Chengdu - Lhasa Trains

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In this page, Chengdu - Lhasa Train information is liseted for your reference, and more details about tips of train travel and other Chengdu and Lhasa tips for your reference.

The railway extend between Chengdu and Lhasa is about 3360 kilometers.

►Train from Chengdu to Lhasa
Train from Chengdu to Lhasa departs from Chengdu Railway Station to Lhasa Railway Station. There is only one train traveling from Chengdu to Lhasa. That is T22/T23. It departs at 20:45 in the first day and then arrive at 15:40 in the third day. The running hours is about 42 hours and 55 minutes. (Update on November 7, 2014)

Note: The train from Chengdu to Lhasa is not available daily. It departs on even days in some months and then on odd days in other months. Please check before your tour. Train Schedule of Chengdu to Lhasa is for your reference only. Please check the ticket information including the tickets fares at the railway station or by your TCT tour advisors separately.
 
Chengdu to Lhasa Train Route and Timetable for T22/T23
Stop
Date
Arr.
Dep.
Chengdu
Day1
Beginning
20:45
Guangyuan
Day2
01:24
01:37
Baoji
Day2
07:59
08:22
Lanzhou
Day2
13:46
14:02
Xining West
Day2
16:42
17:02
Delingha
Day2
22:21 22:23
Golmud
Day3
01:37
01:57
Nagqu
Day3
11:08
11:14
Lhasa
Day3
16:35
End
 

Train from Lhasa to Chengdu

Train from Lhasa to Chengdu departs from Lhasa Railway Station and arrive at Chengdu Railway Station.  T24/T21 is the only train that travels from Lhasa to CHengdu. It departs at 10:00 am in the first day from Lhasa and then arrive at 08:17 am in the third day in Chengdu. The running hours is 46 hours and 13 minutes. (Update on November 7, 2014).
 
Note: The train from Lhasa to Chengdu  is not availble daily. It departs on even days in some months and then on odd days in other months. Please check before your tour.
 
Lhasa to Chengdu Train Route and Timetable for T24/T21
Stop
Date
Arr.
Dep.
Lhasa
Day1
Beginning
10:00
Nagqu
Day1
13:51
13:57
Golmud
Day1
23:19
23:39
Delingha
Day2
02:40
02:42
Xining West
Day2
09:15
09:35
Lanzhou
Day2
12:15
12:32
Baoji
Day2
19:58
20:40
Guangyuan
Day3
03:34
03:44
Chengdu
Day3
08:18
End
Attentions: Train Schedule of Lhasa to Chengdu is for your reference only. Please check the ticket information including the tickets fares at the railway station or by your TCT tour advisors separately
 

Notes for Booking Train Tickets
Travel to Tibet
 
1. Passengets can book a train ticket 10 days in advance at most. As the train ticket from Chengdu to Lhasa is quite hot, it is highly recommended to book in advance. Above train schedule are just for your reference, while they may change over time, you need to check them again. There are four ways for visitors to buy train ticket: at the Railway Station, by online ticket booking system, by Telephone and booking through travel agencies. Visit How to Book China Train Tickets to find out the details.

2. Generally, the seats on the train in China have tow types including soft seat and hard seat. Also, there are tow kinds of sleeper seats on China's trains which are hard sleeper seat and soft sleeper seat. Hard sleeper seats are divided into upper hard sleeper, middle hard sleeper and lower hard sleeper (lower hard sleeper is the best); while soft sleeper seats are divided into upper soft sleeper and lower soft sleeper (lower soft sleeper is better).

3. In China, taking a train is a comparative cheaper way to cut down the travel cost. While correspondingly, the comfortable level is lower than by air.
Luggage: you need to take the luggages by yourself and keep an eye of them on transporting time, no luggage-checking service on the train.
 

Tips for travel to Lhasa and Chengdu
Travel to Tibet
Best Time to Visit Lhasa:
The best time to visit Lhasa is in summer and autumn, especially from August to October. Summer and autumn are the most comfortable time in Lhasa; from March to October, the climate becomes mild and humid and is the best season for travel in Tibet. The Spring and Winter in Lhasa are dry and windy. One can visit Best time to visit Lhasa to find more.
 
Best Time to Visit Chengdu :
From March to June and from September to November are the best time to visit Chengdu in Sichuan Province. It is very misty all year, and the sunny days are few. July and August are the hottest time in Chengdu. One can visit Best time to visit Chengdu to find more.
 
Domestic Travel High Season
Try to plan your tour by avoiding the peak holidays. The most crowded seasons in China are Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labor Day (May 01 to 03) and National Day (Oct 01-07). Spring Festival and the National Day golden week are the most crowded time for travelling. The tickets are hard to buy and the carriage is qutie crowded.

►Related Information
►More transportation information: Chengdu Transportation
►More travel information: Chengdu Travel Guide
Recommended China Tour to Lhasa and Chengdu: 15 Days Dynamic Highland Tour (Beijing-Xian- Lhasa-Chengdu-Huanglong-Jiuzhaigou Valley-Shanghai)