Qinghai-Tibet railway starts from Xining city and ends in Lhasa. The total length is 1956 kilometers. It passes through the main stations: Delingha, Golmud, Ando, Nagchu and Damxung. The scenic spots along the route include: Qinghai Lake, Kunlun Mountain Range, Hoh Xil, Ulan Moron, Tanggula Mountain, Qiangtang Steppe in Northern Tibet, Tso na Lake, Nyenching Tanggula Mountain, etc. The whole distance takes about 22 hours, passing through national preserve zones such as: Hol Xil, Sanjiangyuan ( three river source region), Qiangtang, etc. The entire Qinghai-Tibet Railway runs 960KM through an altitude of more than 4,000m, while Tanggula Mountain station, with an altitude of nearly 5,100m, has become the highest railway station in the world.
The attraction of the Qinghai-Tibet railway is self-evident as countless tourists come to experience the world's most visual shock every year. From the plains up to the plateau, then the scene changed, and enter into the other world, the train is driven up to the Mt. Tanggula with more than four thousand meters above sea level, and only this would make you excited. Well, bring your good mood and camera, and heading to the dreaming land.
It is worth mentioning that the Sichuan-Tibet railway is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2026.
|Dep.~ Arr.||Train No.||Duration||Frequency||Ticket Price|
|Beijing-Lhasa||Z21(20:00-12:45)||40h 45m||Every day||Soft-Berth:RMB1144|
|Shanghai-Lhasa||Z164(20:08-19:35)||47h 27m||Every day||Soft-Berth:RMB1262.5|
|Chengdu-Lhasa||Z322(21:37-09:55)||36h 18m||Alternate day||Soft-Berth:RMB997.5|
|Chongqing-Lhasa||Z223(22:12-09:55)||35h 43m||Alternate day||Soft-Berth:RMB997.5|
|Lanzhou-Lhasa||Z917(11:16-11:20)||24h 04m||Alternate day||Soft-Berth:RMB823|
|Xining-Lhasa||Z6801(14:01-11:20)||21h 19m||Alternate day||Soft-Berth:RMB781|
|Dep.~ Arr.||Train No.||Duration||Frequency|
|Lhasa - Beijing||Z22(15:50-08:28)||40h 38m||Every day|
|Lhasa - Shanghai||Z166(11:30-11:51)||48h 21m||Every day|
|Lhasa - Guangzhou||Z266(12:55-20:00)||55h 5m||Every day|
|Lhasa - Chengdu||Z324(18:40-06:58)||36h 18m||Alternate day|
|Lhasa - Chongqing||Z224(18:40-06:40)||36h||Alternate day|
|Lhasa - Lanzhou||Z918(09:00-09:24)||24h 24m||Alternate day|
|Lhasa - Xining||Z6802（09:00-06:43）||21h 43m||Alternate day|
There are 3 types of tickets you can choose:soft-berth, hard-berth and hard-seat, the train is equipped with oxygen supply, charging device, 24 hours of hot water, dining car, luggage placement area, etc. Before planning a train journey, it is better to get a deep understanding of the travel notes on Qinghai-Tibet Railway, including the required documents for train travel, Tibet train tickets booking, how to avoid high altitude sickness…
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