Tet train tickets will be available for booking from 8am of November 15th, announces Saigon Railway. The booking is supposed for passengers travelling from 14 - 21 January 2012 (before Tet holiday) and from 26 January 2012 to 3 February 2012 (after Tet holiday).
According to this plan, Dong Ha, Quang Tri – Hanoi route tickets can be purchased from 15 – 20 November, Hue – Saigon tickets 22 – 27 November, applied for both one way and return tickets before and after Tet holiday and the rest of tickets (if available) for sale between the 1st and 12th of December .
Passengers booking though Saigon Railway website need to fill in the reservation form with their names and identity card or passport number. Each account can make one reservation for up to 4 people and the maximum number of tickets per reservation is 8, including go and return journey.
Various payment methods are accepted and passengers must collect the tickets 72 hours at the latest after successful reservation through assigned agents. Booking vouchers and reservation codes should be carried with passengers to the ticket collection stands. One can also book for train tickets online via third party agents.
Train is one of the most popular means of transportation in Vietnam and often goes overcrowded in peak seasons. Tet holiday often sees ticket price hike and this year, it is expected to rise by 10-40% on certain routes. Tourists who intend to travel by train are advised to book ticket as soon as possible to avoid inconvenience schedule delay.