|Each double-decker bus can accommodate 80 passengers.— VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamtourism-Hanoi Joint Stock Company is planning to launch a new city bus tour on October 10.
The capital’s second double-decker bus route will operate from 9am to 5:30pm daily at 30-minute intervals. Along the 14.8km route, there will be 10 stops for tourists to hop-on and hop-off.
The company is yet to announce ticket prices but confirmed that prices would not be subsidised to ensure the company makes a profit.
On May 30, Hà Nội launched its first double-decker city tour, with hop-on and hop-off at 13 stops, running through 25 streets and taking tourists to 30 destinations in the city.
The buses run every 30 minutes from 9am to 5pm, and are equipped with an automatic multi-lingual system in Vietnamese, English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
The first city tour bus service provided by the Hà Nội Transport & Services Corporation offers four-hour tours starting from VNĐ300,000 (US$13.3), VNĐ450,000 ($20) for 24 hours and VNĐ650,000 ($28.8) for 48 hours.
According to the company, there are about seven passengers on every double-decker bus per trip, and they usually hop on and off 6.5 times on average. — VNS