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The length of the railway is 1,956 km (1,215 mi). Construction of the 815 km (506 mi) section between Xining and Golmud was completed by 1984. The 1,142 km (710 mi) section between Golmud and Lhasa was inaugurated on 1 July 2006, by Chinese...more
Lhasa 850000, China
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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

We too the 9am train from Lhasa to Xining and booked a hard sleeper. These berths are perfectly comfortable and the 24hr journey passed really quickly. There is a lunch and diner cart which passed through but the food is pretty ordinary; rice, little sausage,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank kgilmour
Reviewed April 22, 2018

this ia a really awe-inspiring railway road connection with China to Tibet ,along the raod the elevation average about 3000m ,can see many megnificent view , and Tibet antelope .snow mountains lakes vast plain ,

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank tibetanstravel
Reviewed February 23, 2018

Beautiful mountain Pirin above Bansko (Bulgaria) with long and varied ski slopes (from 2600 m) make this place one of the best ski resort in Eastern Europe. That's what it looks like until you go skiing and face with huge crowds in front of the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

I took the Lhasa Express from Lhasa to Xining at 4.30pm 31st December 2017. Ensure you have a trustworthy agent preferably based in Lhasa to arrange your tickets for you. Tickets sell out very fast with soft sleepers selling the fastest. Your agent will know...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Go545463
TibetCtrip-Tony, General Manager at Tibet Train, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Dear guest,thank you very much for sharing your Tibet train travel experience. And we are more than happy to try best to book Tibet train tickets for future travelers and wish they will enjoy a wonderful train travel as you did. To ensure the train...More

Reviewed July 9, 2017

Statistics look like: Staff 10 Food 7 Amenities 4... but the whole trip from Beijing West-Xining-Lhasa was extraordinary experience... The train crosses three climate zones and the Xining-Lhasa section offers amazing landscapes during the day. The highest point of the route-Tanggula Pass-5072 masl... Oxygene supply...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Tomasz C
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Me and my wife, chose to do the Xining - Lhasa trip and boarded the Z265 train at Xining Railway station on May 19, 2017 at 19.30 hrs. The travel time Xining – Lhasa is about 21 hours. We have been always fascinated by train...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank ad0312
Reviewed June 25, 2017

Tickets could not be bought through official channels. Need extra $ to secure soft bed spaces. Cabin was good except that everyone from the other cabin classes could freely come and take advantage of the facilities in the 1st class cabins .... Go to the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank winwin3
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

We went from Chengdu to Lhasa, and we had to switch to the Tibet train in Xining, but only across the platform. Soft sleeper was super comfy and there was enough luggage space under the bottom bunk and above the door, if you don't travel...More

Date of experience: June 2017
6  Thank TOsunnyfirst
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

My train experience was much better than my expectations from TripAdvisor . The soft sleeper was ok. I was in the top bunk and you could sit up. Climbing down to Pee at night was quite straightforward and you didn't need to turn on the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
4  Thank Gordonnomad
Reviewed December 19, 2016

We took the long hours train from Xining to Lhasa. We slept on the hard sleeper bed, quite small size bed, it's a 3 level bunk bed, overall still ok. The scenery are very very beautiful along the way, Can just sit near the window...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank hazelineng
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October 11, 2017|
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Response from TibetCtrip | Property representative |
If your schedule is not tight, you may take the long hours train from Guangzhou to Lhasa. to book train tickets you do not have to have tour operator involved, since many big ticketing sales chanel (such as ctrip or 12306... More
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July 29, 2017|
Response from winwin3 | Reviewed this property |
It will be a 40+ hours train ride. Not particularly pleasant. Flying in seems wiser and then if you wish ride train back from Lasa to Qinghai (21 hrs) and you pass through Hoh Xil which has been included in the UNESCO list... More
December 21, 2016|
Response from ghkulkarni | Reviewed this property |
The agent who is processing your Tibet permit can book your train tickets. I would suggest you take train from Xining instead of Chengdu. That will save time. Also actual scenery starts only after Xining.