Map of Lhasa Shigatse Train Route
The railway line from Lhasa to Shigatse, an extension of the Qinghai-Tibet railway, was put into use on August, 2014. The rail extension starts from the capital city of Lhasa and trail south along the Lhasa River to Doilungdeqen, and Quxu. Then it follows the Brahmaputra River and passes the canyon to reach Nyemo, Rinbung, and finally gets Shigatse. There are 6 railway stations designed between Lhasa & Shigatse on the rail. The average distance between each station is approximately 41 km. However, the train dose not stop at every station, therefore tourists need to pay more attention to this.
Latest Timetable and Schedule of Shigatse Lhasa Train
Timetable of Lhasa to Shigatse Train - No.Z8801
|Qushui||3,700 m||09:08||09:10||2 min||192 km|
|Shigatse||3,836 m||11:25||--||--||248 km|
Timetable of Lhasa to Shigatse Train - No.Z8803
|Shigatse||3,650 m||15:59||--||--||248 km|
Timetable of Shigatse to Lhasa Train - No.Z8804
|Lhasa||3,650 m||14:40||--||--||248 km|
Timetable of Shigatse to Lhasa Train - No.Z8802
|Qushui||3,700 m||20:49||20:51||2 min||192 km|
|Lhasa||3,650 m||21:33||--||--||248 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.
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.
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Frequent Asked Questions about Shigatse Lhasa Train Tour
How Far Is the Railway Station from Tashilunpo Monastery?
Shigatse railway station, as the terminal station of the extension Qinghai-Tibet railway, is located in Jicuoxiong Township. And the famous Tashilunpo Monastery is approximately 8km away from the station, tourists just need to spend 20 minutes getting there by car.
Why Do We Choose Lhasa Shigatse Railway?
Since Lhasa Shigatse Railway has been put into use, the single road travel between Lhasa and Shigatse has been changed. Tourists can select the means of transportation as they want, never follow the same route. More importantly, the rail extension follows the Brahmaputra River and passes the canyon, which means tourists can appreciate different scenery on the way.
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