Tips for Booking Tibet Train Tickets
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Tips for Booking Tibet Train Tickets

Update: Aug. 30th, 2013

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Tourists planning to join the Tibet train tours should note that there is direct train between Beijing and Lhasa everyday after the Qinghai-Tibet Railway was put into operation. The real Qinghai-Tibet Railway between Golmud and Lhasa enjoys a total length of 1142 kilometers. Except for Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Shanghai and Xining also opened the direct trains to Lhasa. Hence, Tibet Tour would like to provide tips for booking Tibet train tickets in different domestic cities.

Tips for Booking Tibet Train Tickets – Beijing-Lhasa Train Ticket

It is reported that the number of visitors going to Tibet by train increases obviously in the peak season of Tibet tour between June and October. The BeijingsLhasa train (T27) ticket is always in extremely large demand for Beijing is one of the most popular transit cities for overseas tourists. There are more international flights between Beijing and some other international metropolis. In addition, Beijing is a famous tourism city and a lot of overseas tourists would like to explore the charm of the ancient city before making their Tibet tour. It is always difficult to get a Beijing-Lhasa train ticket. Tourists planning a Tibet train tour from Beijing should note that the tickets will be released on the official website of Ministry of Railways about 20 days in advance.

Tips for Booking Tibet Train Tickets – Shanghai-Lhasa Train Ticket

Just as the Beijing-Lhasa train, the Shanghai-Lhasa train T164/T165 is available everyday. Shanghai is one of the most important hubs in the railway net of China. Direct trains between Shanghai and different domestic cities have been opened to tourists, including the bullet trains between Shanghai and Beijing, Tianjin. It should be noted that the demand of the Shanghai-Lhasa ticket is also greatly exceeds the supply in the peak season. Hence, tourists planning to join the Tibet train tours from Shanghai should also book the Shanghai-Lhasa train ticket in advance.

Tips for Booking Tibet Train Tickets – Chongqing-Lhasa Train Ticket

Chongqing is the best transit station for tourists planning to make an upstream Yangtze cruise to Chongqing before heading to Tibet. As we all known, Three Gorges enjoys high reputation among both tourists at home and abroad. To enjoy different natural landscapes in China, some tourists would like to spend several days on the cruise ships on Yangtze River before join the Tibet train tours from Chongqing. It should be noted that the Chongqing-Lhasa train is only available every other day. Tourists should check the specific timetable in advance in case of missing the train and interrupt your trip plan.

Tips for Booking Tibet Train Tickets – Xining-Lhasa Train Ticket

In fact, all the trains heading to Lhasa would take a stop at Xining. Tourists planning to enter into Tibet by train from Xining could have 7 choices in train at Xining. Most of the trains leave Xining for Lhasa in the afternoon or late in the night. For example, K917/K9801 leaves Xining at 15:05 in the afternoon while the K9811 leaves Xining at 22:20 in the night. For tourists especially interested in the breathtaking natural landscapes between Golmud and Lhasa, the K9811 is a good choice for it arrives Golmud around 7:00 in the morning.

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