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Lhasa - Shigatse Trains

In this page, we offer train information between Lhasa and Shigatse including train schedule and more details about that for your reference. (Update on January 21, 2015)

Lhasa Shigatse Railway
 
The train between Lhasa and Shigatse is only cost 3 hrs on the road, which is shorter than by shuttle bus (4-5 hrs on the road).
 
And now, there is 1 train each day both from Lhasa to Shigatse and from Shigatse to Lhasa. The train schedule is in the following
 
 

Lhasa to Shigatse

 
Z8801 
Lhasa to Shigatse
Air Condition Train
No.
Station
Arrival Time
Departure Time
Stay
01
拉萨Lhasa
-
09:00
-
02
协荣Xierong
09:23
09:25
2 min
03
曲水县Qushui County
09:41
09:43
2 min
04
尼木Nimu
10:15
10:17
2 min
05
仁布Renbu
10:48
10:50
2 min
06
日喀则Shigatse
11:59
-
-
 
 

Shigatse to Lhasa

 
Z8802 
Shigatse to Lhasa
Air Condition Train
No.
Station
Arrival Time
Departure Time
Stay
01
日喀则Shigatse
-
17:30
-
02
仁布Renbu
18:33
18:35
2 min
03
尼木Nimu
19:05
19:07
2 min
04
曲水县Qushui County
19:36
19:38
2 min
05
协荣Xierong
19:57
19:59
2 min
06
拉萨Lhasa
20:28
-
-
 

Lhasa-Shigatse Railway is the extend line of Qinghai-Tibet Railway. It was built since Sept 26th 2010. And the official operation day was on Aug 15th 2014.
 
The beginning station is Lhasa Station. And then, the railway goes through Deqing County and Qushui County. After goes along the Yalu Zangbu Valley 90km, the railway reaches Shigatse. The total length is 253km.
 

Lhasa Shigatse Railway


♦ 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 Shigatse:
Shigatse area is full with sufficient sunshine, mild climate, the weather here and tourism facilities are good, so tourists can see the beautiful scenery here at any time. But if you want to go to Mount Everest for expedition, from October to next year April is not suitable for travel because of the cold weather; and in July and August is the rainy season, in the misty rainy day you also can’t see Mount Everest.