HCMC – Starting in July, the railway industry will offer many tourist trains to Lao Cai, Vinh, Nha Trang and Phan Thiet, which are major destinations of the country.
Beginning July 5, Hanoi Railway Transport Joint Stock Company will run two more high-quality trains from Hanoi to Vinh, namely SE35 and SE36 on Sundays. The SE35 train departs from Hanoi at 1:10 p.m. and arrives in Vinh at 7:26 p.m. The return train, SE36, leaves from Vinh at 1:25 p.m. and arrives in Hanoi at 7:52 p.m.
After suspending service due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the railway company has begun operating two tourist trains, SP3 and SP4 on Hanoi – Lao Cai starting on June 19. The SP3 departs at 10:00 p.m. from Hanoi on Fridays, while the SP4 departs Lao Cai on Sundays at 9:40 p.m. and arrives in Hanoi at 5:30 a.m. the next day.
In the south, Saigon Railway Transport Joint Stock Company will also organize more trains from Saigon to Quy Nhon starting July 1 (SQN1/SQN2). SQN2 departs from Saigon Railway Station at 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, while the return train leaves Quy Nhon at 1:10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Saigon – Phan Thiet – Saigon service SPT4 begins from Saigon Station starting on July 18. SPT3 starts service from Phan Thiet on July 19.
The Saigon – Nha Trang – Saigon route SNT4 starts on July 16 from Saigon. The SNT3 and the SNT5 begins service on July 19 and 26 from Nha Trang.
The Hanoi Railway Transport Joint Stock Company has also offered reduced fares. For example, the Hanoi – Lao Cai route was previously priced at over VND400,000 but is now only VND260,000 for each soft seat with air conditioning.