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Tibet Tours from Beijing by Train or Flight

To the majority of first-timers to China, Beijing is definitely the first visit. Just Like other mega-metropolitan cities New York, Tokyo, Moscow, London, Beijing wows countless international tourists with its architectural wonders, and rich history. The easy transportation connecting with virtually all corners of the world and huge business opportunities make it a modern “golden rush” city for people from all walks of life.

Why travel from Beijing to Tibet

International arrival hub - Beijing is usually chosen as the arrival city in China for international flights by most tourists .

Adequate supply for flight/train tickets - there are multiple flights and daily train you can take to go to Tibet from the capital city of China.

No.1 tourist destination - Beijing is the most visited destination in China. Covering Beijing in your trip, your Tibet tour becomes more perfect.

How to plan a Tibet tour from Beijing

You are suggested to stay 3 or 4 days to see the highlights before heading to Tibet. You can spend a day to visit the central city area where you can see Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven. In another day, you can go to hike the Great Wall. If you want to spend extra day in Beijing, you can visit the Summer Palace, Hutong. There are many night activities for you, such as Opera Show, Kungfu Show, bars, etc.

As a pioneer of Tibet inbound tourism, we would like to facilitate your Beijing and Tibet tour by offering services ranging from Tibet Travel Permit application, Tibet train and flight booking and hand-picked Beijing-Tibet tour packages, and plenty of useful insiders’ travel tips. So far, taking Qinghai-Tibet Railway or domestic flight to Lhasa are the two major ways to reach Tibet. And for better acclimatization to high altitude of Tibet (e.g. Lhasa has an altitude of 3658m), It’s advisable to take Tibet train in and fly out.


Most Popular Beijing Tibet Tours by Train / Flight

Are you planning to tour to China and Tibet? board a flight or train to the holy land Tibet. The following are our specially tailored tour packages - enjoyable and budget.

Highlights of Beijing Attractions

Beijing, imperial and modern capital of China, is the front door to China's history and China today. It has some of the finest remnants of China's imperial past and its cityscapes showcase modern China's prestige. Our private Beijing tours will allow you to capture the spirit of China.

  • The Forbidden City

    The Forbidden City is the palatial heart of China. Constructed in 1420, during the early Ming Dynasty, it is China's best-preserved imperial palace, and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world.

  • Great Wall of China

    Badaling is the most representative and magnificent section of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty. It has been open to the public the longest (since 1957). The Great Wall at Badaling was completed in 1505 (the 18th year of the reign of Hong Zhi, an emperor of the Ming Dynasty). This section's construction was led by General Qi Jiguang, famous for defending China from Japanese pirates.

  • The Temple of Heaven

    The Temple of Heaven was the most important of Beijing's imperial temples. It was where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties (from 1420 to 1900) worshiped the god of heaven and prayed for good harvests.

  • Summer Palace

    The Summer Palace , in northwest Beijing, is said to be the best preserved imperial garden in the world, and the largest of its kind still in existence in China. It is only a short drive (15 km) from central Beijing, but seems like another world.


Useful Guide and Tips about Beijing to Tibet Tour

Beijing Lhasa Flight Info

There are about 6 flights between Beijing and Lhasa each day usually before 15:00 o'clock among which 3 flights are non-stop, and other 3 have stopovers in Chengdu, Xining or Xian.

Usually the flights depart Beijing in the morning and arrive in Lhasa in the afternoon, within about 5 hours. The flights back to Beijing from Lhasa always depart in the afternoon and arrive at night.

Please note that the Beijing Lhasa flight ticket officially costs around 2580RMB, but usually the eariler you book, the greater discount you'll get. The official price is also subject to change, so contact our experts to get an updated quotation.

Flight Number Departure Arrival Duration
CA4112 08:20am 15:15pm 6hrs 55mins
TV9816 14:50am 19:30pm 4hrs 40mins

Beijing Lhasa Train Info

1. Beijing is the most popular International arrival city in China. Once arriving at Beijing, without any middle transfer, you can directly take a train to Lhasa from Beijing West Railway Station.

2. Beijing operates a daily train Z21 to Lhasa. As the starting city, it is easier to obtain a train ticket.

3. It is perfect to travel Beijing with Tibet because both two destinations are full of things to do.

The railway distance between Beijing and Lhasa is as far as 3757km, stretching from the lower northern China to the high plateau of Tibet and crossing 8 provinces and more than 30 cities, which make the Beijing Lhasa Train as a traversing journey to experience China’ diverse landscape and culture.

1. Due to the limited supply of Tibet train ticket, we are sorry about not offering the ticket-only service.
2. Because the Tibet train tickets are quite popular, especially in peak seasons (from July to October), please make your enquiry at least 3-6 months before your departure date.

Custom Services for Expats in Beijing

1. All necessary Tibet Permits: No matter what kind of visa you're having, you are assured that we can help you get the Tibet travel permit.

2. Tibet local guide & transfer to ensure your freedom and flexibility to stop off en route.

3. Get the train/air tickets to Lhasa from main cities of China, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, at best-price value.

How to Get Tibet Travel Permit When Traveling to Tibet from Beijing

As a common practice, we will deliver your Tibet travel permit to your hotel in Beijing by express, 1-7 days prior to your departure for Lhasa. It is common to get the permit even the night or a couple of hours before your departure to Tibet. In some extreme cases, our staff in Beijing will deliver it to your hand before departure at airport or railway station. As a Tibet travel agency, we have never failed to get and deliver the Tibet travel permit to our clients. Please feel rest-assured.

If you take a flight to Lhasa from Beijing, the original copy is required, while if getting to Lhasa from Beijing by train, a printed copy is enough. Your travel consultant will handle with it perfectly according to the situation.

Why you can't get the permit much earlier?

The Tourism Bureau only accepts the permit application that is used to arrive in Tibet within 20 days. Generally, it takes 6-12 working days to issue the permit after we get the photo copy of your passport and Chinese visa. The application time depends on where you travel in Tibet, about 8-12 days to get the permit if heading to Mt.Everest and Mount Kailash, and just 6-8 days if you only travel in Lhasa City.

After we get the permit in Lhasa, we will deliever the permit to you immediately by express, and it takes at least 3 days to arrive in Beijing. Therefore, you will only be able to get the permit within 1 to 7 days before your departure for Lhasa.

However, your personal consultant usually ask you to confirm the tour much earlier, because the earlier you provide all the required documents, the earlier we can submit to Tibet Tourism Bureau and wait for your turn.

Top China and Beijing Tour Packages

Beijing, the massive capital city of China for centuries, offers you much to discover and explore. You can visit the Forbidden City to witness the history of mighty imperial ancient China, hike the incredible Great Wall to get a lifetime memory, or wander along the traditional hutongs to experience the authentic local life...all of your dreams about the charming Beijing can be true in our Beijing tours.

Beijing is the most popular international arrival hub in China as well as the busiest domestic transportation center. You can easily travel from Beijing to any other hot travel destinations in China by flight or train, such as Xi'an, Shanghai, Guilin, Lhasa, Hong Kong, etc. TTC has designed many classic China tour packages including Beijing for you. Please make your choice from our collections or let us customize one for you.

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