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Qinghai Tibet Railway from Xining to Lhasa

07 June 2016 Last updated at 10:40

The railway from Xining to Lhasa is the world's highest altitude raiway-Qinghai-Tibet Railway, which is the route that links Lhasa to the existing network of railroad tracks in China. There are currently train services from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Xining and Chongqing running on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway line to Lhasa.

Taking a train to Lhasa, you will be marval at the amazing landscaped of Tibet Plateau, excited with the wild animals in Kekexili just outside the train's windows.

Xining Lhasa Train Schedule & Timetable

There are many trains running between Xining and Lhasa, but only Train Z6801 begins in Xining and Train Z6802 takes Xining as the terminal.

Train Z6801 leaves Xining at 14:05 and arrive on the next day at 12:00.

Train Z6802 departures from Lhasa at 08:50 and arrive on the next day at 06:43.


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    • Train No.
    • Route
    • Dep. Time
    • Duration
    • Z6801 
    • Xining — Lhasa
    • 14:05
    • 21 hours 55 minutes
    • Z6802 
    • Lhasa — Xining
    • 08:50
    • 21 hours 53 minutes

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