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Lhasa to Beijing Train Travel Guide

December,01 2016 BY Derek Wong 0 COMMENTS

At present, there is a daily train from Lhasa to BeijingZ22) run by China Railways. The Lhasa-Beijing train takes about 40:50 hours to cover 3757 kilometers, of which 1110 km are over Qinghai-Tibet railway. It departs from the Lhasa Railway Station at 15:30 pm and arrives at Beijing West Railway Station at 08:20 am on the third day after nearly 40:50 hours. Its operational speed is 120 kmh, 100 kmh over sections laid on permafrost. The Lhasa to Beijing railway route began in July 2006 and presently costs around RMB1200 for a first-class sleeper berth, around RMB800 for a second-class sleeper berth and half that for a hard seat.

Train Lhasa to Beijing

The train to Beijing from LhasaZ22) is equipped with advanced facilities that are tailor-made according to the special elevation, temperature and other specific situations along the world's highest railway, Qinghai-Tibet Railway, such as air-conditioning, supercharging system, oxygen supply, altitude display, etc. 

 

Lhasa to Beijing Train Line Map

 

Beijing  to Lhasa rail map

 

Travel Notice:  Booking outbound tickets from Tibet to inland China is much easier than inbound tickets. Currently, the majority of domestic and foreign tourists favor of going to Tibet by train, esp. during summer holiday in July and August. At that time, the ticket price soars as the successful booking of Qinghai-Tibet train becomes extremely difficult. Conversely, the trains leaving Tibet to inland China becomes less popular, which makes it easier for tourists to book tickets and the train fare is also much cheaper. It would be better to consult the travel agency if it is difficult to book tickets to Tibet. if the answer is affirmative , it would be advisable to fly to Tibet, and leave Tibet by train as an alternative or plan B. In addition, the experience of inbound train ride and outbound train ride remains the same. Therefore, there is nothing to worry about it. 

 

Lhasa to Beijing Train Schedule

Train Available Start End City Frequecy Distance Duration Price
Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper
Z22 Lhasa
(15:30,1st day)
Beijing
(08:20,3rd day)
Daily 3757km 40h50m RMB 720 RMB 1144

 

Day by Day Timetable and Fare

Stop

Stations

Date

Arr.

Dep.

Staying Time

Distance from Lhasa

Price of Hard Sleeper

Price of Soft Sleeper

Drop off en route & Travel around

1

Lhasa

-

Departure

15:30

-

0

 

 

 

2

Nagqu

Day 01

18:49

18:55

6m

322km

¥137

¥205

Qiangtang Grassland, Horse Racing Festival in August.

3

Golmud

Day 02

05:29

05:54

25m

1142km

¥375

¥582

Transfer to Dunhuang, Silk Road by 8-hour Bus

4

Delingha

Day 02

08:21

08:23

2m

1451km

¥439

¥681

Nothing Special

5

Xining

Day 02

13:02

13:22

20m

1972km

¥580

¥830

Kumbu Monastery, Qinghai Lake

6

Lanzhou

Day 02

16:00

16:17

17m

2188km

¥550

¥852

the Starting ports of Silk Road

7

Zhongwei

Day 02

21:21

21:31

10m

2494km

¥602

¥935

Nothing Special

8

Taiyuan

Day 03

03:45

03:51

6m

3241km

¥699$

¥1084

Yungang Stone Cave, Wutai Mountain

9

Shijiazhuang

Day 04

05:36

05:48

12m

3466km

¥731$

¥1135

Nothing Speical

10

Beijing

Day 05

08:20

Arrival

-

3757km

¥763$

¥1186

Forbidden city, Great Wall

 

The railway from Beijing to Lhasa offers a great opptunitity for backpackers to travel by rail across the boundless inland China, and drop off enroute to visit tourist attractions.

Notice:
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.  

 

 

Nepal-Tibet-China Overland Travel Planning

One of the most popular travel route is from Kathmandu to Lhasa by overland then to Beijing by Train. the route takes about 10 days.

Kathmandu Lhasa Beijing Overland by Train


From Kathmandu to Lhasa by car: It takes 4 to 5 Days, the trip is starting Kathmandu 1370m then ascent to 4000-5200m Himalaya Mountain Range then ending in Lhasa 3650m. // From Lhasa to Beijing by Train: It takes 2 days and 2 nights train ride.
 

Lhasa to Beijing Train Tour Booking Help

If you are planning your trip to from Lhasa to Beijing 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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