Saigon Railway Station released additional tickets for the Lunar New Year holiday period on November 25.
Not many people go to the station to buy Tet tickets.
Vietnam Railways started selling up to 30,000 tickets for the Tet holiday on all channels for trains that run from February 3 to 10 and from February 15 to 21. Additional tickets will be offered for trains on HCM City-Hanoi and HCM City-Vinh routes. However, not many people went to the station to buy tickets. The waiting area is nearly empty.
Quang Huy, an office employee in District 3 said he went to buy a ticket to Vinh during lunch.
“I didn’t know more Tet tickets had been released for sale. I just thought that I’ll buy the tickets as early as possible to avoid overcrowding and potentially missing out. People can buy tickets online now so they don’t have to queue at the station anymore,” he said.
Vietnam Railways report they still have 82,000 tickets for Tet left.
The first round of selling Tet tickets on October 1 also didn’t see many passengers at the station.
The HCM City Railway Transport Branch said they would lower ticket prices for many routes including HCM City-Quang Ngai, HCM City-Quy Nhon, HCM City-Nha Trang, and HCM City-Phan Thiet, especially for group buyers.
A group of 5-10 members will be given a discount of 7%, a group of 11-42 members will be given a 9% discount and a group of over 101 members will be given 15% discount.
Saigon Railway Transport JSC announced that they will give a 5% discount for return tickets on several destinations.
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