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Chengdu to Lhasa Train Schedule & Online Ticket Booking

Last Update: July 21, 2017

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.

Taking train to Lhasa from Chengdu 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.

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.

Chengdu-Lhasa Train Fare & Online Ticket Booking

Train No.

Dep. / Arr.



Hard seat

Hard sleeper

Soft sleeper

Z322 Chengdu-Lhasa

14:48 / 09:55


43hr, 07min (3,360km)




Z324 Lhasa-Chengdu

18:20 / 14:26


44hr, 06min (3,360km)




Chengdu to Lhasa Train Ticket Online Book

Note: The above ticket prices are just the net price you could see on your ticket. Because of the limit supply and huge demand of Tibet train tickets, tourists may have to pay more than the net price to buy tickets, especially in peak season. Please send us an inquiry for the exact price of the train you preferred to take.

44 Hours' Chengdu to Lhasa Train Itinerary Details

Day1 Get on Z322 train from Chengdu to Lhasa

Z322 train leaves from Chengdu to Lhasa at 14:48. You are advised to bring all your belongings and Tibet travel permit to Chengdu Railway Station one hour ahead departure. Following Xining-Lhasa train and Lanzhou-Lhasa train, Chengdu-Lhasa train (Z322) would offer you the third shortest ride to Lhasa Railway Station.

Day2 The first day on Z322 train to Lhasa from Chengdu

After having a sound sleep on train to Lhasa from Chengdu, you would catch a view of Baoji city in the morning. Located in Shanxi Province, Baoji serves as an important transportation hub in northwest China.

And then train continues running towards Lhasa, passing over Lanzhou and Xining in the afternoon. Xining, the capital city of Qinghai province, is also known as the starting point of Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Chances are that you would enjoy the sunset of Qinghai Lake. The altitude begins to rise sharply and outside views become interesting.

Day3 Enjoy spectacular scenery along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway and get to Lhasa from Chengdu by train

As Chengdu-Lhasa train (Z322) enters into Golmud at midnight, the oxygen supplement system begin to work. You don’t need to worry too much about altitude sickness since Tibet trains are well-equipped with the oxygen supplement system and every passenger has individual oxygen outlet.

On this section to Lhasa, you could see the varieties of nature along Qinghai-Tibet Railway, like vast grassland, majestic snow mountains and turquoise lakes,etc.

In the early morning, Z322 train from Chengdu to Lhasa would drive through Qarhan Salt Lake and Chumaer River. With Chengdu-Lhasa train running on, you would appreciate the beauty of Cuona Lake and its surroundings. Numerous snow-capped peaks and mountains appear on the horizon once in a while.

At 09:55, you would get to Lhasa Railway Station safely by Chengdu-Lhasa train (Z322).

Chengdu-Lhasa railway map

Chengdu-Lhasa train gives you the third shortest ride to Tibet.

Chengdu-Lhasa Train

If failing to book Chengdu-Lhasa train ticket, you can go to Tibet from Chongqing as an alternative.

Chengdu Lhasa Train Schedule

Train from Chengdu to Lhasa firstly go north to Shaanxi province, and then join in the Qinghai-Tibet Railway after reaching Xining.

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