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Qinghai Tibet Train (Lhasa Express): Tours & Tickets

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Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the world's highest railway goes 710 miles from Qinghai to Lhasa, on which the train starts from mainland China: Beijing, Xining, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing, making your trip to Tibet extremely unparalleled and...more
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Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

I have joined a tour where they booked us on the softberth cabin for 4. We have thought we will be altogether in a cabin but when the tickets issued, we were in different cabin. Since we are travelled with a group tour, the tour...More

Date of experience: August 2019
3  Thank copyrabbit
Reviewed 24 July 2019

I recommend the traveller taking the Xining-to-Lhasa train for several reasons, including getting two different perspectives on Tibet. You can start from other cities in China, but the interesting Tibetan part starts in Xining (easily reached by air). Then 21-22 hours by sleeper train (I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Inman H
Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

Overall the ride is ok. couldn't really get good night's sleep for me tho. train is a bit rocky at times,esp at night. and not completely quiet. scene and views from the train are good. guess it does help to acclimatize too. i felt ok...More

1  Thank Samantha_SSc
Reviewed 28 May 2019 via mobile

I traveled with my family and we were six (soft berths) and the agent couldn’t put us all together but if you ask people they are usually willing to change places. The beds were comfortable and clean, there is quite a lot space to put...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank brujitadragon
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Travelled mid December 2018 from Shanghai to Xining (Z164) and changed trains for Xining to Lhasa (Z165). Soft sleepers were clean, quite warm and comfortable and the carriage had both squat and western style toilets. Only negative for the trip was the amount of smoke...More

Date of experience: December 2018
7  Thank iant33333
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is my first trip to Tibet. I got on this train in Xinning back on March this year. Took the sleeper cabin, it's worth because of the long trip, The first half of the trip, natural view along the way totally amazed me. After...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank Norma U
Reviewed 28 October 2018

12th trip to the PRC. Took the train from Xining to Lhasa in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Shared a soft berth with two Europeans who advised that our berths had been used on the Beijing to Xining leg of the trip & that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank MacBritishColumbia
Reviewed 27 July 2018

A group of 14 of us travelled from Lhasa to Xining on Qinhai – Tibet Railway – also called Lhasa Express. Our tour guide arranged the train tickets, which I understand are difficult to get during the high season. As advised, we arrived at the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
6  Thank Seevali D
Reviewed 27 July 2018

The rationale was it would acclimatize us better to Tibet's altitude. We had the soft sleeper which was actually quite soft. The upper buks don;t give you a very good view though, however the dining car will give you an excellent view, as well as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank PietroDallavia
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Well, 3 times is a charm? Haha, not really for Qinghai Lhasa Express Train, there isn’t much to do still but chitchat and look outside of the window. However, there is always a happy sight when you see Tibetan Antelope increasing in numbers and enjoying...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank tsai95862016
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6 November 2018|
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Response from chanfrederick | Reviewed this property |
No problem with kids. My suggestion is: - Get the first class ticket, so you will have more privacy comfort. The lower class can be quiet noisy with people playing loud music. - Start the journey from Xining. The scenery are... More
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18 September 2018|
Response from PietroDallavia | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you contact Catherine Liu who is at China Discovery. We used her and they were very good for a non-standard itinerary including one way train.