|Route 119 is expected to continue the success of routes 49 & 109 in reducing traffic jams at Tân Sơn Nhất airport. Photo vnexpress.net|Viet Nam News
HCM City – HCM City’s Transport Department and the Southern Airport Transportation Joint Stock Company (Satsco) have launched bus route 119 connecting Tân Sơn Nhất Airport and Miền Tây coach station.
The route runs between the airport and the station, without requiring passengers to transfer buses.
It passes a number of major hospitals in the city, such as Chợ Rẫy, Thống Nhất, Nhân Dân 115 and Hùng Vương.
“Route 119 will continue the success of premium bus number 109 and shuttle bus number 49 and help solve the constant traffic jams at the airport,” said Bùi Xuân Cường, director of the city’s transport department, on Thursday.
Each bus on route 119 can transport 60 passengers. All buses on the new route are equipped with modern safety systems, such as automatic anti-jamming doors, pneumatic shock absorbers and anti-slip floor mats.
The route 119 staff is well-trained, friendly and able to communicate in English.
Buses on the new route run from 14:00 to 21:00 daily. Buses come every 15 – 30 minutes. The fare for trips under 5 km is VNĐ12,000/passenger. The fare for trips over 5km is VNĐ20,000/passenger.
Route 119’s outbound journey covers: Tân Sơn Nhất Airport’s international arrival terminal – domestic arrival terminal – Trường Sơn – Trần Quốc Hoàn – Lăng Cha Cả - Hoàng Văn Thụ - Xuân Diệu – Xuân Hồng – Trường Chinh – Lý Thường Kiệt – Bắc Hải – Thành Thái (extended) – Nguyễn Tri Phương – Nguyễn Chí Thanh – Nguyễn Thị Nhỏ - Hồng Bàng – Kinh Dương Vương – Miền Tây coach station (15.1 km).
Route 119’s return journey covers: Miền Tây coach station – Kinh Dương Vương – Hồng Bàng – Nguyễn Thị Nhỏ - Nguyễn Chí Thanh – Nguyễn Tri Phương – Thành Thái – Thành Thái (extended) – Bắc Hải – Lý Thường Kiệt – Hoàng Văn Thụ - Phan Đình Giót – Trường Sơn – Tân Sơn Nhất Airport’s international arrival terminal (15.1 km). -- VNS