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Guangzhou to Lhasa Train Travel Guide, Tickets Booking Online

December,21 2016 BY Derek Wong 0 COMMENTS

The train to Lhasa from Guangzhou(Z264) made its debut in July, 2006.It departs every other day at noon from Guangzhou Train Station, and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station in the late afternoon on the third day after over 53 hours covering a distance of 4980 kilometers. It costs around RMB1500 for a first-class sleeper berth, about RMB900 for a second-class sleeper berth and half that for a hard seat.

Xining - Lhasa Train Schedule & Tickets Online Booking (2017 & 2018)

guangzhou to lhasa train map

Train NumberDepartureArrivalDurationDistanceFrequencyTicket Price
Z264 (Guangzhou-Lhasa) 11:45 17:30  53:45  Hours 4980km daily ¥865
Hard sleeper
¥1468
Soft sleeper
Z266(Lhasa-Guangzhou) 12:45 19:50 55:05 Hours daily ¥865
Hard sleeper
¥1468
Soft sleeper

*Note:The actual arrival and departure time of train, please refer to the information on your ticket, or consult your travel consultant.

About ticket price:
The ticket prices above are the net price. In reality, as traveling in Tibet is so popular that the actual ticket demand far exceeds the supply, in-bound and out-bound tourists have to pay more than the net price to buy tickets. The actual price is subject to the market fluctuation. In some cases, the actual price could be double than the net price. Despite the uncertainty and difficulty in purchasing train tickets, Tibet Vista would manage to book tickets at a reasonable price ( usually 20 percent lower than the market price) and promise to offer free service for it. If tourists only want to buy train tickets via Tibet Vista without intending to travel to Tibet, Tibet Vista will have to charge a small amount of service fee.

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Most Classic Guangzhou Tibet Tour by Train (3 sample itineraries)

The train from Guangzhou to Lhasa also made its debut in July, 2006. The train to Lhasa from Guangzhou Z264 departs every other day at noon from Guangzhou Train Station, and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station in the late afternoon on the third day after over 53 hours covering a distance of 4980 kilometers. Its operational speed is also 120 km/h. It costs around RMB1500 for a first-class sleeper berth, about RMB900 for a second-class sleeper berth and half that for a hard seat.

Train Built for High Altitude

tourists and guangzhou lhasa train

Tourists take photos with Guangzhou to Lhasa train.

Like each Lhasa-bound train, the train to Lhasa from Guangzhou is also especially built for the high altitude environment and equipped with advanced facilities, including air-conditioning, supercharging system, oxygen supply, altitude display, etc. The train is also tightly sealed so as to firstly keep the inside air pressure normal and secondly prevent passengers from littering. Besides, all the carriages are installed with double-paned windows and ultraviolet filters to protect passengers from ultraviolet radiation. Nowadays, taking Tibet train to Lhasa is extremely popular for the breathtakingly unique scenery along the railway from Guangzhou to Tibet, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway in particular. 

Guangzhou to Lhasa rail map

Guangzhou to Lhasa Train Route Map

  

Day by Day Schedule 2016

No. Train Stations Arrival Departure Kms Staying Time Days
1 Guangzhou - 11: 45 0 0 Day1
2 Binzhou 15: 32 15: 36 374 4m Day1
3 Changsha 19: 10 19: 17 707 7m Day1
4 Wuchang 22: 38 22: 58 1069 20m Day1
5 Zhengzhou 03: 33 03: 40 1605 7m Day2
6 Xian 09: 35 09: 45 2116 10m Day2
7 Lanzhou 16: 38 16:55 2792 17m Day2
8 Xining 19: 31 19: 51 3008 20m Day2
9 Golmud 02:40 03: 05 3838 25m Day3
10 Nagqu 12: 25 12: 31 4658 6m Day3
11 Lhasa 17: 30 - 4980   Day3

 

About ticket price:
The ticket prices above are the net price. In reality, as traveling in Tibet is so popular that the actual ticket demand far exceeds the supply, in-bound and out-bound tourists have to pay more than the net price to buy tickets. The actual price is subject to the market fluctuation. In some cases, the actual price could be double than the net price. Despite the uncertainty and difficulty in purchasing train tickets, Tibet Vista would manage to book tickets at a reasonable price ( usually 20 percent lower than the market price) and promise to offer free service for it. If tourists only want to buy train tickets via Tibet Vista without intending to travel to Tibet, Tibet Vista will have to charge a small amount of service fee.
 

Important Notice

*** Guangzhou to Lhasa Train journey is the longest one among several train lines from inland China to Tibet, it takes at least more 12 hours longer than others. Most travelers can not bare such a long journey and choose fly to Xining (the starting place of Qinghai Tibet Railway, where is only 24 hours train ride to Lhasa), then transfer Xining to Lhasa train to enter Tibet.

*** It is the longest distance that makes less popupar than other trains to Tibet, and comparatively it is eaiser to book the tickets. 

*** It would be a great choice for a handful tourists who love taking the long train journey becasuse is railway route allows them to enjoy the varied landcscape from southern to north China, as well as a span from the most modern and deloved regions to the most barren lands.  

*** Train from Guangzhou to Lhasa departs daily.

 

Altitude Map of Guangzhou Lhasa Train

This longest train journey takes 53 hours and 4980km, staring from Guangzhou which altitude is only 10m and rise up to the top high Tanggula Mountain pass 5231m, it is really a big challenge for tourists. 

Guangzhou to Lhasa Train altitude Map

 


Find your way to Guangzhou Railway Sation

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Guangzhou Railway Station

Address: Huanshi West Road, Yuexiu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Phone: (86-20) 86661789, 61357222, 61346222
Ticket Booking Hotline: 12306
Distance from Airport: appro. 29.1km, 33 minutes
Metro to There: No,1 airport express

How to travel from Guangzhou Airport to  Railway Station?

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 Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to Guangzhou Railway Station by taxi

By using the airport express way, it normally takes around 42 min to travel from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to Guangzhou Railway Station by taxi. While the subyway takes longer time since each subway comes every 7 min. 

Guangzhou to Lhasa Train Tour Booking Help

If you are planning your trip to Lhasa from Guangzhou by train or have any questions about the travelling to Tibet by train, please feel free to contact us for consultation. We are ready to help you out. 

Derek Wong

About the Author - Derek Wong

Mr. Derek Wong is sales manager of Tibet Vista Tour as well as designer of Tibet Vitas websites and has been providing specialized travel services to Tibet Vitas travelers for years. He has continued to hone his professional expertise by completing numerous travel specialist courses to China and Tibet and Nepal and Bhutan.

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