Tibet Train from Hongkong to Lhasa

As an international metropolis, Hong Kong is one of the gateway cities for many foreign tourists to enter China. Traveling from Hong Kong to Tibet has also become the preferred location for many Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan tourists and overseas visitors. Hong Kong is about 2,500 kilometers away from Lhasa. There are no direct trains and direct flights between the two places. Therefore, if you want to travel from Hong Kong to Tibet, whether you are taking a train or an airplane, you need to choose a place to transfer.


How to get from Hongkong to Lhasa by Plane?

Due to the high altitude of Lhasa Airport, only some cities in China have opened direct flights to Lhasa. The flights from other cities to Lhasa are generally transiting or stopping in direct cities.


The most comfortable, fast and traditional route: Hongkong-3h-Chengdu-2.5h-Lhasa/Nyingchi

Chengdu is the most prosperous city in western China and one of the gateway cities to enter Tibet. Chengdu is the hometown of China's national treasure giant panda. At the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, the pandas of different sizes and shapes attract the attention of tourists from all over the world. At the same time, Chengdu has more outbound flights to Lhasa and Nyingchi every day. From Chengdu, it takes 2 hours to reach Nyingchi, a low-altitude area in Tibet, and it takes 2.5 hours to reach the holy city of Lhasa. Visitors with children and the elderly can choose to leave from Chengdu, and they will definitely be overwhelmed. If your time is urgent, you can also choose to transfer from Chengdu to Tibet, and you will save more time from Chengdu.


The most poetic and romantic route: Hongkong-3h-Kunming-3h-Lhasa

Kunming is the capital of Yunnan Province and enjoys the reputation of “Spring City”. The climate is like spring, and the flowers are blooming in all seasons. No matter what season, Kunming will give people a warm and warm feeling, the sun shines, the breeze is sultry, Kunming is also a region where many ethnic minorities live together, where you can experience different ethnic customs. In addition, Kunming's direct flight to Lhasa is a short time, only 3 hours, is one of the fastest routes to change from Hong Kong. Visitors who love flowers and love the national customs can choose to transfer from Kunming to Lhasa.


The most magical and spicy route: Hongkong-3h-Chongqing-3h-Lhasa/Nyingchi

Chongqing and Hong Kong are somewhat similar. The cities are more three-dimensional. If Hong Kong is a 3D city, Chongqing must be an 8D city. If there is no guide in Chongqing, it is difficult to find the right path with the navigation in hand, but this is also the charm of Chongqing. When night falls, lights up and Chongqing begins to stage a magical city show. The hot pot here is spicy and delicious. If you want to challenge the ultimate taste, Chongqing is definitely the best choice. Travelers who love modern cities and spicy hot pots should not miss the opportunity of Chongqing. The frequency of flight from Chongqing to Lhasa and Nyingchi in Tibet is second only to Chengdu, and it can save a lot of time from here to Tibet.


The most retro and historical route: Hongkong-3h-Xian-3.5h-Lhasa/Nyingchi

Xi'an is the capital of the Tang Dynasty. Now the city still retains the ancient city walls, and many buildings are also antique buildings. In Xi'an, you can feel the charm of the Tang Dynasty, as well as feel the terracotta warriors and horses of the Qin Mausoleum with a thousand years of history. The peak of China's history is reflected in this city. Those who love history and who are interested in Chinese history can choose to stay in Xi'an. Xi'an has more flights to Lhasa every day, and there are flights to Tibet Nyingchi every week, so you can have more choices.


The most modern and magnificent route: Hongkong-3h-Beijing-4.5h-Lhasa

As the capital of China, Beijing is a must-see city for many foreign tourists. There is a world miracle - the Great Wall, a magnificent and large Forbidden City, with the solemnity and sacredness of a country's capital. Visitors who want to climb the Great Wall and want to feel the sacredness and majesty of the Chinese power center can choose to transfer from Beijing to Lhasa, but there are fewer daily flights from Beijing to Lhasa. If you choose to transfer from Beijing, please book your flight in advance to avoid delay. In addition, if you want to tour more cities before going to Lhasa, you can choose any city to transfer to the city on the appeal form that can fly directly to Lhasa.

How to get from Hongkong to Lhasa by Train?

At present, only one line of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway is entering Tibet, and the starting point is Xining in Qinghai. There are 7 cities in China that have started Qinghai-Tibet trains, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou and Xining. The rest of the cities along the route are trains passing through the city. In the tourist season in Tibet, it is hard to get a ticket for Tibet.


The train runs for a long time. If you have enough travel time, you can experience the trip to the plateau on the highest altitude train in the world. The scenery that you can enjoy on the Qinghai-Tibet train without getting off the train will also make your eyes greatly satisfied.


√ Chengdu/Chongqing transfer

There are many flights from Hong Kong to Chengdu/Chongqing. You can choose to fly to Chengdu or Chongqing. After the transfer stop, you can take the Qinghai-Tibet train to Tibet. The Chengdu Railway Station and Chongqing North Railway Station are more convenient. The train runs for 36 hours, which saves a lot of time compared to the Qinghai-Tibet train that originated in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.


√ Xining transfer

Xining is the starting point of the Qinghai-Tibet train and the shortest time in the city of Lhasa. The running time of the Qinghai-Tibet train in Xining is only 21 hours. Although there is no direct flight from Hong Kong to Xining, you can choose to fly to Beijing or other cities to fly to Xining to take Qinghai-Tibet train. The transfer between Xining Airport and the railway station is also more convenient. There are many short-distance tourist routes in Xining, which is the best preparation base before entering Tibet.


√ Beijing transfer

Hong Kong has trains to Beijing, but the time is generally longer. It is best to take a flight from Hong Kong to Beijing and then take a train from Beijing Station. Experience authentic Chinese life in Beijing, taste the authentic Chinese flavor, then take the Qinghai-Tibet Railway train to Tibet, feel the vastness and geographical changes of China, cross the Yellow River, cross the source of the Yangtze River, and reach the third pole of the world --Tibet.


√ Guangzhou transfer

The nearest city to the Qinghai-Tibet railway in Hong Kong is Guangzhou, and it is convenient for Hong Kong to Guangzhou Railway Station. Hong Kong is about 170 kilometers away from Guangzhou Station. It is relatively close and can be used by Guangzhou-Kowloon Express or chartered. In the case of tight travel expenses, you can choose to travel from Guangzhou to Tibet. Although it takes a long time, it saves transportation costs.


How to get from Hongkong to Lhasa by automobile?

√ Sichuan-Tibet Highway

Tourists who are interested in Tibetan geography and the plateau ecological environment can choose highway to enter Tibet. There are currently five access roads:

The Sichuan-Tibet Highway South Line (Chengdu-Lhasa Section of National Highway 318)

The Sichuan-Tibet Highway North Line (Chengdu -Lhasa Section of National Highway 317)

The Yunnan-Tibet line starting from Kunming (Yunnan-Tibet)

The Qinghai-Tibet line starting from Xining (Qinghai-Tibet)

The Xinjiang- Tibet line starting from Kashgar (Xinjiang-Tibet)

The five routes have different scenery, the mileage is 2000-3000 kilometers, needs 6-10 days to arrive at Tibet. If you have plenty of time, choose the plane to reach the starting point of the road into Tibet, join our road tour group and start your Tibet journey. Of course, choosing the best road entry time is also important. After all, the most beautiful scenery of the road into Tibet is on the road.


Required Documents

Home Visit Permit or Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents, similar to the mainland identity card. Provided by Hong Kong and Macao tourists.

√ Tibet Travel Permit: Provided by foreign tourists and Taiwanese tourists.

√ ID card, passport: According to the domestic real-name system for buying tickets, in China, where you need to purchase train tickets and airline tickets, you need to provide valid ID cards, passports, etc. The name of the passenger must be the same as the used. All visitors to Tibet need to provide their own identification materials.


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