The Laos-China Railway (LCR) Co., Ltd. inaugurated its new train ticket office at high-end shopping mall Vientiane Center, Vientiane on Feb 25.
LCR train tickets will be available at the sales office every day from 10:00-12: 30, and 12:30-15: 30 hrs.
Each passenger can buy only two tickets and they need to present ID cards and Covid-19 vaccination certificates (Green card) when booking the ticket.
Currently, tickets (C82 tickets) available at the office are only for travel from Vientiane Station to Luang Prabang, Muang Xay, and Boten.
Payments can be made through electronic means UnionPay, Onepay, Alipay and Wechat. No cash payment is acceptable for now.
“The Laos-China railway has upgraded its transport service for Lao people, making it easier for them to visit each other,” said Lao-China Railway Director General Yuan Pinghao.
Since its inauguration in early December 2021, the Laos-China railway has gained increasing popularity both in the Lao PDR and abroad.
In order to meet the rising demand for train transport, LCR has added one normal-speed train to its fleet.
The company is expected to open another ticket sales office in Luang Prabang and develop an online ticketing system.
Source: Lao News Agency