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Lhasa to Shigatse by Train

Last updated: April,21 2017

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.

Map of Lhasa Shigatse Train Route The above map shows you the train route from Lhasa to Shigatse.

Lhasa to Shigatse by Train - No. Z8801

Train No.FromToDep. / Arr.Duration (km)StopsDuration
Z8801 Lhasa Shigatse 09:00 / 12:09 248 6 3hr,9min
Ticket PriceBooking
Hard Seat Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper Booking
¥40.5 ¥111.5 ¥169.5

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Timetable of Lhasa to Shigatse Train - No.Z8801

StationAltitutdeArrivalDepartureStop TimeDistance
Lhasa 3,650 m -- 09:00 -- --
Sherong 3,604 m 09:24 09:56 2 min 33 km
Chushul 3,700 m 09:44 09:56 12 min 56 km
Nyemo 3,810 m 10:29 10:31 2 min 103 km
Rinbung 3,800 m 11:03 11:05 2 min 151 km
Shigatse 3,836 m 12:09 -- -- 248 km

Timetable of Shigatse to Lhasa Train - No.Z8802

StationAltitutdeArrivalDepartureStop TimeDistance
Shigatse 3,836 m -- 17:30 -- --
Renbu 3,800 m 18:34 18:36 2 min 97 km
Nimu 3,810 m 19:07 19:09 2 min 145 km
Qushui 3,700 m 19:39 19:41 2 min 192 km
Xierong 3,604 m 20:01 020:07 6 min 215 km
Lhasa 3,650 m 20:32 -- -- 248 km
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