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Guangzhou to Lhasa Train Schedule & Online Ticket Booking

Last Update: July 21, 2017

Z264 train from Guangzhou to Lhasa departs every day. It starts from Guangzhou Train Station at 11:45. And one day later, Z264 train from Guangzhou would drive you safely at Lhasa Railway Station at 17:05. That's to say, the whole train journey to Lhasa from Guangzhou would cost you 53:20 hours to cross eight provinces in mainland China. On the way back, Lhasa-Guangzhou train (Z266) leaves at 13:00.

Taking train to Lhasa from Guangzhou 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.

Guangzhou-Lhasa train route is the longest one among seven trains bound to Lhasa from major large cities in mainland China, which covers the distance of 4,980km. However, all the trains to Lhasa would make a stop at Xining railway station. In order to save time and energy, it's advisable to fly to Xining, and then enter Tibet by trains from Xining as an alternative.

Guangzhou-Lhasa Train Fare & Online Ticket Booking

Train No.

Dep. / Arr.



Hard seat

Hard sleeper

Soft sleeper

Z264 Guangzhou-Lhasa

11:45 / 17:05


53hr, 20min (4,980km)




Z266 Lhasa-Guangzhou

13:00 / 20:00


55hr, 00min (4,980km)




Guangzhou 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.

54 Hours' Guangzhou to Lhasa Train Itinerary Details

Day1 Get on Z264 Train from Guangzhou to Lhasa

Z264 train leaves from Guangzhou to Lhasa at 11:45. You had better bring all your belongings and Tibet travel permit to Guangzhou Train Station one hour before the departure.

Today is your first day on Guangzhou-Lhasa train and you would travel through major cities Guangzhou, Chenzhou, Changsha and Wuchang accordingly.

Day2 Pass by Xian, Lanzhou and Xining

After having a good night on Guangzhou-Lhasa train, you would catch a glimpse of the ancient city of Xian in the morning. Xian, the capital city of Shanxi Province, serves as an important transportation hub in northwest China.

And then train continues driving towards Lhasa, passing over Lanzhou and Xining. Chances are that you would appreciate the marvelous sunset of Qinghai Lake. The altitude begins to rise sharply and outside views become stunning.

Day3 Passing through the Qinghai-Tibet Railway and Arrive in Lhasa by Train from Guangzhou

As Guangzhou-Lhasa train (Z264) runs into Golmud at midnight, the oxygen supplement system starts to work. On this section to Lhasa, you could be amazed at the grandeur of nature outside the window including boundless grassland, vast snow mountains and turquoise lakes, etc.

In the early morning, Z264 train to Lhasa from Guangzhou would go through Qarhan Salt Lake, Sanchahe Grand Bridge and Chumaer River.

At noon, you would enjoy the beauty of Cuona Lake and its surroundings. Majestic snow-capped peaks and mountains like Tanggula Mountains appear on the horizon once in a while. With an area of over 400 square kilometers, Cuona Lake is also considered as the highest fresh water lake in the world. Under the blue sky, you can see Tibetan yak and antelope leisurely grazing on the grassland and fish swimming freely in the clear water.

At 17:05, you would get to Lhasa Railway Station safely by Guangzhou-Lhasa train (Z264).

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