Domestic Travel Update

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced a domestic travel update for journeys by air, boat, bus and train following the Royal Thai Government’s announcement to allow interprovincial travel between the 29 dark-red zone provinces and other areas to resume from 1st September, 2021.


Air Travel


Thai Airways International (THAI) will operate twice weekly one-way flights from Bangkok to Phuket.


  • Flight TG922 every Thursday from 2nd September – 28th October, 2021.
  • Flight TG916 every Friday from 3rd September – 29th October, 2021.


Bangkok Airways has resumed its direct return flights between Samui and Phuket in support of the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus programmes. It offers 3 flights per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.


Flights between Samui and Singapore, and flights operated under the Samui Plus programme, still operate as normal. However, the temporary suspension of in-flight meal services and temporary closure of the airline’s passenger lounges is extended until further notice.


Nok Air resumed services from Don Mueang International Airport on 1st September, 2021, to Buri Ram, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chumphon, Hat Yai, Lampang, Loei, Mae Sot, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nan, Phitsanulok, Phuket, Ranong, Sakon Nakhon, Surat Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, and Udon Thani.


Thai AirAsia is back in service at Don Mueang International Airport from 3rd September, 2021, to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Phuket, Roi Et, Ubon Ratchathani, and Udon Thani.


Thai Lion Air is back in service at Don Mueang International Airport from 1st September, 2021.


Thai Smile Airways has announced that some of its domestic flights are back to normal service from 1st September, 2021.


Thai VietJet Air is back in service at Don Mueang International Airport from 1st September, 2021. The airline has scheduled to commence its direct Bangkok-Taipei flights on 20th October, 2021, (with sealed domestic Phuket Sandbox flight connections available). In addition, it will begin its Bangkok-Singapore and Phuket-Singapore services on 21st October, 2021.


Bus Travel


Interprovincial Bus – The Transport Company opened 26 Northern, Northeastern, Eastern and Southern bus routes on 1st September, 2021.


Northern (8 routes) – Bangkok-Chiang Mai, Bangkok-Khlong Lan, Bangkok-Lom Kao, Bangkok-Mae Sai, Bangkok-Mae Sot, Bangkok-Pa Daet-Chiang Khong, Bangkok-Thung Chang and Bangkok-Uttaradit.


Northeastern and Eastern (10 routes) – Bangkok-Buri Ram, Bangkok-Chanthaburi-Trat, Bangkok-Loei-Chiang Khan, Bangkok-Mukdahan, Bangkok-Nakhon Phanom, Bangkok-Nong Bua Lamphu, Bangkok-Rattanaburi, Bangkok-Saraburi, Bangkok-Surin and Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani.


Southern (8 routes) – Bangkok (Mo Chit 2)-Hat Yai, Bangkok (Mo Chit 2)-Ko Samui, Bangkok (Mo Chit 2)-Krabi, Bangkok (Mo Chit 2)-Phuket, Bangkok-Songkhla, Bangkok-Su-ngai Kolok, Bangkok (Mo Chit 2)-Takua Pa-Khok Kloi and Bangkok (Mo Chit 2)-Trang-Satun.


Bus passengers are asked to comply with public health measures such as, social distancing, wearing cloth masks or hygienic masks at all times, washing hands frequently and registering through the Thai Chana application.


For more information on bus travel, contact bus ticket offices at bus terminals across the country, the Call Centre 1490, or bus terminals 24 hours a day.


Train Travel


The State Railway of Thailand is continuing with selected Northern, Northeastern, Southern, and Eastern routes. Information is available on the hotline 1690.


Boat Travel


Boonsiri High Speed Catamaran continues to operate a daily service between Ko Kut and Laem Sok Pier. Departure from Ko Kut is at 10am and return departure at 2pm.


The company is also offering a special charter private catamaran between Laem Sok and Ko Kut. This is suitable for groups and large families, and for care of the elderly and pregnant women. The hirer can choose the travel times.


Raja Ferry Port – The company continues to operate the following routes as normal: Don Sak-Samui and Samui-Don Sak from 5am – 6pm everyday. Samui – Pha-ngan: Last departure is at 7pm. For the Don Sak – Pha-ngan and Pha-ngan – Don Sak routes, passengers can transit at Samui.


Saen Saep boat service is running a limited service from 10am – 3pm (only one boat trip per hour) from Wat Si Bun Rueang Pier. The service will stop completely every Saturday and Sunday. These changes are in place until further notice.



Source: The Tourism Authority of Thailand.

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