The Transport Co., Ltd. is a state enterprise which was found on 13th July 1930 and is in the 87th year of its operation. The Company has been given a mission by the government toprovide transportation service from Bangkok to every province around the country as well as inter-bus to Lao’s People Democratic Republic and Kingdom of Cambodia. The Company also oversees the operation of private transportation companies who are the Company’s affiliates.
The Company has 640,100 fully paid common shares valued at 100 baht per share giving the Company the paid-up capital of 64,010 million baht. The Government holds 638,087 shares or 99.69% of the total number of shares. Other shareholders hold 2,013 shares or 0.31%.
At presents, the organizations overseeing the Company’s operation are as follows;
1.Ministry of Transport which is the Company’s jurisdiction overseeing laws and regulations as well as the Company’s policy
2. Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board's sub-committee overseas the Company’s operation plans and budgets to be presented to the NESDB and the cabinet
3.Bureau of Budget has the duty and responsibility to analyze the Company’s policy, plans and projects which need financial support from the government. The bureau also provides and manages such budget for the Company as well as overseeing the Company’s debt collection
4.Ministry of Finance is responsible for the Company’s finance and accounting analysis as well as approving employees’ benefits
5.Office of the Auditor General of Thailand is responsible for the Company’s audit, sign off the financial reports and do the management reviews.
At present, the Company’s main business is toprovide transportation service from Bangkok to every province around the country as well as 12 inter-bus routes to Lao’s People Democratic Republic and 2 routes to Kingdom of Cambodia as follows;
Route1 Nongkhai – Vientiane
Route2Udonthani – Vientiane
Route3Ubonratchathani – Pakse
Route5 Khonkaen – Vientiane
Route6 Bangkok – Vientiane
Route7 NakhonPhanom – Thakhek
Route8 Chiangmai – Luangphrabang
Route9 Udonthani – Nongkhai - Vangvieng
Route10 Bangkok – Pakse
Route11 Chiangrai – Chiangkhong – Bokeo
Route14 Loei – Xayaburi - Luangphrabang
Route15 Nan – Luangphrabang (Soon to be officially launched)
Route12Bangkok – Aranyaprathet – Poipet – SiemRiep
Route13Bangkok – Aranyaprathet – Poipet – Phnom Penh
In the near future, The Transport Co., Ltd. will extend the service to other bordering countries which are Myanmar and Vietnam in order to accommodate the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
The Company operates 12,933 buses, 683 of which are owned by the Company with 12,250 affiliated buses. At present, the Company has 4 bus classes and sub-classes as follows; (data as of September 2016)
The Company’s bus bodies are painted silver with the Company’s metal shield on the sides of the buses.
The Company also operates other businesses such as;
- Mild Bus, express bus service for northern, north-eastern and southern routes. Mild Bus serves food on the bus and doesn’t stop for meal break enroute
-Inter-regional routes from Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak) to southern region. Please call 0-2537-0291
-Parcel delivery service “Delivery across Thailand in one day” servicing all kind of parcels across the country. Please call 0-2357-8480
-Chartering service. Please call 0-2537-9053
-Opening Private Vehicles Inspection Center (PVIC) to provide inspection services for all vehicles, annual vehicle tax renewal, wheel alignment and tire balance and all kind of maintenance services. Please call 0-2901-2331
For more information on The Transport Co., Ltd.’s services, please contact Center 1490.
Bor means The Transport Co., Ltd.
Chor means Charter
Mor1 Gor means Air-conditioned First Class VIP Bus, less than 24 seats
Mor4 Gor means Air-conditioned Double-decker VIP Bus
Mor1 Por means Air-conditioned First Class VIP Bus, less than 32 seats
Mor4 Por means Air-conditioned Double-decker VIP Bus
Mor1 Kor means Air-conditioned First Class Bus
Mor4 Kor means Air-conditioned Double-decker Bus
Mor 4 GorKor means Mor4 Gor and Mor4 Kor Mixed Bus
Mor 4 GorPor means Mor4 Gor and Mor4 Por Mixed Bus
Mor 4 KorPor means Mor4 Kor and Mor4 Por Mixed Bus
Mor 2 means Air-conditioned Second Class Bus
Mor 4 Khor means Air-conditioned Double-decker Bus
Mor 3 means Regular Bus
Mor 3 Sor means Two-rowed Bus
Mor 2 Jor means Air-conditioned Second Class Bus, less than 20 seats
Mor 21 Jor means Air-conditioned Second Class Bus, less than 20 seats (standard adjustment from Mor1 Kor)
Mor 23 Jor means Air-conditioned Second Class Bus, less than 20 seats (standard adjustment from Mor3)
Mor 24 Jor means Air-conditioned Second Class Bus, less than 20 seats (standard adjustment from Mor4 Kor)
Mor 2 Tor means Air-conditioned Second Class Bus, less than 20 seats (reformed)
Mor 2 Chor means Air-conditioned Second Class Bus, less than 20 seats (reformed in 2014)
Mor 7 means Occasion Bus
2.The Company’s Bus Terminals and Transport Centers
There are 7 licensed bus terminals plus 96, divided by transport business divisions, transport centers making a total of 103 bus terminals and transfer centers.
The 7 licensed bus terminals are;
1. Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak) servicing passengers on eastern, northeastern and central routes. Located at 999 Kampaengphet 2 Road, Chatuchak sub-district,Chatuchak district, Bangkok 10900
2. Bangkok Bus Terminal (Sai Tai) on Baromrajchonnee road servicing passengers on southern and lower central routes. Located at 24/6 Moo 8, Baromrajchonnee road, Chimphee sub-district, Talingchan district, Bangkok 10170
3. Bangkok Bus Terminal (Ekamai) servicing passengers on eastern coastline routes. Located at 300 Sukhumvit road, Klongto sub-district, Klongtoey district, Bangkok 10170
4. Suphanburi Bus Terminal. Located at 185 NaenKaew road, ThaRahad sub-district, Muang district, Suphanburi 72000
5. PhuKhew, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal. Located at 444 Moo 1 Phu Kiang KasetSomboon road, Phak Bang sub-district, PhuKhew district, Chaiyaphum 36100
6. Lomsak, Phetchaboon Bus Terminal. Located at 77 Moo 4 Saraburi-Lomsak road, NongKwai sub-district, Lomsak district, Phetchaboon 67110
7. SuratThani Bus Terminal. Located at 130/181 Moo 10Surat-Punpin road, WatPradoo sub-district, Muang district, SuratThani 84000
8. Rangsit Transportation Center servicing passengers on northern and northeastern routes. Passengers may purchase and wait to board the bus at Rangsit Transportation Center which would reduce the amount of human traffic at the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak), Mochit 2. Rangsit Transportation Center also has Drive Thru ticket purchasing service to provide passengers with more convenience.
9. The Company has maintenance and inspection center that received ISO 14001:2004 and is the largest in South-East Asia. It is used as the maintenance and inspection center for the Company’s fleet. The Company also operates thePrivate Vehicles Inspection Center (PVIC) to provide inspection services for all vehicles, annual vehicle tax renewal, wheel alignment and tire balance and all kind of maintenance services. Please call 0-2901-2331
10. Rangsit Training Center. The Company has builded a 7 story Training Center to train the Company’s staff. Situated in front of the Rangsit Maintenance and Inspection Center
Small facts about the Company
How come the Company’s buses are called 99 and 999? Because at the beginning the Company’s buses were affixed with 99 number code to represent their licence which allowed them to run on any routes nationwide. However, Department of Land Transport later reorganized bus routes and each route was given a number thus buses running on each route then had route numbers affixed on them instead but passengers still call the Company’s buses 99 out of habit.Whereas the 999 buses were air-conditioned buses. The Company’s colour is orange because at the beginning the buses were painted orange and had no air-conditioning therefore passengers called the buses “Rot Ron” (hot bus). People were so familiar with the orange buses that orange has become the Company’s colour.