HCMC – Ahead of the four-day break to celebrate Vietnam’s National Day (September 2), tickets for trains and short-haul flights have been almost sold out.
This is one of the busiest times of the year for airlines as travelers spend more on tickets. Online ticket platforms indicated a huge demand for air tickets with departures slated for August 31, September 1 and September 4.
For the Hanoi-Dong hoi (Quang Binh) route, there are three daily flights operated by Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines and Bamboo Airways. However, all the one-way tickets for flights on August 31 have been sold out.
Pacific Airlines and Bamboo Airways have only one ticket left for September 1, which costs VND1.2 million.
There are no more return tickets available for this route on September 4, except two business class tickets from Bamboo Airways.
For the HCMC-Dong Hoi route, return tickets for flights on September 3 and 4 are scarce and expensive.
Cheap tickets for flights from Hanoi to HCMC and Hanoi to Danang on August 31 evening and September 1 morning are no longer available. The only tickets available cost above VND3 million.
However, there are many tickets left for flights at other times on those two days, with each ticket costing above VND1 million.
For the Hanoi-Phu Quoc route on September 1, only single tickets worth above VND3.5 million each are available.
As for train tickets, the Hanoi Railway Transport JSC and Saigon Railway JSC have sold some 44,000 tickets and 38,000 tickets on the national holiday, respectively.
The majority of passengers bought tickets for trains from Hanoi and HCMC on August 31 and September 1 and return tickets on September 3 and 4.
According to the Hanoi Railway Transport JSC, passengers mainly travel a short distance of less than 500 kilometers from Hanoi. Train tickets for the Hanoi-Vinh and Hanoi-Dong Hoi routes, departing on the evening of August 31, are almost sold out.