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Lanzhou - Lhasa Trains

Lhasa and Lanzhou are both hot destinations for tourists in China from both domestic and abroad.The transportation between the two cities becomes more and more convenient now. Here, you will find some information Lanzhou - Lhasa Trains, and also tips for travel to the two cities for your reference. (Update on November 14, 2015)

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 Lanzhou to Lhasa

Departure Station: Lanzhou Railway Station
Arrival Station: Lhasa Railway Station

Train No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Running Time
13:16 (+1day)
25 h 06 min
14:42 (+1day)
25 h 55 min
15:40 (+1day)
25 h 38 min
18:10 (+1day)
25 h 07 min
19:10 (+1day)
27 h 14 min
15:40 (+1day)
25 h 38 min

Note: Among the above trains,  only Train K27 and T265 depart daily. T23, K917 and T165 departs on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, while T223 departs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Train from Lhasa to Lanzhou

Departure Station: Lhasa Railway Station
Arrival Station: Lanzhou Railway Station

Train No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Running Time
11: 09 (+1day)
26 h 49 min
26 h 15 min
25 h 16 min
13:20 (+1day)
25 h 55 min
25 h 24 min
26 h 15 min

Note: in the above trains, only Train T28 and T266 departs every day. T24 and K198 departs on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, while T166 and T224 departs on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. 

Attentions: Lhasa - Lanzhou train information 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

1. Booking an original train is easier than booking a passing-by train. You can book a train ticket 10 days in advance at most. Above train schedule and fares are just for your reference, while they may change over time, you need to check them again.

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).

Tips for Travel to Lhasa and Lanzhou

travel to lhasa

•Domestic Travel High Season
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.

•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 temp range in within 1 day. 

•Best Time to Visit Lanzhou:
The best time to visit Lanzhou is from May to October. During this period, the weather is more comfortable. Just like other cities in North China, Lanzhou has long summer and winter, short spring and autumn. 

Relative information
More useful transportation information in Lanzhou please clickLanzhou Transportation
Also, you can find more travel information about Lanzhou at:Lanzhou Travel Guide
Recommended China to Lanzhou: 4 Days Lhasa Essence Tour (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery)