About Piya

Company Information

Based in Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai), Piya Rungrueng Tour connects the capital of Thailand with destinations across the whole country, including Hat Yai, close to the border with Malaysia.

Routes served by Piya buses

Bangkok–Hat Yai

There are four services each day between Bangkok and Hat Yai in the south of the country, between 16.30 and 20.00. The trip typically lasts 14 hours and tickets are priced at THB820. From Hat Yai there are also four departures per day to Bangkok, with a choice of daytime and overnight services available (with buses leaving Hat Yai between 06.30 and 20.00).

Bangkok–Narathiwat, Pattani & Phattalung

From Bangkok you can also travel to other destinations cross the country including Narathiwat, Pattani and Phattalung. There is one departure each day from Bangkok at 17.20 which heads to both Narathiwat and Pattani, with journey times of 17 and 15 hours respectively. There are four services each day from Bangkok to Phattalung between 16.30 and 20.00, with the journey lasting approximately 12 hours. Tickets are priced at THB850, THB780 and THB740 to Narathiwat, Pattani and Phattalung respectively.

Bangkok–Songkhla

There is one departure each day from Bangkok to Songkhla, leaving the capital at 17.25 and scheduled to arrive at 07.35. There are also two buses per day departing Songkhla for the capital at 07.30 and 17.00 (with arrival times of 21.50 and 07.20 respectively), with tickets available for around THB865 in either direction.

Bangkok–Yala

There is also one service each day from Bangkok to Yala at 16.30, scheduled to arrive 16 hours later at 08.10, with tickets available for THB800.

Hay Yai–Chonburi & Pattaya

Hat Yai is the other major hub for Piya Rungrueng Tour, with services departing for destinations across the country. You can visit Chonburi from Hat Yai, with one departure each day at 15.30 and scheduled to arrive at 06.30 the next morning. Tickets are available for THB960 and the journey takes around 15 hours.

The same bus continues further on to Pattaya, bringing the whole journey to whooping 18 hours with ticket prices at THB960. The service from Pattaya to Hat Yai departs at 17.30 and arrives at 11.05 the following morning.

Hat Yai–Nakhon Ratchasima

Similarly, there is also one service in either direction between Hat Yai and Nakhon Ratchasima, with tickets priced at THB1,040 for the 18 hour trip. This bus departs Hat Yai at 16.30 and Nakhon Ratchasima at 17.00, arriving at around 10.00 and 10.30 respectively.

Pros

There are plenty of options for those looking to travel to and from the Thai capital to destinations across the whole country. Piya Rungrueng Tour is a good option for anyone wanting to head to the border with Malaysia. There are four services to Hat Yai from Bangkok, which is more than what is offered by other operators on the same route and very useful for those travelling around the region on a budget as tickets are far cheaper than the cost of a flight.

These services have on-board toilets across all the routes, which is not always the case with transport operators in the country. However, these will not be of the standard you might be used to!

Cons

Delays are very common on all of these routes so it is necessary to take this into account when planning your trip. However, this is an issue with operators throughout the country and not just a problem with Piya Rungrueng Tour. Also worth pointing out is that Sai Tai Mai can be a very confusing station when you are trying to find the correct bus or ticket office, so it is worth arriving early!

Keep in mind

It can get pretty chilly on these services (especially on the overnight buses) and although you are given a blanket by staff on the bus, it is worth bringing something extra just to keep yourself warm!

Travellers reviews

The biggest attraction for passengers who travel with Piya Rungrueng Tour is the wide choice of departure times on most routes. These timetables offer great flexibility for those planning a trip on a budget or with plenty of time to travel by bus rather than flying. This operator is particularly popular with travellers heading to Malaysia as there is a good range of options for services from Bangkok to Hat Yai. Visitors can spend a day or so exploring one of Thailand’s largest cities before heading to the Malaysian border.

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Bangkok - Hat Yai
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15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:20, 19:30, 20:30
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06:30, 17:30, 20:00
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19:10, 19:30
Bangkok - Nakhon Si Thammarat
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15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:50, 19:00, 19:30, 20:30
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06:30, 16:50, 17:30
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19:10
Bangkok - Narathiwat
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15:00, 15:00
Bangkok - Pattani
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15:00
Bangkok - Phatthalung
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15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:20
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06:30, 17:30, 20:00
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19:10, 19:30
Bangkok - Songkhla
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Bus Express
16:50
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08:00, 16:50
Bangkok - Yala
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16:00
Chonburi - Hat Yai
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17:30
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17:30
Hat Yai - Bangkok
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15:00, 15:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:00
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08:30, 17:30
Hat Yai - Chonburi
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15:30, 15:30
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15:30, 15:30
Hat Yai - Nakhon Ratchasima
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16:30
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16:30
Nakhon Ratchasima - Hat Yai
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16:00
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16:00
Songkhla - Bangkok
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07:30, 16:00, 16:50, 17:30

Piya Company Reviews

TB
Bus VIP 32, Piya, Mar 23, 2020
I was unable to travel due to the covid19 outbreak and the company flatly refused to give me a refund. Pure greed. Terrible company.
AP
Bus VIP 24, Piya, Dec 31, 2019
Good service, comfortable seats.
JC
Bus Express, Piya, Dec 28, 2019
버스는 18시40분에 출발하고 도착은 담날 11시 후에 도착함. 원래 8시30분도착인데 ㅎ 담요1 물 500L 1 빵1 줘요. 의자 120도까지 젖히기 가능. 화장실은 1층에잇쌈 직원분들 친절쓰
JN
Bus Express, Piya, Dec 16, 2019
Bus very comfortable but left 2 hours late as driver reversed into another bus while leaving the terminal! Then we had to change buses at the end of the trip in Hat Yai, which slowed us down more. TV was fuzzy. But loads of leg room and comfy reclining seats.
TS
Bus VIP 24, Piya, Jul 25, 2019
誤って逆方向のバスを取る。お金が帰ってこないのは仕方ないと思うが、システム上キャンセルを受けるべきではないか。
KM
Bus VIP, Piya, Apr 22, 2019
เดินทางช่วงกลางคืนครั้งแรก แต่พบว่าไม่ได้น่ากลัว ไม่ได้ขับเร็วจนน่ากังวล หลับได้เป็นระยะ มีขนม น้ำ ผ้าห่ม บนรถอากาศเย็นมาก โดยรวมพอใจ
LA
Bus VIP, Piya, Aug 19, 2018
Good way to travel, comfy seats.
SK
Bus VIP, Piya, May 1, 2018
ที่พักรอ และ เจ้าหน้าที่ดูแลดี
VK
Bus Express, Piya, Feb 10, 2018
Très bon rapport qualité/prix! Très bon chauffeur. Et toutes les infos fournies par 12Go étaient nickel!
MK
Bus VIP 24, Piya, Nov 6, 2017
service good
ED
Bus VIP, Piya, Nov 1, 2017
Bus was on time and stuck to the schedule perfectly. Quite low level on comfort, very old bus, seats pretty uncomfortable and a bit cramped all round. Staff were nice. Probably wouldn't be keen to travel with this company again if we could find a more modern alternative.
AA
Bus Express, Piya, Oct 27, 2017
I think bus neet stop at 8 or 9 p.m to dinner.. Becouse at 12 a.m not compatible and need a pillow to tender body.
ZC
Bus Express, Piya, Aug 30, 2017
Super bequeme Sitze, Decke und ein kleines Wasser. Alles was man für ne gute Nacht im Bus braucht.
CW
Bus Express, Piya, May 22, 2017
Bus ride was really comfortable with a complimentary blanket, bun and water! :) However, the bus stations weren't announced whenever the bus made a stop, which were a little confusing for us and we almost got off at the wrong station.
Bus VIP, Piya, May 6, 2016
5
HH
Bus VIP 24, Piya, Dec 27, 2015
Seats were good. Driver quit helpfull. Lots of space. They can improve on: AC to old. Toilet very very smelly. Couldnt sleep or eat because of it. Arrived 2 hours late to Hat Yahi so all the taxis to Penang were full.
VK
Bus VIP, Piya, Aug 24, 2015
Ok
SS
Bus Express, Piya, Aug 16, 2015
fair. Bus need to stop for dinner at 9:00 pm or 10:00 pm. it stopped for food at 12:00 nite. which is not accpetable.
CK
Bus Express, Piya, Jul 18, 2015
Not bad trip staff very nice
OT
Bus VIP 24, Piya, Jun 28, 2015
Good space and comfortable seats. Except the air balloon in the back of the seat. We have some areas of improvement: 1. The snack bag given out to all passengers only contain very sweet things. Add some salty snacks. 2. Too cold AC. We asked them to make it warmer and eventually they did. 3. No information about stops and expected arrival. We were almost two hours late but never got any information about it. 4. Too loud volume, both for the film I the evening and the music in the morning.
LK
Bus VIP, Piya, Feb 16, 2015
Very comfortable. But reading lights not working. would be great of they do.
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99.8% of 1,446 travelers were presumably happy with Piya as they left good or no review

Piya Stations

Southern Terminal Hua Sai Thung Song Narathiwat Tak Bai Sungai Kolok Pattani Sai Buri Phatthalung Padang Besar Thailand Dannok Sadao Sathing Phra Rattaphum Songkhla Chana Na Thawi Hat Yai Nakhon Ratchasima Terminal 2 Betong Yala City Than To Bannang Sata Pattaya Chonburi