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Train from Shanghai to Lhasa


If you are in Shanghai and want a Lhasa package tour,you can take the train from Shanghai to Lhasa,our Lhasa travel guide will provide you information about the transportation in Lhasa,thus making your China tours easier.
Here, you will find some information about shanghai to Lhasa Train Schedule & Fares. Also, you can find some tips for travel to Shanghai and Lhasa including notes for booking train tickets, domestic travel high season, best time to visit Shanghai and best time to visit Lhasa.

There is only one train sent from Shanghai Railway Station at 19:36 to Lhasa Railway Station at 20:15 (+2days). It is an express train T164/T165 which has a total mileage of 4373km. This train will spend you about 48 hours 39 minutes traveling from Shanghai to Lhasa. For tourists who are the first time to get into the  Tibet, the train will become the first choice. You can not only gradually deal with the discomfort of altitude sickness, but also can enjoy the fantastic scenery along the way. The identifications on the train are listed in the three languages of Chinese, Tibetan and English. Also, it is equipped with oxygen supply system and it is decorated with Tibetan style.

Shanghai to Lhasa Train Schedule & Fares For T164/T165

Station 
No.
Station
Date
Arrival 
Time
Departure 
Time
Duration 
Of Stay
Mileage
Hard Seat
(CNY Yuan)
Hard Sleeper
(upper/middle/lower)
(CNY Yuan)
Soft Sleeper 
(upper/lower)
(CNY Yuan)
1
Shanghai
-
Origin 
Station
19:36
-
0
-
-
-
2
Wuxi
D1
20:38
20:42
4m
126km
19.5
65.5/70.5/73.5
-
3
Nanjing
D1
22:05
22:16
11m
301km
46.5
92.5/97.5/100.5
-
4
Bengbu
D2
23:47
00:05
18m
485km
69
123/126/130
-
5
Xuzhou
D2
01:22
01:29
7m
649km
91
158/164/169
-
6
Zhengzhou
D2
04:14
04:20
6m
998km
128.5
222.5/230.5/237.5
-
7
Xi'an
D2
10:09
10:17
8m
1509km
180.5
310.5/321.5/331.5
-
8
Lanzhou
D2
16:47
17:02
15m
2185km
240
408/421/436
-
9
Xining West
D2
19:55
20:15
20m
2413km
263.5
446.5/462.5/477.5
-
10
Golmud
D3
05:39
05:59
20m
3231km
323
546/566/585
-
11
Nagchu
D3
15:38
16:05
27m
4051km
376.5
717.5/740.5/762.5
-
12
Lhasa
D3
20:15
Terminal 
Station
-
4373km
402.5
793.5/817.5/841.5
1262.5/1310.5

Tips for travel to Shanghai and Lhasa
Notes For Booking Train Tickets:
1. Booking an original train is easier than booking a passing-by train. You can book a train ticket 10 days in advance at most. Above information listed is just for your reference, even though we try best to provide accurate train schedule and ticket price information, we can't guarantee it's 100% correct.

2. Generally, the seats on the train in China have tow types including soft seat and hard seat. Also, there are tow kinds of sleeper seats on China's trains which are hard sleeper seat and soft sleeper seat. Hard sleeper seats are divided into upper hard sleeper, middle hard sleeper and lower hard sleeper (lower hard sleeper is the best); while soft sleeper seats are divided into upper soft sleeper and lower soft sleeper (lower soft sleeper is better).

Domestic Travel High Season:
The most crowded seasons in China are Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labor Day (May 01 to 03) and National Day (Oct 01-07). Spring Festival and the National Day golden week are the most crowded time for travelling.

Best Time to Visit Shanghai:
The best time to travel in Shanghai is in spring and autumn, The city has a subtropical maritime monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons. Generally, the warm Spring and cool Autumn are the more comfortable seasons. While Summer and Winter are far less pleasant. Overall, Shanghai enjoys a mild and moist climate.

Best Time to Visit Lhasa:
The best time to visit Lhasa is in summer and autumn, especially from August to October. The warm and humid climate in these two seasons is unlike the dry and windy weather in winter and spring.

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