The strong fare rise is to help coach operators offset losses from the trips back to HCMC as their seating occupancy is low.
People will have six straight days off as the Government decided to combine the upcoming break with the holiday of Hung Kings’ Death Anniversary holiday falling on April 28.
Thuong Thanh Hai, deputy director of Mien Dong Coach Station, said travel demand is predicted to rise by 3% during the holidays over the same period last year, particularly short routes and those leading to amusement parks.
The station forecast a strong increase in passengers from April 27 to 30.
Therefore, coach operators will increase fares by 30% for the trips to Ba Ria-Vung Tau and up to 40% for the longer trips to the southern provinces of Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc and Dong Nai, the central localities of Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan and Danang and the Central Highlands provinces between April 25 and 29.
Meanwhile, coach operators at Mien Tay Coach Station want to hike fares by around 40% during the upcoming holidays but competent agencies have not approved this rise.
To meet rising demand during the holidays, Saigon Railway Station will operate ten more trains for the Saigon-Nha Trang route and two more trains for each of the HCMC-Quy Nhon and the HCMC-Phan Thiet routes in addition to normal daily trains.
More carriages will be connected to the north-south trains departing from HCMC to Hanoi to meet increasing travel demand during the holidays.
Train fares will not increase during the holidays.
Đăng ký: VietNam News