Get your motors running for toll-free Songkran travel around Bangkok

Image: Roadshow Films
Image: Roadshow Films

As everyone heads out to celebrate the Seven Deadly Days of Death (formerly known as Songkran) on the road, the government will again ease their way by waiving tolls on key expressways and intra-provincial motorways during the holidays.

While reporters prepare to spend the holidays publishing grim tallies of the dead, the Highways Department joined the Expressway Authority today in announcing no tolls will be collected along major roadways for three to seven days. 

Prepare to speed between the ticket cams on popular Bangkok routes such as the Bang Na-Chonburi Expressway (Burapha Withi, formally) and Kanchanaphisek Expressway, which will be free 12:01am from Wednesday through the end of Tuesday.  

Thursday through Saturday, go out and live a little. Drive all day through the metro area along the Chalerm Maha Nakhon, Si Rat, and Udon Ratthaya expressways without paying one damn satang.

Like us, maybe you prefer tailgating other motorists with your headlights off at night on Bangkok’s marvelous motorways? Highways Department Director-General Sarawut Songsiwillai announced today that tolls would be waived for seven days – Wednesday to Tuesday – on Motorway No. 7 running southeast from Bangkok through Pattaya as well as No. 9, the outer ring Kanchanapisek Road.

The fees are waived not just to ease the financial burden on travelers heading home for the holidays, but also to cut down on the expected congestion as everyone and their leung heads home for the holidays.

Thirsty Thai travelers can score accident insurance from Amazon Cafe good through the holidays as well.

Get free accident insurance from Cafe Amazon during the deadly days of Songkran

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