Bookings of Taiwan bullet train tickets for Tomb Sweeping Day holiday start March 7

Passengers who book 5 to 28 days before the day of boarding have chances of getting 35%, 20%, or 10% discounts

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Bookings of Taiwan High Speed Rail tickets for this year’s four-day Tomb Sweeping Day holiday (Apr. 4 – 7) and extended period will begin at midnight (12:00 a.m.) on Mar. 7, according to a news release issued by Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) on Tuesday.

The company said it will operate a total of 1,045 train services, including 205 additional services, from Apr. 3 to Apr. 8 in order to clear the extra rush of passengers during the holiday period.

The THSRC said it will designate Car 3 to Car 5 as the non-reserved cars for every train during the six-day rush period, adding that 297 services, or 28% of the total services operated during the period, will still offer early bird discounts. The company recommends that passengers who live in the Neihu, Nangang, Songshan, Xinyi, Xizhi, and Keelung areas embark at THSR Nangang Station, which is the starting point of southbound trains.

Passengers who book five to 28 days before the day of boarding have chances of getting 35%, 20%, or 10% fare discounts.

For trains offering college student and early bird discounts during the holiday rush period, please visit the college student page and the early bird page here.