Chengdu Tbet Train Tours

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Known as a vital transport hub to a string of star attractions in Sichuan province, Chengdu serves as a major gateway to Tibet.

With a total length of 3,070km, the railway of Chengdu-Lhasa train is the 4th shortest one, linking other major cities of China to Tibet. (The other three are Xining-Lhasa train 1,972km; Lhanzhou-Lhasa train 2,188km; Xi’an-Lhasa train 2,864km). The Chengdu-Lhasa train departs 14:48 and it takes 43:07h for you to reach Lhasa. On the way you travel from the vast plains of Chengdu to Lanzhou and gradually ascend to soaring Qinghai-Tibet Plateau via Xining. The highlights of the view would unfold from Golmud to Lhasa.

To enjoy the Tibet train ride from Chengdu, you need to obtain Tibet Travel Permit. As a leading Tibet train tour operator, we guarantee 100% Tibet permit. Compared with Beijing-Lhasa train ticket, Chengdu-Lhasa train ticket is much easier to get. However, you also need to book it one month ahead via our travel consultants.

In terms of cost, though flying to Tibet and taking Chengdu-Lhasa train to Tibet cost almost the same, many still prefer the train journey for the epic scenic ride on the Tibetan Plateau.

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

With over 10 year’s Tibet train tour running experience, we handpicked the top 4 Chengdu to Tibet train tours, which covers the highlights of Tibet tours via Tibet train. Find your favorite itinerary in the following Chengdu-Tibet train tours.

Chengdu and Lhasa Train Schedule Details

Z322 train from Chengdu to Lhasa departs every other day. It darts from Chengdu Railway Station at 14:48. On the third day, Chengdu-Lhasa train (Z322) would drive you safely at Lhasa Railway Station at 09:55. Covering 3,360 km in total, Chengdu-Lhasa train trip would take you 43:07 hours to cross five provinces in mainland China. On the way back, Lhasa-Chengdu train (Z324) starts at 18:20.

Train NumberDepartureArrivalDurationDistanceFrequencyTicket Price
Z322(Chengdu-Lhasa) 14:48 09:55 43:07 Hours 3360km Every other day ¥668 Hard sleeper ¥1,062 Soft sleeper
Z324(Lhasa-Chengdu) 18:20 14:26 44:06 Hours Every other day ¥668 Hard sleeper ¥1,062 Soft sleeper

If Chengdu-Lhasa train departs on odd days, Z223 train from Chongqing to Lhasa would run on even days and vice versa. Chances are that if Chengdu-Lhasa train does not start on your date, you may go to Chongqing and take Chongqing-Lhasa train instead.

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 much 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 Chengdu, you can also board Tibet train from cities like Beijing,Xining (true beginning of Tibet train), Shanghai, and Xi’an train, etc. Find out more Tibet train tours from the following cities below.

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