How to buy train ticket to Tibet online?

 

To make traveling to Tibet convenient for all the Travelers planning to travel Tibet is the main aim of Authentic local Tibetan travel expert the Tibet Travelers. 

That is one of the main reasons Tibet Travelers shares around 4-5 Tibet travel articles per week on our website. 

They are many Apps selling train tickets online around 30 days in advance. 

Normally it is quite difficult to get the soft sleeper even on the internet, hard sleeper is easier to buy. 

All these Apps Meituan, Ctrip, Qunar are in the Chinese language so as to make it easier for our Travelers.

Tibet Travelers has done some research.

Now we have the good news that we have found one App which has many different languages. 

The name of the App is known as Trip.

Travelers can buy the tickets directly from the Trip App.

Trip App supported English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Indonesian, Malay, Vietnamese, Polish, and Japanese language.

Steps of buying the train ticket from internet App Trip 

  1. Download  App Trip.
  2. Need to register with the Facebook, Google, or Wechat.
  3. On the home page, select Flight ticket or Train ticket.
  4. Choose the date and destination to and from.
  5. Price will be shown in US Dollar or according to the currency in the language.
  6. Select the type of seats.
  7. Select Book.
  8. Add the name of Travelers on the passport, passport number and the date of birth.
  9. If the names are too long, Travelers can delete each name from the last until allows to save.
  10. Add the contact details including the Name, Email, and phone number. 
  11. Travelers can choose to select the ticket deliver but it's safer to pick the tickets by Travelers at the train station. 
  12. Select pay and add the bank details, they accept AMEX, Union Pay, Visa, and JCB card. 
  13. After the payment, the App will send a text message with the E-ticket ( Electronic ticket number or if you book in advance, they will send a message with a reservation of tickets. The actual tickets confirmation date will be sent. If the app is unable to buy the tickets, they will refund the full amount. 
  14. With the E-ticket number, the scan of passport or original passport, and the scan of Tibet Travel Permit from Tibet Travelers, Travelers can pick the train ticket from train station around 2-3 hours before train departure. 

Steps of buying the train ticket from internet Meituan App for Travelers preferring the Chinese language.

  1. Download meituan (美团)
  2. Need to register with the phone number.
  3. On the home page, select Flight ticket or Train ticket.
  4. Choose the date and destination to and from.
  5. Select the types of seat.
  6. Select Book and select the Meituan app book.
  7. Add the name of Travelers with passport and passport number.
  8. If the names are too long, Travelers can delete each name from the last until allows to save.
  9. Select pay and choose the payment option Wechat Pay
  10. After the payment, the App will send a text message with the E-ticket ( Electronic ticket number.
  11. With the E-ticket number, the scan of passport or original passport, and the scan of Tibet Travel Permit from Tibet Travelers, Travelers can pick the train ticket from train station around 2-3 hours before train departure. 

Photo: Trip App Logo

How to buy a train ticket at the Train station?

  1. Travelers can stay on the line of the counter, choose the date and destination.
  2. Once the counter service confirms the availability of the tickets.
  3. Travelers can pay the tickets in cash or credit card payments via showing the passport scan or original passport, and Tibet Travel Permit.

Train tickets are sold around 28 days in advance at the train station counter.

How to cancel the Train ticket from the APP?

If the train ticket is not taken out from the train station, Travelers can cancel around a day before departure via pressing the cancel button from the App and will be refunded 80 percent of the ticket fee. If the ticket is taken out from the train station, Travelers can also cancel at the Train station via showing the Train ticket and original passport or scan. The refund money will be sent directly to the bank account in 24 hours.

How to cancel the Train ticket from the Train station?

If the train ticket is bought from the Train station. Travelers can cancel the ticket around a few hours before departure or even earlier at the train station via showing the ticket and original passport or scan. Travelers will be refunded 95 percent of the ticket fee. 

Photo: Beauties of Southern Tibet 

Conclusion

The train to Tibet is one of the best trains in China with air condition. The soft sleeper has 4 comfortable beds with a door and a big window. Soft sleeper is quite hard to buy especially in the high season from May to October. 

The hard sleeper has 6 beds and its comfortable. There are a big window and a table with a chair at the opposite. Hard sleeper is easier to buy as compared to the soft sleeper. 

Hard seat is quite difficult to adjust for Travelers since the altitude and long journey. 

The best train ride is from Xining or Lanzhou to Lhasa with a duration of 23 hours. 

There is already a train from Lhasa to Shigatse. The new train route from Lhasa to Tsetang and to Nyingchi eastern Tibet is almost finished.

The train ticket soft sleeper cost around 200 US Dollar per ticket. The hard sleeper cost around 100 US Dollar per ticket.  The price is written on the tickets. 

Tibet Travelers will help to buy the train tickets without any service charge for our Travelers through the train counter or train ticket apps. We do our best to get the soft sleeper, if no soft sleeper available, we will buy the hard sleeper for Travelers. 

Thank you for reading Tibet Travelers article on how to buy the train tickets to Tibet? Travelers can send us Email at info@tibettravelers.com for booking a tour to Tibet. 

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