Shanghai Tibet Train Tours

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With dazzling Neon Lights illuminating prosperous Bund and soaring sky-scrapers, Shanghai is the most glamorous metropolis, oozing irresistible charm for global business elites and worldwide tourists in mainland China.

To plenty of first-timers to Tibet, to both cover the most dynamic city in China and holy Tibet, they opt for visiting Shanghai first and later take Shanghai-Lhasa train to Tibet.

Like Beijing-Lhasa train, Shanghai-Lhasa train remains one of the hottest railway journeys in China. The epic train ride takes 47:34 Hours, covering 4,373km. You will travel across almost entire China, from east to west and enjoy the varied terrains. From eastern coastal region to central plain areas of China and further ascend to lofty Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, the epic ride will reward you the stunning panorama of mainland China.

To enjoy the Tibet train ride from Shanghai, you need to obtain Tibet Travel Permit. As a leading Tibet train tour operator, we guarantee 100% Tibet permit. Just like Beijing-Lhasa train ticket, Shanghai-Lhasa train ticket is extremely difficult to get. You need to book it one month ahead via our travel consultants.

Most Popular Tibet Train Tours from Shanghai( 48 hrs train ride with soft/hard sleeper )

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

Shanghai and Lhasa Train Schedule Details

Z164 train from Shanghai to Lhasa runs every day. It starts from Shanghai Railway Station at 20:10. And one day later, Shanghai-Lhasa train (Z164) would drive you safely at Lhasa Railway Station at 19:20. Covering 4,373km in total, the whole train trip to Lhasa from Shanghai would take you 47:10 hours to cross eight provinces in mainland China. On the way back, Lhasa-Shanghai train (Z166) leaves at 11:15.

Train NumberDepartureArrivalDurationDistanceFrequencyTicket Price
Z164(Shanghai-Lhasa) 20:10 19:20 47:10 Hours 4373km daily ¥793.5 Hard sleeper ¥1,262.5 Soft sleeper
Z166(Lhasa-Shanghai) 11:15 11:51 48:36 Hours daily ¥793.5 Hard sleeper ¥1,262.5 Soft sleeper

Taking train to Lhasa from Shanghai is one of the most favorite routes for visitors to Tibet. There are seven trains heading towards Tibet. Daily train for Lhasa only leaves from Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Trains to Tibet from other major large cities like Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou and Xining would depart every other day.

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

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