Can I take a train from Lhasa to Shigatse?
Lhasa to Shigatse train was opened to public on August 15, 2014. It is a extension line of Qinghai-Tibet Railway with altitudes ranging from 3,600 to 4,000 meters above the sea. Z8801 is the train number from Lhasa to Shigatse, and Z8802 is the return train number from Shigatse to Lhasa.
It takes about 2 hours and half from Lhasa to Shigatse. Return duration is the same.
The train departs Lhasa at 8:30am, arrive at Shigatse train station at 11:25am.
The train departs Shigatse at 15:20pm, and arrive at Lhasa train station at 17:59pm.
The total distance from Lhasa to Shigatse is 248km according to the train.
The train runs everyday.
The price of the train ticket is about $27 per ticket.