnificent temples. There are many famous temples including Tashilhunpo Monastery, Sakya monastery in Shigatse. Located about 186 miles away from Shigatse, you can visit Everest Base Camp to worship the world's highest peak - Mount Everest.
Yarlung Tsangpo Gorge
Yarlung Tsangpo Gorge located in Tibet is considered as the deepest and largest canyon in the world. The concept of "Shangri-La" in James Hilton's book "Lost Horizon" was inspired by the canyon's remarkable beauty, remoteness, and mystery. It holds the most diverse wildlife and forests in the Himalayas. There are some of the world's most endangered species such as snow leopards, Tibetan antelope and different types of mountain sheep in the canyon.
Located at the foot of Drolmari, the western side of Shigatse, Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the six most famous monasteries of Gelugpa in Tibet. It was founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447. Since the fourth Panchen Lama took charge of the monastery, it became the seat of the Panchen Lama ever since.
Everest Base Camp
The Everest Base Camp refers to the living area set up for exploring the core of Mount Everest, about 19 kilometers away from the peak of Mt. Everest. There are tents for climbers and tourists, as well as hotels, cafes, shops and even a post office. You can see the golden summit during sunrise/set, as well as a starry night. When it is clear, you can overlook Mount Everest from the base camp. The top of the world is right in front of you, which brings endless shock.
Lhasa - Nyingchi Railway
Lhasa - Nyingch Railway is a High-speed electrified railway covering 435.48 kilometers. It greatly improved the traffic condition, also an important part of Sichuan-Tibet railway.
Guangzhou to Lhasa Train
Guangzhou to Lhasa Train Z264 takes 53 hrs and covers a distance of 4,980 km. It is a bit long, but the train journey is definitely worth taking your time.
Chongqing to Lhasa Train
Chongqing to Lhasa train Z223 departs every other day. The whole railway distance is about 3,269 kilometers and the duration is about 35.5 hours.
Xian to Lhasa Train
Xian to Lhasa takes about 31 hours and covers a distance of 2,864 kilometers. Two trains are available - Z265 from Guangzhou and Z165 from Shanghai.
Beijing to Lhasa Train
Beijing to Lhasa train(Z21) departs daily at 20:00 and arrives at 12:30 on the third day. The whole journey covers 3757 kilometers and takes 40 hours.
Chengdu to Lhasa Train
Chengdu to Lhasa train Z322 takes about 36hrs 28mins and departs every other day. Although it's a long journey, charming scenery makes your time worth it.
Xining to Lhasa Train
Xining to Lhasa train is the shortest train journey to Tibet, covering 1972 km and taking 22 hrs. You can view the amazing scenery of the Qinghai-Tibet railway.
Shanghai to Lhasa Train
Shanghai to Lhasa train(Z164) covers a distance of 4,373km and takes around 47 hours 24 minutes. Check the latest ticket price, schedule, booking service, etc.
Lanzhou to Lhasa Train
Lanzhou to Lhasa train takes around 24 hrs and covers a distance of 2188 km. There are 4-5 trains heading to Tibet each day from Lanzhou.
Qinghai Tibet Railway
Qinghai–Tibet Railway refers railway from Xining to Lhasa. If you board the Tibet train, you'll experience a scenic railway trip on the sky road.
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