Lunar New Year 2021 rail tickets to go on sale as of October 1

Friday, 25/09/2020, 12:07 [GMT+7]

Lunar New Year 2021 rail tickets to go on sale as of October 1

Rail tickets for Lunar New Year 2021 will go on sale as of October 1. Train frequencies are scheduled to be reduced compared with last year due to COVID-19 impacts.
 
Train tickets for Tet travel are from January 28, 2021 to February 28, 2021 (or from 16th of the last lunar month of 2020 to  17th day of the lunar new year), according to the leader of Nha Trang Railway Transport Branch.
 
6 pairs of trains expected to run regularly on the North-South route include SE1/SE2, SE3/SE4, SE5/SE6, SE7/SE8, SE9/SE10 and SE11/SE12. Besides, there will be local trains SE21/SE22 Ho Chi Minh City – Da Nang; SQN1/SQN2 Ho Chi Minh City – Quy Nhon; SNT1/SNT2 Ho Chi Minh City – Nha Trang; SE25/SE26 Ho Chi Minh City – Quang Ngai; and SPT1/SPT2 Ho Chi Minh City – Phan Thiet.
 
More trains will operate before and after Tet such as SE19/SE20, SE29/SE30, TN3/TN4 trains on the route Ho Chi Minh City – Hanoi; SE13/SE14, SE15/SE16 Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh; SE17/SE18 Ho Chi Minh City – Dong Hoi; and SNT11/SNT12 Ho Chi Minh City – Nha Trang.
 

 

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Lunar New Year 2021 rail tickets will go on sale as of October 1.
 
 
 
COVID-19 impacts are blamed for reduced schedules for North-South trains with only 6 pairs expected to run during the holiday period. However, more trains or coaches will be added based on actual situations to meet travel demand during the lunar New Year 2021, according to Le Hong Son, Vice-Director of Nha Trang Railway Transport Branch.  
 
Train tickets for Tet travel are in 5 periods, including before Tet from January 28, 2021 to February 3, 2021 (or from 16th to 22nd day of the last lunar month of 2020); and from February 4, 2021 to February 10, 2021 (or from 23rd to 29th day of the last lunar month of 2020); during Tet holiday from February 11, 2021 to February 13, 2021 (or from the 1st to the 3rd day of the new year); and after Tet from February 14, 2021 to February 21, 2021 (or from 4th to the 10th day of  the new year), and from  February 22, 2021 to February 28, 2021 (or from the 11th to 17th day of the new year).
 
Tickets purchased 40 days in advance will be discounted by 40%. The refund charge for tickets returned 5 days to 10 hours before departure time is 10% - 30%.  An extra seat is priced at 80% of the lowest fare. Besides, discount is still offered to beneficiaries of social welfare, students, tour guides, groups, etc.
 
When buying tickets, travelers are recommended to present their legal identification documents and keep ticket codes for information reference when necessary. When aboard, passengers are required to present valid boarding passes together with personal identification documents matching information on tickets. Travelers are advised to buy tickets at stations or booking offices under the railway management to safeguard rights and avoid fake or non-standard tickets. 
 
Manh Hung
Translated by N.T