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

December,01 2016 BY Derek Wong 0 COMMENTS

There are several trains from Lhasa to Xining, but most of them are bound for other cities of China and stop at Xining Train Station generally for 20 minutes. Only one train, Z6802 starts from Lhasa and end at Xining. The train Z6802 from Lhasa to Xining departs every other day at 09:45 from Lhasa Train Station, and arrives at Xining Railway Station at 07:15 on the second day after over 21:30 hours covering a distance of 1972 kilometers. The operational speed is also 120 km/h, 100 km/h over sections laid on permafrost. It costs around RMB800 for a first-class sleeper berth, about RMB500 for a second-class sleeper berth and half that for a soft seat.

Like each Tibet train, the train from Lhasa to Xining 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 Xining train schedule

Xining to Lhasa rail map
Train Available
Hard Sleeper
Soft Sleeper
(08:50,1st day)
(06:43,2nd day)
RMB ¥495
RMB¥ 781

About the 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.  

Important Notice:
a.All the trains bound for inland China need to pass Xining, which makes it extremely easy for tourists to buy tickets to Xining.
b.The real Qinghai-Tibet train lies from Lhasa to Xining and vice versa. The railway beyond Lhasa to Xining railway doesn’t belong to Qinghai-Tibet railway. There are many airlines to major cities of inland China and if one wants to save time, he or she may fly to cities like Beijing, or Shanghai via air.

As the real starting pointing of Qinghai-Tibet railway, Xining--Lhasa train deserves a ride. If you are planning to travel to Tibet from Xining, please click Xining-Lhasa train for the latest and detailed schedule.

Derek Wong

About the Author - Derek Wong

Mr. Derek Wong is sales manager of Tibet Vista Tour as well as designer of Tibet Vitas websites and has been providing specialized travel services to Tibet Vitas 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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