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Beijing Tibet Train Tours

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To many first-timers to China, Beijing would be their first stop in China due to the easy transportation.

Normally, after a couple of days’ tour in Beijing, taking Beijing-Lhasa train would become their top choice to travel to Tibet, for the incredible scenic ride from northeast of China to towering Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

To enjoy the Tibet train ride from Beijing, you need to obtain Tibet Travel Permit. As a leading Tibet train tour operator, we guarantee 100% Tibet permit. Being one of the hottest train routes to Lhasa, Beijing-Tibet train ticket is extremely difficult to get for ordinary tourists. We suggest you booking our Beijing Tibet train tour and train service at least one month ahead.

Then, you can jump on the Beijing-Lhasa train, sitting beside the window and enjoying the picturesque scenes of Tibetan Plateau via the Qinghai-Tibet railway. Definitely something you would never forget in your lifetime.

Most Popular Tibet Train Tours from Beijing( 44 hrs train ride with soft/hard sleeper )

With over 10 year’s Tibet train tour running experience, we handpicked the top 5 Beijing to Tibet train tours, which covers the highlights of Tibet tours via Tibet train. Find your favorite itinerary in the following Beijing-Tibet train tours.

Beijing and Lhasa Train Schedule Details

Taking a train from Beijing to Lhasa is one of the most popular way to get to Tibet from the capital city of China. The 3753 kilometers' railway between Beijing and Lhasa covers 1,110 kilometers over the world's highest Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The whole train journey from Beijing to Lhasa takes about 41 hours, during which you will not only experience the comfortable Lhasa Express train, but also the stunning scenery along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

Train NumberDepartureArrivalDurationDistanceFrequencyTicket Price
Z21(Beijing-Lhasa) 20:00 12:10 40:10 Hours 3757km daily ¥720 Hard sleeper ¥1144 Soft sleeper
Z22(Lhasa-Beijing) 16:10 08:28 40:18 Hours daily ¥720 Hard sleeper ¥1144 Soft sleeper

Beijing Lhasa Train (Z21) starts from Beijing West Railway Station at 20:00 and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station on the third day at 12:10. And for the reverse route from Lhasa to Beijing, Train Z22 departs at 16:10 and reaches Beijing on the third day at 08:28.

Tibet Train Onboard Information

Is it safe to travel on Tibet train? What facilities are on the train? What’s the life in different cabins in Tibet train? We gather all the useful information as to the Tibet train ride and awful lots of FAQs. You will learn many useful information before boarding Tibet train.

  • Soft Sleeper on Tibet Trains

    Soft Sleeper on Tibet Trains

    On each Tibet train, there are usually only 2 soft sleeper cars which are the most comfortable ones compared with the hard sleeper class and the hard seats class.

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  • Hard Sleeper on Tibet Trains

    Hard Sleeper on Tibet Trains

    Hard sleeper class, also known as hard sleeper berth or second class sleeper, is an affordable way to take the Tibet train in comfort. Contrary to the class, the bed is not hard per se in a hard sleeper berth. The beds are just not as thick.

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  • Hard Seats on Tibet Trains

    Hard Seats on Tibet Trains

    Hard Seats on Tibet trains are the cheapest ticket class, but not recommend for long time journey to Lhasa from cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, etc.

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  • Dining Car on Tibet Trains

    Dining Car on Tibet Trains

    Each Tibet train is equipped with a dining cart and restaurant which offers passengers 3 meals a day. You can always buy a snack, beer, tea, or soft drinks as well.

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  • Air-conditioning System on Tibet Train

    Air-conditioning System on Tibet Train

    All the trains to Tibet are air conditioned and pressurized for the trains have to run through the mountain areas at high altitude. The air-conditioning in the Tibet train can keep the temperature in the train at a comfortable level so that passengers can enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the world's highest railway in a cozy environment.

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  • Washrooms on Tibet Trains

    Washrooms on Tibet Trains

    On Tibet trains, there are two bathrooms at the end of each car. On one side, there is a Western toilet and the other is an Asian toilet. The facilities are well appointed and they are always kept clean and tidy.

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  • Oxygen Supply on Tibet Trains

    Oxygen Supply on Tibet Trains

    Don't worry about the high altitude sickness when travel Tibet by train, for you can get used to the raise of the altitude slowly and gradually on the way. In order to keep passengers comfortable during the journey, the Tibet trains are all equipped with the oxygen supply systems.

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  • Medical Service on Tibet Train

    Medical Service on Tibet Train

    Every train from or to Tibet is equipped with modern facilities to provide passengers temporary medical service. Suffering from altitude sickness is a common thing on the Tibet train, the experienced doctors and trained nurses are also available for dealing with and attending the medical emergencies of the passengers. And the passengers can get timely and effective first aid.

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More Tibet Train Tours from Other China Cities

Tourists can easily take Tibet trains from major cities to Lhasa. Apart from Beijing, you can also board Tibet train from cities like Xining (true beginning of Tibet train), Shanghai, and Xi’an train and Chengdu. Find out more Tibet train tours from the following cities below.

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