Where and when can I get the train to Tibet?

To take Tibet Railway into Tibet is really very cheap compared to take flight or by overland. People often assume that get into Tibet by train will help them acclimatize eventually. But to many peoples’ surprise, the truth is just the opposite. According to our observer and experience, they will suffer from an ongoing headache and dizzy through out the whole long journey.

There are two kinds of sleepers on the train, the hard berth and the soft berth. There are six bunks in each compartment, while there only four bunk in one compartment for soft berth. Generally speaking, the conditions are much better in soft berth than that in hard berth.

It is really a long journey to get into Tibet by train. It will spend your time from at least 24 hours (from Xining to Lhasa) to more than 50 hours (from Guangzhou to Lhasa).

We recommend you to get into Tibet by plane and get out of by train. Because all the trains leave Lhasa in the morning, travelers can enjoy the best sceneries of Tibet Plateau from sunrise to sunset on the first day staying in the train. After a night’s sleeping, Qinghai Lake is waiting for you the next day.

There will be a direct train to Tibet from Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou and Xining. Trains bound for Tibet will depart daily from Beijing everyday. There will be departures from Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Lanzhou and Xining every other day.