As one of the seven gateway cities in China, foreign travelers can easily get to Tibet from Chongqing by train or flight.

Travel to Tibet from Chongqing

Why Travel to Tibet from Chongqing

Situated in southwest China, Chongqing is one of the four municipalities in China, like Shanghai, Beijing, and Tianjin. It is also the largest inland city in China and is made up of 25 districts, such as Fuling, Wanzhou, and Qianjiang Districts. Owing to its quick development in economy and tourism, Chongqing attracts tourist from home and abroad. Chongqing is connected with major big cities in China, such as Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, as well as international cities, such as Singapore, Seoul, New York, Bangkok. Foreign travelers can easily fly to Chongqing and board a flight to Tibet.

Besides, Chongqing is one of the seven gateway cities for travelers to board a train to Tibet. And it is the third shortest train route to Tibet via Qinghai Tibet Railway, ranking after Xining and Lanzhou.

Chongqing to Lhasa by Air

The Chongqing-Lhasa flight departs from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and lands at Lhasa Gongga Airport. There are 19 non-stop flights taking about 2 hours and 50 minutes operated by Air China, Tibet Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Hebei Airlines. The first flight departs from Chongqing to Lhasa at 6:25 am and the last flight leaves Chongqing at 2:40 pm every day. The ticket price costs about 300 dollars on average.

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is located in the Yubei District and is one of the busiest airports in China. Since Airport Located 19 kilometers away from the city center, travelers can easily take the underline subway or bus to get there.

Chongqing to Tibet by Train

As the major gateway city to take the train to Tibet, Chongqing is a good city to transfer to Tibet. The total duration is about 35 hours covering 3030 kilometers. And the train No. Z222/223 will make a stopover at the major cities along the trip. And the train departs every two days at 22:25 and reaches Lhasa at 09:55 on the third day.

Chongqing to Lhasa Train Fares

Route Details Train Number Z222/Z223 Duration 35hrs 30mins Ticket Fares Chongqing-Lhasa (Arrive on the 3rd day)
Depart from Chongqing North Railway Station Arrive at Lhasa Railway Station Hard Seat 302.5 (RMB)
Departing time 22:25 Arriving Time 09:55 Hard Sleeper
627.5/645.5/663.5 (RMB)
Train Type Z-series Distance 3050km Soft Sleeper
997.5/1034.5 (RMB)

Timetable of Chongqing to Lhasa Train

Railway Stations Arrival Time Departure Time Stop Duration Riding Time
Chongqing North Starting 22:25
Nanchong North 00:07 00:12 5 minutes 1hours 42 minutes
Guangyuan 02:20 02:40 20 minutes 3hours 55 minutes
Lanzhou 09:10 09:27 17 minutes 10hours 45minutes
Xining 12:07 12:27 20 minutes 13hours 42 minutes
Delingha 16:35 16:37 2 minutes 18hours 10 minutes
Golmud 19:24 19:49 25 minutes 20hours 59 minutes
Nagchu 05:59 06:05 6 minutes 32hours 34 minutes
Lhasa 09:55 Final Stop 35hours 30 minutes

Notice: 1. According to the law of the Republic of China, foreign travelers need to get a Tibet Travel Permit to enter Tibet or board a train or flight to Tibet. Travelers can use a copy of Tibet Travel Permit to board a train to Tibet from major big cities in China.

  1. At present, there are two kinds of ways to get a train ticket. One is booking one online, and the other is seeking help from your Tibet Travel agency.

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