Tibet Train from Chengdu and Chongqing
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Tibet Train from Chengdu and Chongqing

Update: Feb. 7th, 2013

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Chengdu and Chongqing are two noted entry cities of Tibet tour. Both the direct flights and trains between the two cities and Lhasa are available. To cut down the trip budget and enjoy the fascinating landscapes along Qinghai-Tibet Railway, most of the tourists would like to join the Tibet train tours from Chengdu or Chongqing. Tibet Tour would like to provide some practical information regarding the Tibet train from Chengdu and Chongqing for tourists' reference.

Tibet Train from Chengdu and Chongqing – Departure Time

The Tibet train from Chongqing (T222/T223) would departure for Lhasa from Chongqing at 19:10 p.m. and arrives in Lhasa at 16:50 p.m. on the third day. It should be noted that the direct train between Chongqing and Lhasa is only available on odd days in the odd months (January, March, May, July, September and November) and the even days in the even months (February, April, June, August, October and December). Tourists join the Tibet train tours from Chongqing have to spend about 46 hours on the train. Besides, tourists should note that there are two railway stations in Chongqing and the departure station of the Tibet train from Chongqing is the Chongqing North Railway Station.

The Tibet train from Chengdu (T22/T23) would only be available on even days in odd months and the odd days in even months. It would departure from Chengdu Railway Station at 20:59 p.m. and arrives in Lhasa at 16:50 p.m. on the third day. Tourists needs to spend about 44 hours on the train.

Tibet Train from Chengdu and Chongqing – Stops

Tibet train from Chongqing (T222/T223) has 10 stops in total, including GuangAn and Dazhou in Sichuan Province, XiAn, Baoji and Lanzhou in Shaanxi Province, Xining, Delingha and Golmud in Qinghai Province, Nagqu and Lhasa in Tibet Autonomous Region. The oxygen supply on the train would be available in the section between Golmud and Lhasa.

The running route of Tibet train from Chengdu (T22/T23) is almost the same with that of the Tibet train from Chongqing. It will arrive in Baoji in Shaanxi Province via Guangyuan in Sichuan Province.

Tibet Train from Chengdu and Chongqing – Tickets Booking

The period between June and October is the peak season of Tibet tour each year. The Tibet tour operators would book a large amount of group tickets for their guests and the rush of students to Tibet also increases the demand of train tickets. Hence, tourists planning to enter into Tibet through the Tibet train from Chengdu and Chongqing are strongly suggested to book the train ticket in advance. Generally, the train tickets would be opened to tourists about one week in advance. Foreign tourists planning to join the Tibet train tours are required to provide the passport number while booking the train tickets.

Tibet Train from Chengdu and Chongqing – Characteristics

To provide convenience for both the Tibetan passengers and foreign tourists, all the instructions on the Tibet train from Chengdu and Chongqing are printed in Chinese, Tibetan and English. The glass doors at the joint of the cabins are painted with typical Tibetan style patterns. Besides, the announcers on the train would also introduce the natural views along Qinghai-Tibet Railway for passengers in Chinese, Tibetan and English.

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