Train fares will be reduced by 20 percent during Tet

For the Lunar New Year, the Vietnam Railway Corporation (VNR) has announced it will reduce fares by 20 percent from 8 February-2 March, 2015, according to VietNamNet. Fourteen pairs of Hanoi-HCM City trains, totaling 12,000 seats each day, will be available for passengers: there will be about 3,000 seats/day on trains from HCMC to Hue, Quang Ngai, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang and Phan Thiet; 10,500 seats/day for trains from Hanoi to Vinh, Thanh Hoa, and 4,500 seats/day on the trains from Hanoi to Lao Cai. This drop in fares is in direct contrast to last Tet, when fare prices actually  increased by 10 percent, resulting in many unsold tickets.

Beginning next week on 1 December, train tickets can be purchased online via, or–during-lunar-new-year-2015.html