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Chengdu Lhasa Train

16 March 2015 Last updated at 04:02

Chengdu is a very popular gateway city of taking train to Tibet. It is easier to obtain train tickets in Chengdu. Further more, it takes less time from Chengdu to Lhasa then from Shanghai or Guangzhou to Lhasa. The Train T22/T24 take you travel totally 3,600 km between the hometown of Giant Pandas and the holy land Tibet. Travelers will spend about 45 hours on the train, experiencing the world's highest altitude railway, enjoying the endless snow-capped mountains outside and the windows and witnessing the wild life on the Tibet Plateau.

Chengdu Lhasa Train Schedule & Timetable

Train T22 from Chengdu to Lhasa departs every other day at 20:45 and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station on the third day at 15:28. And also on every other day, the train T24 leaves Lhasa at 11:10 and arrive Chengdu Railway Station on the third day at 08:19. There are 7 midway train stations: Guangyuan, Baoji, Lanzhou, Xining, Delingha, Gulmud and Ngachu. En route, you have chance to see the rare elegent Tibetan antelope, stunning Qinghai Lake, vast grassland, etc.


  • You'd better get to railway station about 45 minutes ahead of departure time. Ticket Check-in starts 30 minutes before your aboard.
  • There are battey charging accesses on the train, but make sure you have a socket adapter.
  • Only Chinese foods are served aboard, including Breakfast(10RMB), Box Lunch(25RMB), Self-selected Meal(from 38MRB)
  • The following timetalbes are only for referrence;
  • because the Tibet train tickets are quite popular, especially in peak seasons (from July to October), we do NOT offer tickets reservation service only.

  • 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 Chengdu Tibet Tour Packages

    • Train No.
    • Route
    • Dep. Time
    • Duration
    • T22 
    • Chengdu — Lhasa
    • 20:45
    • 42 hours 43 minutes
    • T24 
    • Lhasa — Chengdu
    • 11:10
    • 45 hours 09 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

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