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Chengdu Lhasa Train Ticket Price and Schedule

Train No.From / ToDep. / Arr.DurationDistance (km)FrequencyHard sleeper TicketSoft Sleeper Ticket
Z322 Chengdu/Lhasa 21:37/09:55 36:18 3070 Every Other Day CNY627.5 CNY997.5
Z324 Lhasa/Chengdu 18:20/07:00 36:40 3070 Every Other Day CNY627.5 CNY997.5

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* Since Chengdu-Lhasa is one of the most popular train routes to Tibet, it is suggested to make your reservation as soon as possible.

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Route Map of Chengdu Lhasa Train

Chengdu to Lhasa Train Map

For any people taking their first trip to Tibet, and for most of those for whom it is not their first visit, China is their gateway to the Himalayas. Most visitors to this high-altitude region travel by train to Lhasa, from any one of seven cities in China. And for many, Chengdu is the starting point of choice, with many things to do in and around the city before they board the train. Chengdu to Lhasa train, Z322 (original train number T22/23), is the third shortest in terms of total trip duration, next to that from Xining and Lanzhou. The Chengdu-Tibet train departs every other day at 21:37 from the Chengdu Railway Station, and arrives in Lhasa at 09:55 on the third day. Here are the most up-to-date information of Chengdu Lhasa Train for 2018.

Latest Timetable and Schedule of Chengdu Lhasa Train

2018 Chengdu to Lhasa Train Schedule

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Timetable of Chengdu to Lhasa Train - No.Z322

StationAltitutdeArrivalDepartureStop TimeDaysDistance
Chengdu 485 m -- 21:37 -- Day 1 --
Guangyuan 488 m 02:23 02:40 17 min Day 2 319 km
Lanzhou 1,520 m 09:10 09:27 17 min Day 2 902 km
Xining 2,200 m 12:07 12:27 20 min Day 2 1,118 km
Delingha 2,980 m 16:35 16:37 2 min Day 2 1,639 km
Golmud 2,780 m 19:24 19:49 25 min Day 2 1,948 km
Nagchu 4,500 m 05:59 06:05 6 min Day 3 2,768 km
Lhasa 3,650 m 09:55 -- -- Day 3 3,070 km

Timetable of Lhasa to Chengdu Train - No.Z324

StationAltitutdeArrivalDepartureStop TimeDaysDistance
Lhasa 3,650 m -- 18:20 -- Day 1 --
Nagchu 4,500 m 21:41 21:47 6 min Day 1 322 km
Golmud 2,780 m 08:05 08:30 25 min Day 2 1,142 km
Delingha 2,980 m 10:57 10:59 2 min Day 2 1,451 km
Xining 2,200 m 15:19 15:39 20 min Day 2 1,972 km
Lanzhou 1,520 m 18:37 18:53 16 min Day 2 2,188 km
Guangyuan 488 m 01:23 01:57 34 min Day 3 2,771 km
Chengdu 485 m 07:00 -- -- Day 3 3,070 km

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About the Life on board

Cabins on Tibet Trains

There are two kinds of cabins on board where you can sleep overnight during your train journey to Tibet. The first class cabin on all trains to Tibet is the soft sleeper cabin, with 4 beds in one compartment. The second-class cabin onboard is the hard-sleeper with 6 beds in one compartment.

Facilities onboard

On each train to Tibet, there is one dining car offering food and drinks. At the end of each coach, there are toilets and washing basins. Spoiled water is offered 24 hours a day, so you can bring some instant noodles, coffee and tea with you.

Oxygen Supply onboard

For travelers who are planning the train trips to Tibet, the altitude sickness is always an important issue for considering. In fact, there are two kinds of oxygen supply systems onboard, which can relatively reduce the effect of high altitude. So there is no need to worry too much about suffering from altitude sickness onboard.

  • soft berths on Tibet trains
  • the upper berth in soft cabin
  • the oxygen outlet in soft sleeper cabin

Chengdu Tibet Tour by Train

Get travel ideas from our most popular Chengdu Tibet Train Tours. From the adorable pandas in Chengdu to the hospitable locals in Tibet, from the majestic monasteries to the holy Everest Base Camp, there is always something for you to discover.

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Frequent Asked Questions about Chengdu Lhasa Train Tour

Why Take Tibet Train from Chengdu?

Chengdu is a very popular starting point for taking the train to Tibet. It is easier to obtain train tickets in Chengdu, and it takes less time from Chengdu to Lhasa than from Shanghai or Guangzhou. The Train travels 3,600km between the home of the Giant Pandas and the holy land of Tibet. Travelers spend 44 hours on the train, experiencing the world's highest railway, enjoying the endless snow-capped mountains outside and witnessing the wild life of the plateau.

Pandas in Chengdu Pandas in Chengdu

With incoming flights from over 50 international airports, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CDIA) is one of the largest airports in China. Not only are there flights from international airports, but you can fly to Chengdu from all of the major airports in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

Another good reason for traveling to Chengdu first, before taking the train to Tibet, is the Giant Panda Research Base, which is just 10km outside the city. The research base specializes in the care and breeding of the almost extinct Chinese Giant Pandas, and is a popular destination for visitors to China. The site also includes a museum that educates visitors about their history, their current distribution in the wild, and how the Chinese government is backing the research into reintroducing these beautiful animals into the wild.

There are many other things to do and see in and around Chengdu, such as the Sanxingdui Museum, the Jiuzhai Valley National Park, Zigong Dinosaur Museum, and many other attractions.

How to Get to Chengdu Train Station?

The main station in Chengdu is the Chengdu Northern Railway Station, and is the starting point for the trains to Tibet. It incorporates a large waiting hall, designed in a modern style, with a separate ticket office to the right of the main square in front of the station. Foreign visitors who booked their tickets online will need to pick them up from one of the ticket windows, and will need their ticket booking number, passport, and Tibet Travel Permit in order to collect.

 Chengdu Northern Railway StationChengdu Northern Railway Station

There are certain security checks you will need to go through to get into the main waiting area, but this is just a matter of course in China. The waiting hall has LED screens with the train numbers and departure times and platforms listed, as well as dedicated waiting rooms for the different classes of tickets. Passengers need to make sure they are in the right waiting room, so it is essential to check the waiting room details on your ticket carefully.

The station is easily accessible by bus and taxi, and there are Airport Shuttles that run from the airport to the station, which takes around 40 minutes. Cost for the shuttle is around CNY10, while a taxi from the airport to the station will normally cost between CNY70-80. From downtown there are buses or taxis, or you can take the subway on Line 1, disembarking at the North Railway Station stop.

How to Avoid High Ticket Demand When Travelling to Tibet from Chengdu by Train?

While it is often possible to get tickets for Tibet from Chengdu relatively easily in the off-season, in the peak month, especially summer, it can be hard to get a ticket for the required travel date. If you are traveling to Tibet from Chengdu, one option you have is to take a flight to Xining, and taking the train from there. With a much bigger train running from Xining to Lhasa, and more available seats, there is a better chance of getting tickets for the expected date of travel, especially if you book your tickets through us. We can book your tickets for you, and then you can pick them up from the station windows in Xining Railway Station.

 Xining Railway Station Xining Railway Station

Flights from Chengdu to Xinging run six times a day, and cost from around US$102. The flight takes approximately 1 hour 50 minutes. Flights leave for Xining from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.

The main advantage of traveling via airplane to Xining and then taking the train from there is that you can save time on the trip, and as Xining is at an elevation of 2,275 meters, you can always spend a day there to help with acclimatizing to the higher altitudes. This can help to reduce the risk of altitude sickness. Moreover, as most of the spectacular scenery is on the train from Golmud (where the train starts its ascent to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau) you would not be missing any of the best parts of the train journey.

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