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Lhasa to Shigatse by Train

Lhasa - Shigatse Railway was open to public on August 15, 2014. It was a extension line of Qinghai-Tibet Railway with altitudes ranging from 3,600 to 4,000 metres. Z8801 was the the exact train one needs to take from Lhasa to Shigatse and the its return train was Z8802.

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Lhasa - Shigatse Railway was open to public on August 15, 2014. It was a extension line of Qinghai-Tibet Railway with altitudes ranging from 3,600 to 4,000 metres. Z8801 was the the exact train one needs to take from Lhasa to Shigatse and the its return train was Z8802.

After four years of construction ,the high-elevation Lhasa - Shigatse Railway was finally open to public on August 15, 2014. It was a extension line of Qinghai-Tibet Railway with altitudes ranging from 3,600 to 4,000 metres. Z8801 was the the exact train one needs to take from Lhasa to Shigatse and the its return train was Z8802. 

Schedule of Lhasa-Shigatse Train (2017&2018)

Train No.

Departure

Arrival

Duration

Distance

Frequency

Ticket Price

Z8801          (Lhasa-Shigatse)

08:30

11:25

2:55hours

248km

daily

¥111.5 ($18)
(hard sleeper)

¥169.5 ($27)
(soft sleeper)

Z8803    (Shigatse-Lhasa)

15:20

17:59

02:39hours

248km

daily

¥111.5 ($18)
(hard sleeper)

¥169.5 ($27)
(soft sleeper)

Daily Timetable of Lhasa-Shigatse Train (2017&2018)

Train Stations

Arrival Time

Dept. Time

Staying

Days

Lhasa(拉萨)

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08:30

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Day 01

Quxu County(曲水县)

09:08

09:10

2min

Day 01

Nyemo(尼木)

09:43

09:45

2 min

Day 01

Rinbung(仁布)

10:17

10:19

2 min

Day 01

Shigatse(日喀则)

11:25

 

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Day 01

How to book the train ticket?

Normally, train tickets are booked online or sold at designated train ticket sales offices and train stations nationwide. However, to a foreign tourist, it is highly recommended to look for the help from a reliable travel agency to book your train ticket. Not only does it help you avoid many annoying and intricate procedures but the travel agency can successful apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for you as the government mandates that foreign should travel in Tibet with the Tibet Travel Permit and the company of a local tour guide.

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