Beijing-Lhasa Trains

Train travel is the best way to go to Tibet. Since Tibet is located in plateau areas of a high altitude of over 3000 km, most tourists are likely to suffer from altitude sickness. Train travel allows passengers to take time to adapt to plateau acclimation. Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet Province.

beijing to lhasa

Beijing to Lhasa by train

There is only one train available from Beijing to Lhasa, which is No.T27 Train.
The train departs from Beijing West Station and arrives at Lhasa Train Station.
Departure time 20:00
Arrival time 15:40 (on the third day)
Duration 42h42min
Ticket fare
Soft Sleeper CNY1144/1186
Hard Sleeper CNY720/742/763
Hard Seat CNY360

Since it is such a long journey from Beijing to Lhasa, sleepers are always the most popular berth and the tickets are always sold out in peak season. Usually a lot of tourists would like to go to Tibet in August, even hard seat tickets will be sold out very soon at this time of the year. If tourists have plans to travel to Lhasa, it is a must to book the train tickets in advance, 20 days in advance recommended.

If the No.T27 Train is not available, there are still alternative choices. Firstly, take a train from Beijing to Xining, and then take another train from Xining to Lhasa. There are 3 trains available from Beijing to Xining and 4 or 5 trains available from Xining to Lhasa.

Oxygen equipment is available on all the trains travelling to Tibet. Passengers who have severe altitude illness should ask for an oxygen mask.

Train travel is the best way to go to Tibet. Since Tibet is located in plateau areas of a high altitude of over 3000 km, most tourists are likely to suffer from altitude sickness. Train travel allows passengers to take time to adapt to plateau acclimation and there is oxygen available on the train. What’more, tourists will enjoy the stunning landscape along the train travel.

Tips:
The most comfortable and time-saving way to go to Tibet.
Take a plane to Xining and then take a train from Xining to Lhasa.

Note:
Tibet travel permit is required for any foreigners who want to go to Tibet. Before tourists taking a train, plane or bus to Tibet, they need to show the permit to the working staff.

The tickets of Train T27 is usually short of supply. There are other ways to get to Lhasa by make transfer at Xining and there is no detours.

First take a train from Beijing to Xining, and then take a train from Xining to Lhasa. Train T175 and T151 are available from Beijing to Xining. Train K9811 starts from Xining West Station and arrive at Lhasa Station.

Lhasa to Beijing by train

No.T28 Train is the only train that travels from Lhasa to Beijing.
The train departs from Lhasa Train Station and arrives at Beijing West Station.
Departure time 13:48
Arrival time 8:19(on the third day)
Duration 42h59min
Ticket fare
Soft Sleeper CNY1144/1186
Hard Sleeper CNY720/742/763
Hard Seat CNY360

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