Tibet Train

Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the world's highest railway, extends 1956 kilometers from Xining to Lhasa. About 960 kilometers of the line is more that 4,000 meters above sea level and the highest point is 5,072 meters. The railway was commissioned on July 1 2006. The first three trains to run on the railway are trains from Beijing to Lhasa, Chengdu(Chongqing) to Lhasa and Xining-Lhasa.

Nine Train Stations along the Way

Infographic of where is the train stops on Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Qinghai-Tibet Railway Map

There are 45 stations along the 1972 km long Qinghai-Tibet railway from Xining to Lhasa and every station has unique scenery. To provide travelers better opportunity to enjoy the stunningly beautiful scenery on that way, nine scenery viewing platforms have been set up at nine stations. These include: Yuzhu Peak Station, Chumaer River. Tuotuo river, Buqiangge, Tanggula Mountain, Lake Namtso, Nagqu, Damshung, Yambajan.

The platform is around 500-meter long and 1.25 meters high. On the platform, visitors can enjoy the views around that area and take photos. The authority has scheduled the trains so that passengers will be able to make use of the viewing platforms during daytime. more>

Sceneries Along the Way

Brief Introduction of the famous scenic spots along Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Top 1: Qinghai Lake, China’s largest inland salt water lake sits in eastern of Qinghai and 2 1/2 drive from Xining Station. more

Top 2: The total surface area of the lake's are said to be around 105 square kilometers.

Top 3: Lake Namtso means “holy lake” in the Tibetan language and is the second largest salt lake in China.

Sits at the northwest of Qinghai Lake and you will see thousands of migrant birds inhabits there, especially the as hereditary territory for bar-headed goose, fish gulls and brown-necked gull.

Kunlun Mountain Pass, China’s highest Goddess Mountian with altitude rises from 2,800 meters to 4,700 meters, the ancient Chinese call it “the ancestors of Chinese Dragon Venture”.

With the largest occupation, highest altitude and most abundant wild animal resources, this national conservation area is inhabit the rare wildlife of Tibetan antelope, wild yak, Tibetan wild ass, Tibetan gazelle

Tanggula Mountain pass has an altitude of 5,231 meters (17,162 ft) above sea level and is the highest point of Qinghai-Tibet Highway. The cradle of Yangtze River, Lancang River and Nu River.

The upstream origin of Yangtze river, and you will see it’s small stream, marvels snow mountains rang alongside the Tuotuo river.

Changtang Grassland is one of the five largest pastures in China and surrounded by the Kunlun, Tanggula, Kangdese and Nyainqentanglha Mountains.

Located in between Damxung and Nagqu, it build by memorize a hero Xiaba who lead a battle and die in this place, the local Tibetan will gather here and pray for the hero at every lunar day of 15 and 30.

Tibet possesses the most hot springs in China. Yambajan is best known for its spectacular hot springs boiling on the cold plateau.

Tibet Trains and Seats

Information of what it looks like and what equipped with. More

The Exterior of the Train

The Exterior of the Train

Interior of Train Cabins

Interior of Train Cabins

Oxygen Supply System

Oxygen Supply System

Lhasa Train Station

Lhasa Train Station

Train Tickets and Schedules

The Qinghai-Tibet Railway began operation on 1 July. There are three trains that connect different parts of China to Lhasa ( Beijing to Lhasa, Chengdu(Chongqing) to Lhasa and Xing-Lhasa)...Read more>

Train Line Distance(km) Tickets Price(yuan)
Hard Seat Hard Sleeper Solf Sleeper
Beijing West-Lhasa 4064 389 813 1262
Chengdu-Lhasa 3360 331 712 1104
Chongqing-Lhasa 3654 355 754 1168
Lanzhou-Lhasa 2188 242 552 854
Xining-Lhasa 1972 226 523 810