Guangzhou to Lhasa Train Travel Guide, Tickets Booking Online
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.
Guangzhou - Lhasa Train Schedule & Tickets Online Booking (2019 & 2020)
|Train Number||Departure||Arrival||Duration||Distance||Frequency||Ticket Price|
|Z264 (Guangzhou-Lhasa)||11:45||16:19||52:34 Hours||4980km||daily||¥865
*Note:Due to the development of railway system and an increase of train speed, the duration was shortened by the end of 2017.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, 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.
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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 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 Train Route Map
Day by Day Schedule 2019
|No.||Train Stations||Arrival||Departure||Kms||Staying Time||Days|
|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|
|8||Xining||19: 31||19: 51||3008||20m||Day2|
|10||Nagqu||12: 25||12: 31||4658||6m||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.
*** 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.
Find your way to Guangzhou Railway Sation
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?
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.
About the Author - Derek Wong
Mr. Derek Wong is sales manager of Tibet Vista Tour as well as designer of Tibet Vista websites and has been providing specialized travel services to Tibet Vista 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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