The Guangzhou to Lhasa train Z264 was started to run in July, 2006, it departs daily from Guangzhou Train Station at 11:45AM, and arrives at Lhasa on Day3 afternoon at 17:30, totally around 54 hours train ride and covering 4980KM, which makes it longest train ride among all Tibet trains. And Train Z266 departs Lhasa at 12:45 and arrive at 20:00 on Day3 evening.
Visitors from Hong Kong or southeast of China and start their Tibet train tour from Guangzhou. To be frank that for such a long train ride, it might be tiring to many passengers, so the Guangzhou to Lhasa train is less popular comparing to other trains from Chengdu, Xian or Xining.
What You Can Expect on Guangzhou to Lhasa Train
It is an unforgetable experience to start the Tibet tour from Chongqing 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 Chongqing Train Station
The train from Guangzhou to Lhasa starts from Guangzhou Train station (广州站)
There are airport buses from Guangzhou Airport to the Train station which cost 16 per person, if you take taxi from the airport to the train station it cost around CNY100.