Both the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and the Transport Co., Ltd, that operate inter-provincial buses, have announced the resumption of some services from May 18th after more than a month of suspensions and disruptions.
The SRT had previously suspended a wide range of inter-provincial services to help stem the spread of coronavirus, but have now announced that 42 services nationwide will resume from today.
Commuter and local trains across the north, northeast, south, and east of Thailand will resume operation in addition to the special express services listed below:
- Train 9051 – Bangkok – Chiang Mai
- Train 9052 – Chiang Mai – Bangkok
- Train 9071 – Bangkok – Ubon Ratchathani
- Train 9072 – Ubon Ratchathani – Bangkok
- Train 9075 – Bangkok – Nong Khai
- Train 9076 – Nong Khai – Bangkok
- Train 9085 – Bangkok – Hat Yai
- Train 9086 – Hat Yai – Bangkok
As well as the resumption of some trains, inter-provincial buses will also begin operating today from Bangkok to the north, northeast, and east of Thailand. The services resuming include:
- Bangkok – Chiang Mai
- Bangkok – Chiang Rai
- Bangkok – Uttaradit
- Bangkok – Sarachit in Sukhothai
- Bangkok – Mae Sot in Tak
- Bangkok – Lom Kao in Phetchabun
- Bangkok – Khlong Lan in Phet
- Bangkok – Nong Bua Lam Phu
- Bangkok – Sakhon Nakhon
- Bangkok – Chiang Khan in Loei
- Bangkok – Surin
- Bangkok – Buriram
- Bangkok – Kantharalak in Sisaket
- Bangkok – Sisaket
- Bangkok – Rattanaburi in Surin
- Bangkok – Chanthaburi
Bus services to the south of Thailand remain suspended until June 1st including services to Koh Samui, Phuket, and Trang.
Strict safety procedures will be in place for passengers traveling on these services including compulsory facemask wearing, temperature checks, and social distancing on the trains and buses.