From low-lying Sichuan basin to high-elevation Tibet Plateau, travelling to Tibet from Chengdu will be a wondrous journey to connect two neighbored but respectively different places. Praised as the “Land of Abundance”, Chengdu is a magic city where you can experience a leisurely lifestyle, taste fabulous cuisine favored by people across the nation, as well as receive adorable smile from Giant Pandas. While Tibet, the holy land on the roof of the world, is featured with religiously mysterious culture and unique alpine scenery. As one of the most popular trains to Tibet, Chengdu to Lhasa train will take you to the snowy land of Tibet. And there are frequent daily flights from Chengdu to Lhasa for you to take a short transfer between two cities.
Chengdu Tibet Tour
Best Chengdu Tibet Tour Packages
Choose from our best recommended China Tibet tours from Chengdu to award yourself a wonderful journey to two popular destinations together. Our Chengdu Tibet tour packages are well-tailored for you to cover the most featured scenic sites and experience distinctive lifestyle in each place. All of our Chengdu Tibet tours include the transfer to Tibet, either by train or flight. You can choose your favorite way to go or contact us to customize your own Tibet tour according to your need.
9 Days Classic Tibet Nepal Overland Tour from Chengdu by Air
Chengdu - Lhasa - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Gyirong - Nepal Border
9 Days Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour from Chengdu by Train
Train from Chengdu - Lhasa - Yamdro Lake - Shigatse - EBC - Kathmandu
11 Days Chengdu Tibet Train Tour with Yangtze River Cruise
Chengdu - Train to Lhasa - Lhasa - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang
13 Days Chengdu, Lhasa, Xian and Beijing Tour with Tibet Train Experience
Chengdu - Train to Lhasa - Lhasa - Xi'an - Beijing
How to Get to Tibet from Chengdu
Chengdu to Tibet by Train
The Chengdu to Lhasa train (No. Z322) provides the third shortest train ride from mainland China to Tibet, in terms of the total trip duration. It departs every other day from Chengdu Railway Station at 21:37 and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station at 9:55 on the third day, after running for about 36 hours. For the return trip to Chengdu, the train also departs every other day from Lhasa Railway Station. Since the train from Chengdu to Lhasa is one of the most popular railway routes to Tibet and is scheduled in limited supply, it is recommended to book your train ticket as early as possible, especially when you plan to visit Tibet in high season.
Chengdu to Tibet by Flight
Chengdu offers the most frequent flights to Lhasa compared to other gateway cities. There are 14 direct flights between Chengdu and Lhasa every day from early morning to midnight. It only takes about 2 hour and 20 minutes to arrive at Lhasa Gonggar Airport. When taking flights from Chengdu to Lhasa, you will go through dramatic altitude change from 500m to 3650m, it is suggested to make some preparation to avoid suffering from acute altitude sickness.
Chengdu to Xining and then to Tibet
To avoid the high ticket demand when travelling to Tibet from Chengdu by train, one good option is to take a flight to Xining from Chengdu first and then take the Xining to Lhasa train. Since Xining is the starting point of Qinghai Tibet Railway and provides more available seats of Tibet train to Lhasa, there are more chances to get a train ticket there. Besides, the train ride from Xining to Lhasa only takes no more than 24 hours, but covers the best parts of the Tibet train journey. Tourists can also choose to spend a day to get used to high altitude at Xining, which is at a proper altitude of 2275m.
Frequently Asked Questions about Chengdu Tibet Tour
How to get Tibet Travel Permit from Chengdu?
If you are planning to travel to Tibet from Chengdu, the first thing you should consider is to obtain the Tibet Travel Permit, which is a must for foreign travelers to enter Tibet. Since personal applications of the permit are not allowed, you need to contact a local Tibet travel agency authorized by Tibet Tourism Bureau. With years of experience in organizing Tibet tours, we can help to apply for the permit on your behalf. Just send us the copy of your passport and Chinese Visa, and we will send the issued Tibet permit to you once it has been approved. Chick to apply the Tibet permit online right now.
When is the best time to enjoy a Chengdu Tibet tour?
Chengdu has a humid climate, with relatively less sunlight and cloudy weather. But it will not be too cold in winter or too hot in summer here. Therefore, you can travel to Chengdu at any time in a year. And the best time to visit Tibet from April to May, and from September to October. In summer, heavy rains may cause mudslide to block the mountain road. Autumn will be a good time to trek Everest Base Camp on account of clear and warm weather. While in winter, although it is extremely cold in most areas of Tibet, you can also visit Lhasa, which has sufficient sunlight and relatively high temperature. Besides, winter is a good time to enjoy a budget Tibet tour and to avoid large crowds of the peak season.
Why choose to travel to Tibet from Chengdu?
As one of the nearest neighbored cities to Tibet, Chengdu offers both trains and flights to Lhasa city. At the same time, it is very convenient to transfer to Chengdu from both home and abroad. The railway station here receives both high speed trains and regular trains from nationwide, and international tourists can easily find a direct flight to Chengdu International Shuangliu Airport. Located in the southwest China, Chengdu is a charming city remaining its own slow-pace lifestyle, unlike other eastern coastal cities. Besides, as one of our office is based in Chengdu, you can drop by here to inquire your questions with your travel consultant face to face. In this occasion, you can get a better preparation for your Tibet tour.