As being no direct international flight to Tibet except for flights between Nepal and Lhasa, people need to fly to mainland China or Nepal firstly and then transfer to Tibet by plane or train. Chengdu is a gateway for your Tibet Tour since the Z322 (Chengdu to Lhasa train) runs the third shortest journey to Tibet. Besides, since every two days run a train to Tibet from Chengdu, you can have a good rest in Chengdu after a long time international flight. Chengdu is a city full of charm with tasty Sichuan food, relaxing lifestyle. You can walk around in Chunxi Road Pedestrian Street, Broad and Narrow Alley, Jin Li Ancient Street, etc. If time permits, a tour to visit giant pandas is another good choice before entering Tibet.
The whole train tour from Chengdu to Lhasa is around 3070 kilometers and will take about 41.5 hours to reach Lhasa. It usually starts at 21:37 from the Chengdu Railway Station, and arrives in Lhasa at 09:55 on the third day. Here are the updated Chengdu-Lhasa train schedule and price on the net in 2018:
|Train Number||Departure||Arrival||Duration||Distance||Frequency||Ticket Price|
|Z322(Chengdu-Lhasa)||21:37||09:55||36:18Hours||3070 km||every other day||¥668
|Z324(Lhasa-Chengdu)||18:30||07:00||36:30Hours||every other day||¥668
The timetable and schedule are just for reference. Please check the detailed arrival and departure time from your travel agency.
Besides, you need to prepare Tibet Travel Permit when you board a train.
As a local Tibet travel agency, we offer help to apply for the required documents to Tibet and book train tickets. Don’t worry about how to get a paper train ticket. We usually book e-ticket and will tell you the detailed ticket information. You can get a paper ticket with your passport at a railway station.
FAQs about Chengdu Lhasa Train Tour
- Can I book a private cabin just for two?
At present, the soft sleeper cabin on Tibet train contains 4 beds which is the first class cabin. The hard sleeper on Tibet train contains 6 beds which is the second class cabin. And there are only two kinds of cabin on Tibet train. If you want to book a cabin only for two, you can buy all four tickets in one soft cabin.
- Can I take a shower in the train?
Yes, toilets and washing basins can be found at the end of each cabin. And there are western style washing rooms at the first class cabin. Hot water is available for 24 hours. And you can buy food and drinks from dinner car.
- How to avoid sickness of altitude in the train?
For travelers planning to go to the Tibet, the sickness of altitude is often the question that people care about at first. The train between Chengdu and Lhasa experiences a huge change of altitude from Chengdu Plain to Tibet Plateau. Don’t worry. Chengdu-Lhasa train offers two kinds of oxygen supply systems which ensure the human-need oxygen onboard. Once entering the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, each cabin will be pumped with oxygen.