Lanzhou once was a major stop on the ancient Silk Road due to its location. Today, it has grown to be a comparatively prosperous and modern city in Gansu Province. And many tourists come here to visit the Maiji Caves, Bingling Temple Grottoes, Labrang Monastery, Dunhuang Mogao Caves, etc. Besides, this city is also well famous for its Lanzhou beef noodles and the special night markets.
At present, there is no direct train from Lanzhou to Lhasa. But tourists can take other Tibet trains from other cities to get to Lhasa in Lanzhou. Train from Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Chongqing will make a stop at Lanzhou Train Station. All trains will stop here for more than 10 minutes for passengers to board. It should be easy for tourists in Lanzhou who want a Tibet train tour to book a ticket to Lhasa if they can make their plan to Tibet ahead of time. And then they still need to contact a local Tibet tour agency and book a tailor-made tour in advance to make sure they can have a perfect Tibet tour without regret.
Lanzhou Railway Station
Train Z323 starting from Chengdu and Train Z223 will arrive at Lanzhou Train Station in the morning at 09:26 every other day. And it will take 24 hours and 30 minutes to get to Lhasa on these two trains the next morning. These two trains will arrive in Xining at 15:22. After transfer to another train equipped with oxygen supply systems, the rain will head to the most amazing part of your Tibet train tour. Train Z21 is the train connecting Beijing and Lhasa and it will stop at Lanzhou at 12:31 daily. After 23 hours and 59 minutes, the train will arrive in Lhasa at 12:30 the next day. Train Z265 from Guangzhou will arrive at Lanzhou Train Station at 16:45 every day. It will take tourists to get to Lhasa at 15:45 in the next afternoon. Train Z165, originated from Shanghai daily, will stop at Lanzhou Train Station at 18:18. After staying here for 19 minutes, it will leave Lanzhou at 18:37 and arrives in Lhasa at 19:30 the next day.
These five trains will allow tourists in Lanzhou to get to Tibet daily. But those trains will offer them different scenery on the road because the difference of the departure time. Which train to board is totally up to you. After you get to know your needs, you can share your thoughts with your Tibet tour consultant as detailed as possible. So, if you want to see Qinghai Lake in daytime, you should take train Z223, Z323, and Z21 because the train will pass the lake after 1.5h departing from Xining. Only train Z165 will bring you the splendid Hoh Xil in daytime. It will be in the middle of night to arrive at the highest point along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway - Tanggula Pass if tourists choose train Z323, Z223, and Z21, which means that they will probably avoid being feeling extremely sick while asleep. However, tourists on Train Z323, Z223, and Z21 may miss the chance to enjoy the breathtaking Cuona Lake because they will pass the lake in the early morning.
Lanzhou to Lhasa Railway Map
How to Get to Lanzhou Train Station?
Lanzhou Railway Station is located at No.393 Huochezhan East Road, Chengguan District. Tourists can take bus 1, 6, 7, 9, 10, 16, 29, 31, 110, 114, 124, 126, 131, 302, 601, 801, k102, etc. to get to Lanzhou Railway Station in downtown Lanzhou. If you want to get to it from Lanzhou Airport, you can take the airport shuttle bus No.1, which will take about 1.5 hours on the road. And there are currently about 14 bullet trains connecting Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport and Lanzhou Railway Station, which will only take 12-20 CNY. Or you can take a taxi, which will cost you about 180-200 CNY.
How to Book a Lanzhou to Lhasa Train Ticket?
If you choose to book a tour with us, we will guarantee you a train ticket from Lanzhou to Lhasa that matches the date of your Tibet tour. You can just send us your passport information and we will proceed to the next step. Tourists can choose the way to collect their tickets. If they want to collect the ticket at the train station, they can require their order number from their travel agency and show the number and the passport to the staff at Lanzhou Train Station. They can also choose to collect their train ticket directly by asking their travel agency to deliver to the address they provide.
If you want to book a train ticket by yourself, you can try to use www.12306.cn and register an account on the official website. Usually, it will require a confirmation code from a telephone number that is registered in mainland China. You should prepare for it in advance. Without an account on the website, you will not be able to book a train ticket successfully. So, it is highly recommended to leave the task to your Tibet travel agency.