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Going from Xining all the way up to Lhasa in Tibet, Qinghai - Tibet Railway is the highest railway in the world. It connects Lhasa not only with Xining, but also the whole China railway network. Since its opening in 2006, Tibet train has been another option for tourists to Tibet. Currently, passengers can take a train from many large cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xian, Lanzhou, and Xining to Lhasa.

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Seven trains are available from Lhasa to inland destinations, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou and Xining. The other intermediate stations include Amdo, Baoji, Bengbu, Changsha, Damxung, Delhi, Golmud, Nagqu, Nanjing, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Wuchang, Wuxi, Xian, and Zhengzhou, where passengers can get onboard/ off.

Going from Xining all the way up to Lhasa in Tibet, Qinghai - Tibet Railway is the highest railway in the world. It connects Lhasa not only with Xining, but also the whole China railway network. Since its opening in 2006, Tibet train has been another option for tourists to Tibet. Currently, passengers can take a train from many large cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xian, Lanzhou, and Xining to Lhasa.

Currently, there are seven pairs of trains running between Lhasa and Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou, and Xining. Most of them are available daily while those to/from Chengdu and Chongqing are available every other day. Other stations for passengers to get on/off include Amdo, Baoji, Bengbu, Changsha, Damxung, Delhi, Golmud, Nagqu, Nanjing, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Wuchang, Wuxi, Xian, and Zhengzhou. In addition, there are two pairs running along its branch, Lhasa-Shigatse Railway. Tickets for these trains can be purchased at any railway station in Mainland China, online, via phone, or more conveniently, from a reliable booking agency like TravelTibetChina.com. Please note that overseas passengers need to present their valid ID certificates like a passport together with a Tibet Travel Permit in order to get the ticket. During peak travel seasons like summer holiday, these tickets cannot be changed or refunded online and passengers are required to handle the change or refund in person at railway stations.


Tibet Train Guide Guide


Boosting tourism and protecting environment
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Qinghai-Tibet Railway achieves zero garbage emission
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Tibet Railway in good condition in 3 years
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Qinghai-Tibet Railway not to be affected by global warming
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Qinghai-Tibet Railway sets record speed
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Environment-friendly sky-high road
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Qinghai-Tibet Railway wins special award
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Qinghai-Tibet railway to get six new lines
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During National Day Holiday of 2006, trains from Shanghai and Guangzhou headed for Lhasa
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Brief Introduction of Tibet Train
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Qinghai-Tibet Railway Ticket Price
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