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Chongqing - Lhasa Trains


In this page, we offer train from Chongqing and  Lhasa Train information including Chongqing to Lhasa train schedule and more details about that for your reference. (Update on November 10, 2014)
The first character of train number has special meanings.
G–High-Speed Train
C–Intercity EMU Train
D–Electric Multiple Units (EMU) Train
Z–Direct Express Train
T–Express Train
K–Fast Train
Four-digit Number Train - Regular Speed Train
L–Temporary Train

Train from Chongqing to Lhasa

There is only one train from Chongqing to Lhasa: T222. It departs from Chongqing North Railway Station at 20:23 in the first day and arrives at 15:40 in the third day at Lhasa Railway Station. The running hour is about 43 hours and 17 minutes.

Note: the train from Chongqing to Lhasa usually departs every other day, so check when you plan for the Tibet tour.

Train from Lhasa to Chongqing

There is only one train travelling from Lhasa to Chongqing. The train number is T224. It departs at 10:45 in the first day at Lhasa Railway Station and arrive at 10:36 in the third day at Chongqing North Railway Station. It runs about 46 hours and 33 minutes for the whole journey.

Note: the train from Lhasa to Chongqing usually departs every other day, so check when you plan for the Tibet tour.

 Note for Taking Train in China

Travel to Tibet

1. Booking an original train is easier than booking a passing-by train. You can book a train ticket 20 days in advance at most. Trains to and from Lhasa is usually hard to buy, it is recommended to buy the train ticket as early as you can. 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, in China, the seats on the train are dividied into two types: 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). It is recommended to buy a ticket of soft sleeper for you train travel, which would be more comfortable.

3. In China, taking a train is a comparatively cheaper way to cut down the travel cost. While correspondingly, the comfortable level is lower than travelling 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 Chongqing
Travel to Tibet
Best Time to Visit Lhasa:
The best time to visit Lhasa is from May to October. During this time, the weather in Lhasa is comparative humid with a mild temperature without big temperature range within 1 day. One can visit page Best time to visit Lhasa to find out more about climate in Lhasa.

Best Time to Visit Chongqing:
The best time to visit Chongqing is from March to October. Chongqing is a destination suitable for travelling throughout the whole year. One can visit page Best time to visit Chongqing to find out more about climate in Chongqing.  

Domestic Travel High Season 
In China, Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labor Day (May 01 to 03) and National Day (Oct 01-07) are the most crowded seasons. Spring Festival and the National Day golden week are the most crowded time for travelling.

 Related Information
More transportation information : Chongqing Transportation
►More tours about Chongqing:  Chongqing Tours  
Recommended China to Chongqing : 4 Days Lhasa Essence Tour (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery)