Interprovincial travel between dark-red zone provinces and other areas are allowed to resume as Thailand eases COVID-19 restrictions from 1 September 2021.
Thai Airways International
Thai Airways International (THAI) is offering 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.
Meanwhile, THAI announced that its domestic executive lounges at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Phuket International Airport, and Chiang Mai International Airport are back in service as of 1 September, 2021.
Throughout the month of September 2021, Bangkok Airways is offering domestic flights on the following routes:
- Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi)-Chiang Mai 5 flights per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
- Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi)-Phuket 5 flights per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
- Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi)-Samui 3 flights daily
From 9 September, 2021, the airline will resume its Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi)-Lampang service with 4 flights per week (Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday).
From 16 September, 2021, it will resume its Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi)-Sukhothai service with 3 flights per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday).
Meanwhile, the airlines continue to support the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus reopening programmes with the following services:
For international passengers, it is offering direct services between Samui and Singapore with 3 flights per week (Monday, Thursday, and Sunday).
For transit/transfer international passengers connecting from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Ko Samui, it is offering 2 sealed route flights daily on the Bangkok-Samui route.
For international passengers extending their Phuket Sandbox stay with the Samui Plus programme, it is offering 5 flights per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) on the Samui-Phuket route.
More information at www.bangkokair.com, Call Centre Tel. 1771, or +66 (0) 270-6699, Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or PG Live Chat at https://bit.ly/PGLiveChatEN.
Nok Air is 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 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 is back in service at Don Mueang International Airport from 1 September, 2021.
It is offering a 1.9.2021 Promotion offers all-in fares from 800 Baht one-way on all domestic routes with free baggage allowance of 10 kg (maximum 1 baggage).️ Booking period is from 1-5 September, 2021, for travel between 1 September-31 December, 2021.
Passengers are asked to travel safely; wear a mask during their flight, wash their hands with alcohol spray or gel, and maintain social distancing.
More information at www.lionairthai.com.
Thai Smile Airways
Thai Smile Airways has announced resumption of some of its domestic flights (round trip) from 1-30 September, 2021. These are to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Khon Kaen, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Phuket, Surat Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, and Udon Thani.
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: email@example.com.
Thai VietJet Air
Thai VietJet Air has resumed its entire domestic flight network at Suvarnabhumi Airport from 1 September, 2021, flying to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Khon Kaen, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phuket, Surat Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, and Udon Thani.
The airline has also resumed its services 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).
It will also begin its Bangkok-Singapore and Phuket-Singapore services on 21 October, 2021.
More information at www.vietjetair.com.
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 (UPDATED)
The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has increased the service of 20 social trains from 15 September, 2021 onwards;
Northern Routes: Bangkok – Taphan Hin, Taphan Hin – Bangkok / Bangkok – Lopburi, Lopburi – Bangkok
Northeastern Routes: Bangkok – Surin, Surin – Bangkok, Nakhon Ratchasima – Surin, Surin – Nakhon Ratchasima / Kaeng Khoi Junction – Bua Yai Junction, Bua Yai Junction – Kaeng Khoi Junction
Eastern Routes: Bangkok – Kabin Buri, Kabin Buri – Bangkok / Bangkok – Ban Khlong Luek check-point, Ban Khlong Luek check-point – Bangkok, Aranyaprathet – Bangkok, Aranyaprathet – Bangkok
Southern Routes: Bangkok-Hua Hin, Hua Hin-Bangkok / Phatthalung – Su-ngai Kolok-Phatthalung, Su-ngai Kolok- Phatthalung
Maeklong Routes: Mae Klong – Ban Laem, Ban Laem – Mae Klong
Meanwhile, the SRT’s existing trains on selected Northern, Northeastern, Southern, and Eastern Lines continue as usual.
These include the recently opened round-trip local trains on the Southern Line (Yala-Su-ngai Kolok-Yala route), and the adjustments of origin/destination stations of 4 trains:
The Surat Thani-Yala-Surat Thani has been changed to Surat Thani-Su-ngai Kolok-Surat Thani.
The Nakhon Si Thammarat-Yala-Nakhon Si Thammarat has been changed to Nakhon Si Thammarat-Su-ngai Kolok- Nakhon Si Thammarat.
For more information, contact the SRT Customer Service Centre on 1690 24-hours a day., or the Facebook fan page of the PR team, State Railway of Thailand.
Trat, Laem Sok Pier-Ko Kut
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 care of the elderly and pregnant women. The hirer can choose the travel times. More information is available at (+66) 061 689 9222.
Surat Thani, Don Sak-Samui and Don Sak-Pha-ngan
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
The company is offering a ferry service for passengers and vehicles on the Don Sak-Samui route, from 06.00-17.00 Hrs. everyday.
More information is available at FB: SeatranFerry or via www.seatranferry.com.
Lomlahkkhirin High-speed Ferries
The company is offering a high-speed boat service for passengers on the Samui-Pha-ngan-Tao route every day, and on the Chumphon-Tao route every Friday-Sunday.
More information is available at FB: lomlahk or via www.lomlahk.com.
Saen Saep boat service
The Saen Saep boat service will run only one boat trip per hour, with the first boat leaving Wat Si Bun Rueang Pier at 05.30 Hrs. and the last boat leaving Pratunam Pier at 20.00 Hrs. The service will stop completely every Saturday and Sunday, as well as on all public holidays. These changes are in place until further notice.
Source : TATNews