Cost: 5 yuan service charge, 0-2 yuan bus fare
You could buy your tickets at Lhasa Railway Station which is in fact not in Lhasa. It’s not only far away from Lhasa, but also far from the train station bus stop. You need to walk at least 1km from the bus stop to the railway station building itself after strict security checks.
So the best place to buy train tickets once you are in Lhasa is at No. 19 De Ji Zhong Lu.
Bus No. 2/3/7/8/13/24/25 all have a stop nearby. The bus fare is 1 yuan per person per way.
Most tourists can use No.8 or No.7 bus on Beijing Road to reach the ticket office.