With China Tourist Visa Resumed,
Tibet Tours for All around the Globle are Available Right Now!

It is the best time to join our Tibet small group tour in 2024 at the best local price.
+ 86-28-81754631
June,06 2024 BY Tashi 0 COMMENTS

Xining to Lhasa Train

Though there are trains bound for Lhasa from gateway cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu, the genuine Qinghai-Tibet trains, Z8981, and Z8991, start from Xining, Qinghai Province. The total length of the Qinghai-Tibet railway, from Xining to Lhasa, is 1,956 kilometers. It takes around 19.5 to 21.5 hours from Xining to Lhasa by train.

Xining - Lhasa Train Tickets Online Booking

  • Train No.
  • Departure
  • Train Stops
  • Arrival
  • Duration
  • Distance
  • Frequency
  • Z8981
  • Xining (12:50)
  • Delingha (16:43)
    Golmud (19:23)
    Nagchu (06:21)

  • Lhasa (10:20)
  • 21:30 hrs
  • 1,956km
  • Every Other Day
  • Z8991
  • Xining (21:50)
  • Golmud (04:15)
    Tuotuohe (09:03)
    Amdo (12:26)
    Nagchu (14:06)

  • Lhasa (17:39)
  • 19:49 hrs
  • 1,956km
  • Daily

Price of Train Tickets

Hard Seat


Hard Sleeper


Soft Sleeper


Xining to Lhasa Train Book

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 also 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 Xining. For some emergency circumstances, we can hand it to you personally at Xining Railway Station before your train trip.

Most Classic Xining Tibet Tour Packages by Train

More Detailed Information about Xining Tibet Train

  • Soft or Hard Sleeper
  • Ways to Book Ticket
  • How to Get Onboard
  • Onboard Life
  • Train Stations
  • Book Xining Tibet Train

Each year, there are around one-quarter of tourists taking trains to Lhasa from Xining. The famous Qinghai-Tibet railway starts from Xining to Lhasa. It is the most essential part of all railways to Tibet.

As the capital of Qinghai Province and the largest city on the Tibet Plateau, Xining is also an important transfer and commercial hub that connects west China with other parts of China.

It is convenient to get to Xining from other cities and then take a Tibet train from Xining to Lhasa.

Quick Inquiry

  • Submit
If you have a wechat, pls kindly scan the QR code to get 1-on-1 consultation with our travel expert on wechat.

Have a Question? Ask below or call +86 28 81754631

Question Summary*



Please fill in your contact information, we will send you the answer by email


0 Comment ON "Xining to Lhasa Train"

Check All Tibet Travel FAQs Here

Tibet Train Tickets Online Booking:

  • *
  • *

Your Contact Information:

  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Your ideal travel plan in Tibet or in China?