Discounts of 3-50% available on Hanoi - Da Nang, Hanoi - Vinh and Hanoi - Lao Cai tickets.
by Le Diem
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The Hanoi Railway Transport JSC will offer ticket promotions on certain lines, especially for tickets booked and purchased many days in advance or in groups, in a bid to encourage more people to travel by train.
The best offers are for the Hanoi - Da Nang route outside of the summer peak season from May 24 to August 12 and on trains numbered SE17, SE18, SE19, and SE20. Tickets are 20, 30, 40 or 50 per cent off if bought 20-29 days, 30-39 days, 40-49 days, or over 50 days before the date of departure. The offer is not available for tickets in four-bed berths with air conditioning on SE17 and SE19 trains.
Passengers who buy tickets in a group for Hanoi - Da Nang and Hanoi - Vinh during the low season will get a discount rate of 6 per cent for 10-39 people, 8 per cent for 40-69 people, 10 per cent for 70-100 people, and 12 per cent for more than 100 people.
Promotions are also being applied on the Hanoi - Lao Cai route (near Sapa). Tickets on trains with odd numbers - SP1, SP3, and SP7 - are discounted 3 per cent for groups of 10 to 50 people, 5 per cent for group of 51 to 100 people, and 7 per cent for groups of more than 100 people. Tickets on even-numbered trains - SP2, SP4, and SP8 - are 7 per cent off for groups of 10 to 19 people, 10 per cent for groups of 20 to50 people, 13 per cent for groups of 51 to 70 people, and 15 per cent for groups of 71 to 100 people.
- Hanoi Railway Transport JSC