Shanghai Lhasa Train - Updated Route & Schedule

There is one train connecting Shanghai and Tibet which departs every other day. Train T164 leaves from Shanghai from Shanghai Railway Station at 19:36 and arrives at Lhasa Reailway Station on the third at 19:36 which takes 48 hours and 39minuts.

And train T166 is the train from Lhasa to Shanghai which departs Lhasa at 11:30 and reaches Shanghai on the third day at 11:25.

Shanghai = Lhasa Train Route Map

Shanghai Lhasa Route Map

Shanghai Lhasa Train Schedule ( 2014 )

Train No.DestinationsDepartArrivalRun TimeDistanceHard SleeperSoft Sleeper
T164 Shanghai to Lhasa 19:36 19:10
(3rd day)
47h34m 4373km CNY 817.5 CNY 1310.5
T166 Lhasa to Shanghai 11:15 11:25
(3rd day)
Frequency: Depart daily


  • 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 Shanghai 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.

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