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We have designed some Classic 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.
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, 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, 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 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.
Avoid Altitude Sickness by Taking a Train to Tibet
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1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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6. 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.
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