Qinghai Tibet Railway

Xining to Lhasa

  • Journey name: Xining to Lhasa  
  • Duration: Upto 3 days


The Qinghai-Tibet railway is the highest altitude railway in the world. You'll witness thousands of miles of unrivalled landscapes. There are several trains from Xining to Lhasa. Most of them start from other cities of China and stop at Xining Train Station for 20 minutes. Only two trains, K9801 and K9811, start from Xining to Lhasa. The journey takes just under 24 hours. 

Train Departure Schedule:

2015 : January - March , April - June , July - September , October - December

Journey Dates:

  • Daily

Places Covered:

Xining, Lhasa

Day to Day Itinerary - Click here

Price - Click here


Rail Fare only. 

The train fare does not include meals, so you need to pay the food in the train, a normal breakfast will cost you about 10RMB and a lunch or dinner 20-30RMB. Drinking water is free. 

Route Map

  • An engineering marvel, it is the world's highest railway
  • Unique and wonderful scenery
  • Special sightseeing windows on board and scenery viewing platforms
  • Comfortable accommodation to suit every budget
  • Oxygen supplier on board for those who feel light-headed