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Perched on soaring Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Tibet used to be so far and unreachable. But now, travelling to Tibet turns out to be easy and fun. You have multiple choices: fly from Nepal or other cities of China, take Tibet train or even drive via Sichuan-Tibet Highway, etc.

However, given the travelling cost, and tour experience and acclimatization to high altitude, Nomeans of transport can beat travelling by Tibet train.

Although the very beginning of Tibet train lies in Xining, international tourists can easily board the connecting trains from major cities across China to reach Xining and eventually head to Lhasa, capital of Tibet.

Overall, Tibet train runs from seven major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou, Xining.

To the first-timers to Tibet, international tourists can easily land in Beijing, Shanghai, or Guangzhou, etc. After you finished a couple of days’ tour in Beijing or Shanghai, you can take scenic Tibet train and head directly to Tibet while enjoying the mind-blowing alpine scenery along the way.

Before the Train ride:

By law, international tourists cannot board the Tibet train until they get the Tibet Travel Permit, an indispensable travel document to Tibet only obtainable by a travel agency. Beside, due to the language barrier and shortage of Tibet train ticket from popular destinations like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, etc, it would be like mission impossible for global tourists to get the train ticket timely.

However, don’t worry!

With over 10 years Tibet tour running experience, Tibetour.org offers one-stop service for 100% Tibet Travel Permit Application and a wide choice of China and Tibet tour via Tibet train. With hassle-free tour service, and great reputation in the Tibet inbound tourism industry, you can customize our Tibet train tour from different cities, effortlessly with great reliability.

Most Classic Tibet Train Tour Packages

If travelling to Tibet via scenic Tibet train is only a small appetizer, you will be having a treat shortly after you begin your exploration in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet. The following classic Tibet train tour packages give you a glimpse of popular destinations and varied itineraries in Tibet. You can join top 4 itineraries such as Lhasa to holy Namtso; Lhasa to Everest Base Camp via Shigatse; Lhasa to EBC and Mt.Kailash kora, even move further to Kathmandu, Nepal, etc. Just have a look and pick one that suits your interests and budget most.

Most Recommended Tibet Train Tour Packages from Various Cities

The easy availability of Tibet train from different cities across China makes it easier for international tourists to reach Tibet. We sum up top 5 cities where you can embark on your Tibet tour via scenic Tibet train journey. Each with its distinct beauty and historical charm, check the following Tibet train tour packages in detail.

Beijing Tibet Train Tours

> Beijing to Lhasa Train Schedule & Online Ticket Booking

To the majority of international tourists, Beijing is likely to be your first stop in China for its staggering number of international airlines, up to 240 cities worldwide. You will be drawn to both ancient architectural wonders like the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and modern iconic buildings such as Bird’s Net, China World Trade Center Tower, etc. After you stroll in winding Hutong and learn more of Chinese history, you can jump on the scenic Tibet train to Lhasa to experience a journey of spirituality.

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Xining Tibet Train Tours

> Xining to Lhasa Train Schedule & Online Ticket Booking

Xining-Lhasa train is where the highlights of Tibet train lies. The stunning alpine scenery starts to unfold from Golmud to Lhasa section. As the beginning of Tibet train, more than 8 train routes from all parts of China will converge here and move to Lhasa. During peak travel season in China, it’s advisable to fly from Beijing, Shanghai to Xining and later take Xining-Lhasa train to Tibet.

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Shanghai Tibet Train Tours

> Shanghai to Lhasa Train Schedule & Online Ticket Booking

Like Beijing-Lhasa train, Shanghai-Lhasa train is one of the hottest railway routes to Tibet. Imaginably, train ticket is very hard to get just like Beijing-Lhasa train ticket. The train covers 8 provinces too. It is approximately 4373 km long and it takes about 48 hours to complete. It connects the East of China to Lhasa. You can experience the most developed city in China before your Tibet tour begins.

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Xi'an Tibet Train Tours

> Xi'an to Lhasa Train Schedule & Online Ticket Booking

To the history buffs, Xi’an is a must stop prior to your Tibet tour. Xi’an is the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals in China. More than 10 emperors in ancient China placed it as the capitals. Two-thumbs up for a visit; you can witness the grandeur of Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, and Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, and even cycle on the ancient wall of Xi’an. Later, you can keep tracing the glorious history of Tibetan Buddhism in holy Tibet.

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Chengdu Tibet Train Tours

> Chengdu to Lhasa Train Schedule & Online Ticket Booking

Widely known as the “Land of Abundance” in Sichuan province, Chengdu is the major gateway to Tibet in southwest of China. If you have never seen adorable giant pandas up close, do stop in this historical city. You will be greatly entertained by such lovely creatures and enjoying the spicy hot pot and dynamic life in Chengdu. Then you can enjoy the superior ride on Tibet train Tibet. It takes almost two days to reach from Chengdu to Lhasa.

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Most-Read Articles about Tibet Train Onboard

What’s Tibet train like when travelling in it? Can I have shower in it? Is it safe to travel onboard? What am I supposed to do if I have altitude sickness?,etc. We bring you the most-read articles and frequently asked questions concerning the train journey on Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Check the question you concern most in the following most-read articles.

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