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Ho Chi Minh City to launch hop on-hop off bus service next week

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 13:39 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City to launch hop on-hop off bus service next week
An open-top double-decker bus in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Nguyen Cong Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Open-top double-decker buses will start taking visitors to popular destinations in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday next week.

According to the municipal Department of Transport, the hop on-hop off bus service is scheduled to be put into operation on January 15.

Each of the buses is designed to have 63 seats and two decks, with the upper one open so that travelers can have a better vew of the city during the journey.

A complete trip will start and finish at the Saigon Central Post Office on Cong Xa Paris Street in District 1.

The buses will travel on Cong Xa Paris -> Le Duan -> Dinh Tien Hoang -> Nguyen Thi Minh Khai -> Phung Khac Khoan -> Tran Cao Van -> Vo Van Tan -> Ba Huyen Thanh Quan -> Nguyen Thi Minh Khai -> Ton That Tung -> Pham Ngu Lao -> Yersin -> Tran Hung Dao -> Ham Nghi -> Ho Tung Mau -> Ton Duc Thang -> Nguyen Hue -> Le Thanh Ton -> Pasteur -> Le Duan ->Nam Ky Khoi Nghia -> Han Thuyen -> Cong Xa Paris.

The route will be changed slightly when Nguyen Hue Street is blocked for the organization of special events.

Each journey will take approximately 30-35 minutes.

The bus service will be available from 9:00 am to 5:45 pm on a daily basis.

Tickets will fetch VND330,000 (US$14) for adults and VND250,000 ($10.8) for children from six to 12 years old. Children under five years old can enjoy free rides.

The service is operated by Anh Viet Hop On - Hop Off Vietnam Company, aimed at improving local tourism.

The buses have been piloted since January 10.

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