Free Bus Services During Late King’s Birthday Weekend

Bus No. 515 is among the buses that will be free this weekend.

BANGKOK — Free bus services will be offered during the upcoming long Father’s Day weekend.

More than 100 bus routes will operate without charge to accommodate mourners heading toward the Grand Palace today through Monday, the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority announced Thursday.

Airport shuttles to Don Mueang International Airport will also have their fees waived during the long weekend, specifically the A1 route at BTS Mo Chit and the A2 at the Victory Monument.

Free shuttles heading toward the palace will be offered only on 5am to 8am on Tuesday.

Many city buses operating from the four Bangkok transit hubs will forgo fares. From the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak), they include numbers 3, 16, 26, 49, 77, 96, 134, 136, 138, 145, 509, 517, and 536. The Ekamai Bus Terminal will run numbers. 2, 23, 25, 71, 72, 501, 508, and 511, while the Southern Bus Terminal in Sai Tai Mai will operate numbers. 66, 79, 511, 515, 516, and 556.

From the Bangkok Railway Station aka Hua Lamphong, try routes number. 4, 7, 21, 25, 29, 34, 73, 73ก, 75 and 501.

For transport information call the transit authority’s hotline at 1348. Limited services are available in English if you press “3.”