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Travel Tibet FAQs of Qinghai and Tibet Railway
 
According to Qinghai-Tibet Railway Information Center
Q1. Where the train will depart from in Beijing?

A:
The train will depart from at the Beijing West Railway Station.
Q2. When the train will leave Beijing and return from Lhasa?

A:
As scheduled, the train T27 will leave Beijing at 21:30 and arrive in Lhasa at 20:58 on the third day after 47 hours and 28 minutes' running.

The train T28 will start from Lhasa at 8:00 am. and come back to Beijing west at 8:00 am. on the third day with a 48-hour-trip.
Q3. How many trains will operate in a day?

A:
As planned, there will be both a train running from opposite directions in the three express train lines including Beijing west-Lhasa line, Chengdu(Chongqing)-Lhasa express train line and Xining(Lanzhou)-Lhasa express train line.
Q4. Can foreigners take these trains?

A:
Yes, of course you can. Qinghai-Tibet Railway train welcomes all the passengers from home and abroad.
Q5. Visas or travel documents required to travel to Lhasa and surrounding areas in Tibet?

A:
Passengers should fill in a Health Registration Card when buying railway tickets to enter Tibet and a permit for entering Tibet is also needed for the foreign tourists. Passengers would like to buy railway tickets and arrange legal Tibet Entry Permit can email tibetfit.service@yahoo.com or tibetfit.service@gmail.com - Government recognised International travel agent
Q6. How long it will take to travel to Lhasa by train?

A:
Please refer to the following lines:

***Beijing-Lhasa

Train T27 will start from Beijing West Railway Station at 21:30 and arrive at Lhasa Railway Station at 20:58 on the third day after 47 hours and 28 minutes' running.

Train T28 will depart from Lhasa Railway Station at 8:00 am. and arrive in Beijing west at 8:00 am. on the third day with a 48-hour-trip.

***Chengdu-Lhasa

T22/3 train will leave Chengdu at 18:18 and arrive in Lhasa at 18:28 on the third day with a trip of 2 hours and 10 minutes.

T24/1 train will set out from Lhasa at 9:05 am. and get to Chengdu at 9:55 am on the third day after 48 hours and 50 minutes.

***Lanzhou-Lhasa

K917 train will leave Lanzhou at 16:45 and arrive in Lhasa at 22:30 on the second day with a trip of 29 hours and 45 minutes.

K918 train will set out from Lhasa at 9:32 am. and arrive in Lanzhou at 15:45 on the second day after running for 30 hours and 13 minutes.

***Chongqing-Lhasa

Train T222/3 will start from Chongqing at 19:20 and arrive in Lhasa at 18:28 on the third day running for 47 hours and 8 minutes.

Train T224/1 will set out from Lhasa at 9:05 am. and arrive in Chongqing at 9:55 am. with a trip of 48 hours and 50 minutes.

***Xining-Lhasa

K917 train will set out from Xining at 20:07 and arrive in Lhasa at 22:30 on the second day after running for 26 hours and 23 minutes.

K917 train will start from Lhasa at 9:32 am and arrive in Xining at 12:19 am. on the second day with a trip of 26 hours and 47 minutes.
Q7. Why there is no price for trains from Shanghai and Guangzhou to Lhasa?

A:
At the very beginning for the trial operation of Qinghai-Tibet Railway, there are only three passenger trains including Beijing west to Lhasa red ball, Chengdu(Chongqing)-Lhasa express train and Xining(Lanzhou)-Lhasa express train. Currently, there is no train starting from Shanghai and Guangzhou. If you are in Shanghai and Guangzhou, want to travel to Tibet by train, you may go to Chengdu to take the Chengdu -Lhasa train.
 
 
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