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Train to Lhasa

Chisinau, Moldova
posts: 43
Train to Lhasa


Has anyone taken the train from Beijing to Lhasa? How many days is the journey and how much does it cost?

Beijing, China
Destination Expert
for Beijing
posts: 5,000
reviews: 82
1. Re: Train to Lhasa

See www.seat61.com/China.htm#Lhasa%20&%20Tibet for general info. 43+hrs trip, about 600¥ for hard sleeper or 1000¥ for soft sleeper. You will need to get an agent to book this for you.

Beijing, China
Destination Expert
for Beijing
posts: 5,000
reviews: 82
2. Re: Train to Lhasa

Just noticed prices are on seat61, about 170¥ more than I thought. However, tickets go on sale 20 days ahead not 10 as stated there. They are extremely difficult to procure.

Xi'an, China
posts: 237
3. Re: Train to Lhasa

it's about 35hrs from Xi'an to Lhasa by train.

Destination Expert
for Leh
posts: 2,196
reviews: 1
4. Re: Train to Lhasa

Major advantage in going first to Xining , staying there for a night or two to start acclimatizing to altitude , and then taking the train in. Use the extra oxygen if you feel unwell , esp. during the steep ascent the first hours after Golmud.


Chengdu, China
posts: 114
reviews: 4
5. Re: Train to Lhasa

Train Beijing West to Lhasa T27 departs at 2000 arrives at 1540 the third day duration 43hours 40min. Tickets fare for sleeper berth RMB 763 ( second class lower berth) RMB1186 ( first class lower berth)

All the train tickets can be booked 20 days prior the departure date. Eg today you can book the one departs on 22nd Sept.

Good luck


6. Re: Train to Lhasa

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