Golmud to Lhasa Train
There is no direct train from Golmud to Lhasa. However, all trains bound for Lhasa make an about 20-minute stopover at Golmud Railway Station and then begin to climb up to Tibet Plateau from 2,829m to the highest point 5,072m. Golmud is the nearest city where tourists can take trains to Lhasa from mainland China, with only 1,142km and approximately 14 hours train journey.
Golmud - Lhasa Train Tickets Online Booking
- Train No.
- Train Stops
- Z265 Guangzhou-Lhasa
- Golmud (02:33)
- Lhasa (16:56)
Price of Train Tickets
About Golmud Tibet Train Choose:
The stunning scenery unfolds from Golmud. If you choose the wrong train, you will miss a big part of the sightseeing. To make sure the train you choose from Golmud to Lhasa is travelling almost during daytime, Tibet Vista recommends you to book Z265 Guangzhou-Lhasa train and Z165 Shanghai-Lhasa train.
About Ticket Price:
The ticket prices above are the net prices. In reality, since the demand for Tibet train ticket far exceeds the supply, to successfully book the train ticket for you, an additional service fee is involved. However, we will manage to secure the ticket and ensure you a seamless Tibet train journey.
About Tibet Travel Permit:
Tibet travel permit is needed for collecting your Tibet train ticket and boarding the train. Once you book the train ticket with us, we will guarantee to get the Tibet Permit for you. We will deliver the permit to your hotel or any other place you prefer in Golmud. For some emergency circumstances, we can hand it to you personally at Golmud Railway Station before your train trip.
More Detailed Information about Golmud Lhasa Train
Golmud, sometimes transliterated as Ge'ermu or Geermu, is the second biggest city in Qinghai Province en route Xining to Lhasa. The name of the city derives from Mongolian, and its literal meaning in the local Western Mongolian is "Rivers". Built for mining natural sources such as salt, magnesium, etc, Golmud has nothing to offer except dry desert. Hardly do people know this less popular and small place - Golmud if you are not planning the overland trip to Tibet by train.
Though Golmud is a very small and remote city in dry desert of northwest China, it is a vital hub connecting Silk Road Travel with Tibet Travel. A 530km bus ride connects Dunhuang (famous for Mogao Cave) with Golmud. There are buses running between these two cities everyday starting from 8am in Golmud and ending in Dunhuang at 5pm, the bus ticket price is around 20 USD.