Motorway fee-free to avoid traffic jams during Songkran 2024

The Department of Highways and Expressway Authority of Thailand has exempted motorway fees and waived the collection of other expressway tolls during Songkran Festival 2024 to help people travel more conveniently. People do not have to pay tolls from April 11 to 17, 2024, as follows:


Exempt the toll during Songkran Festival 2024

กรมทางหลวง และการทางพิเศษแห่งประเทศไทย (กทพ.) ได้เปิดเส้นทางมอเตอร์เวย์วิ่งฟรี และยกเว้นการจัดเก็บค่าผ่านทางพิเศษในสายทางอื่น ๆ ช่วงเทศกาลสงกรานต์ 2567 เพื่อช่วยให้ประชาชนเดินทางได้สะดวกรวดเร็วมากขึ้น โดยประชาชนไม่ต้องจ่ายค่าผ่านทาง ตั้งแต่วันที่ 11 – 17 เมษายน 2567 มีดังนี้ 

11 - 17 April 2024

  • M7 Motorway, Motorway No.7, Bangkok-Pattaya
    The fee will be waived for Motorway No. 7 during the Bangkok – Chonburi – Pattaya – Map Ta Phut period.
  • M9 Motorway, Motorway No.9
    Except for the fee charged on Motorway No. 9, Outer Ring Road, Kanchanaphisek Road in the period of Bang Pa-In – Bang Phli and Phra Pradaeng – Bang Khun Thian interchange.
  • Chalong Rat Expressway (Ram Inthra – At Narong)
  • Burapha Withi Expressway (Bang Na – Chonburi)
  • Kanchanaphisek Expressway (Bang Phli-Suk Sawat)

13 - 15 April 2024

  • The Chaloem Maha Nakhon Expressway (First Stage Expressway)
  • The Si Rat Expressway (Second Stage Expressway)
  • The Udon Ratthaya Expressway (The Bang Pa-in–Pak Kret Expressway)
    It also includes trial services access to Highway 81 (M81) and Highway 6 (M6).

11 - 21 April 2024

  • M81 Motorway or Bang Yai – Kanchanaburi Motorway

Entry and exit at West Nakhon Pathom, Tha Makha, Tha Muang, Kanchanaburi, 51 kilometers away.

24-hour Motorway fee-free

  • M6 Motorway (Bang Pa-in – Nakhon Ratchasima Motorway)

The Department of Highways continues to open these highways for free! The Pak Chong – Nakhon Ratchasima bypass road will be open for 4 traffic lanes (roundtrip) with a distance of 77 kilometers. For the upward and downward roads, you can access the M6 Bang Pa In Korat Motorway as follows:

  • Highway No.2 Km. 65+000 (Mitraphap Road, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima)

  • Highway No.201 Km. 5+500 (Sikhio District, Nakhon Ratchasima)

  • Highway No.290 Km. 14+775 (Kham Thale So District, Nakhon Ratchasima)

  • Highway No.204 Km. 3+230 (Mueang District, Nakhon Ratchasima)

In addition, the Ministry of Transport expected that people would return to their homes and travel during Songkran by personal cars. There are expected to be around 17,141,489 cars, comprising 6,985,530 vehicles on major highways and motorways, and 10,155,959 vehicles on expressways.

For public transportation, it is expected that 16,908,078 people will travel by public transportation, including trains, boats, and aircraft, comprising 13,397,591 people/round for traveling within Bangkok and metropolitan area, 2,047,695 people/round for provincial traveling, and 1,6933,727 people/round for international traveling.

The government believes that this will facilitate people’s return to their homes, reduce travel expenses, and reduce energy consumption and air pollution.

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