Saigon Railways is offering a special promotional discount of 50-90 percent on train tickets, to mark the traditional day of the Vietnam Railways Industry on October 21.
Passengers can book tickets directly on the railway website www.vetau.com.vn and pay for tickets at branches or ATM booths of the Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade.
There is a 50 percent discount on the SH2 and SH1 trains plying between Saigon and Hue, SQN1 and SQN2 between Saigon and Quy Nhon, and SNT2 and SNT1 between Saigon and Nha Trang.
On the SPT1 and SPT2 trains between Saigon and Phan Thiet there is a 90 percent discount.
All promotional discount fares are applicable on tickets from October 15 onwards until the end of December.
In related news, the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines plans to add more flights to meet the travel demand during the next Tet holiday season, within the next few months.
Accordingly, from 1st January to 12th February 2012, an extra 846 flights with 155,600 seat capacity will be added on seven of the busiest routes to meet the Tet holiday rush.