Chengdu Lhasa Tours – Transportation
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Chengdu Lhasa Tours – Transportation

Update: Nov. 9th, 2012

Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Chengdu is an important entry city of Lhasa tours for it convenience transportation. If you have Chengdu Lhasa tours, you can go to Lhasa by air, by train and by land.

Chengdu Lhasa Tours by Air

There are about ten flights originating from Chengdu to Lhasa every day. These flights are operated by Shandong Airlines, Air China and Sichuan Airlines. It will spend about two hours to take flight from Chengdu to Lhasa. The price of flight ticket from Chengdu to Lhasa is 1500 CNY, and the airport departure tax is about 190 CNY. Hence, it is very convenience to take flight from Chengdu to Lhasa.

Chengdu Lhasa Tours by Train

After the Qinghai-Tibet Railway put into operation, Tibet train became many travelers' choice for the wonderful high plateau scenery along the way. There are trains T22/T23 running between Chengdu and Lhasa. The Chengdu-Lhasa train departs Chengdu Railway Station every other day at 21:00 PM, and reaches Lhasa at 17:02 on the third day. In 2012, the departure date of Chengdu-Lhasa train is odd days in January, March, June, July, September and October, and the departure date is even day in February, April, May, August, November and December. The whole journey from Chengdu to Lhasa is 3,360 kilometers. It takes about 44 hours. On the way, the train will stop at Guangyuan, Baoji, Lanzhou, West Xining, Delingha, Golmud and Nagqu. From Chengdu to Lhasa, the price of hard seat is 331 CNY, the price of hard sleeper is 712 CNY and the price of soft sleeper is 1104 CNY. So, to have Chengdu Lhasa tours by train is the best choice for travelers who to enjoy the wonderful high scenery of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau on the way to Lhasa.

Chengdu Lhasa Tours by Land

The Sichuan-Tibet Highway is the choice of travelers who want to have Chengdu Lhasa tours by land. Since the altitude of Sichuan-Tibet Highway varies greatly from Chengdu to Lhasa, you may experience four seasons within one day. Most parts of the highway are rugged and winding. During rainy season, the landslide and debris flow may occur. Hence, you are suggested to choose this way if extra time allowed. If you have Chengdu Lhasa tour by this way, you will enjoy the wonderful scenery of Erlang Mountain, Luding Bridge, Kangting, Litang, Jinsha River, Ranwu Lake, Nyingchi, etc. The price of bus ticket from Chengdu to Lhasa is 525 CNY.

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