Each year, over ten millions of travelers travel to Tibet from mainland China or from Nepal, but more than 90% of them from China as it is more convenient. There are many flights, trains and highways to Tibet from China. The most popular way to Tibet from China is by train.
Usually, it takes at most 6 hours to fly to Tibet, but at least 23 hours to Lhasa by train. Then why do travelers still choose the train to Tibet? On one hand, it is an economic way to Tibet. On the other hand, travelers can experience a unique train ride on the highest railway in the world, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. More than 960 km of this railway is at an elevation of over 4,000 meters. It is the highest in the world.