Beijing to Lhasa Train Tour, Beijing to Lhasa by Train

At present, there is a daily train from Beijing to Lhasa run by China Railways. The train from Beijing to Tibet takes about 44 hours toBeijing to Lhasa Train Map
cover 3753 kilometers, of which 1110 km are over Qinghai-Tibet railway. It departs from the Beijing West Railway Station at 20:09 and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station at 16:00 on the third day after nearly 44 hours. Its operational speed is 120 km/h, 100 km/h over sections laid on permafrost. The Beijing to Lhasa railway route began on July 1st, 2006 and presently costs around RMB1300 for a first-class sleeper berth, around RMB800 for a second-class sleeper berth and half that for a soft seat.

The train to Lhasa from Beijing is equipped with advanced facilities that are tailor-made according to the special elevation, temperature and other specific situations along the world's highest railway, Qinghai-Tibet Railway, such as air-conditioning, supercharging system, oxygen supply, altitude display, etc. Moreover, the totally-closed train is installed with sightseeing windows covered by anti-ultraviolet film so as to  protect passengers from ultraviolet radiation. To be honest, a Beijing-Lhasa train tour is really worth a shot for the unique and wonderful scenery along the Qinghai-Tibet railway alone. 

Beijing to Lhasa Train Cost:
Actually, in China, the train fare does not include meals,  so you need to pay the food in the train, a normal breakfast will cost you about 10RMB and a lunch or dinner 20-30RMB. Drinking water is free but if you want to have a cup of coffee or milk, you need to prepare in advance. Except the cost on food, another big expense on the Beijing to Lhasa train trip is that you have to pay the service charge to the travel agency who help you purchase the train tickets. The cost ranges from 300RMB to 700RMB in different seasons. Please do consult about train cost directly with our expert. 

Beijing to Lhasa Train Schedule and Fare

Available Train   Start City    End City   Frequecy   Distance   Duration   Hard Sleeper Cost Soft Sleeper Cost
T27 Beijing
(20:09,1st day) 
(16:00,3rd day)
Daily 3753km 43h51m RMB 1490 RMB 1900


***** Tip 1: When you book Z, T, K trains please get the one with the same From City and Departure Station, not using passing by trains which tickets impossible to be issued. You can book G, D, C passing by trains. Please email us all your parties passports copies after you made reservation, Please send passports copies images to : 

***** Tip 2: The train tickets will be Express Delivered to your Hotel (Home) in China.  please do check with receptionist or Conciege for your Express Deliveried Mail (Envelope), DO NOT ASK FOR TICKETS SINCE IT'S IN THE ENVELOPE. IF you want delivery the tickets to your country please give us emails: 

***** Tip 3: +1 = arrive the next day =1 night on board, +2 = arrive the third day=2 nights on board...
***** Tip 4: You must arrive at the station at least 1 hour before your departure time. There will be a security check (including an airline-style luggage check) before enter the waiting hall
***** Tip 5: Passenger will be allowed board the train 30-40 minutes before departure time. ( 15 Minutes for bullet trains ) Enter gate will be closed 5 minutes ago before departure.
***** Tip 6:  If the passenger misses the train or lost tickets, the cost of the tickets can not be refund and he/she has to purchase another one. If passenger lost his/her ticket on board, he/she will be asked to buy another one when pass the arrival station. So do not lost your tickets in train.

Some Photoes of Train

Train Images 

Kailash Yatra 2013 Departure