Starting from Shanghai, the time is leisure, most of the traveler choose the train to Tibet. Sit in the train traveling on the roof of the world, admire the northern Tibetan grassland, Yuzhufeng Snow Mountain, Lake Kuona, see the wild donkeys running in the no - man's land of Kekexili, the light Tibetan antelopes, large swamp wetlands All rare sights are unique and unforgettable experiences.
More train options from Shanghai to Tibet:
There are 3-4 flights from Shanghai to Xining every day, around 7 am, around 1:30 pm, and around 7.30 pm. The full price is 400 dollars, and the off-season airfare can be as low as 1000dollar. If it leaves in the off-season, the plane will fly to Xining and then take the train from Xining to Lhasa. It is a good choice. It is relatively easier to buy than a train ticket from Shanghai to Lhasa. On the other hand, Xining, as the starting point of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, has many amazing attractions. If Tibet is the holy land of people's spirit and Shangri-La is the paradise of people's dreams, then Qinghai is the pure land of Thailand at the beginning where people, gods, and nature coexist. Walking on the streets of the ancient city of Xining on the plateau, the high-rise buildings and the noisy roads did not imagine the wildness of the towns in the Midwest.
(2). Shanghai-(High-Speed Rail / Airplane)-Xi'an-(Train)-Lhasa
The Shanghai-Xi'an high-speed train takes about 6-7 hours. From 6 am to 5 pm daily, there are 9 trips, and the second-class seat costs 100 dollars. There are even more flights from Shanghai to Xi'an, from 7 am to 9 pm daily. There are flights with a full price of 200dollers; the lowest discount tickets in the off-season can be as low as 50-75 dollars. Xi'an has a rich history and culture, and it is also a stylish modern metropolis. Terracotta Warriors and Horses are very spectacular, the ancient city is very majestic, and the Ming city walls are very well preserved. There is a lot of food in the Muslim snack street behind the Bell and Drum Towers. You can taste local specialties, meat dumplings, and soup packs. Stay in the ancient cultural city of Xi'an for 2-3 days, feel the history of China, and set foot on the train to Lhasa, it must have a unique flavor.
(3). Shanghai-(High-Speed Rail / Airplane)-Chengdu / Chongqing-(Train)-Lhasa
There are trains from Shanghai to Chengdu / Chongqing, and the journey takes more than ten hours. If you think the time is too long, you can consider flying to Chengdu / Chongqing. There are many flights. The from Chengdu and Chongqing to Lhasa flight depart every other day, but the time between Chengdu and Chongqing is just staggered. For example, this month Chengdu to Lhasa double departure, Chongqing to Lhasa is a single departure. If you are considering having a Tibet tour by train from Chengdu / Chongqing, please consult the travel customer service and determine the travel time based on the train departure of the month. Chengdu is a very laid-back city with a deep cultural heritage and a slow pace of life. There are many interesting attractions. Chengdu's cuisine is really lingering. The most recommended is to eat. The wide and narrow alleys are delicious, and you can eat snacks and authentic Sichuan cuisine when you are hungry. Chongqing Yishan Architecture is a "mountain city", its light clouds and heavy fog are its "fog capital", its summer heat is a "fireplace", and its beautiful city. Chongqing snacks are pretty good, love food and beauty.