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Beijing to Lhasa Train

13 April 2017 Last updated at 10:06

It is no longer a dream to take a train travel between Beijing and Lhasa. The 3753 kilometers’ railway between Beijing and Lhasa take you travel from northern China to the southwestern Tibet plateau, crossing 1110 km over the world's highest Qinghai-Tibet Railway. En route, you will enjoy the great contrast of cultural shock and marvelous landscape. There are DAILY trains transferring thousands of passengers from Beijing to Lhasa for their lifetime Tibet tour.

Beijing Lhasa Train Schedule & Timetable

So far, there are two train lines under service between Beijing and Lhasa - Z21 and Z22. Every SINGLE day, from Beijing to Lhasa, Train Z21 starts from Beijing West Railway Station at 20:10 and arrives Lhasa Railway Station on the third day at 13:03. And Z22 runs the reverse route from Lhasa to Beijing, departing DAILY at 15:30 from Lhasa and arriving at Beijing West Railway Station on the third day at 08:20. There are 8 midway stations connecting Beijing and Lhasa, they are: Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Zhongwei, Lanzhou, Xining, Delingha, Golmud and Ngachu.


  • The following timetalbes are only for referrence;
  • We do NOT offer ticket-only service because foreign visitors must book a tour from a travel agency and obtain a Tibet Entry Permit before booking Tibet train ticket, according to the Tibet Tourism Bureau;
  • Because the Tibet train tickets are quite popular, especially in peak seasons (from July to October), please make your enquiry at least 3-6 months before your departure date.

  • You can contact us for an enquiry about a customized Tibet tour with train to Tibet. A quick reply will be send to you within 24 hours.

    Most Popular Beijing Tibet Train Tour Packages

    • Train No.
    • Route
    • Dep. Time
    • Duration
    • Z21 
    • Beijing West — Lhasa
    • 20:10
    • 40 hours 53 minutes
    • Z22 
    • Lhasa — Beijing West
    • 15:30
    • 40 hours 50 minutes

    Life on Board

    • Soft Sleeper Cars on Tibet Trains Soft Sleeper Cars

      The most comfortable compartments with doors and 4 soft berths in each offer more privacy and fewer crowds.

    • Dining on the train to Tibet What to eat on board?

      Simple Western and Chinese food are offered in the Dining car. Also some snacks and drinks are sold by the train attendant with a trolley.

    • More Information about Tibet Trains More Tibet Train FAQs

      See what other travelers are curious about trains to Tibet. Get more information about every corner of the train.

    Questions & Discussions

    Following are latest questions and answers from our webusers and customers. You can learn many useful information from the discussion and cases. You can also join in the discussions or ask your own question. Our experts will help you ASAP.

    Information for book the Train
    Please inform how long time take to be granted the permit to go Tibet and how much it cost. Additionally inform how much cost the Train Ticket, sleeping car and first class?
    2016-05-23 09:27
    Hi Carlos,

    Thanks for your message. It takes about 15 days to apply for and obtain the Tibet Travel Permit from Tibet Tourism Bureau and then mail to your address in China(hotel, travel agent...).

    As for the train ticket, are you referring train to Tibet from Beijing? If yes, the Soft Sleeper costs 1144 RMB equaling to about 175 USD. Hard Sleeper costs about 720 RMB(about 110 USD).

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