Gateway Cities to Tibet - Chongqing to Lhasa
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Gateway Cities to Tibet - Chongqing to Lhasa

Update: Jan. 30th, 2013


Chongqing is as important gateway cities to Tibet as Chengdu, both of which are very neatest to Lhasa, Tibet and owns very convenient and well-developed means of transportation.

Chongqing is located the center of the ancient Bayu Area which is also the birthplace of Bayu Culture, a historical and cultural city in China with more than 3,000 years of history. It is also situated at the confluence of the Jialing and Yangtze River, which creates a natural and amazing river scenery with two different colors on the surface.

Gateway Cities to Tibet - Chongqing to Lhasa

As you may know the train ticket to Lhasa is relatively more difficult to book than air tickets if you come into Tibet from Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Xining, etc. If you travel to Tibet in the golden time, the additional service charge of booking train tickets should be paid higher.

But the train ticket to Lhasa, Tibet from Chongqing is much easier to book than those cities based on our experience. To make sure our guests have a cost-effective, relaxing and satisfying Tibet tour experience, we usually suggested you to come to Chongqing first and then transit to Lhasa, Tibet from here.You are highly appreciated to contact us and we will be very great honor to be at your service.


Tourists from Chongqing are also possible to drive to Lhasa, Tibet through Sichuan - Tibet Expressway, which is very famous and recommended to Chinese people. But it is a pity that foreigners are not allowed to enter to Tibet through this route.

By train

It usually takes 2 days on the train from Chongqing to Lhasa the same as the entry city of Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, etc. As we mentioned before, it is much easier to book the train ticket to Lhasa from Chongqing, which means the additional service charge should be lower.

The train to Lhasa from Chongqing should be No. T222, the train schedule is usually departing at 19:37 and arriving at 16:35, which spends 44:58 hours on the train. The hard sleeper is usually paid 754RMB/per person while the soft sleeper is usually paid 1168 RMB/per person.

The train tickets are usually booked 10 days in advance so we suggested our guests to confirm the itinerary in time that we could help you book the train ticket promptly.

By Air

Well, the flights from Chongqing to Lhasa are operated normally which holds the regular flights timetable for your reference. It is very easy to take a flight to Tibet from Chongqing which only takes few hours on the way.

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