New luxury train for Saigon - Nha Trang

By Thu Huong.

Today Vietnam Railway Coprs starts operating a new high-quality train for Saigon - Nha Trang route. The new train has a modern design which has more space inside, and which is built with sound-reduction and fire-proof materials.

Price to hike for train tickets in Vietnam during Tet

By Tieu Quy.

6Oct2011 Vietnam Railways announced  the plan for selling train tickets for the Vietnamese Lunar New Year in 2012 (Vietnamese Tet) with 10% increase of ticket prices for train journeys northwards before Tet and for those southwards after Tet. During the peak time, train ticket prices may increase by  19-39%. There is no information about the peak time just yet. It often happens that there is severe shortage of train tickets in Vietnam during the period of Tet; as the Vietnamese flock home northwards before Tet and travel back to work after Tet. The Vietnamese Tet in 2012 is on 23Jan2012, which means public holidays in Vietnam for Tet is 22,23,24,25Jan2012.

 

Vietnam Train
Sleeper compartment on a train in Vietnam

Vietnam Railways to Run Trains SE7/SE8 Again

According to Vietnam Railways Corporation, the company is running the trains SE7 and SE8 again from 20-May-2011 to meet the surging demand of Vietnamese travellers for holiday travel and of Vietnamese students for the entrance exams. Train SE8 departs from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at 06:25 A.M and arrives at Hanoi at 15:28 the next day; Train SE7 departs Hanoi at 06:15 A.M and arrives at Ho Chi Minh City at 15:05 the next day.

Train climbing the Hai Van Pass
Train climbing the Hai Van Pass between Da Nang and Hue, the Central Region of Vietnam

Vietnam Train Tickets for Air-conditioned Carriages to Increase

By Tieu Quy.

Vietnam Railways Corporation is to increase train tickets for air-conditioned carriages by 7% during the period the period from 25-May-2011 to 15-August-2011. Tickets for carriages without air-conditioning remain unchanged. After 15-August-2011, all train tickets will be the same to that before 25-May-2011. During this period, passengers from 65 years of age and older are to enjoy 20% discount instead of 10% as the current one.

 

Aircon Soft Sleepers Vietnam Train
Aircon Soft Sleepers on a Vietnam Reunification Express Train for Hanoi - Saigon

 

Vietnam Railways to Suspend Trains SE7/SE8

By Tieu Quy.

According to Vietnam Railways, the company is to suspend the pair of trains: SE7/8. From Hanoi, SE7 is to be suspended on 06-May-2011 and from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), SE8 Train is to be suspended on 7-May-2011. The decision came due to the decreasing number of travellers making trips between Hanoi and Saigon in the summer time. Earlier, Vietnam Railways has informed to be increasing the number of trains to popular tourist destinations in Vietnam to meet the surge in demand of train travel during 30-April and 1-May, big Vietnamese public holidays.

 

Vietnam Train: Aircon Soft Sleeper
Vietnam Train: Aircon Soft Sleeper