General Travel Information

Everything you need to know when
in Thailand

TCB Statement

Thailand’s Southern Region Now Back to Normal

7 Janauary 2019

Tropical storm Pabuk left southern Thailand on Saturday after causing a brief heavy rain and flash flood. Tourist resort, flights and furry have now resumed their operations.

The storm had hit several southern provinces on Thursday and left on Saturday, during which Thai villagers and foreign tourists were notified in advance while some were evacuated to saver shelters.

As soon as Pabuk left, restorations of some facilities and beach cleaning were implemented and the affected provinces are now in full operation to please their guests.

International famous destinations like Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Chumphon, Surat Thani and the islands of Samui and Phangan are all back in business with airline services as well as marine and land transport fully operational.

For further information, business travelers should call TCEB: +66 (0) 2694 6000, Visit www.tceb.or.th or contact info@tceb.or.th. We will be issuing regular updates.

  • Thailand does see three season, but the general climate is warm and humid for most of the country, most of the year.

  • Cool Season

    Cool Season

    November - February

  • Warm Season

    Warm Season

    March - May

  • Rainy Season

    Rainy - Season

    June - October

Bangkok

Bangkok

The city has one of the highest average temperatures in the world, with pronounced hot and rainy seasons. Temperatures are usually above 30°C and lows don't usually go below 20°C. It is almost always humid.

Southern Thailand

Southern Thailand

A mostly tropical climate with rainfall occurring through the year with pockets of micro-climates. Temperatures are more even year-round with average high of 28-30°C.

Northern Thailand

Northern Thailand

Higher elevations in some areas mean a cooler overall climate. It is somewhat drier than the central and coastal regions, with the odd rare freeze.

Northeast Thailand or ‘Isan’

Northeast Thailand or ‘Isan’

The winter period from October to February is the best time to visit this mountainous region. Temperatures are cool and local flora come alive during this season. Avoid the rainy seasons as some provinces may experience flooding.

Transporting

Let the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) support and facilitate your next Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions in Thailand.

  • BTS

    BTS

    The Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS), or ‘Skytrain’ as it is also known by, is an inexpensive and convenient way to get around the city above the fray. There are two lines that serve major commercial areas, with a central hub at Siam Station. The train operates from 06:00 to 24:00 daily.

  • MRT

    MRT

    The Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) is Bangkok’s underground train system, and an equally inexpensive way to move about. It also serves popular areas and is connected to the BTS via Silom (MRT) to Sala Daeng (BTS), Sukhumvit (MRT) to Asoke (BTS), and Chatuchak Park (MRT) to Mo Chit (BTS). The train operates from 06:00 to 24:00 daily.

  • BRT

    BRT

    The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a fast and intelligent mass transport that plies the roads. It connects passengers quickly to the BTS. It serves Narathiwat Road and Rama 3, beginning at Sathorn Station and ending at Ratchaphruek Station. It includes 12 stations in total and operates from 06:00 to 24:00 daily.

  • Airport Rail Link

    Airport Rail Link

    The newest service is a straight beeline between Suvarnabhumi International Airport and the north of downtown at Phaya Thai Station. It takes about 30 minutes including stops along the way at Rajprarop Station, Makkasan Station, Ramkhamhaeng Station, Hua Mak Station, Thab Chang Station, and Lad Krabang Station. The train operates from 06:00 to 24:00 daily.

  • Taxi

    Taxi

    A litany of colourful taxis service the city. Hop into a metered vehicle and enjoy low fares relative to other major cities around the world. Popular apps for booking include Grab and All Thai Taxi, with options to pay via credit cards.

  • Others

    Others

    There are thousands of buses that ply the city. An extensive network of highways also lead to easy access to almost any part of Thailand using long-haul coach or rail options. Domestic air travel has also given visitors a comfortable and fast way to explore the country, with most destinations no more than one or two hours away from Bangkok.

  • Thailand Information

    Thailand Information

    The Kingdom of Thailand is a vibrant collection of venues, culture, and stories. We’ve compiled some useful information to help you get familiar.

  • Time

    Time

    Thailand Standard Time (THA) is
    GMT +7
    Daylight savings is not observed.

  • Money

    Money

    Thailand’s currency is the Thai Baht (THB). Denominations include 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 in notes.

  • Electricity

    Electricity

    Thailand uses 220V AC outlets. 2-prong round or flat sockets are the most common. A converter and adapter is required for most visitors from the U.S. and U.K.

  • Communications

    Communications

    Thailand has numerous satellite, cellular and Wi-Fi providers with excellent connectivity. All major mobile brands are available and compatible with local telecom networks.

  • Emergency Contact

    Emergency Contact

    Thailand has numerous satellite, cellular and Wi-Fi providers with excellent connectivity. All major mobile brands are available and compatible with local telecom networks.

    • 191

      Universal emergency service

    • 199

      Fire Department

    • Medical emergency call

    • Tourist Police

  • Other Useful Contact

    Other Useful Contact

    Thailand has numerous satellite, cellular and Wi-Fi providers with excellent connectivity. All major mobile brands are available and compatible with local telecom networks.

    • Fixed telephone directory assistance

    • Thai Meteorological Department

    • Service Centre traffic on the Turnpike (U.S. Route)

    • Bus route enquiry (BMTA bus)

    • State Railway of Thailand

    • Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS)

    • Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT)

    • Traffic Command and Control Centre