The Beijing-Lhasa train Z21 was launched in July, 2006, this great railway between Beijing and Lhasa takes passengers from northern China to the furthest southwestern Tibet plateau for their lifetime Tibet tour. The Beijing to Lhasa train is served as one of the 3 initial railway routes of Qinghai-Tibet Railway, with other two lines moving from Chengdu to Lhasa and Xining to Lhasa. The Beijing-Lhasa train stretches 3753km all the way to Lhasa, crossing 8 provinces with 1110 km running on the world's highest Qinghai-Tibet Railway. The total train ride is about 44 hours from Beijing to Lhasa, the return train from Lhasa to Beijing is called Z22.
Trains Running Between Beijing and Lhasa
So far, there is a daily train from Beijing to Lhasa called Z21 and the return train called Z22. The train Z21 runs daily from Beijing West Train Station at 20:10 and arrives Lhasa Railway Station on the Day3 at 13:03. And Z22 runs daily from Lhasa to Beijing, departing DAILY at 15:30 from Lhasa and arriving at Beijing West Train Station on the third day at 08:20. With 8 middle stopover stations, which are: Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Zhongwei, Lanzhou, Xining, Delingha, Golmud and Ngachu.
What You Can Expect on Beijing to Lhasa Train
It is an unforgetable experience to start the Tibet tour from Beijing by train, En route, you will enjoy the great contrast of cultural shock and marvelous landscape, the snowcapped mountains, the turquoise plateau lakes, the grazing yaks and etc produce a marvelous landscape painting that shown like an animation film through your train window. Lying on your comfortable sleeper, you will never feel tired to watch this amazing scenery.
1) The train timetalbe is for reference only ;
2) The ticket prices above are the net rate for reference only, the actual booking price is higher as we have to pay high booking fee to special ticket agent.
3) As many trains are passing by train, so the tickets are extremly hard to guarantee, the train tickets are limited but the demand from both Chinese and foreign visitors is huge and exceed the supply, especially during the peak season of May to Oct. So we do not offer ticket booking for Lanzhou-Lhasa train. If there is any agent boast that they can book the train, it is actually risky, no agent can 100% guarantee it, all agents are just pay high booking fee to certain special ticket agents, the successful rate is from 50-90% or so depends on the actual situation, but could not 100% guarantee, so please kindly note this.