Chongqing – Lhasa Trains

Every other day, there is one train runs between Chongqing and Lhasa. Train T222 departs from Chonqging at 20:18 and arrives at Lhasa on the third day at 16:35 which will take 44 hours and 17 minutes.

And train T224 is the train from Lhasa to Chongqing which leaves Lhasa at  10:00 and reaches Chongqing on the third day at 08:25.

Chongqing to Lhasa Train Route Map

Chongqing Lhasa Train Route Map

Important Notice

*** Train from Chongqing to Lhasa departs not daily, but every other days,

*** Trains depart from Chengdu and Chongqing respectively, for example, Odd days in a month from Chengdu, and Even days from Chongqing. If unfortunately, Chongqing to Lhasa Train does not departs on your date or you miss the train, you may take a fast train to Chengdu which is only 1.5 hours distance, to take train there the other day to Tibet.

*** Do remember to bring and show your personal passport, Tibet Travel Permit and train ticket to the train inspector before boarding. It is also advisable to have a few copies of Tibet Travel Permit since you may be checked many times about the relevant documents during the train ride. Just do as the staff of railway station says.


  • The timetable above is just for reference.
  • We can NOT offer ticket-only service. According to the Tibet Government, foreign visitors must book a tour from a travel agency and obtain a Tibet Entry Permit before booking Tibet train ticket.
  • Tibet train tickets are quite popular and always sold out quickly, please make your enquiry at least 3-5 months before your departure date.
  • Because the hard and soft sleeper tickets from Chengdu to Lhasa are few and hard to get, we recommend you to take a flight to Xining, and then take train from Xining to Lhasa.

You are free to contact us for an enquiry about customizing a Tibet tour with flight to Tibet. A quick reply will be sent to you within 24 hours.

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