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Lhasa Railway Station

Lhasa Railway Station

Written by AppleUpdated Aug. 6, 2021

Lhasa Railway Station is the terminal station of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. It is located on the southern bank of the Lhasa River, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the Potala Palace.Lhasa Railway Station is the world's highest train station at an altitude of 3641 meters (11,946 feet).

Lhasa Railway Station Basics

  • Chinese: 拉萨站
  • Name on train tickets: 拉萨
  • Altitude: 3641 meters (11,946 feet)
  • Address: Tongzhan Road, Liuwu New District, Lhasa 拉萨市柳梧新区通站路
  • Station size: 6 platforms, 10 platforms

Lhasa Railway Station Overview

Lhasa Railway Station was put into use on July 1st, 2006. It is the largest railway station on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, with 7 platforms which are all equipped with shelter from the weather.

There are 10 station tracks: 8 arrival and departure tracks and 2 freight tracks. The main station building measures 340 meters (1115 feet) in length and 60 meters (197 feet) in width, covering an area of 23,600 square meters (254,000 square feet).

Lhasa Railway Station Lhasa Railway Station

The main part of the station has 5 floors, with 4 waiting rooms, including ordinary waiting rooms, soft seat waiting rooms, VIP waiting rooms and Tibetan style VIP waiting rooms. One of the soft seat waiting rooms is equipped with an escalator and an infirmary.

The square in front of the station is 60,000 square meters (650,000 square feet) in area. Reportedly, to avoid or relieve passengers’ feeling of lack of oxygen and weariness, Lhasa Railway Station tries its best to shorten the  distance passengers have to cover when they get in and out of the station, and is equipped with elevators. Lhasa Railway Station uses as much solar energy as possible, which is plentiful in Lhasa and free from contamination, to protect the environment.

Popular Train Routes to Other Cities

Trains Destination Departure Duration Ticket Fares (hard/soft class)
T176, Z22, Z152... Beijing West 15:05 to 21:10 16 to 21 hours USD 50 / USD 80
Z166, Z42, Z218... Shanghai 12:01 to 14:40 23 to 30 hours USD 60 / USD 95
Z274, K596, Z232... Xi'an 01:44 to 23:45 8 to 10.5 hours USD 26 / USD 40
K2637, K1517, K177... xining 04:42 to 18:34 2.5 to 3.5 hours USD 11 / USD 18
T176, Z22 Taiyuan 15:05, 16:30 11.5 to 13.5 hours USD 36 / USD 58
K679, T283, Z135... Urumqi 04:56 to 20:31 16.5 to 25 hours USD 57 / USD 86
Z378, Z274, K1616... Tianshui 01:31 to 23:52 4 to 5 hours USD 14 / USD 23
K9667, Y667, K367 Dunhuang 16:52 to 19:00 12 to 14.5 hours USD 38 / USD 58
K453, K679, K543... Jiayuguan 04:11 to 22:00 7 to 10 hours USD 28 / USD 42
K453, K679, K4351... Wuwei 04:11 to 22:00 3 to 5.5 hours USD 16 / USD 27
K454, K198, K1060... Chengdu 00:04 to 23:35 11 to 11.5 hours USD 30 / USD 46
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