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Lhasa to Beijing Train

Last updated: March,22 2016

Recently, there is only one scheduled train from Lhasa to Beijing every day. The train No.22 (Lhasa - Beijing) departs from Lhasa Railway Station at 15:30 pm and arrives at Beijing West Railway Station at 08:20 am on the third day after nearly 40:50 hours. The whole journey covers 3,757km, of which 1,110 km are the world highest Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

Map of Train Leaveing Lhasa to Beijing Map of Train No.Z22 from Lhasa to Beijing with major cities en route.

Timetable of Tibet Train from Lhasa to Beijing (No.Z22)

StationAltitutdeArrivalDepartureStop TimeDaysDistance
Lhasa 3,650 m -- 15:30 -- Day 1 --
Nagchu 4,500 m 19:05 19:09 4 min Day 1 322 km
Golmud 2,780 m 05:47 06:12 25 min Day 2 1,142 km
Delingha 2,980 m 08:40 08:42 2 min Day 2 1,451 km
Xining 2,200 m 13:13 13:33 20 min Day 2 1,972 km
Lanzhou 1,520 m 16:01 16:17 16 min Day 2 2,188 km
Zhongwei 3,000 m 21:21 21:31 10 min Day 2 2,494 km
Taiyuan 820 m 03:45 03:51 6 min Day 3 3,241 km
Shijiazhuang 80 m 05:36 05:48 12 min Day 3 3,466 km
West Beijing 44 m 08:20 -- -- Day 1 3,757 km

Lhasa Beijing Train Ticket Price & Online Booking

Train No.FromToDep. / Arr.Duration (km)StopsDuration
Z22 Lhasa Beijing 15:30 / 08:20 3,757 10 40hr, 50min
Ticket PriceBooking
Hard Seat Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper Booking
¥360 ¥720 ¥1,144

Please Note

  1. The ticket prices above are the net price without the Tibet Travel Permit fees. Since the demand of Beijing Lhasa train tickets always far exceeds the supply in peak season, tourists have to pay more than the net price to buy tickets. The actual price is subject to the market fluctuation.
  2. A small service fee will be charged for Ticket-Only service. No service charge on booking train tickets if you also book a Tibet tour package with us.
  3. Your submitted reservation is not an order but just an inquiry. The reservation need to be confirmed by Chinatibettrain.Com. An early reservation is recommended for the limited supply of Tibet train tickets.

Frequent Asked Questions about Lhasa to Beijing Train

1. Is it difficult to get train tickets of Lhasa train to Beijing?

It isn’t so difficult as to get a train ticket to Lhasa most of the time. If you want to experience a Lhasa express train journey and can’t get any train ticket from Beijing to Lhasa, you may try to take a flight to Lhasa and back to Beijing by train.

2. How much is the train ticket from Lhasa to Beijing? Is it cheaper than the ticket from Beijing to Lhasa?

The net prices of the train No.Z22(Lhasa to Beijing) and No.Z21(Beijing to Lhasa) are the same. Since it is more popular to get train to Tibet than from Tibet, tourist may have to pay more to get a ticket of train to Tibet for the limited supply of Tibet train tickets in peak season. Conversely, the trains from Tibet to Beijing and other parts of inland China becomes less popular, which makes it easier for tourists to book tickets and the train fare is also much cheaper. You can contact us for detailed information of the train cost depending on your exact travel date.

3. Is it possible to break the train journey from Lhasa to Beijing at some sites?

There are some stations in major cities and scenery platforms along the way from Lhasa to Beijing, but we do not advice you to get off the train for a long time in case you will miss the train.

The popular tourist destinations en route are Xining, Lanzhou and Xian. If you plan to visit any of them before arriving in Beijing, you can take a Tibet train from Lhasa Railway Station to the city at first, and then continue your journey to Beijing either by flight or train as you like.

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