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How to plan Tibet Train Tour? Are you keen on the famous Qinghai-Tibet Railway? Would you like to take a train to Tibet? Taking the train to Tibet can actually help alleviate altitude sickness while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Tibetan Plateau. Our TOP 10 Tibet Train Tour Packages are handpicked for their flexiablity and popularity, just feel free to email us to customize the Tibet Train Travel suit you!
 
Extending 1,956 kilometers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway connects, Xining (2,200m), capital of Qinghai Province, and Lhasa (3,650m), capital of Tibet. The train from Xining to Lhasa runs at an altitude of 4,000m above sea level, and the highest point is 5,072 m. You can board the trains from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xining, and Xian to Lhasa and experience the best train journey to Tibet. Join our China Tibet Train Tour & Trip to Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Mount Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash to discover the natural wonders and rich Tibetan Buddhist culture. Contact AOT Team for the amazing Tibet Train Trip at the best price and with the best service!
 
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Morden Train to Lhasa - The train is equipped with oxygen supply systems and pressurized carriages, which can regulate air pressure and provide additional oxygen to passengers.
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Highlights of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway - You will pass through vast grasslands, snow-capped mountains, high-altitude lakes, yaks and herders' tents, barren deserts...
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Discover Real Tibet - Take your time to visit the top places in Tibet like Lhasa (Potala Palace), Gyantse (Kumbum Stupa), Shigatse (Mount Everest Base Camp), Mount Kailash...
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4 Best Tibet Train Tour Packages

We have designed some China Tibet Train Tour Packages specifically for those who love to slow down and travel by train to Tibet. Our Tibet Train Tours cover some of the most frequently used train routes heading to Tibet from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, and Xining. After enjoying the unique scenery along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, you can begin your dream journey in Tibet. Take your time to visit the top cities in Tibet, such as Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse. Please feel free to contact us to ensure your train tickets and we will be happy to help you plan a wonderful Tibet Train Tour.

Namsto Lake

11 Days Tibet Train Tour from Shanghai with Everest Base Camp & Namtso Lake

Shanghai - Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Damxung - Namtso Lake - Lhasa
Embark on an unforgettable adventure and take a train ride from Shanghai to Tibet! Marvel at the stunning views of the majestic Himalayan Mountains and the vast grasslands of the Qinghai-Tibet Plate...
Xining Tibet Train Tour

10 Days Qinghai-Tibet Railway Tour from Xining to Lhasa & Everest Base Camp

Xining - Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp (EBC) - Shigatse - Lhasa
The Qinghai-Tibet Railway starts from Xining West Railway Station, and ends at Lhasa Railway Station. Boarding the train from Xining is the quickest way to experience the best Train Journey to Tibet...
Train To Lhasa

10 Days Chengdu & Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour via Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Chengdu - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Gyirong Port (China and Nepal Border)
Looking for an a lifetime overland adventure to Kathmandu? Well, with the Chengdu Tibet Train Tour, that dream can become a reality! You'll have the opportunity to meet the adorable pandas in Chengd...
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14 Days China Tibet Nepal Overland Tour with Great Wall, Terracotta & Mt.Everest

Beijing - Xian - Lhasa - Shigatse - EBC - Gyirong Border - Kathmandu
How many days will it take for a China Tibet Nepal Overland Tour? Our 14-day Classic China Tibet Nepal Tour with Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Shigatse, EBC & Gyirong is specially design for those who wish ...

9 Tibet Train Tour Packages from 3 Popular Gateway Cities

You can enter Tibet by Train from Popular Gateway Cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, and Xining. Many trains to Tibet originating from other cities will pass through Xining, Xian, Lanzhou or Golmud. Taking a train to Lhasa from other cities in China is very convenient. For example, you can take a direct train to Lhasa from Xining (21 hours, the starting point of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway), Lanzhou (24.5 hours), Xian (31 hours), Chongqing (35.5 hours), Chengdu (36.5 hours), Beijing (40.5 hours), Shanghai (47 hours), Guangzhou (52.5 hours), and more. If you plan to do China Tours with Trains to Tibet, take our Tibet Train Tours for a combination of great value and excellent service!

Beijing to Lhasa, Tibet Train Tours

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Beijing, the capital of China, usually served as the most popular gateway to China. Take our Beijing Tibet Train Tours to the mysterous Tibet Plateau for a lifetime China Tibet Train Tour with a local expert team in Beijing and Lhasa.

Shanghai to Lhasa, Tibet Train Tours

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Shanghai, the largest city of China, is the starting point of China National Highway 318 (G318), which runs from Shanghai to Zhangmu of Tibet (China-Nepal Border). Take the Shanghai Tibet Train Tours with AOT for the best local price!

Xining to Lhasa, Tibet Train Tours

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Xining is the starting point of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Take our Xining Tibet Train Tours to experience the quickest way to reach Tibet by train. Start your Tibet Train Tour with the AOT Team, offering high-quality service and competitive prices.

Beauty views along Qinghai-Tibet Railway

13 Days Beijing to Lhasa with Everest Base Camp Tour by Train

Beijing - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Lhasa
As Tibet is a high-altitude region, taking a train to Tibet is a great option for travelers who want to experience the stunning scenery along the Tibetan plateau and acclimate to the altitude gradua...
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9 Days Classic Tibet Train Tour from Beijing

Beijing - Lhasa
The 9-day Tibet train tour from Beijing is a classic and popular itinerary that allows tourists to explore the imperial and modern capital Beijing and savor the best of Lhasa in a short time before ...
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8 Days Tibet Train Tour from Beijing | Beijing Xining Lhasa

Beijing - Xining - Lhasa
Beijing, served as the No.1 gateway city, is the first choice that most people enter China, there are many famous landmarks and attractions in Beijing, such as the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden...
Namsto Lake

11 Days Tibet Train Tour from Shanghai with Everest Base Camp & Namtso Lake

Shanghai - Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Damxung - Namtso Lake - Lhasa
Embark on an unforgettable adventure and take a train ride from Shanghai to Tibet! Marvel at the stunning views of the majestic Himalayan Mountains and the vast grasslands of the Qinghai-Tibet Plate...
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14 Days Shanghai Tibet Train Tour with Everest via Ancient Xian

Shanghai - Xian - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest
Want to travel to Tibet from Shanghai? The train journey to Tibet is considered an unforgettable travel experience and takes you through highlights of Qinghai and northern Tibet. Along the Qinghai-T...
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13 Days Shanghai & Xining Tibet Train Tour with Qinghai Lake

Shanghai - Xining- Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest
Want to travel to Tibet from Shanghai? Taking the Qinghai-Tibet Railway can be a romantic and evocative experience. The train ride transports you to a different world, one far from the hustle and bu...
Xining Tibet Train Tour

10 Days Qinghai-Tibet Railway Tour from Xining to Lhasa & Everest Base Camp

Xining - Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp (EBC) - Shigatse - Lhasa
The Qinghai-Tibet Railway starts from Xining West Railway Station, and ends at Lhasa Railway Station. Boarding the train from Xining is the quickest way to experience the best Train Journey to Tibet...
Namtso Lake, Tibet

7 Days Hong Kong Tibet Train Tour from Xining to Lhasa & Namtso Lake

Hong Kong - Xining - Lhasa - Namtso Lake - Lhasa
Have you ever heard of the song Take a Train to Lhasa (坐上火车去拉萨)? This folk song was created in 2006 to celebrate the completion and opening of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, and quickly became po...
Mount Riwu Bamba, Gyirong

10 Days Tibet Nepal Tour from Xining to Lhasa & EBC, Overland by Gyirong Border

Xining - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp (EBC) - Old Tingri - Gyirong Border (China-N
Would you like to enter Tibet by Train through the famous Qinghai-Tibet Railway? Would you like to enter Nepal by land from Tibet? Our 10-day tour from Xining to Lhasa & EBC, and then across Gyirong...

Tibet Train Routes with Map and Schedule

Check the following Tibet train map, which displays the precise locations of all trains traveling to Tibet via the Qinghai Tibet Railway. Currently, trains depart from five cities that connect to Tibet: Xining, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Chongqing. Take a look at the detailed Tibet train schedules and plan your Tibet train tour accordingly.
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Train Route Dep.-Arr. Distance Frequency Duration
Beijing to Lhasa 19:53 - 11:21 3,757km Daily 39:28 h
Shanghai to Lhasa 18:33/15.05 4,373km Daily 44:32 h
Xining to Lhasa 21:10 - 17:10 1,972km Daily 20 h
Chengdu to Lhasa 21:13 - 07:41 3,360km Every Other Day 34:28 h
Xian to Lhasa 07:53 - 14:17 2864km Daily 30:24 h
Guangzhou to Lhasa 09:20 - 14:17 4,980km Daily 52:57 h
Chongqing to Lhasa 21:56 - 07:41 3,055km Every Other Day 33:45 h
Lanzhou to Lhasa 08:40 - 7:41 2188km Daily 23:01 h

Top Reasons to Take Tibet Train Tours with Us

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There's a reason why 98% of customers say they'd book a Tibet Train Tour Package with us again.
Enthusiastic and Professional Team in Tibet
At Asia Odyssey Travel, we don't "sell tours" - we offer unparalleled service to every traveler. With our local office based in Lhasa, we have a dedicated team of local English-speaking guides, experienced drivers, and regular tourist vehicles to provide you with the best service at every step of your journey.
Specialized in Providing Tibet Train Tours at the Lowest Price
Thirteen years ago, we started as a Tibet-based travel agency offering group tour packages to the Roof of the World. With our extensive experience, we’ve specialized in organizing tours to Lhasa, Shigatse, Mount Everest, Mount Kailash, Guge Kingdom, Yamdrok Lake, Namtso Lake, Nyingchi, and more. Our unparalleled expertise in the region promises a journey of a lifetime to some of the world's most awe-inspiring destinations.

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Avoid Altitude Sickness by Taking a Train to Tibet

Experience one of the world's most scenic train journeys by taking a modern train to Lhasa. When the train reaches Xining, the starting point of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, it is equipped with oxygen supply systems and pressurized carriages. These systems help regulate air pressure and provide additional oxygen to passengers, which can alleviate altitude sickness during the journey to Tibet.
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Enjoy the Highlights of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Extending 1,956 kilometers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway connects, Xining (2,200m), capital of Qinghai Province, and Lhasa (3,650m), capital of Tibet. On the train to Tibet, you will pass through vast grasslands, snow-capped mountains, high-altitude lakes, yaks and herders, barren deserts... Take a train to Tibet to experience the culture and life along the Tibetan Plateau.
Tibet Train Tour & Well-selected Hotels

Professional & Knowledgeable Local Tibet Team Services

We are locals! Our Tibet-based guides and travel consultants are knowledgeable, passionate, and well-trained professionals. Fluent in Mandarin, English, and Tibetan, they have extensive knowledge of local customs, traditions, and etiquette. The AOT Team is always friendly, hospitable, and eager to assist whenever you need help.We take pride in ensuring you have a memorable train journey to Tibet.
Tibet Train Tour & Authentic Local Flavors

Well-selected Hotels & Restaurants in Every Destination

During your Tibet Train Tour, you'll enjoy well-selected hotels & restaurants in prime locations throughout Lhasa, Shigatse, and other destinations. For stays at Mt. Everest or Mt. Kailash, we'll select the best available guesthouses or camps. All the hotels we choose have windows, hot water, showers, and wifi to ensure a comfortable stay. We also understand that food is an important aspect of the tour.
Frequently Asked Questions about Tibet Train Tours (FAQ)
  • 1. How many train stations are there in Tibet? Do Lhasa, Shigatse, and Nyingchi have train stations?+

    There are several train stations in Tibet that are served by the Qinghai-Tibet Railway . For traveller who want to enjoy a nice jouney in Tibet would like to take the trains connect with Shigatse, Lhasa , and Nyingzhi.

    1. Lhasa Railway Station

    Lhasa Railway Station is located in the capital city of Lhasa. This station serves as the terminal station for the Qinghai-Tibet Railway and offers connections to other cities in Tibet, such as Shigatse (2.5 hours) and Nyingchi (4 hours). It also offers connections to other parts of China.

    2. Shigatse Railway Station

    Shigatse Railway Station is located in the city of Shigatse. This station offer convenient connections to Lhsasa and provide access to popular tourist destinations, such as Perklor Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Rongpuk Monastery, and Mount Everest. It takea about 2.5 hours to reach Lhasa from Shigatse by train.

    3. Nyingchi Railway Station

    Nyingchi Railway Station is located in the city of Nyingchi, which is known for its stunning natural scenery and biodiversity. It takea about 4 hours to reach Lhasa from Nyingchi by train. This train journey is one of the most scenic Train journeys in the world, passing through breathtaking landscapes of snow-capped mountains, deep river valleys, and pristine forests.

    Contact AOT Team if you need help with the tickets booking.

  • 2. How can I arrive in Xining? By Train or by Flight?+

    Xining is capital of Qinghai province and is well connected by air and high speed rail. You can arrive in Xining by either train or flight, depending on your preference and location.

    There is a Xining Caojiapu international airport operating many international and domestic airlines. Travelers can go to Xining by air directly from most cities of China, like Beijing (2.5 hours), Xian (1.5 hours), Chengdu (1.5 - 2 hours), Shanghai (3 hours), Lhasa (2.5 hours), Hangzhou (3 hours)...

    There are two main train stations in Xining: Xining Railway Station and Xining West Railway Station. Both Train stations offer convenient connections to various destinations in China, including Tibet via the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.You can take the high speed train to Xining from Xian (5.5 - 6 hours), Langzhou (2.5 - 3.5 hours), Chengdu (10.5 hours), etc.

    By Train or by Flights? Both options are convenient and comfortable, and the choice between them depends on your personal preference and travel plans.

    Contact AOT Team if you need help with the tickets booking.

  • 3. What is the highlights of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway?+

    TheQinghai-Tibet Railway means the train journey from Xining to Lhasa which is one of the most scenic train journeys in the world.Take the train from Xining to Tibet, you will passing through vast grasslands, snow-capped mountains, high-altitude lakes, yaks and herders’ tents, and barren deserts. Keep your eyes peeled throughout the journey for antelope, foxes, and Kiang, plus the occasional nomad.

    There is even a popular song in China called “Take a train to Lhasa”. Listen to the beautiful songs during a train journey from Xining to Lhasa (about 21.5 hours by train) to appreciate the charming beauty of the Tibetan Plateau.

  • 4. What does the train from Xining to Tibet offer?+

    The train from Xining to Tibet offers a comfortable and scenic way to travel through the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It provides a unique and unforgettable travel experience. Here are some facilities equipped on the train from Xining to Lhasa/Tibet:

    1.Sleeping Berths: The train has four types of sleeping options, including soft sleeper, hard sleeper, soft seat, and hard seat.

    2.Dining cars: The train offers a variety of meals, snacks, and beverages in dining cars. If Chinese and Tibetan dishes is not to your taste, you can bring some instant food.

    3.Toilets/Restrooms: The train has both Western-style and squat-style toilets available in each soft sleeper carriage. However, passengers should be prepared for their towels, toilet paper, and hand sanitizer.

    4.Oxygen supply systems: The train is equipped with oxygen supply systems and supplemental oxygen to help passengers adjust to the high altitude.

    5.Observation decks:Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Tibetan Plateau.

  • 5. Is it safe to take the train to from Xining to Tibet?+

    Yes, it is absolutely safe to take the train to from Xining to Tibet. The crime rates in the train are notably low. The train is equipped with modern safety features, including fire alarms, smoke detectors, and security cameras. Additionally, the train staff undergoes regular safety training to ensure the safety of passengers.

  • 6. Should I worry about altitude sickness when take the train via Qinghai-Tibet Railway?+

    Extending 1,956 kilometers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway connects, Xining (2,200m), capital of Qinghai Province, and Lhasa (3,650m), capital of Tibet. The train from Xining to Lhasa runs at an altitude of 4,000m above sea level, and the highest point is 5,072 m. For Xining Tibet Tours, you will usually spend a night in Xining, which is at 2,200m above sea level. This will help you adjust to the altitude before boarding the train.

     

    Besides, taking the train via the Qinghai-Tibet Railway can actually help alleviate altitude sickness. The train is equipped with oxygen supply systems and pressurized carriages, which can regulate air pressure and provide additional oxygen to passengers.

    Due to the high altitude, it is advisable to undergo a physical examination before traveling to Tibet. Be sure to let your companions or the train staff know whenever you feel unwell or need help. The people there are always willing to assist and are experienced in dealing with altitude. Most of our guests who finished their Xining Tibet Tour did not suffering altitude sickness.

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I’m Maziar from Australia. We had a wonderful private tour guided by Asia Odyssey in June 2023. Issac from Asia Odyssey was very helpful all through out our trip. The trip was very well organised and well planned. Hotels perfectly located and tour guides and drivers in each city been very supportive and helpful. I hope I can go back to China to visit that wonderful land again and I will defend suggest Asia Odyssey to anyone searching for help and guide to visit china.
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My experience with Asia Odyssey Travel was exceptional as they provided thorough assistance throughout my train tour, from start to finish. From my initial contact with Mike to the follow-up from Lucy, their service was fantastic. Mike maintained excellent communication throughout the entire process, and when I needed to make amendments to my train tickets, he promptly and efficiently resolved the changes. Everything went smoothly, and I couldn't find any faults with their service. I highly appreciate their dedication and professionalism in ensuring a seamless experience.

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Wonderful Tibet trip with the help of Amy from Odyssey Travel
This 11 days tour in Tibet is really incredible and unforgettable organized by Amy and her team. Organization of this tour has been perfect, me and my husband were very lucky to join a group with very pleasant 3 group members, it is a ideal size of a group for a good harmony. We have all really appreciate our tour guide Pusto for his deep knowledge of the Tibetan civilization and religion, his very pleasant company and his permanent smile, he is more than a tour guide like a close friend. The time has been well managed by our tour guide to avoid loss time on road and arrived at EBC in time to enjoy the incredible view of Qomolangma before the sunset, really great! Namtso lake is incredibly beautiful too, we love every minute of it there : -)
Our contact girl Amy, we are very thankful to her for her patience and efficiency to obtain our Tibet visa and train tickets in time, this made us know how important her help and support has been to us. Also she followed up day by day on our health conditions, provided us tips on how to maintain the best of health on such altitudes and it worked, big kudos to Amy!
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