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Located on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, Chongqing is known as a “mountain city” built on the hills. It is also a paradise for foodies, with spicy and delicious hot pot well-known to the whole nation. The most famous sight in Chongqing could be its resplendent night view, which features brilliant riverbank scenery of Yangtze River and Jialing River.

Close to the roof of the world, Chongqing is also one of the most popular gateways to enter Tibet. The train from Chongqing to Lhasa departs every other day in the evening, and will take about 36 hours to cross a total distance of 3030 kilometers. Before reaching the holy Lhasa city, tourists will enjoy diverse picturesque landscape along Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

As the leading Tibet tour operator, we provide well-designed Chongqing Tibet train tour packages, with guaranteed Tibet train ticket and Tibet Travel Permit. Join us to start your lifetime train journey from Chongqing to Tibet.

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Most Popular Chongqing Tibet Train Tours

Here we offer the most popular Tibet train tours from Chongqing, covering the lifetime Tibet train journey with exploration in both Chongqing and Tibet. All Chongqing Tibet train tour packages include a Tibet train ticket and the Tibet Travel Permit. A truly hassle-free journey to Chongqing and Tibet by train is right here.

Chongqing Tibet Train Schedule and Timetable

Chongqing to Lhasa Train Schedule

Chongqing to Lhasa Train Timetable

Chongqing to Lhasa Train Timetable

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Chongqing Lhasa Train Duration: 32h 06m
Frequency: Every Other Day

Chongqing to Lhasa Train (No Z223) is one of the most popular train routes to Tibet. Please book your Train ticket as early as possible.

Lhasa to Chongqing Train Schedule

Lhasa to Chongqing Train Timetable

Lhasa to Chongqing Train Timetable

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Lhasa Chongqing Train Duration: 33h 04m
Frequency: Every Other Day

Lhasa to Chongqing Train (No Z224) is one of most popular train routes from Tibet. Please book your Train ticket as early as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions about Chongqing Tibet Train Tour

1. Which train station is the one to take Chongqing to Lhasa train?

Among all the train stations in Chongqing, Chongqing North Railway Station is the only one that offers Tibet trains to Lhasa. Formerly known as the Longtou Temple Station, the station is provided with two separate departure halls, the North Square and South Square. And the Tibet train from Chongqing to Lhasa departs from the south square.

Currently, tourists can take Metro Line 3 or Metro Line 10 to get to the south square of Chongqing North Railway Station. Metro Line 3 line is also connected to Chongqing Airport on the other end. Besides, there are over 10 bus lines scheduled to stop at the railway station, including Bus No. 119, No.138, No. 421 etc.

One thing should be noted is that, there is no passage connecting the south square and the north square. So please confirm you will reach the right square before taking the bus or subway for transfer.

2. How far in advance to book the train ticket from Chongqing to Tibet?

In China, the train ticket is usually released 30 days earlier before the departure date for online booking, and 28 days for purchasing at the train station. As there is only one train running from Chongqing to Lhasa every other day, it can be difficult to get a train ticket of the required travel date. So when booking the Chongqing to Lhasa train ticket, it is advised to make your reservation as early as possible.

In case you will miss the train ticket you want, you can contact us for professional help. As the leading Tibet tour operator with years of Tibet train ticket booking experience, we can not only help to get your train ticket according to your needs, but also help to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit, which is necessary before you boarding the train.

3. How to collect the train ticket after booking?

If you book your Chongqing to Lhasa train ticket with us, we will send the train ticket to your address in Chongqing. Then you can head to board the train with your ticket and Tibet permit. In urgent cases, our staff will directly hand the train ticket to you personally at Chongqing North Railway Station.

If you need to collect the train ticket by yourself, you can go to the ticket window and show your passport, booking number and Tibet Travel Permit to get your ticket. The ticket office of Chongqing North Railway Station is on the second floor and there are totally 16 ticket windows available.

4. How to shorten the train journey from Chongqing to Lhasa?

The train from Chongqing to Lhasa runs every other day at present. It takes about 35 hours and 30 minutes to arrive in Lhasa from Chongqing. If you want to cut down the whole train ride, you can first take a flight to Xining from Chongqing, and then board the Tibet train from Xining to Lhasa.

The flight from Chongqing to Xining will take about two hours on the way. And from Xining, the Tibet train will go through the shortest train ride (about 22 hours) before reaching Lhasa city. Moreover, as the starting point of Qinghai-Tibet Railway, Xining offers the maximum number of trains to Lhasa. In this way, you will also enjoy more chances to take the Tibet train based on your scheduled time.

5. What will I expect to see by taking the train from Chongqing to Lhasa?

One of the major reasons for tourists to take the Tibet train is to appreciate the breathtaking natural scenery along the famous Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Running from Chongqing to Lhasa, the train will go through the entire part of Qinghai-Tibet Railway, after passing Xining Railway Station.

Different from the normal landscape seen in other regions of mainland China, tourists can enjoy distinctive views from snow-capped mountains to turquoise alpine lakes as the train moves on to Lhasa, across the massive plateau.

Some of the highlights along the train line include the Jinyintan Prairie, which covers a zone of 425 square miles and is a fruitful land with green grasses and various natural lives; Qinghai Lake, the largest inland salt water lake in China, with clear water and golden rape flowers blossoming in spring season; Kunlun Mountain, which was praised as “the forefather of all China Mountains”; Hoh Xil Nature Preserve, where Tibetan antelopes and other precious animals can be found.

6. Is there any place worth visiting before my Chongqing Tibet train tour?

Before getting to Tibet from Chongqing by train, you can go to Chengdu for a wonderful sightseeing. The high speed trains from Chongqing to Chengdu run frequently every day, and take no more than 2 hours, so it is quite convenient for you to transfer between the two neighboring cities.

The most famous site in Chengdu is the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, which is one of the few places to see the adorable Giant Panda. You can also stroll in the Broad and Narrow Alley to enjoy the antique architectures and traditional folk arts reserved in this city. In Renmin Park, there is a good chance for you to experience the slow life of locals, by taking a cup of tea or having a leisure walk there.

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