|Passengers standing in line to buy tickets at Mien Dong Bus Station, HCM City. — Photo 24h.com.vn
HCM CITY (VNS) — Bus ticket prices will increase by as much as 60 per cent during Tet (Lunar New Year), a representative of the Mien Dong Bus Station in HCM City has said.
Thượng Thanh Hải, deputy director of MTV- Mien Dong Bus Station Ltd. Company said the ticket prices will be up from 20 per cent to 60 per cent, depending on the route.
He said that in preparation of the Tet 2016 festival falling on February, 8, 2016, Mien Dong Bus Station's management board had met with representatives from transport companies to discuss on a comfortable services plan, meeting the increasing demand of travelling.
The number of passengers travelling during this holiday is expected to rise mainly on routes from Binh Dinh central province to southern provinces and the Central Highlands region.
However, the number of passengers travelling during the upcoming Tet is forecast to be equal or decrease slightly compared to the number in the last Tet.
The number of buses serving passengers during the occasion will be increased to 14,045, according to the bus station's management board.
The most wanted 20 days during the Tet holidays are ten days before and ten days after Tet, falling between January 29 and February 17, 2016.
Tickets will be available in advance from 5am to 7pm on all days between January 10, and February 4, 2016.
If passengers do not book tickets in advance, they can buy tickets on the day of their journey, but they will have to wait for tickets depending on the route. — VNS