Saigon Railway Station to use different modes to sell tickets

Saigon Railway Station will be using different modes to sell train tickets for Tet Lunar New Year holiday season such as direct purchase from the train station, through its agencies, online bookings and home delivery, said Nguyen Van Thanh, head of the station.

Passengers wait their turn to buy Tet tickets at Saigon Railway Station (Photo: SGGP)

Online purchase of tickets can be made via website and customers can pay at the station counter or via ATM of the Vietnam Bank for Industry and Trade. Tickets can be collected two hours prior to departure.

Train tickets for travel dates before January 31, 2013 or day 20 of the 12th Lunar month will be sold at the station or through its agencies or online. Customers can also order free home delivery on (08)38 436 528.

Tickets to travel after January 31 or peak Tet season will be sold in different phases.

Organizations and individuals under State preferential policies can collect their registered tickets from December 1.

People can buy Tet tickets at the station or online from December 10. Passengers need to present their identity cards to get tickets.

Tickets can be returned 10 hours before departure and will be refunded after deduction of 30 percent on the ticket.

Saigon Railway Station currently has 20 agencies that are listed at the station and on website Because these agencies receive a commission, they must sell the tickets at the price printed on the ticket. If they charge a higher amount, customers can inform the station who will then examine and penalize the agency accordingly.

Bus fares to increase during Tet Lunar New Year

Bus fares during the coming Tet Lunar New Year will be increased by 20-60 percent for ten days before and after Tet, said Thuong Thanh Hai, deputy director of Mien Dong Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh City on December 3.

The station will begin selling tickets for the coming holiday season from January 12 to February 5 next year, for travel days from February 3 to 7 or days 23 to 27 of the 12th Lunar month.

Routes most in demand will be from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, Thanh Hoa, Nam Dinh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Thai Binh, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa, Giai Lai and Dak Lak.

By staff writters - Translated by Hai Mien

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