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Lhasa to Shanghai Train, Schedule, Fares, Tickets, Booking

December,01 2016 BY Sonam Tenphel 0 COMMENTS

The train from Lhasa to Shanghai made its debut in July, 2006. The train Lhasa-Shanghai (Z166/Z163) departs every day at 12:10 am from Lhasa Train Station, and arrives at ShanghaiRailway Station at 11:28 on the third day after about 48 hours covering a distance of 4373 kilometers. Its operational speed is also 120 km/h, 100 km/h over sections laid on permafrost. It costs around RMB1300 for a first-class sleeper berth, about RMB850 for a second-class sleeper berth and half that for a hard seat.

Like each Tibet train, the train to Shanghai from Lhasa is also especially built for the high altitude environment and equipped with advanced facilities, such as 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.

Lhasa to Shanghai Train Schedule

Shanghai  to Lhasa rail map
Train Available
Start City
End City
Hard Sleeper
Soft Sleeper
(11:05,1st day)
Shanghai(11:51,3rd day)
RMB 793.5
RMB 1262.5

Daily Schedule Of Lhasa-Shanghai Train

Train StationArrival TimeDept. TimeStayingDays
Lhasa --- 11:05am --- Day1
Nagqu 14:50pm 14:56pm 6min Day1
Golmud 01:35am 02:00am 25min Day2
Xi'ning 09:06am 09:26am 20min Day2
Lanzhou 12:11pm 12:26pm 15min Day2
Xi'an 20:34am 20:44am 10min Day2
Zhengzhou 02:50am 02:58am 8min Day3
Xuzhou 05:43pm 05:58pm 15min Day3
Bengbu 07:17am 07:22am 5min Day3
Nanjing 08:54am 09:00am 6min Day3
Wuxi 10:56am 11:01am 5min Day3
Shanghai 11:51am --- --- Day3


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.  

If you are planning to visit Lhasa from Shanghai, please check Shanghai-Lhasa train for the latest information and detailed schedule.

Sonam Tenphel

About the Author - Sonam Tenphel

Energetic, responsible and reliable, Sonam is a guide with more than seven years experience informing visitors about heritage sites and attractions places in Tibet.

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