Differences between the soft sleeper berth and hard sleeper of Tibet trains

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Dates 12 Apr '13 to 20 Apr '13

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Many foreigners get an mis-information about the Hard Sleeper Berth of the trains to Tibet from the word "hard". Actually, hard sleepers are also soft, not HARD. Exactly, it should be described as the second class sleeper berth.

The biggest difference between the soft sleeper berth and the hard sleeper berth is that 4 passengers share one room of the soft sleeper, that is, 4 berths in each comparment, two upper and two lower; while 6 share one room of the hard sleeper, that is, 6 berths in each comparment, two upper, two middle and two lower. Therefore, there is more space for each passenger who choose soft sleeper.

Another difference between the soft and the hard sleeper berth of the train to Tibet is that each soft sleeper compartment has a door that can be locked while there is no door for the hard sleeper compartment.

It's actually fine and quite comfortable to travel by hard sleeper. It is also a good way to have contacts with other people and make friends.

Of course, soft sleeper is more comfortable. It makes you sleep better, bring a lock and chain for you bags, but one of the reasons people don't like it is because you will be in a compartment with strangers which may make you uncomfortable. In hard sleeper you are in an open carriage.

At present, there are many trains heading to Lhasa along the world's highest railway from mainland China. There is a train from Beijing to Lhasa or Shanghai to Lhasa everyday, and the trains to Lhasa from Chengdu, Chongqing and Guangzhou start every other day.

Differences between the soft sleeper berth and hard sleeper of Tibet trains

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