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Chongqing to Lhasa Train Schedule & Online Ticket Booking

Last Update: July 21, 2017

Z223 train from Chongqing to Lhasa departs every other day. It leaves from Chongqing Railway Station at 15:42 and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station at 09:55 on the third day. Covering 3,641 km in total, Chongqing-Lhasa train trip would take you 42:13 hours to cross six provinces in mainland China. On the way back, Lhasa-Chongqing train (Z224) darts at 18:20.

Taking train to Lhasa from Chongqing 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 Chongqing-Lhasa train sets off on even days, Chengdu-Lhasa train would depart on odd days and vice versa. Chances are that if Chongqing-Lhasa train does not start on your date, you may go to Chengdu and take Chengdu-Lhasa train instead.

Chongqing-Lhasa Train Fare & Online Ticket Booking

Train No.

Dep. / Arr.



Hard seat

Hard sleeper

Soft sleeper

Z223 Chongqing-Lhasa

15:42 / 09:55


42hr, 13min (3,641km)




Z224 Lhasa-Chongqing

18:20 / 13:46


43hr, 26min (3,641km)




Chongqing 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.

43 Hours' Chongqing to Lhasa Train Itinerary Details

Day1 Board Z223 train from Chongqing to Lhasa

Z223 train runs from Chongqing to Lhasa at 15:42. It’s wise to bring all your belongings and Tibet travel permit to Chongqing Railway Station one hour ahead. This night, Chongqing-Lhasa train would drive you through Chongqing, Guangan and Dazhou accordingly.

Day2 Z223 train heading towards Lhasa from Chongqing

Today is your second day on Chongqing-Lhasa train.

In the early morning, you would go through two big cities of Shanxi Province: Xian and Baoji. And then Z223 train from Chongqing runs towards Lhasa, traveling over Lanzhou and Xining in the afternoon. Xining is the capital city of Qinghai Province, which is also known as the starting point of Qinghai-Tibet Railway. On this section, you can indulge yourself in the plateau scenery outside the window.

Located at the northwest to Xining city, Qinghai Lake, the largest salt water lake in China, is also considered as holy lake by Tibetans and Mongolians. If weather allows, you would appreciate the marvelous sunset of Qinghai Lake and its surroundings.

Day3 Splendid sceneries along Qinghai-Tibet railway and arrive at Lhasa from Chongqing by train

As Chongqing-Lhasa train Z223 enters into Golmud at midnight, the oxygen supplement system starts to work. No need to worry too much about altitude sickness since all the Tibet trains are well-equipped with the oxygen supplement system and every passenger has individual oxygen outlet.

In the early morning, train to Lhasa from Chongqing would pass through Qarshan Salt Lake and Yuzhu Summit (Sob Gangri Peak, at the altitude of 6,178m).

With time passing by, you would enjoy the stunning views of Cuona Lake. Majestic snow mountains, illimitable grasslands, numerous cattle and sheep along the Qinghai-Tibet railway appear on the horizon once in a while.

Passing over endless Tanggula Mountains, you would finally reach Lhasa Railway Station by Chongqing-Lhasa train (Z223) at 09:55.

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