Reputed as the “South Gate of China”, Guangzhou is one of the easiest gateways cities for international tourists to enter China. The city is a mixture of long history and rapid development, featuring both ancient culture sites and modern landmarks. There you can taste the gourmet Cantonese cuisines, climb the second highest tower – Guangzhou Tower – to enjoy the full view of the city, enjoy a night boat trip to the intoxicating Pearl River, or touch the modern history of China at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. It is worthwhile to take a Tibet tour from Guangzhou, for you will experience two splendid destinations in just one go. The train from Guangzhou to Lhasa leaving every day can take you to the roof of the world, along the fantastic rail line of Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Besides, there are flights from Guangzhou to Lhasa every day.
Guangzhou Tibet Tour
Best Guangzhou Tibet Tour Packages
Our Guangzhou Tibet tour packages offer you the great chance to visit the two popular destinations together. We select the most recommended China Tibet tours starting from Guangzhou to take you enjoy the best stunning landscape across the vast land of the country. All of our Guangzhou Tibet tours include the transfer to Tibet, either by train or by flight. You can choose your favorite way to go or contact us to customize your own Tibet tour according to your need.
11 Days Guangzhou, Xining, Lhasa and Shigatse Tour by Train
Guangzhou - Flight to Xining - Train to Lhasa - Lhasa - Shigatse
12 Days Guangzhou, Xining and Lhasa, EBC, and Kathmandu Tour
Guangzhou - Xining - Train to Lhasa - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Gyirong Port - Kathmandu
13 Days Guangzhou, Xining, Lhasa and EBC Tour by Train
Guangzhou - Xining - Train to Lhasa - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Shigatse - Lhasa
18 Days Guangzhou Xining Lhasa EBC and Mt. Kailash Tour
Guangzhou - Xining - Lhasa - Shigatse - EBC - Saga - Manasarovar - Mt. Kailash - Saga - Shigatse - Lhasa
How to Get to Tibet from Guangzhou
Guangzhou to Tibet by Train
Serving the longest of all the train journeys to Tibet, Guangzhou to Lhasa train takes about 53 hours to cover the 4,980 kilometers of tracks from the southeast coastal area to Tibetan Plateau. The No.Z264 train departs daily from Guangzhou Railway Station at 11:45 am and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station at 16:19 pm on the third day. For the return trip to Guangzhou, the No. Z266 train departs 13:10 every day from Lhasa Railway Station. Since the train from Guangzhou to Lhasa is one of the most popular trains to Tibet, it is recommended to book your train ticket as early as possible. Besides, you’d better avoid the peak travel season like summer holiday and National Day of China when plan your Tibet tour.
Guangzhou to Tibet by Flight
At present, there is one direct flight flying between Guangzhou and Lhasa every day. The whole travel time is about 6 hours by air, including 1 hour for stopover in Chongqing. Besides, there are connecting flights that will stop at Chengdu, Chongqing and Kunming airport, where you can also transfer flights to Lhasa. When travelling to Tibet from Guangzhou by flight, one should pay attention to the altitude sickness due to the huge altitude increase across the journey.
Guangzhou to Xining and then to Tibet
It is a good idea to first fly to Xining from Guangzhou and then take the train from Xining to Lhasa. As the starting point of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, Xining offers the most frequent trains to Lhasa, therefore it is more likely to get a Tibet train ticket here. Also, you can spend a day or two acclimatizing to the intermediate altitude in Xining before taking the train to Lhasa. What’s more, the Xining to Lhasa train only takes no more than 24 hours, enabling tourists to enjoy the breathtaking natural landscape along the sky road within the shortest possible travel time.
Frequently Asked Questions about Guangzhou Tibet Tour
How to get Tibet Travel Permit from Guangzhou?
Foreign tourists need to first get the Tibet Travel Permit before starting your trip to Tibet from Guangzhou, either by train or flight. As the Tibet Permit cannot be applied by travelers by their own, you need to contact a local travel agency authorized by the Tibet Tourist Bureau. As the leading tour operator in Tibet, we offer the convenient and effective option for you to apply for Tibet Travel Permit online. All you need to do is to send us the copies of your China Visa and passport after you confirm your itinerary and book the trip with us. Once we get the issued permit, we will deliver it to your hotel in Guangzhou, then you can board your train or flight to Tibet with the permit.
When is the Best Time to Enjoy a Guangzhou Tibet Tour?
Guangzhou has a subtropical marine monsoon climate with mild climate, abundant rainfall, evergreen seasons and beautiful scenery. It is suitable to travel to Guangzhou all around the year, while the best time may be October and November. On the other hand, the best time to visit Tibet is from April to June and September to October. During this period, the daylight is strong, with suitable temperature. Moreover, many festivals are celebrated during this time, allowing you to feel the Tibetan folk customs. July and August are the rainy seasons in Tibet. In the north of Tibet and southeastern Tibet, there are often mudslides and landslides, so it is only suitable for travel around Lhasa and Shigatse. As to winter season, it is a good time to enjoy a Budget Tibet tour owing to reduced prices of hotels, transportations etc.
Why choose to travel to Tibet from Guangzhou?
Guangzhou is known as the southern gateway to China, and is also located near Macao and Hong Kong. The city is the home of 39 foreign consulates, and is provided with excellent transportation and thriving economy. Tourists from abroad can find an easy way to get to Guangzhou by flight. And, there are frequent connections between Guangzhou and other major cities, like Hong Kong, Beijing, and Chengdu etc. Also, before you travel to Tibet from Guangzhou by train or flight, you can have a sightseeing in this prosperous and populous city. There are many renowned attractions worth a visit, like Canton Tower, Pearl River, Nanling National Park etc.