Continuing with our mission to interconnect Southeast Asia by road, we are pleased to announce the integration of online ticket booking for buses in Thailand.
How to travel by bus in Thailand
We are rolling out bus booking in cooperation with the most reputable bus companies in Thailand. Travellers can book tickets for bus routes in Northern Thailand, Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand and Southern Thailand, as well as international bus routes from Thailand to Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia.
For the domestic bus routes, we support advance ticket booking in partnership with Thai Sriram and Bell Travel Service, a long-established bus operator providing premium low-cost VIP travel services for international tourists to 9 destinations: Chiang Mai and Pai in Northern Thailand, Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi and Hua Hin in Central Thailand, Pattaya in Eastern Thailand, Surat Thani, the national parks of Khao Sok and Khao Lak, Krabi and Phuket in Southern Thailand.
Passenger experience travelling by road in Thailand
Road passenger transportation in Thailand is traditionally carried out with two kinds of vehicles: buses and minivans.
The most common models of seating bus in Thailand are single-deck and double-deck Scania coaches equipped with reclining seats. Sleeper buses allow travellers to cover the distance between two cities overnight, sleeping during the most part of the trip.
Most bus vehicles have an air-conditioning system and the staff on-board usually provides water and refreshing towels.
Reaching the main destinations in Thailand by road
Northern Thailand comprises the provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Phayao, Phrae, Uttaradit, Tak, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Phichit, Kamphaeng Phet, Phetchabun, Nakhon Sawan and Uthai Thani.
Chiang Mai is the main tourism hub in Northern Thailand, praised for its mountainous topography, its cool climate, and its cultural and historical background.
Connecting Mae Hong Soon province
– Thai Sriram operates regular bus routes from Bangkok to Pai.
Pai is a picturesque town in Mae Hong Son Province lying in a valley at the foot of the mountains offering visitors a relaxed atmosphere. Many tourists use it as a base for trekking and visiting the hill tribes in Northern Thailand.
Central Thailand comprises the provinces of Ang Thong, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Bangkok, Chai Nat, Lop Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Saraburi, Sing Buri, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan.
– Thai Sriram operates regular bus routes from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.
Connecting the Ancient Capital of Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya was the capital of a former kingdom in Siam. The historical site boasts ruins of magnificent palaces.
Connecting Kanchanaburi province
– Thai Sriram operates regular bus routes from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi.
Most visitors come to Kanchanaburi to visit the Bridge over the River Kwai, part of the infamous Death Railway to Burma built during World War II, but this town is also the gateway to beautiful national parks filled with waterfalls and caves.
Connecting the Northern Gulf Coast
Hua Hin is a popular coastal town perfect for weekend escapes a few hours away from Bangkok.
Eastern Thailand comprises the provinces of Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi, Chon Buri, Prachin Buri, Rayong, Sa Kaeo and Trat.
Connecting the Eastern Gulf Coast
– Bell Travel Service, Thai Sriram operate regular bus routes from Bangkok to Pattaya.
Pattaya is a seaside resort city on the Gulf of Thailand. Easily accessible from the capital, it makes a popular weekend getaway for beachgoers.
Southern Thailand comprises the provinces of Chumphon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Surat Thani, Yala, Krabi, Phang Nga, Phuket, Ranong, Satun and Trang.
Connecting the Central Gulf Coast
Surat Thani is the gateway to the islands in the Gulf of Thailand.
Connecting the Andaman Coast
Khao Sok and Khao Lak comprise the largest area of rainforest in Southern Thailand. The natural parks are traversed by limestone ranges while the coast encompasses beautiful beaches and tropical evergreen forest.
– Thai Sriram operates regular bus routes from Bangkok to Krabi.
Krabi province is filled with beaches, coastal karst formations, and islands.
– Thai Sriram operates regular bus routes from Bangkok to Phuket.
Phuket island is the country’s most developed tourist hot spot, reached every year by millions of visitors captivated by the amazing sandy beaches.
For those travellers who wish to exit Thailand by road, there are international bus services to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh in Cambodia, Vientiane in Laos, and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
Thailand is connected by road with Cambodia through two main border checkpoints, namely Aranyaprathet–Poipet in Sa Kaeo province, and Hat Lek–Koh Kong in Trat province.
From Thailand to Cambodia
Travellers bound to Cambodia can bring stamped Visa or apply for e-visa or Visa on-arrival at Poipet port of entry.
From Cambodia to Thailand
Thailand is connected by road with Laos through eight border checkpoints, namely Chong Mek–Vang Tao in Ubon Ratchathani province, Mukdahan–Savannakhet in Mukdahan province, Nakhon Phanom–Thakhek in Nakhon Phanom province, Bueng Kan–Pakxan in Bueng Kan province, Nong Khai–Thanaleng in Nong Khai province, Tha Li–Nam Hueng in Loei province, Huay Kon–Muang Ngeun in Nan province, and Chiang Khong–Huay Xai in Chiang Rai province.
From Laos to Thailand
– Naluang Station operates regular bus services from Luang Prabang to Loei through the Tha Li–Nam Hueng international border gate and Luang Prabang to Nan through the Huay Kon–Muang Ngeun international border gate, both in Sainyabuli province.
Thailand is connected by road with Malaysia through four border checkpoints, namely Pedang Besar, Sadao–Changlun, Betong–Pengkalan Hulu and Sungai Kolok–Rantau Panjang in Songkhla province.
From Thailand to Malaysia
From Malaysia to Thailand
How to book bus tickets in Thailand
Baolau cooperates with multiple bus companies to facilitate advance online ticket booking in Thailand. You can search your itinerary between any two cities for your planned travel dates.
We will list the results available and you can select the most convenient departure time and transport option.
Once the reservation is confirmed, you will receive an electronic ticket by email ready to present at the point of departure.
Book your bus tickets with Baolau and reach your destination in Thailand.