The Beijing-Lhasa Train, number Z21, was launched in July, 2006. This great railway between Beijing and Lhasa takes passengers from Northwestern China to the far Southwestern Tibetan Plateau for a lifetime Tibet tour.
Shanghai is one of the most convenient Chinese gateway cities for worldwide travelers to board their trains to Lhasa. With the establishment of the Qinghai-Tibet railway in 2006, travelers could visit Tibet by train directly from Shanghai.
Chengdu is the homeland of Giant Panda, and it is also one of the most popular travel destinations among tourists these years, as an international city in China, foreign travelers can get to here easily and take the train to Lhasa.
If you would like to take the train to Lhasa, Chongqing is also a good choice. The railway from Chongqing to Lhasa is as long as 3654 KM and it takes around 43 hours to reach Lhasa.
The railway from Guangzhou to Lhasa covers a distance of 4980 KM, it is the longest railway in China at present. Start from Guangzhou to Lhasa will cost nearly 57 hours during the long journey.
In reality, when people planning a Tibet tour, they will normally make Xi'an in their plans. As a famous ancient city in China, Xi'an is with a long and rich history. There are also trains to Lhasa, and which only takes 30 hours around Lhasa.
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