Chengdu is one of the most popular gateway cities of taking train to Tibet. It is comparatively easier to obtain train tickets than those from Beijing, Shanghai and Xian. Train Z322 from Chengdu to Lhasa departs EVERY OTHER DAY at 14:48 and arrives in Lhasa on Day3 at 09:55. And the train Z324 departs Lhasa at 18:30 and arrive Chengdu North Station on Day3 at 14:36. The total train ride is about 44 hours. There are 7 stopover train stations in the middle, which are: Guangyuan, Baoji, Lanzhou, Xining, Delingha, Gulmud and Ngachu.
What You Can Expect on Chengdu to Lhasa Train
It is an unforgetable experience to start the Tibet tour from Chengdu 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.
How to Get to Chengdu Train Station
The train from Chengdu to Lhasa starts from Chengdu North Train station (成都火车北站)
From Chengdu downtown the subway Line 1 arrives to the right in front of the North Train station
There are airport buses going from Shuangliu International Airport to Chengdu North Train Station which takes around 1:30hrs and cost CNY15.