Chengdu to Lhasa Train
As the provincial capital city of Sichuan province, Chengdu is one of the most famous cities in China. You can have a visit of the lovely pandas in the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, you can also enjoy a cup of tea at a local tea house. Nowadays, a lot of travelers travel to Tibet from Chengdu. But they have little knowledge and information about how to get to Tibet from Chengdu, which they may have some difficulties in choosing transportation. Normally, it’s a good ideal for travelers to get to Tibet by train, and I believe you will be stunned by the engineering wonder. Here, I’d like to give you some information about Chengdu to Lhasa train.
Brief Introduction of Chengdu to Lhasa Train
The whole distance of the railway is about 3070 kilometers. Travelers will take more than forty-one hours to get to Tibet from Chengdu, and you will pass by five Chinese provinces. Z322 is available for you.
Facilities in the Train
With the development of the economy, Chengdu to Lhasa train is very modern and advanced. Because this is a special route running on the Tibetan plateau, the air-conditioning, supercharging system, oxygen supply, altitude display, etc are equipped well in the train. Thus, when travelers feel uncomfortable, they can use them to release the high altitude sickness. In order to avoid littering and keep the stable air pressure, the design of the train is hermetically-sealed. What’s more, the window of the train is double-paned and ultraviolet filters in case of the ultraviolet radiation. Travelers must be astonished by the beautiful views on the long journey.
Three Kinds of Accommodation
If you take a train to Tibet, you can book three different kinds of train tickets. The first ticket is the soft sleeper berth with 4 bunks which the price is the highest but the most comfortable one. The second ticket is the hard sleeper berth with six bunks which the price is lower than the soft one. The third ticket is the hard seat. The third ticket is not fit for travelers from Chengdu to Tibet because of the long journey.
Food in the Train
Before getting on the train, you should take some dry food, snacks, coffee, tea and milk with you. The hot water is free for you in the train. You can also buy some food from the staff. If you are tired of eating instant noodles, you can have a meal in the dining car where you can enjoy the Chinese food.
Chengdu North Railway Station
Located on the Second Ring Road North Jinniu three sections, the Chengdu North Railway Station departs every other day. You can take the Metro No.1 to get there. And the official phone number is (86-28) 83322858. The online booking system is 12306.
What’s more, travelers should prepare the Tibet Travel Permit before boarding the train. You’d better prepare some copies because the permit will be checked for many times. Contacting your travel agency when you have some difficulties in booking a train ticket from Chengdu to Tibet.