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Shanghai-Lhasa Train

Written by FabioUpdated Mar. 25, 2024

The train Z164 take two nights to travel from Shanghai to Lhasa. Soft sleeper class is recommended on this train. The only train runs from Lhasa to Shanghai is Z166. In this article, you will find information about Shanghai – Lhasa train timetables and ticket fares, which can help you travel by train in China.

Basic Information

  • Distance: 4,300 kilometers (2,666 miles)
  • Terminals: Shanghai Railway Station, Lhasa Railway Station
  • Duration: about 47 hours
  • Main stops: Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing, Bengbu, Xuzhou, Zhengzhou, Xi'an, Xianyang, Lanzhou, Xining, Delingha, Golmud, Anduo, Naqu, Lhasa

Shanghai to Lhasa Train Schedule

(Updated on March 25th, 2024)

From Shanghai Railway Station to Lhasa Railway Station
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
Z164 18:33 15:05 (next two days) 44h 32m

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Lhasa to Shanghai Train Schedule

(Updated on March 25th, 2024)

From Lhasa Railway Station to Shanghai Railway Station
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
Z166 11:50 12:03 (next two days) 48h 13m

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Shanghai-Lhasa Train Tickets Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$183 (CNY1,262.5) US$115 (CNY793.5) US$58 (CNY402.5)

Shanghai to Lhasa Train Travel Tips

1. Tibet Permit is required before entering Tibet. You need to take a copy if your Tibet Permit if enter Tibet by train (except from Chongqing, Xi'an or Lanzhou). The original Tibet Permit is required if you enter Tibet by train from Chongqing, Xi'an or Lanzhou. We will help you get the Tibet Permit if you book tours with us. See the Tibet group tours here.

2. Since there is oxygen released on the Tibetan trains Xining–Lhasa and Lhasa–Xining, so smoking is not allowed on the train.

3. Passengers who take a Tibetan train need to get off at Xining Station. The train will be changed to an oxygen supplied train to and from Xining.

4. Hard sleeper or soft sleeper classes are recommended. Since there is only one train from Shanghai to Lhasa, and train tickets from Shanghai to Lhasa are very popular, it is suggested that you book the ticket as early as possible to guarantee a ticket.

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