Map Showing Flooded Roads in Thailand #ThaiFloodEng

October 7, 2011

The following is a map produced by the Highway Department showing flooded roads in Thailand. Click here to see it in a larger map. Everything is in Thai so scroll down for a key to better understand this map. As you can see, the flood is mainly down the central region of Thailand.

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RED CAR: This road is flooded and impassable
GREEN CAR: This road is flooded but passable with care
BLUE LINE: These are diversions

ที่กม. 8-14 => This is the place of the flood at the 8-14 kilometer markers
น้ำสูง 50 ซม => This is the height of the flood, 50 centimetres
สาย 1310 => Highway 1310
ใช้สาย 1086 => This is suggesting to try Highway 1086

UPDATE: Google Crisis Response have now released an English version of their Thailand Flood Map with resources.

Current flooded provinces: there are 28 recent flooded provinces:
North – (Sukhothai, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Kumpangpetch and Tak)
Central – (Chai Nat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Lopburi, Saraburi, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Pathumthani, Nonthaburi, and Samutsakhon)
Northeast – (Ubon Ratchathani, Khon Kaen, Srisaket, Roi-et,  Surin, Mahasarakham and Kalasin)
Eastern – (Chacheongsao, Nakhon Nayok and Prachinburi).

Transportation Routes:
Highway: 77 main highways in 15 provinces are flooded and cannot be passed. For more information, contact 1568 or DDPM Hotline 1784. [MAP]
Rural roads: 200 rural roads in 30 provinces are not passable. The lines to the Northeast, West and South are working as normal. Additional inquiry, call 1146.
Railways: All the 18 North-bound routes are still cancelled. The 12 Northeastern – bound routes are diverted to Bangkok – Mukkasan – Chaseongsao – Kang Khoi Junction where passengers can change either to Nong Khai Province Station or Ubon Ratchathani Province Station. The Northeastern bound does not stop at Samsen station, Bang Sue Station, or Don Mueang Station. All passengers must be on board at Bangkok Station (Hua Lumpong). For more information, contact State Railway of Thailand’s Hotline 1690.

No provinces in the south have been affected by the floods

Train services from Bangkok to northern destinations beyond Ayutthaya are suspended, with only limited services in the areas affected by the flooding.

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71 Responses to Map Showing Flooded Roads in Thailand #ThaiFloodEng

  1. Alex on October 7, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Thks for Info..bcz i be in there Oct 22~30. Waiting new reports…

  2. torontoviewer on October 8, 2011 at 6:57 am

    Gosh. A long day trip to 8-10 wats in Ayutthaya is one of the main reasons I visit Bangkok in December. I hope those amazing ruins survive OK!
    P.S. THank you for posting these updates.

    • Anonymous on October 10, 2011 at 8:06 am

      That’s last year map !

      • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 8:31 am

        The map was first “created” last year but take a look at the date for “last updated”. They are doing updates twice a day.

        • paul on October 10, 2011 at 10:14 am

          Unfortunately, the map isn’t showing all flooded roads – two sections of Chaiyapreuk road at Pakkred are being flooded – worse at the high tide but still passable. Also one section of nearby Ratchapreuk Road is flooded, again still passable.

          Who is making the map updates? Who can we inform of newly flooded areas?

          • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 11:46 am

            The map is updated twice a day by the Highways Department. You can report flooded roads to their call center on 1586 and 02-354-6551. 02-354-6668-76.

  3. sofie on October 8, 2011 at 11:13 am

    arriving next week in bangkok Friday. planned to take train north to chiang mai is there lots of flooding there? Are the trains still running north? Just wondering if we should skip the north and go south thanks for all the great updates

  4. Anonymous on October 8, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Me too. arriving on Tuesday. Proceeding to North area and hopefully the road remains passible.

  5. Jimmy on October 8, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    you are all fuked lol

  6. BillyBob on October 9, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Many thanks for creating and updating this map Richard. It is much appreciated.

  7. Baxida on October 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Hello all, I arrive on Oct. number 12, anyone knows if Nakhonchaiair buses drive from Bangkok to Khon Kaen?

    • Richard Barrow on October 9, 2011 at 5:08 pm

      Buses to the Northeast are operating as normal.

      • Baxida on October 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm

        Thanks for the Info.

  8. blaz on October 9, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    HI!
    I would like to come to Chiang Mai but all i can find is the information from the 6th of Oct. How is it showing with the northbound bus services.

    Thanks a lot for zour help!

    • Richard Barrow on October 9, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      Chiang Mai itself is back to normal. Trains from Bangkok are only running to Ayutthaya/Lopburi area. Private buses are going all the way but because of diversions you have to add a further 4 hours to the journey. The best way to go is to fly there.

  9. bluetuna on October 9, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Hi Richard

    Thank you for posting the map and info.

    I’ll be going to Mukdahan on 16 October by bus from Mochit Bus Station. May I have your advice ?

    • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 7:35 am

      Buses to the northeast are running as normal. Buses to the north are also running but with diversions.

      • bluetuna on October 10, 2011 at 9:30 am

        Hi Richard

        Thank you for your reply.

        May I know

        1) are the roads used to travel to Mukdahan in the flood risk areas? and what would be expected?

        2) do you think i should go by LaosAir? (direct flight BKK – Savannakhet. My destination is Savannakhet.)

        Your advise would be greatly appreciated.

  10. bevs on October 9, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    hi,
    I’m planning on going to Nongkhai sometime this weekend.Is it possible to go there by train?

    • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 7:34 am

      Trains to the Northeast are running.

  11. Lakshmi on October 10, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Hi,
    My parents are arriving in Bangkok today as part of their 3 day holiday and will be staying at a Hotel in Sukhumvit road. They will be touring the usual places in and around Bangkok. could you please tell me, what the flood situation is like?

    thankyou .

    • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 7:31 am

      We have been having a lot of rain in recent days in Bangkok, but after it stops the floods do drain in most areas.

      • Nick Yeo on October 10, 2011 at 4:13 pm

        According to the news, Bangkok will be flooded between 15 – 18th Oct. Would you recommend that we keep away from bangkok for the time being? how mnay days will it take to go back to norm?

        • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm

          That is just speculation. They say the same every year. It was a big news story last year but nothing really happened in Bangkok. All depends on how much water comes down from up north and whether we have any big rain storms during that period.

  12. simon on October 10, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Richard,

    As of yesterday 18:00 the route 33 from the 3452 for 4 km north (heading to Nakhon Nayok) was navigable, but only just. They had heavy rain last night so I expect it to be almost impassable today.

    Simon.

    • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 10:59 am

      Thanks for the update.

  13. Andrew Debreczy on October 10, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Arriving in Bangkok on the 15th October. Has a long term forecast been issued in regard to flooding. After a short stay heading south to Koh Chang. Any news about the weather there? Thanks Andy

    • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      A friend on Koh Chang said there has been some rain there but it is sunny at this moment. For danger periods for Bangkok check out this page: http://www.thaitravelblogs.com/2011/10/what-time-will-it-flood-in-bangkok-check-the-high-tide-charts-thaiflood/

      • Andrew Debreczy on October 10, 2011 at 12:39 pm

        Thanks for the tips

  14. Nancy Mae Alegre on October 10, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Should we postpone our 4day vacation in Bangkok due to flood situation? We’re to arrive there tomorrow til Saturday… please advice tnx

    • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 12:23 pm

      At this moment in time the sun is shining and there is only limited flooding in Central Bangkok. If you can be flexible then go ahead. But King High Tides are expected this weekend. If there is heavy rain at the same time then there will be flooding. But, who really knows if it will rain for sure?

  15. Chiang Mai Retiree on October 10, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    We need to drive from Chiang Mai to Pattaya for a wedding (need the car there!)
    Is there a reasonable route?
    Any guesses on when traffic might flow more normally?
    (Crystal ball anyone?)

    • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      I can only suggest to check the map for a route. It is updated twice daily. You should be able to do it but expect diversions for a couple of weeks.

      • Chiang Mai Retiree on October 12, 2011 at 11:41 am

        Thanks, Richard. You do a great service.
        The map is indeed helpful.
        Do you know if the highway department has a list of all the “notices” posted on the map. Frankly, there are so many of them overlapping that it would be easier to read a “north to south” text listing, or a listing by road number…

        • Richard Barrow on October 12, 2011 at 11:54 am

          Not that I know about.

  16. Dewi on October 10, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Hi Richard,
    Can you please advice us how would the flood affect on the following itinerary:
    Saturday 22 Oct 2011
    Jakarta – Bangkok
    Arrival
    Mengunjungi Chatucak Weekend Market

    Sunday 23 Oct 2011
    Bangkok Tour :
    Wat Pho, Chopraya River & Wat Arun
    Visit Gem’s Jewelry & Bee Farm
    Shopping at MBK
    Optional : Madame Tussaud
    Back to Hotel

    Monday 24 Oct 2011:
    Breakfast – Check Out
    Mengunjungi Platinum Mall
    Transfer to Airport to Jakarta

    We hope to stay in New Rama 6th Road, Rong Muang, Patumwan, 10330 Bangkok. Would this area be affected by flood?
    Thank you.

  17. barbara on October 10, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Hi
    I’m going to Thailand on 27th Nov. I’m heading north by train. Is the situation with floods going to be ok by then?
    Thank you

    • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 6:22 pm

      It is usually very dry by the end of November. Hardly any rain.

  18. ann on October 10, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I am going to visit Thailand between 19-26 October. I would like to spend 3 days in Bangkok and then go to Phuket. Would it be better to go to Phuket first and then visit Bangkok for the last 3 days of my trip?

    Thanks for your help and opinion.

    • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 7:21 pm

      Yes, I would fly to Phuket first, but if you can be flexible then wait a bit longer before deciding.

      • ann on October 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm

        Thanks for the advice. Maybe it would be better to fly to Krabi instead of going to Phuket? How is the situation look like in those places?

  19. Nick on October 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Wow…

    We are planning on heading to Khao Yai National Park this Friday, October 14 – from Pak Chong. Right now it looks like one *could* get there…

    We’re flying in from Beijing, do you think we should just book flights for Chang Mai instead? Our hotel said we could cancel.

    • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      If you can cancel or postpone without losing money then maybe you should. However, roads to the northeast (direction for Khao Yai) are open. Also, Chiang Mai has itself recovered from their floods. You should be alright.

  20. Anonymous on October 10, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    hi,bro
    any idea of going from bangkok to korat ,will there be any flooded area

    • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      No problem with the road to the Northeast of the country.

      • Anonymous on October 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm

        bro,if i rent a vehicle and drive there ,will there be any problem?

        • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm

          Rent a vehicle and drive where? If you tell them where you want to go and they say “yes” then there would be no problem.

          • Anonymous on October 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm

            Thks bro.but afraid that i will missed the road to korat and diverted to flooded area.

      • Anonymous on October 10, 2011 at 9:19 pm

        bro,any way that can find the route to korat from bangkok?will travel to there by driving .Will reach in bangkok on 13th oct

        • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm

          There is only one road. Very easy to go there without even using your map. Just follow the road signs.

          • Anonymous on October 10, 2011 at 9:39 pm

            ok.thks bro.appreciated greatly.

        • Anonymous on October 11, 2011 at 5:34 am

          the hard part about driving to korat/nakon ratchashima is the cut-off. it’s going to be on the left side about 190 km from bangkok–center–and the signs are a MESS… you’ll see two kfc’s ptt/gas station kfc’s after big c after thammasat rangsit… after the second kfc, it’s a bit more

  21. jennifer Heroux on October 10, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Hi Richard thanks so much for the info. my concerns is getting hotel rooms in Bangkok and in the south and what about the drinking water is there a shortage. We are flying in on Wednesday till Saturday then going to Patong, Krabi etc.

    • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      I don’t think you would have problems with hotel rooms. As far as drinking water goes, there is a 7-Eleven on every corner. No worries.

  22. Edgar on October 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Dear Richard,
    Thank you for the most informative updates. I have been keeping a very close watch on the situation in thailand and have to say that you are the most up to date news I can get on the net.
    Could you kindly so u provide advise regarding the current situation and weather in Phuket? My wife, daughter (5 year old) and myself will be traveling there 18th October for a short break. Do you Advise that we cancel our planned trip to Phuket based on the wsterm so the or continue on depending on the forecast and flooding situation

    • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      They have had a mixture of rain and sunshine. One area had some flooding but it had cleared by the next day.

  23. davyh on October 10, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Any info about the Pathum Thani area?
    I have a house near Khlong-Si I’m kind of worried about.

    • Richard Barrow on October 10, 2011 at 11:06 pm

      Breaking news just now that a watergate in Sam Khok broke and they are evacuating the area.

      • davyh on October 11, 2011 at 12:16 am

        Ah thats the other side of the river from my house ….. its in a housing complex south of the DMC temple.

        Hope everyone is safe.

        Thankyou for your reply. A cyber pint to you Sir !!

  24. Noelia on October 11, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Hello, we are travelling on 12th October to Bangkok and on 15th we are going to travel to Ayutthaya, Phitsanulok, Sukhotai, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai by bus. Do you think we will have any problem?? Thank you

    • Richard Barrow on October 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm

      Ayutthaya, Phitsanulok, Sukhotai = flooding, more so in Ayutthaya. Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai are back to normal. At this moment you can go by bus but there are long diversions. Best to fly.

  25. Blanka on October 11, 2011 at 9:11 am

    We are heading to Thailand on November 5th from Canada…do you anticipate things will be back to normal by then? We fly into Bangkok, then to Chiang Mai, and then to the south, Koh Lanta.

    • Richard Barrow on October 11, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      I would think that much of Thailand will be back to normal by that time. But it all depends on what happens this month!

  26. Tinka on October 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks Richard for all the info. I know you must be really annoyed with the same questions but…….. I’m off on the 24th october for 10 days in Phuket and Krabi. Aye or nay? Would snorkelling in the Andaman be still a good idea?
    BTW by what I’ve seen from above, you seem to have the most accurate answers :)

    • Richard Barrow on October 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      From what I have heard from friends down there is that you should have no problems.

  27. AJ on October 11, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Hi Richard,
    We are arriving tomorrow night, October 12, and are leaving for Ayutthaya on Oct13 then we are headed to Chiang Mai on Friday, Oct15. Is this still possible with all the flood that has happened? We already booked tours and hotels for Chiang Mai, so we really want to push thru with this if possible.

    Your post and replies has been really, really helpful!

    • Richard Barrow on October 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      For sure cancel Ayutthaya as it is under water. But heading to Chiang Mai is fine. Best to fly there at this time.

    • Richard Barrow on October 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      For sure cancel Ayutthaya as it is under water. But heading to Chiang Mai is fine. Best to fly there at this time.

  28. yammylow on October 11, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I will arrive at Bangkok on 15 Oct 2011.
    I will stay at Citin Patunam.
    Is the area in the Flooded Roads ?Should I cancel the trip?
    Pls advise.

    • Richard Barrow on October 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      Pratunam means “Water Gate” in Thai. It is possible it will flood.

  29. Richard Barrow on October 12, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    I have closed the comments section of this post now as so many questions are repeats. Please read this blog first before asking questions about your holiday: http://www.thaitravelblogs.com/2011/10/essential-thaiflood-information-for-foreign-tourists-in-thailand/

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