Chongqing is one of the most attractive cities in China. It is distinctive since the city is surrounded by mountains. And we can also say that this city is built on those mountains, which is why it is called mountain city. There are over 40 domestic flights to Chongqing from other major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi’an, Guilin, Hong Kong, Wuhan, Kunming, etc. Besides, international flights from Singapore, Seoul, Bangkok, Phuket Island, etc. are all available. All in all, it is definitely one of the cities that foreign tourists need to pay a visit when they are traveling in China.
So, Chongqing to Lhasa train is one of the most popular train routes to Tibet. And it shares the same importance with the train line of Chengdu to Lhasa Train. Train Z223 departs from Chongqing to Lhasa every other day. It will leave Chongqing West Railway Station at 22:25 and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station at 09:56 on the third day, totally taking 35 hours and 31 minutes on the road. Covering the total distance of 3,030km along the railway, tourists will get the chance to enjoy the most beautiful scenery the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau has to offer.
Chongqing West Railway Station
Train Z224 is the returning train from Lhasa to Chongqing. It departs from Lhasa at 18:30 every other day and arrives in Chongqing at 06:30 the third morning takes 36 hours in total on the road.
But tourists who take Chongqing to Lhasa train will miss some of the most breathtaking scenery along the road, including Yuzhu Mountain, Hoh Xil, Tuotuo River, Tanggula Pass, Cuona Lake, etc. But they will be able to enjoy the most beautiful lake - Qinghai Lake and take clear pictures of its beauty.
How to Get to Chongqing West Railway Station?
In Chongqing, only Chongqing West Railway station runs the train that connecting Chongqing and Lhasa. So, tourists need to know exactly where the train station is and how to get it quickly. Chongqing West Railway Station is located at No.168, Fengzhong Road, Shapingba District, Chongqing.
From downtown Chongqing, there are buses and special need buses that will bring tourists to Chongqing West Railway Station. Bus 213, 226, 277, 325, 415, 441, 473, 499, 526 connect people in downtown Chongqing with the railway station. And there are also special need buses that run for tourists during the holidays, including bus T115, T118, and T166. Besides, the rail transport line 5 and the circle line can also bring tourists to Chongqing West Railway. Taking a train to get to the station is also very convenient for tourists in Chongqing.
If you want to get to Chongqing West Railway Station from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, you can take airport express bus K06, which will take about 70 minutes. It runs from 08:00 to 21:00 daily from the airport and costs 20 CNY. If you want to take the rail transport line in Chongqing to enjoy the special subway, you can take Line 10 to transfer to Line 4 and then take the circle line to get to Chongqing West Railway Station. It will take about 1.5 hours in total. Taking a taxi may cost high since these two places are far away from each other. The Tibet train leaves Chongqing at night, which means that tourists need to get to the train station in advance to avoid being stuck in the city.
From Chongqing North Railway Station, tourists can take the circle line to get to Chongqing West Railway Station. Or they can take Bus G02 or take high-speed trains to get to the West Railway Station. High-speed train D6188 is the most recommended one since it will take you to the West Railway Station at 21:14.
Chongqing to Lhasa Railway Map
How to Book a Chongqing to Lhasa Train Ticket?
As a professional Tibet travel agency, we are here to offer you the best service related to your Tibet tour. Once you choose to contact us and we will start to customize a Tibet tour for you. And as long as you confirm the tour with us, we will begin to book a train ticket for you according to your departure time. Trust us and you will enjoy a wonderful trip to Tibet. We will be able to deliver your ticket to your hotel once you get to China. Or you can also choose to collect your ticket by yourself at the train station. If you require, we can also send a staff to deliver your train ticket at the station to make sure you can collect it in time.
If you have a telephone number registered in mainland China, you can sign up an account on www.12306.cn. And purchasing a train ticket requires a Chinese bank account, or an Alipay account, or a Wechat account. Even if the website provides an English version for foreign tourists to book a train ticket, but it is still complicated to successfully get an account and purchase a ticket for them.
However, if you plan to stay in mainland China for more than half a month, you can try to book a train ticket to Tibet at the train station. It is possible to purchase a ticket during the off season of Tibet tourism. Make sure you carry your passport to the train station.