The Z164 (return Z166) train connecting Shanghai and Lhasa was one of the three early railway links with Tibet. This railway line travels across 8 provinces from eastern to western China traveling a total of 4373 kilometers each way in total. It normally takes about 47 and a half hours from Shanghai to Lhasa. As the train travels through the spectacular mountain ranges, the conductors in each compartment will use Chinese, Tibetan and English languages to introduce renowned scenic spots along the railway line as well as discussing Tibetan customs, the making of Tibetan dishes, etc.
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As the limited supply of tickets of Tibet train, especially in the peak travel season, Asia Odyssey Travel need pay some fees for handling reservation, the ticket issurance and tickets delivery, so we need to charge customer an addtional service fee, the amount of which is affected by Supply and Demand. Before you decide to book the tickets, please contact our tripadvisor to confirm the amount of the service fee .
Due to limited supply of tickets, generally speaking, Asia Odyssey Travel just offers the tickets to the cunstomers who book tour and tickets together, and does not offer tickets reservation service only. If you have already had a travel plan, please feel free to get a price quotation from Asia Odyssey Travel. We are sure to offer you the competitive price.
It is better to reserve train tickets 3-6 months in advance, as the railway station tickets office normally give preferential treatment to earlier order.
No matter how early you make the reservation, in China, the railway station tickets office will issue tickets 5-10 days in advance, and the tickets must to be issued at the departure city. Thus, we do not have enough time to deliver the train tickets to places out of China, but we can deliver the tickets to your local hotel or you can go to our local office to fetch them.