Starting from Chengdu, Train Z322 links it with your dream city - Lhasa. After spending several days in the homeland of Giant Pandas, you can jump on the train from Chengdu to Lhasa. It departs every other day from Chengdu Railway Station at 21:37. After 36 hours and 18 minutes on the 3,079 kilometers-long railway, this Chengdu Lhasa train will arrive in Lhasa at 09:55 on the third day.
The returning Train Z324 from Lhasa to Chengdu also runs every other day. It starts the journey at Lhasa Railway Station at 18:40 and arrives at Chengdu Railway Station at 06:58 on day three. The whole Chengdu-Lhasa train trip lasts 36.18 hours.
However, if you are updated about Tibet tourism news, you will notice that the Sichuan Tibet Railway is under construction from the year 2014, intending to shorten the travel time on the road to about 13 hours. It is expected to be finished in 2030, indicating that you will spend fewer hours on the road and have more time to enjoy your lifetime tour in Tibet when it comes into service.
Currently, you still need to take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa by crossing 5 provinces on the road. But the splendid scenery along the road will never let you down and everyone will mark the journey on the train to Lhasa from Chengdu as the most unforgettable experience. You will not be bored and your time will not be wasted on the Tibetan Plateau since you will get the chance to enjoy the fascinating views that can cheer you up all the time. Endless mountain ranges, grassy plains beneath vast horizons, limpid turquoise lakes, meandering rivers, awe-inspiring prayer flags and wild animals with extraordinary features will come into your sights every minute.
Chengdu to Lhasa Train
How to Get to Chengdu Railway Station?
Chengdu Railway Station, or Chengdu North Railway Station operates Train Z322 to Lhasa in Sichuan. Located at the No.1 Dong Road of Jinniu District, this railway station can be accessed by lots of public transport means from different directions in Chengdu.
Chengdu Metro Line 1 will take you to Chengdu North Train Station. If you are not in one of those stops of Line 1, you can take other lines to transfer to Line 1 and get off at this stop.
If you get to Chengdu from other cities by flights, you can take the airport bus line 2 that starts from Shuangliu International Airport to Chengdu North Train Station from 6:30 to 20:00 during the day.
And there are other buses that will get you to Chengdu North Railway Station in this city. You can check those bus lines when you are in Chengdu and find the best way to get to the station.
Recommended Plan for Chengdu to Lhasa Tour
If you have less time to travel on the railway from Chengdu to Lhasa, you can check the content below and get the best plan for a Chengdu to Lhasa tour. The Railway that links these two cities is actually two parts - Chengdu to Xining and Xining to Lhasa. The first part from Chengdu to Xining will take about 21.5 hours and it can be escaped by taking flights. The true and majestic views are really blessed on the land from Xining to Lhasa. Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the best part of your train journey to Lhasa.
This simple and workable plan will greatly shorten the time you spend on the road. At the same time, you can still get the chance to enjoy the amazing scenery along the road and have a leisure tour to enjoy the glorious Tibet. Besides, you can choose to stay in Xining for one or two days and take a short tour to the Qinghai Lake and Taer Monastery that you will be marveled at. This plan will ease your pressure on booking transportation tickets because those trains to Lhasa from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Lanzhou and other cities will all make a stop here. It will be easier to get a ticket from Xining to Lhasa.
How to Book Train Tickets from Chengdu to Lhasa?
You have two ways to book the tickets from Chengdu to Lhasa. The first option, you can book the tickets on your own on 12306.cn or go to any railway stations in big cities to purchase one. What you need to be aware of is that this website doesn’t provide an English version and you are unable to purchase a ticket with a foreign bank account. Besides, train tickets from Chengdu to Lhasa are easy to be sold out because many tourists will choose to get to Tibet from this amazing city. So, it is nearly impossible for foreign tourists to book a ticket offline even during the off-season of Tibet tourism.
But you still get the second option to get a train ticket for a perfect trip to Tibet from Chengdu, which is booking with us in advance. Just feel free to contact us and send us your requirements and we will do the rest for you. However, we also offer tour packages for you which include local tour routes and train ticket booking services.