Located in the south of China and at the north end of the Pearl River Delta, Guangzhou is one of the most developed cities in China. As the earliest trading port to outside world, the city of Guangzhou provides convenient connection to both domestic and overseas destinations.
The train from Guangzhou to Lhasa leaves daily in the morning from Guangzhou Railway Station and takes about 52 hours to arrive at the provincial capital of Tibet. It will cross almost half of China before running on the noted Qinghai-Tibet Railway in Xining. Therefore, you will expect to see different landscapes varied from flatlands to plateau.
As the leading Tibet tour operator, we provide a series of well-tailored Guangzhou Tibet train tour itineraries for your choice, with guaranteed Tibet train ticket and Tibet Travel Permit. Join in us now to experience a lifetime tour in both Guangzhou and Tibet.
Most Popular Guangzhou Tibet Train Tours
Here we offer the most popular Tibet train tours from Guangzhou, covering the lifetime Tibet train journey with exploration in both Guangzhou and Tibet with more extensions to other charming parts of mainland China. All Guangzhou Tibet train tour packages include a Tibet train ticket and the Tibet Travel Permit. A truly hassle-free journey to Guangzhou and Tibet by train is right here.
Guangzhou - Lhasa
Guangzhou-Lhasa-Namtso Lake-Shigatse-Everest Base Camp-Lhasa
Guangzhou-Xian - Lhasa
Guangzhou - Xi’an - Lhasa - Namtso - Lhasa
Guangzhou - Xining - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa
Guangzhou - Xi’an - Lhasa - Nyingchi
Guangzhou - By flight - Xining - By train - Lhasa - Shigatse - EBC - By overland - Kathmandu
Guangzhou - Xining - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa
Guangzhou - Xining - Lhasa - Shigatse - EBC - Saga - Manasarovar - Mt. Kailash - Saga - Shigatse - Lhasa
Guangzhou Tibet Train Schedule and Timetable
Guangzhou to Lhasa Train Schedule
Guangzhou to Lhasa Train Timetable
Guangzhou Lhasa Train Duration: 52h 34m
Guangzhou to Lhasa train is one of the most popular train routes to Tibet. Please book your Train ticket as early as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions about Guangzhou Tibet Train Tour
1. How to book the Guangzhou Lhasa train ticket?
The train tickets from Guangzhou to Lhasa are available for booking online and at the railway station. For online booking, the process will be a little bit complicated, as you need to register and log in, to go through several necessary steps before paying up. And the order can only be paid by Chinese banks, UnionPay and Alipay, except for a few foreigner debit card.
If you go to the railway station, you can get the train ticket directly from the train conductor through the ticket windows. But be prepare for the long lines. And your original passport and Tibet Travel Permit will be required for booking the train ticket to Lhasa.
Since the tickets to Tibet are always in huge demand and in limited supply, it is strongly suggested to book your tickets as early as possible. As a trustworthy Tibet tour operator, we offer ticket-booking services, and can also help to obtain the Tibet Travel Permit on behalf of you. Please feel free to contact us for more details.
2. Where is Guangzhou Railway Station? How to get there?
The train from Guangzhou to Lhasa departs from Guangzhou Railway Station, which provides trains bound for the major cities in China. If you want to get to the railway station from Guangzhou Airport, you can take the Express Line 1 to the Aviation Ticket Office, which is near the train station. Metro Line 2 and Metro Line 5 are the current subway lines connected to the train station.
If you want to transfer the Guangzhou Railway Station from Hong Kong, you can take the high speed train from Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station to Guangzhou South Railway Station. The high speed trains from Hong Kong to Guangzhou depart frequently for timely transfer between the two cities. After that, you take Metro Line 2 to get to Guangzhou Railway Station from Guangzhou South Railway Station. The total time will be only about 2 hours, except for waiting time.
3. How to shorten the train journey from Guangzhou to Lhasa?
Among all the trains to Lhasa from mainland gateway cities, Guangzhou runs for the longest distance and takes about 52 hours in total. To shorten the train journey from Guangzhou to Lhasa, one can first transfer to a midway city like Chengdu or Lanzhou, and then board the Tibet train from there.
The flights from Guangzhou to Chengdu takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes, and from Chengdu, the train to Tibet takes about 36 hours. In this way, not only will you save time on the way, but also you will not miss the best scenery from Xining to Lhasa along Qinghai-Tibet railway.
Besides, you can also first fly to Xining from Guangzhou and then take the train from Xining to Lhasa. As the starting point of Qinghai-Tibet Railway, Xining offers the shortest train ride to Tibet, nearly about 22 hours only. And all Tibet trains will stop in Xining, providing more chances to get a train ticket there.
4. Is there private bathroom on Tibet train?
No, there is no private bathroom available on the Tibet train. Passengers taking the Tibet train need to share the public bathroom with others. The washing rooms are located at the ends of each carriages, with both western-style toilet and Chinese-style toilet provided. Outside the washing room, there is a space for publish washing stands, where you can wash your faces and brush your teeth.
As a matter of fact, the toilets and public washing facilities on Tibet trains are not so bad as many people as imagined. If you do care about the cleanness onboard, you are recommended to choose the soft sleeper berth, as there will be fewer passengers in each carriage.
5. Is there wifi provided on the train from Guangzhou to Lhasa?
There is no Wi-Fi provided on Tibet trains, and tourists have to prepare a local SIM card to use the local mobile data. Therefore it is suggested to download some movies or songs ahead of the time to kill the time onboard.
On the other hand, there are plugs provided in each sleeper cabin, so that you can get the power supply for your phones or laptops onboard.
6. Is boiling water available onboard Tibet train?
Yes, each Tibet train is provided with hot water dispenser located opposite to the public washing sinks. The boiling water is totally for free and is offered 24 hours every day. If you need hot water when taking the train, remember to bring a thermos in your backpack. When getting hot water from the dispenser, be careful to avoid being hurt by the boiling water.
7. What to pack for the train journey from Guangzhou to Lhasa?
Except for the required documents for boarding Tibet train to Lhasa, including your Tibet Travel Permit, passport and Chinese visa, you need to prepare the necessary personal items for the life onboard train.
Firstly, your personal toiletries like wet wipes, toilet papers, toothbrushes, shaving items, are recommended to bring for boarding the Tibet train. Although there is dining car to provide three meals onboard the train, it is suggested to bring some food and soft beverages in your backpack, in case you will not be keen on the food onboard.
Besides, you can also bring your kindle or iPads for reading or watching movies, to keep yourself entertained onboard. In addition to your daily clothes, you are suggested to bring a slipper or a pair of sneakers, to make yourself more comfortable on the train.
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