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Beijing to Lhasa Train

11 March 2021 last updated at 00:11 0 Comments

Nowadays, between Beijing West Railway Station and Lhasa Railway Station, there is one pair of trains running directly on the Beijing Lhasa Railway. They are train Z21 from Beijing to Lhasa and train Z22 from Lhasa to Beijing.  

Train Z21 from Beijing to Lhasa

1. Facts of Beijing - Lhasa Train

Open Date: In 2006
Starting Station: Beijing West Train Station
Terminal Station: Lhasa Train Station
Length: 3,757 kilometers (2,334 miles)
Time: 40 hours 45 minutes
Avg. Speed: About 92km/h
Major Train Stations: Beijing, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Zhongwei, Lanzhou, Xining, Golmud, Lhasa
Frequency: Daily
Train Type: Z-series

2. Beijing to Lhasa Train Tickets Booking

There are two methods to book the Beijing to Lhasa train ticket - purchase it by yourself or ask a ticket agency to help you.

If you are already in Beijing or other cities in China, you can go to the train station to purchase ticket. Your original passport and Tibet Travel Permit copy are required. You can ask the conductor to help you choose your preferred sleepers (upper, middle or lower) in the system if they are available.

If it is not convenient for you to purchase train ticket directly, you can also provide your passport copy to us, and we can book the train ticket for you via ticket agency.

Useful tips to purchase train ticket from Beijing to Lhasa successfully:

1) Try to contact us more than 45 days in advance and book Tibet tour with us, and control the ticket seat as soon as possible. We will apply for your Tibet Travel Permit;

2) If you fail to get a ticket of Beijing to Lhasa train, you can change the starting station Beijing, such as Lanzhou or Xining which offers bigger chance to get a ticket.

3. Beijing to Lhasa Train Schedule 2020

Station Altitude Arrival Departure Stop Time Days Distance
Beijing West 45m 20:00 Day 1
Shijiazhuang North 78m 22:33 22:37 4min Day 1 291 km
Taiyuan 780m 00:19 00:25 6min Day 2 516 km
Zhongwei 1225m 07:05 07:16 11min Day 2 1,267 km
Lanzhou 1,520m 12:17 12:32 15min Day 2 1,573 km
Xining 2,200m 15:01 15:21 20min Day 2 1,801 km
Delingha 2,982m 19:23 19:25 2min Day 2 2,306 km
Golmud 2,780m 22:10 22:35 25min Day 2 2,615 km
Nagchu 4,500m 08:37 08:43 6min Day 3 3,435 km
Lhasa 3,650m 12:45 Day 3 3,757 km

4. Three Tickets of Tibet Train from Beijing to Lhasa

4.1 Beijing to Lhasa Train Soft Sleeper

On the train from Beijing to Lhasa, there are 2 soft sleeper carriages with total 64 berths. There are 4 berths in each compartment, two upper and two lower.

The width of berth is 75cm and the length is 190cm. They are spacious enough for tall passengers. Each compartment have plenty of luggage space respectively beneath the lower berths and beside the upper berths. There are a table, TV Screen, oxygen outlets, clothes hangers and a lockable door equipped in them.

4.2 Beijing to Lhasa Train Hard Sleeper

There are 8 or less hard sleeper carriages with about 528 berths. Each compartment has 6 berths, two upper, two middle and two lower. The compartment is a little crowed. The width of a berth is 60cm and the length is 180 cm. So there is no door for a hard sleeper compartment, which is comfortable for most of passengers. Each compartment also has luggage space respectively beneath the lower berths and beside the upper berths.

4.3 Beijing to Lhasa Train Hard Seat

The train has 4 or less hard seat carriage with total a seating capacity of 98 persons. Because the distance from Beijing to Lhasa is long, the hard seat is not a good choice for travelers to Tibet.

5. How to Read the Beijing to Lhasa Train Ticket?

北京西站:Beijing West Railway Station / Beijingxi
拉萨站: Lhasa Railway Station
xx年xx月xx日xx开: xx Year xx Month xx Date xx Departing
xx车xx号上铺: xx Carriage xx Upper Berth
上/ 中/ 下铺:Upper/ Middle/ Lower Berth

Beijing Lhasa Train Ticket

6. How Much is Beijing to Lhasa Train Cost?

Train No.

Hard Seat Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper
Z21 ¥360 ¥720/742/763 ¥1144/¥1186

* Note: The ticket prices above are the net price. The actual ticket booking price is higher with service fee included. Because Beijing to Lhasa train is one of the most favorite routes to Tibet, we suggest you to book your train ticket as soon as possible.

7. Where and How to Get Beijing to Lhasa Train Tickets

If you purchase ticket at train station ticket window on your own, the conductor prints the train ticket to you then and there.

If you book train ticket via ticket agent or us and we just control the ticket for you in advance, your ticket will be delivered to you at Beijing West Train Station or your Beijing hotel, or you need hold your Tibet travel permit copy and your original passport to train station ticket window and ask the conductor to print your train ticket.

8. Which Kind of Train Ticket Should I Choose?

For the long train journey from Beijing to Lhasa, we highly suggest our clients choose the soft sleeper ticket instead of the hard sleeper or hard seat to ensure a more comfortable and safer Tibet train tour because you will need to stay two nights on the train.

9. How to Board the train from Beijing to Lhasa?

1) Get your train ticket paper firstly and then pass the security check into the waiting hall of train station;
2) Fill in the health form in the waiting hall;
3) Pass the ticket checkpoint;
4) Find your train carriage according to your train ticket and the LED screen show;
5) Board the train and pass the ticket check again;
6) Find your berth according to your train ticket;
7) Change your train ticket paper to berth card. Train boarding ends.

10. Beijing to Lhasa Train Map

Beijing Lhasa Railway Map

11. From Which Train Station can I also Board the Train from Beijing to Lhasa

If you miss the train from Beijing West Train Station but do not want miss the train, you can take G or D train or flight to next train stations to board the train: Shijiazhuang North, Taiyuan, Zhongwei, Lanzhou, Xining.

Train Z22 from Lhasa to Beijing

1. Lhasa to Beijing Train Schedule

Station Altitude Arrival Departure Stop Time Days Distance
Lhasa 3,650m 15:50 Day 1
Nagchu 4,500m 19:33 19:37 6min Day 1 322 km
Golmud 2,780m 06:16 06:41 25min Day 2 1,142 km
Delingha 2,982m 09:08 09:10 2min Day 2 1,478 km
Xining 2,200m 13:20 13:40 20min Day 2 1,573 km
Lanzhou 1,520m 16:15 16:30 15min Day 2 1,972 km
Zhongwei 1,225m 21:27 21:35 8min Day 2 2,188 km
Taiyuan 780m 03:51 04:00 9min Day 3 2,494 km
Shijiazhuang North 78m 05:45 05:56 11min Day 3 3,241 km
Beijing West 45m 08:28 Day 3 3,466 km

2. Lhasa to Beijing Train Cost

Train No.

Hard Seat Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper
Z22 ¥360 ¥720/742/763 ¥1144/¥1186

* Note: The ticket prices above are the net price. The actual ticket booking price is higher with service fee included. Because Beijing to Lhasa train is one of the most favorite routes to Tibet, we suggest you to book your train ticket as soon as possible.

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