Taiwan High Speed Rail to operate 100 additional trains for Dragon Boat Festival holiday, ticket booking starting May 19

The THSR said it will still maintain the discounts for early birds and college students during the Dragon Boat Festival period. There are 263 trains or 32% of all trains during the period that offer discounts to early birds, according to the company

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) announced Thursday that the company will operate a total of 100 additional trains for the Dragon Boat Festival holiday, and the ticket booking for the period June 15 – 19 will start at midnight, 00:00, on May 19.

This year’s Dragon Boat Festival falls on Monday, June 18, and therefore it’s a three-day holiday from June 16 - 18.    

Expecting a rush of passengers during the holiday period, the THSR will operate a total of 800 trains, including the 100 additional trains, in the five days from June 15 – 19, the company said.    

The THSR said it will still maintain the discounts for early birds and college students during the Dragon Boat Festival period. There are 263 trains or 32% of all trains during the period that offer discounts to early birds, according to the company.

Passengers purchase tickets 5 to 28 days in advance will have opportunities to enjoy 35%, 20% or 10% discounts off the original prices, the company said. 

Please click early birds and college students for the timetables of both discount measures.