Frequently Asked Questions about Chongqing Tibet Train Tour
How to book the Chongqing Lhasa train ticket?
The train from Chongqing to Lhasa departs every other day at 22:25 p.m. from Chongqingxi Railway Station. It takes about 36 hours to get from Chongqing to Lhasa by train. To obtain the train ticket, one can book it online at the official site (www.12036.com) or purchase it at the railway station.
However, it is not always easy for international tourists to book a Tibet train ticket, if you know little about Chinese and don’t have the local payment methods like Alipay etc. In this occasion, the easiest option is to allow us to book your tickets for you. We have professional team with years of experiences, and can guarantee your train ticket based on your requirements.
How to collect the train ticket after booking?
For tourists who have entrusted us to book your Chongqing Tibet train ticket, we will send the ticket to your hotel or address in Chongqing. You can then get to the station with your train ticket and the Tibet Travel Permit to board the train. Sometimes, if the case is in emergency, our staff will deliver the train ticket to your hand right at the railway station.
Besides, in other case, we can also send the booking number of the Tibet train ticket to you as needed. In this way, you can go to the ticket window of the train station to collect the ticket from the conductor. You only need to show your passport, booking number and Tibet Travel Permit.
How to get to Chongqingxi Railway Station?
Chongqingxi Railway Station is the departure station of Chongqing to Lhasa train. It is located at No.168, Fengzhong Road, Shapingba District. The station is approximately 40 km from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, 20.9 km from Chongqing North Railway Station and 15 km from Chongqing Railway Station.
Tourists can take the Chongqing Rail Transit Line 5 and the Loop Line to get to Chongqingxi Railway Station. And if you transfer from the airport, you can the airport shuttle bus, spending about 1.5 hours to reach the station. The taxi from the airport to the train station will cost about 90 CNY.
Are there more routes to travel from Chongqing to Tibet by train?
It is possible to miss the train from Chongqing to Lhasa, as it only departs once every other day. Also, the ticket demand always exceeds the supply. If you want to try a shorter train trip from Chongqing to Lhasa, you can first fly from Chongqing to Xining, and then take the train from Xining to Lhasa. Xining is starting point of the Qinghai Tibet Railway, offering the most frequent trains to Tibet. You will have more chances to take the Tibet train, without interrupting your travel plan.
How to kill time onboard while take the train?
When taking the train from Chongqing to Lhasa, tourists will spend about 36 hours onboard, which is quite a long time of two nights and one day. To kill the time on the train, you can appreciate the scenery from the window. The train passes some of the gorgeous landscapes, including snowy-capped mountains, turquoise lakes, grassy meadows……along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.
Besides, you can watch the films or listen to music, or read a book, to kill the train onboard. Since charging is unavailable on the train, it is recommended to get your laptop or mobile phone fully charged and prepare portable power source, before you board the train.