Updates on domestic travel in Thailand in September 2021

The following is a press release from the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Their statements, thoughts, and opinions are their own.

Bangkok, 31 August 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide an update on domestic travel in Thailand by air, bus, train, and boat following the Royal Thai Government’s latest announcement to allow interprovincial travel between the 29 dark-red zone provinces and other areas to resume from 1 September 2021.

Air Travel

Thai Airways International

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

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

Bangkok Airways

Bangkok Airways has rescheduled its flight resumption plan to 1 September 2021.

Already starting from 25 August 2021, the airline resumed its direct return flights between Samui and Phuket in support of the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus programs. It offers 3 flights per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Flights between Samui and Singapore, and flights operated under the Samui Plus program, still operate as normal.

Please note the temporary suspension of in-flight meal services and temporary closure of the airline’s passenger lounges is extended until further notice.

More information at www.bangkokair.com, Call Centre Tel. 1771, or +66 (0) 270-6699, Email reservation@bangkokair.com,  or PG Live Chat at https://bit.ly/PGLiveChatEN.

Nok Air

Nok Air will be back in service at Don Mueang International Airport from 1 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.

There are guaranteed flights for passengers who reserve seats in/from Don Mueang International Airport during 27 August-7 September 2021, and travel dates from 1-7 September 2021.

More information at www.nokair.com, via the Nok Air Sales Counter, or Call Centre Tel. 1318.

Thai AirAsia

Thai AirAsia will be back in service at Don Mueang International Airport from 3 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.

More information at www.airasia.com. 

Thai Lion Air

Thai Lion Air will be back in service at Don Mueang International Airport from 1 September 2021.

More information at www.lionairthai.com.

Thai Smile Airways

Thai Smile Airways has announced that some of its domestic flights are expected to be back to normal service again on 1 September 2021.

More information at www.thaismileair.com, via the Smile Service Centre at airports, or the Smile Call Centre Tel. 1181 or +66 (0) 2118-8888, or Email: customer.service@thaismileair.com. 

Thai VietJet Air

Thai VietJet Air will be back in service at Don Mueang International Airport from 1 September 2021.

Meanwhile, the airline has scheduled to commence its direct Bangkok-Taipei flights on 20 October 2021, (with sealed domestic Phuket Sandbox flight connections available).

In addition, it will begin its Bangkok-Singapore and Phuket-Singapore services on 21 October 2021.

More information at www.vietjetair.com. 

Bus Travel

Interprovincial Bus

The Transport Company will open 26 Northern, Northeastern, Eastern, and Southern bus routes on 1 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

Boonsiri High-Speed Catamaran continues to operate a daily service between Ko Kut and Laem Sok Pier. Departure from Ko Kut is at 10.00 Hrs. and return departure at 14.20 Hrs.

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 the care of the elderly and pregnant women. The hirer can choose the travel times. More information is available at (+66) 061 689 9222.

Raja Ferry Port

The company continues to operate the following routes as normal:

Don Sak-Samui and Samui-Don Sak from 05.00-18.00 Hrs. everyday.

Samui-Pha-ngan: Last departure is at 19.00 hrs.

For the Don Sak-Pha-Ngan and Pha-Ngan-Don Sak routes, passengers can transit at Samui.

More information is available at FB:rajaferryport or via Line :@rajaferryport

Saen Saep boat service

Between 10.00-15.00 Hrs. the Saen Saep boat service will run 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.

TAT would like to remind all travellers to continue with the D-M-H-T-T-A precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19: – Distancing, – Mask wearing, – Handwashing, – Temperature check, – Testing for COVID-19, and A – alert application.

For regular updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand, visit the TAT Newsroom via www.tatnews.org; Facebook (tatnews.org); and Twitter (Tatnews_Org).

For additional information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.

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