Tibet Transportation

In the past time, Tibet is a remote place because of the bad transportation condition. Transportation condition in Tibet has changed greatly since the liberation in 1951 when pack animals were the main mode of transportation in the region. Now highways, railways and airlines are connecting it to other regions of China.

Qinghai-Tibet Railway, which is the longest and highest railway built atop a plateau, is China's first railroad to Tibet. It is not only a landmark achievement in Chinese engineering and design, but a modern wonder in the world railway history. There are three airports in Tibet while Gonggar airport connects Lhasa, hence Tibet, with Chengdu, Xian, Beijing, Chongqing, and even Katmandu and Hong Kong. There is no air route within Tibet at present. Traveling by air into Tibet will surely brings visitors unique and thrilling experience. Just imagine that you are above the world highest snow and cloud clad peaks! However, since planes travel fast and there is little time for acclimatization. The transportation center in Tibet is the provincial capital – Lhasa. Because there is no flight for transfer you from one city to another in Tibet area. The best vehicle to travel around this land is a car or a jeep. Every year, the local government invests a lot of money in developing and maintaining the roads in Tibet.

Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the world’s highest and longest high plateau railway, and is reputed as the "Heaven Road”. It starts from Xining City in Qinghai and ends at Lhasa in Tibet, extending 1956 km. ...

Main Airports in Tibet

Main Airports in Tibet

The aviation has been launched to link Tibet. Nowadays, there are regular flights flying to and between Lhasa and many cities. Currently, Tibet has opened flights from Lhasa Gonggar Airport, Chamdo Bangda Airport, Nyingc...

Qinghai-Tibet Highway

Qinghai-Tibet Highway

Qinghai-Tibet Highway starts from Xining in Qinghai Province and ends at Lhasa, Tibet. It is the highest and longest asphalt road in the world, and also the relatively shortest, the best and safest road to Tibet. Al...

Sichuan-Tibet Highway

Sichuan-Tibet Highway

At present, there are 4 highways from China mainland to Tibet, including: Qinghai-Tibet Highway, Sichuan-Tibet Highway, Yunnan-Tibet Highway and Xinjiang-Tibet Highway. There is one international highway – Sin...

The Qinghai-Tibet Railway Project

The Qinghai-Tibet Railway Project

  The Qingzang railway or Qinghai–Tibet Railway is a high-altitude railway that connects Xining, Qinghai Province, to Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, in China.   ...

The Stations of Qinghai-Tibet Railway

The Stations of Qinghai-Tibet Railway

  As the world's highest and longest high pateau railway, there are all together 85 stations along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.     Note: The following data is just listed for...

Scenery along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Scenery along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Since the opening of Qingzang Railway, the good views of the train windows have come to be known to many people in China and also around the world. Xining to Golmud Because of the transporting duration of the train...

Qinghai-Tibet Railway Train

Qinghai-Tibet Railway Train

Take a train to Tibet is a fantastic way, because it is a chance to see the world’s highest railway on the plateau. See about the equipment of the cabin on Qinghai-Tibet Railway train in th...

Train Schedules of Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Train Schedules of Qinghai-Tibet Railway

At present, there are 7 cities can get to Tibet by train, separately Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Xining, and Lanzhou. The following train schedules are listed for your reference:    ...