Nanjing Lhasa Trains

In July, it began with a summer vacation in China, a lot of tourists want to go Tibet. It is not easy to buy Train tickets for the z164 from Nanjing to Lhasa. There are too few tickets because there are only more than 800 hard seat and sleeper tickets on the train. It is recommended to take a bus or high-speed train from Nanjing to Xining (there are three trains per day) and then from Xining to Lhasa (at least 7 trains per day).

Duration fro Nanjing Lhasa Train


04 Nanjing 22:56 23:05 9 minutes

05 Bengbu Zhi 00:37 00:40 3 minutes

06 Xuzhou Dao 02:09 02:20 11 minutes

07 Zhengzhou 05:07 05:14 7 minutes

08 Xi’an 11:14 11:24 10 minutes

09 Lanzhou 18:17 18:32 15 minutes

10 Xining 21:15 21:35 20 minutes

11 Golmud 04:19 04:44 25 minutes

12 Naqu 14:34 14:52 18 minutes

13 Lhasa 19:44 19:44—-

History for Nanjing Lhasa Train

All the trains to Lhasa have oxygen cabin.

The first passenger train on the Qinghai Tibet Plateau officially opens on July 1, 2006. with a total length of 4064 km from Beijing to Lhasa in the north, with a running time of 48 hours.

The train is the best on a plateau in the World. The train is composed of 17 cars, including one generator car, four hard seats (98 people/car), one dining car, two soft sleeper cars (32 people/vehicle), eight hard sleeper cars (60 people/vehicle), and one luggage car.

The advantages of taking the train to Tibet are very prominent. First of all, the altitude of the Qinghai Tibet Railway gradually rises with the train, which is conducive to the health of passengers.  it gradually adapts to the plateau environment. on the other hand, you can experience the unique natural landscape of the Qinghai Tibet line that can’t be enjoyed by air travel.

The oxygen supply of the carriage starts from Golmud section, and it only takes about 12 hours to run from Golmud to Lhasa. Therefore, the train chooses to run in the daytime.

Passengers can enjoy the source of the Yangtze River — Tuotuo River, Tanggula Mountain pass with an altitude of 4718 meters, and Tibetan antelope. The Qingshui River Bridge, the mysterious no man’s land and other unique scenery along the Qinghai Tibet line.

Nanjing Railway Station

Reconstructed in 2005, Nanjing Railway Station is 7 miles (11 kilometres) from the Confucius Temple, 6 miles (9.5 kilometres) from Dr Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum, 10 miles (16 kilometres) from South Railway Station and 28 miles (46 kilometres) from Lukou International Airport.

Train No. Destinations Depart Arrival Run Time Distance Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper
Z164 Nanjing to Lhasa 23:05 17:44 (3rd day) 44h 39m 4072 km CNY 785 CNY 1258

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