Lhasa Railway Station Transportation (Tips, Photos & Map)

Plan your Lhasa tour? Lhasa Railway Station is located in the southwest of Lhasa city, about 10km from Potala Palace, 1km south of Lhasa River across Liuwu Bridge.  

about 10km Southwest of Potala Palace (Google Map)

Basic information about Lhasa Railway Station

Enquiry Phone Number: 0891 6756907
Add: Liuqu District of Lhasa City The official opening; July, 2006
Sea level: 3641m
The architectural style: a combination of Tibetan traditional and modern elements
The main colors of the station: the traditional Tibetan white and red
The passengers volumn: 2700 per day
The heating facilities: Environmentally-friendly solar power

Exterior of Lhasa Railway Station
Both the entrance and exit at Lhasa Railway Station
Lhasa Train Routes
Beijing – Lhasa4064 km44.34 hours
Chengdu – Lhasa3360 km43.11 hours
Chongqing – Lhasa3654 km44.35 hours
Lanzhou – Lhasa2189 km27.37 hours
Xining – Lhasa1880 km25.36 hours
Shanghai – Lhasa4374 km48.43 hours
Guangzhou – Lhasa4980 km55.38 hours

Taxis at Lhasa Railway Station

If you arrive at Lhasa by train, and would like to take a cab to your downtown hotel in Lhasa, basically it is very convenient for you to hail a taxi in front of the Lhasa train terminal station. Most of the taxis are parking by the main road in front of the Lhasa Railway Station.  

Taxis at Lhasa Railway Station
Lhasa taxi at Lhasa Train Station

Lhasa Taxi Fares
CNY 10 just for getting in for 5km
CNY 2 for each additional 1km
Minnight 0:00 – 07:00am 
CNY 10 for getting in for 5km
CNY 2.2 for each additional 1km
No tipping. Normally the train station to Lhasa downtiwn drive costs you between CNY20 – CNY30 prt your specific hotel location in Lhasa.

Public Buses at Lhasa Train Station

If you want to experience a public bus ride from Lhasa Railway Station to your downtown hotel, you walk out of the train station and turn right, then walk about 100 meter, you will see a large public bus terminal with plentiful buses running between Lhasa Railway Station and numerous stops in the downtown of Lhasa.  

Public Bus Terminal at Lhasa Railway Station
Public Bus 1 at Lhasa Railway Station

Major public buses direcly from Lhasa Train Station to the downtown of Lhasa:
Public Bus 1
Public Bus 6
Public Bus 13
Public Bus 14.

Liuwu Long-distance Bus Station at Lhasa Railway Station

Liuwu Long-distance Bus Station is comparatively new. It is just next to Lhasa Train Station on your left hand if you come out of Lhasa Railway Station.  

Liuwu Long-distance Bus Station

Enquiry Phone Number: 0891)6947217 0891-6947216  0891-6947204  

Major Bus routes with bus fares Lhaa – Changdu CNY282 Lhasa – Kathmandu CNY522 Lhasa – Shangri-la CNY552 Lhasa – Yadong CNY152 Lhasa – Zhangmu CNY 262 Lhasa – Ali CMY 750

Hassle-free Lhasa Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for guided tours to Lhasa:

Lhasa Tour
Lhasa Tibet Group Tour
Lhasa Tibet Private Tour
Beijing Lhasa Tour
Lhasa China Tour

Further Readings

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Top 10 Attractions in Lhasa
Lhasa Tourist Traps, Tourist Scams Lhasa
Where to stay in Lhasa
Makye Ame Lhasa Restaurant – Your Kitchen in Lhasa
Lhasa Airport, Lhasa Gonggar Airport
Xian Lhasa Flight Experience, Xian Lhasa Flight
Lhasa Railway Station Transportation, Taxi, Public Bus
Get around in Lhasa with Pedicab or Trishaw
lhasa Taxi
Best Places to Take Picture of Potala Palace Lhasa

4-Wheel Drive Trip from Lhasa to Ranwu
Drak Yerpa, My trip to Drak Yerpa Monastery
The Pilgrim Kora in Lhasa, Lhasa Pilgrim circuits
Monks at Sera Je College at Sera Monastery in Lhasa
Beijing Road in Lhasa
A Fun to Walk along Lhasa River in the City of Lhasa
Lhasa Great Mosque, the Mosques in Lhasa
Lhasa Yamdrok-Tso Lake Road Trip

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2 thoughts on “Lhasa Railway Station Transportation (Tips, Photos & Map)

  1. I want to take bus from katmandou to lhasa is it posssible do you know the price the fréquency
    and the time of the travel
    Bests regards

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