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Train Info Xining, Lhasa

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TRAIN Info FROM XINING, LHASA

Xining Lhasa Train Brief Facts
Xining may be the closest inner mainland China city to Tibet and also known as the starting place of the world’s highest railway – Qinghai Tibet Railway. It is an important transfer hub for trains that happen to be Tibet because there are many transfers from other cities, such for example Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Guangzhou, usually reach Xining 1st for a brief visit and acclimation, then board a train to Tibet.
Distance: (2,864 km)
Duration: 21 hours
Xining to Lhasa: Z6801,/Z21/Z323/Z164/Z917/ ( There has one extra train departure during the highest season. )
Lhasa to Xining: Z6802/Z22/Z324/Z166/Z918
Frequency Daily:
Train Type: Z series (Especially for Qinghai -Tibet Plateau)

How come Xining Lhasa Train Recommended?

1.It costs less period (no more than 21hours), and money (soft sleeper around CNY 780) for a Xining Lhasa train journey weighed against Beijing Lhasa train, Shanghai Lhasa train, Chengdu Lhasa train, and other routes.
2.Spending a couple of days in Xining to go to the stunning Qinghai Lake, and is a pleasant experience in addition to a beneficial way to acclimatize the plateau altitudes.
3.Passengers have a far more flexible choice between different train timetables because there are often five trains to Lhasa from Xining every day.

The space of Xining Lhasa Railway (Qinghai Tibet Railway) is 1972km (1233 miles). It requires no more than 21 hours to create a train to Lhasa from Xining. Currently, Xining Railway Station offers six different trains taking passengers to Lhasa, including one exclusive train Z917 which only arrange from Xining to Lhasa, and five trains from other cities, such for example Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, etc.
Xining to Lhasa Train Timetable
As all of the trains to Tibet will join together at Xining, travelers will have a flexible selection of train schedules. Currently, five trains that depart from Xining or passing from Xining to Lhasa. Z21 from Beijing city, Z164 from Shanghai city, and Z264 from Guangzhou collect passengers at Xing Railway Station each day in an end time of around quarter-hour. The other two available trains may from Chengdu (Z322), Chongqing (Z223), Lanzhou (Z917), and Xining (Z6801), which all depart at almost every other day. Check to pursue table for details:

Xining Railway Station – Lhasa Railway Station; Distance: 1960km

Train Number
Departure
Arrival
Duration
Riding Time
Z6801(Xining-Lhasa)
14:01
11:10
21:09
every other day
Z917(Lanzhou-Lhasa)
14:01
11:10
21:09
every other day
Z21(Beijing-Lhasa)
15:21
12:10
20:49
daily
Z165(Shanghai-Lhasa)
21:32
19:20
21:48
daily
Z323(Chengdu-Lhasa)
12:27
9:55
21:28
every other day
Z223(Chongqing-Lhasa)
12:27
9:55
21:28
every other day
Z265(Guangzhou-Lhasa)
19:45
17:05
21:20
daily

Lhasa to Xining

There are also 5 trains running from Lhasa to Xining or pass by Xining with 3 fixed lines which operate every day – Z22 to Beijing, Z165 to Shanghai and Z265 to Guangzhou. The rest are two of others trains to Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou, Xining.

Lhasa Railway Station – Xining Railway Station; Distance: 1960km; Duration: around 21 hours

Train Number
Departure
Arrival
Duration
Riding Time
Z6802(Lhasa-Xining)
8:50
6:43
21:53
every other day
Z918(Lhasa-Lanzhou)
8:50
6:43
21:53
every other day
Z22(Lhasa-Beijing)
16:10
13:25
21:15
daily
Z166(Lhasa-Shanghai)
11:15
9:00
21:45
daily
Z324(Lhasa-Chengdu)
18:20
15:19
20:59
every other day
Z224(Lhasa-Chongqing)
18:20
15:19
20:59
every other day
Z266(Lhasa-Guangzhou)
18:20
15:19
20:59
daily

Xining Lhasa Train Ticket Fares

There are 3 types of train tickets on all Xining Lhasa trains – Soft Sleeper, Hard Sleeper, and Hard Seat. The fares vary a whole lot. Soft Sleeper, the most luxurious kind of train tickets, maybe the priciest, and costs around CNY 781 per ticket, and it will charge less amount of service fee if you book your tour with us. 

 The Hard Sleeper, the second-class ticket, is usually cheaper, and costs around CNY 495. The Hard Sleeper, less chosen by foreign travelers, is a lot more affordable, and costs no more than CNY 224. To take pleasure from a quieter and comfortable train journey, we strongly suggest you select a Soft Sleeper. Check the following table for information regarding Xining Lhasa Train Fares:

Soft Sleeper (CNY)

Upper Berth
Lower Berth
781
808

Hard Sleeper (CNY)

Upper Berth
Middle Berth
Lower Berth
495
507
521

Hard Seats (CNY)

224

Essential tips: Above train schedules and fares are just for reference, please email us to catch through to the most recent information. But we usually could keep them updated.

XINING TO LHASA OR LHASA TO XINING?

Have a train to Lhasa from Xining or from Lhasa to Xining are both excellent. What counts most is to obtain a train ticket since it is usually challenging to book train tickets, generally a soft sleeper during traveling peak seasons (typically from May- October). But we strongly recommend Xining to Lhasa train ride more in case you can have the tickets because you can spend a couple of days to acclimatize the high altitudes of Qinghai Tibet Plateau firstly so you won’t suffer from thin air sickness on the train and during your trip in Tibet. Simultaneously, you should have a chance to consider the Train Z164 from Shanghai and Z264 from Guangzhou at Xining. Both of these trains allow more daytime to take pleasure from the stunning landscape along the Golmud Lhasa section, which may be the most beautiful section among all.
While if you opt to take the train route from Lhasa to Xining, you’ll have a bigger chance to secure a ticket.

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