Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – A five-star bus route between Tan Son Nhat International Airport and District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City was put into operation from May 19.

The route numbered 49 operates from 0:00 am to 11:45 pm, making 43 trips every day. The buses will depart every 30 minutes on the 17km route, taking some 85 minutes to cover the distance.

The fare is 40,000 VND (1.8 USD) per passenger one way.

This is the second five-star bus route after the route 109 travelling between September 23 Park and Tan Son Nhat airport was commissioned on March 16, 2016.

The routess operated by the Southern Airport Transportation JSC, are expected to meet rapidly increasing demand of both locals and tourists for economical and efficient public transportation.-VNA