As the start of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, many tourists will choose Xining to board the train to Lhasa. And Xining to Lhasa train is also the most recommended tour plan for travelers who want to get to Lhasa by train. Besides, as one of the most popular destinations in China, Xining itself can also be listed into your travel plan with its magnificent Ta’er Monastery and the sacred Qinghai Lake, as well as other temples that present the unique culture in this plateau area.
Train Z6801 runs from Xining to Lhasa every other day at 13:50. You will arrive in Lhasa by this train at 11:23 on the next day after 21 hours and 33 minutes on the spectacular road. Train Z6802, which leaves at 09:00 from Lhasa and arrives in Xining at 06:33 on the second day, will take you back to Xining if you want to experience the scenery again.
Xining to Lhasa Train
Why we recommend Xining to Lhasa Train?
1. Xining to Lhasa part is the most beautiful section along the road. Qinghai-Tibet Railway is always the most recommended route for tourists who are eager to enjoy the splendid scenery of Tibet Plateau.
2. Almost all the trains to Lhasa from major cities in China will take more than two days. You will be very likely to get exhausted when you arrive in Lhasa after staying on the train for too long. But you can choose to fly to Xining and take the train from Xining to Lhasa that will only cost you less than 22 hours.
3. You will be able to acclimate the altitude in Xining first before taking the train to Lhasa. It will help you to feel more comfortable when you arrive in Lhasa.
4. You don’t need to transit during the journey. All those trains from major cities in China are not equipped with oxygen facilities, which means that they cannot help passengers to adapt to the plateau environment. All passengers need to transfer to another oxygen-equipped train in Xining to make sure they can be safe on the road. But starting from Xining can save time and avoid those troubles.
Xining to Lhasa Railway Map
How to get to Xining Railway Station?
Xining Railway Station is the only station that provides service for passengers. Do not go to Xining East Railway Station and Xining West Railway Station that are only for freight transport. Xining to Lhasa train starts from Xining Railway Station and all of the other trains from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou will come here to transfer.
Located at Huzhu Road, Chengdong District, Xining, Xining Railway Station is easy to access in Xining City. You can take a public bus to get there, including Bus No.1, No.3, No.5, No.7 and etc. If you are in the downtown of Xining, taking a taxi may cost about CNY40. Taking a taxi from Caojiaobao Airport will cost you about 40 minutes since it is about 19km. It is suggested that you arrange your tour schedule properly and get to the railway station in advance to prepare for boarding the train.
How to book Xining to Lhasa Train tickets
It is recommended to book the Xining to Lhasa Train tickets via a reliable and expert Tibet travel agency like us. We will offer the best advice to you and guarantee you a perfect tour to Tibet. Pay attention to that you need to contact us at least one month in advance to book the date that can match your tour in China because the tickets to Lhasa are always in short supply, especially during the peak season of Tibet tourism. And we will make sure that you will get your train ticket in time. However, it will be highly efficient if you can allow us to tailor-make your Tibet tour with everything prepared for you.
But you can also book the train ticket through 12306.cn. You need to know that it has no English version and you need to pay via a Chinese band account, Wechat Pay or Alipay. So, it is not convenient for you to book a train ticket from Xining to Lhasa on your own.