Take the train to Tibet on the Qinghai Tibet Railway!


A modern train runing on the Qinghai-Tibet railway going to Lhasa
First time for the Tibetans taking a train on the roof of the world

This is BIG: It is now possible to go to Tibet by train via the Qinghai-Tibet railway, the world's highest altitude railway. While traveling to Tibet by train takes much longer than by plane, you will be witness to thousands of miles of the most stunning landscapes in the world, rolling by outside your window.

  • Lhasa-Beijing: 47 hours 04 minutes; distance: 4064km
  • Lhasa-Chengdu: 45 hours 40 minutes; distance: 3360km
  • Lhasa-Chongqing: 46 hours 32 minutes; distance: 3654km
  • Lhasa-Shanghai: 48 hours 58 minutes; distance: 4373km
  • Lhasa-Guangzhou: 56 hours 10 minutes; distance: 4980km
    * Other possible destinations: Golmud, Xining, Lanzhou and Xi'an.

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About the Qinghai-Tibet Railway:

* The Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the world's highest altitude railway. 960 kilometers of its track are located more than 4,000 meters above sea-level, with the highest point at 5,072 meters (more than 200 meters higher than the Peruvian railway in the Andes, formerly the world's most elevated track). Click here for more facts on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway...

Qinghai-Tibet Railway Map

Qinghai-Tibet Railway Map

Want to experience train travel on

Qinghai-Tibet railway?

Access Tibet Tour is a professional tour operator based in Lhasa. We have been in the travel business in Tibet for years and provide flexible, responsive service, and excellent value for your money. If you would like to experience the Qinghai-Tibet railway for yourself, click here to contct us, and simply leave the rest to us.

Please note that we do not offer ticket-only service. Also note that it is sometimes more difficult to purchase train tickets for trains going to Tibet than for trains leaving Tibet. We strongly advise going to Tibet by plane, and experiencing the Qinghai-Tibet railway on the return trip (The experience is identical for both incoming and outgoing trains). While our success rate is high in acquiring incoming train tickets, they are in extremely high demand. In the case of outgoing train tickets, however, we can guarantee them.


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