Thousands of tickets just from 10,000 VND (44 cents) will be offer randomly by Vietnam Railways on all routes until December 27.
10,000 promotion tickets of between 10,000-100,000 VND (44 cents – $4.40) will be on sale online and at train stations from Tuesday next week, the company said.
These tickets promotion is for all route which start between October 1 and December 27 and will be delivered randomly instead of on the first-come-first-serve basis.
A similar promotion launched last June frustrated many customers who came to train stations first thing in the morning but failed to catch any cheap tickets.
The tickets are part of the efforts being made to restore the romance of train travel, which market share in the transport sector has shrunk from 30 percent in the 1930s to less than 2 percent.
In June, Vietnamese legislators adopted amendments to the Railway Law and promised more infrastructure investments in the system, which continues to operate in the design of a high-risk meter and is threatened by many uncontrolled crossings.
Some companies have also taken initiatives by offering first-class tours to restaurant cars, such as a five-star train service launched this year in Ho Chi Minh City in the coastal town of Nha Trang or in the northern part of the island from Hanoi in Sapa.0