Bangkok to Hat Yai @ train, bus, van, flight Dec 19, 2017

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From Hua Lamphong to Hat Yai by train

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From Southern Terminal to Hat Yai by bus

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From Bangkok Tara Travel to Hat Yai by van

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How to get to Hat Yai from Bangkok

What about

For the overwhelming majority of Western travellers Hat Yai is nothing more than a big transportation hub of southern Thailand, so very few of them (us) venture out to the city itself, making just a brief acquaintance with Hat Yai based on impressions produced by its train and bus stations at best. Yet if you are travelling through the southern regions of Thailand, make a stopover in Hat Yai to feel that special atmosphere of a thriving city where traditions meet modernity. Brand-new shopping malls rub their shoulders with colourful markets, excellent Malay and Chinese restaurants cannot overshadow curries from hawkers’ stalls, and serious business-style hotels and friendly old-school Chinese guesthouses all have their fair share of guests arriving to Hat Yai.

How to get from Bangkok to Hat Yai

Planning to get to Hat Yai from Bangkok overland? Be ready for rather a longish journey – it may take anywhere from 12½ hours to devastating 17 hours. Though buses are faster and offer more departures, trains let you travel with more comfort – provided you book a sleeper, not just a seat!

From Bangkok to Hat Yai by bus

The main bus terminal in Bangkok for all southbound trips is the Southern Bus Terminal, also known as Sai Tai Mai. It is located on the Western banks of Chao Phraya River and is best reached by taxi. There are a number of operators which serve the route between Bangkok and Hat Yai, including Sri Siam Tour, Siam Lane Tour and Piya. During long-hauled journeys all interprovincial buses offer some snacks and water on board or make at least a couple of pit stops at gas stations where there are a lot of forecourt operators, including some chain fast-food restaurants, convenience stores, coffee shops, and sometimes gift shops or even men’s and women’s wear shops. There are toilets both on board and at the gas stations, so even the longest bus journeys in Thailand are relatively comfortable.

There are Express, VIP and VIP24 buses plying the route between Bangkok and Hat Yai. A VIP24 is the most expensive option (about THB1150) but offers the most comfortable ride as there are only three seats per row instead of usual four which means more leg and elbow space. VIP24s depart at 5.50pm (arrival to hat Yai at 6.20am; Sri Siam Tour) and 7pm (6.40am; Piya).

Two VIPs of the same companies cost THB850 and leave at 6.50pm (7.05am; Sri Siam Tour) and 5.30pm (7am; Piya).

All the other departures of the above mentioned companies are Express buses which are cheaper (approximately THB750) but also ok. They offer the same service and the main difference is in the number of seats per coach. There are afternoon and night buses at 3.30pm (4am), 4pm (4.30am), 6pm (6.15am), 8pm (8.15am) and a morning bus at 6.50am (arriving at 7.05pm).

Though buses are considered by some less comfortable compared to railway sleepers, they save some four hours of your trip, as it normally takes about 12½ hours to get to Hat Yai from Bangkok by bus, which actually compensates.

From Bangkok to Hat Yai by train

Hat Yai lies on the Southern Line of the State Railway of Thailand. Hat Yai Railway Station is located right in the centre of the city. It is the main junction for the railway travel to Malaysia and Singapore and the further southbound travel to other cities of the Deep South – Yala and Pattani. To get from Bangkok to Hat Yai by train you will have to cover over 900 km and the journey takes anywhere from 14 to 18 hours. So choose your train ticket wisely! 12go.asia does include seats only carriages in the list of the options available, but think twice before you commit to such a long journey in a seats only carriage! And good luck to your back and small back, anyway.

The most convenient trains to Hay Yai from Bangkok are those departing in the afternoon and arriving early the next morning. These include #171 which leaves Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok at 1pm and reaches Hat Yai 6am; #35 (2.45pm–6.35am); #37 (3.10pm–7.20am); and #169 (3.35pm–9.15am). All of them have the most popular second class AC sleepers which offer a great price vs quality ratio. Tickets cost from approximately THB1100 to THB1200 depending on the train you choose.

There are also second class AC ladies only sleepers at the same price as above in some trains. Only women and women with children are allowed to travel in these carriages. It is a great option to consider if you are a solo woman traveller. There is usually a bright pink-coloured placard indicating ladies and children only carriages. There is a ladies only sleeper in #37.

Note that it is sometimes downright freezing in air-conditioned carriages. Second class fan sleepers are a good alternative if you do not want to be dead with cold. Fan sleepers cost slightly cheaper – about THB800-THB850 – and are found in trains #171 and #169.

The plushest way to travel between Bangkok and Hat Yai is offered by first class AC sleepers. There is a double occupancy 1st class sleeper in #35 which costs around THB1850. Taking into consideration the length of the trip, it is a good investment.

The most adventurous – or those on a tight budget – can consider seats only, too. #171 has second class fan seats only carriages at THB675. These are the cheapest seats you can buy, but once again, please consider that you will have to survive 17 hours in a seats only carriage before you reach Hat Yai. And do not tell us we have not forewarned you!

There is also a train #41, not previously mentioned, with second class AC seats. It is the fastest train of all those heading south and takes only 14 hours to bring you to Hat Yai from Bangkok. It leaves Hua Lamphong at 10.50pm and arrives to the destination in the afternoon at 12.35pm.

From Bangkok to Hat Yai by plane

Even the real overland travel enthusiasts are not always happy to spend some 17 hours gazing at countryside pastorals from a railway carriage window. Low-cost airlines now make our lives a whole lot easier cutting transit time considerably. Flying time from Bangkok to the Southern Thai gateway city of Hat Yai is only one hour 35 minutes – not a bad alternative to any bus or train journey!

There are seven flights a day between Bangkok Don Mueang Airport and Hat Yai by Thai Lion Air, an associate of the namesake Indonesian carrier. The earliest flight departs from Bangkok at 7.45am and brings you to Hat Yai by 9.20am with the whole day ahead of you. There are flights at 9.50am, 10.55am, 12.30pm, 2.45pm, 6.50pm and 7.50pm. The last two land in Hat Yai in the dark and are often the first to sell out on Fridays. Prices fluctuate from THB1025 to THB4000, but if you buy at least a couple of weeks in advance you almost always can hit the best offers. 15 kg of checked-in luggage and 7 kg of cabin luggage is already included into the price of your ticket, which is actually a rare case with the majority of low-cost carriers.

In Bangkok Lion Air is based in Don Mueang International Airport to the north of the capital. To get there, use airport shuttle buses (routes A1 and A2). A1 starts from Morchit bus terminal and A2 originates at the Victory Monument, calling en route to Sanam Pao, Ari, Saphan Kwai and Morchit BTS stations (THB30). The latter is also served by A1 route. Travel time depends on traffic and is from 60 to 80 minutes. There are commuter trains between Hua Lamphong train station and Don Mueang airport, too. Trains take about 50 minutes to get from the railway station to the airport and are always a secure bet. Operating time is from 4.20am till 10.25pm.

Hat Yai International Airport is one of the six airports operated by AOT company and is the major airport hub in the southern Thailand. It serves international routes from/to Malaysia and Singapore as well as many domestic destinations. The airport is located 15 km southwest of the city centre and Hat Yai railway station. To get to the city from the airport, negotiate a taxi ride (normally THB250), or pay a flat rate for the airport limo service. There are also public vans (THB100) and songthaews (THB30) heading to the city. Look for them at the far end of the parking lot. The trip can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 45 minutes depending on traffic. Several car-renting companies have their counters at the airport. These include Avis, Budget and Sixt.

Tip: Other destinations served from Hat Yai Airport in which you can be interested include Phuket, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pattaya and Udon Thani. The latter one is also operated by Lion Air.

Hat Yai connections

From Hat Yai to Malaysia and Singapore

Billion Stars Express operates one bus a day from Hat Yai to Sungai Nibong on Pulau Pinang and to Butterworth, which sits on the mainland in Malaysia. The bus leaves from the company’s Hat Yai bus station in Sheutit Rd., off Sangchan Rd. The whole travel takes about three hours and costs THB350.

From Sungai Nibong, Billion Stars has a further connection to a 9.15pm bus heading to Ipoh. It takes two hours and THB170 to get there. The same bus proceeds then to Singapore to Golden Mine Tower (8hrs 40min, THB550).

Note: Before buying your ticket from Hat Yai to Malaysia or from Hat Yao to Singapore, check visa requirements for your passport.

From Hat Yai to Phuket and Trang

There are buses to Phuket and Trang by Sri Trang company leaving to these Andaman Coast destinations from Hat Yai throughout the day. It takes just 2¼ hours to get from Hat Yai to Trang. Sri Trang operates seven departures a day, from 8am till 9.30pm. Tickets cost THB260. After calling to Trang, the same bus proceeds further to Phuket, reaching the island in seven hours. Tickets from Hat Yai to Phuket with Sri Trang buses cost THB380.

From Hat Yai to other southern destinations

Interprovincial and southbound buses and minivans leave from the main bus terminal in Hat Yai which is located 2km southeast from the centre. From Hat Yai you can get to Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat in the south or head northwards to Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani or Chumphon. There are vans and buses to Dannok, Padang Besar and Sudan Kolok on the Thai-Malaysian border, too.

Passenger reviews out of total 2,555 passengers traveled with us on this route

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★★★★☆ Dec 14, 2017 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 11, 2017 (train #169 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Lively train with constant flow of food dispatchers at THB 20 each. Only hiccup as the delayed arrival if a few hours. Could adjust the schedule so people can plan better.
★★★★☆ Dec 10, 2017 (train #171 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good and nice...
★★★★★ Dec 1, 2017 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
What a convenient service. You really take the pain out of organising rail tickets from abroad. Thank you so much for your hard work.
★★★★☆ Nov 26, 2017 (train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The 12Asia service is great. I recommend booking through them as that will save lot's of research and hassle. Good to know about this ride: Get a lower berth seat: those beds are wider and have a windowview. Book a lower berth around the middle of the train. Lower berth has wider beds and a windowview. Seats at/near the end of the carriage have clunking noises from where the carriages connect and are also near the toilets. Lastly, the train will leave at the appointed time from Hua Lamphong but will probably be later at other destinations. You will also probably arrive later than planned. Positive about the trip: Seats and beds are pretty comfortable. Views are also pretty amazing. Would pick my 16-hours (with delays 17) trainride over an airtrip everytime.
★★☆☆☆ Nov 19, 2017 (train #169 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Delay at departure : 3 hours. Delay on arrival : more than 5 hours. No one had been able to keep passengers informed of delays either in Bangkok or in the train. I could have gone to a massage shop before departing. I have the feeling I was stolen my Saturday afternoon and my Sunday morning.
★★★★★ Nov 10, 2017 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 6, 2017 (bus VIP24, Piya) :
service good
★★★☆☆ Nov 2, 2017 (train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 2, 2017 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
On time schedule, clean and neat train
★★★★☆ Oct 6, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 21, 2017 (train #171 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Toilet not clean !
★★★★★ Jul 26, 2017 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The food ordering system from the TV didn't work. But everything else was great.
★★★★★ Jun 28, 2017 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Super friendly staf. Good food and very nice bed.
★★★★★ Jun 9, 2017 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ May 10, 2017 (bus Express, Siam Lane Tour)
★★★★☆ Apr 29, 2017 (train #171 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Such a pleasant trip. Even the window having some problem and out of water in toilet.
★★★★★ Apr 18, 2017 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Awesome service
★★★★☆ Apr 9, 2017 (bus Express, Siam Lane Tour) :
Comfortable trip!
★★★★★ Mar 29, 2017 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very cozy and relaxing. Express train was 3 months old, all clean and in perfect order. Constant information during the trip! Shower on board with liquid body soap and shampoo, no towels.
★★★★☆ Mar 24, 2017 (train #171 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything OK but its not clear were is the agency Join Travel in Hat Yai...I need to ask in the information station and they help me. All the trip was vary good.
★★★☆☆ Mar 17, 2017 (train #37 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
You never quite know what you are going to get with trains in Thailand (well i suppose you can know but im not smart enough to crack the code yet). My trip from Chiang Mai to Phitsanlok in 2nd class sleeper was on a new (Chinese-built) train which was beautiful clean and quiet and comfortable. I thought booking a 1st class would be even better. I've done the daytime service from CM to P.Lok and P.lot to Bangkok before and its fine for a day trip on the "vintage" trains (old Japanese rolling stock i think) even though bathrooms and amenities are sorta of lacking. In this case, the sleeper compartment for the 14 hour ride was a little bit dicey (i'm no rookie long train rides), the compartments are old and dirty, with poor ventilation and old rattly ACs. Once my compartment companion joined, we were each stuck with other's smells in the small space. The sink sorta worked and there was a shower down the hall in the same cubicle as the nasty toilet with no where to hang your clothes or towel. Again, not the end of the world but after rushing through humid Bangkok to pick up ticket and board the train, its decent to freshen up in a non-stinky way. There were no amenities (food, lounge car) aside from a bottle of water. Also, the train staff seem to let folks on board who forced way into cabin and demanding money for pre-made food and even shoving beers into my bag and then demanding payment. I dealt with it but not a great way to start the trip. The attendant was helpful enough and did the whole bed switcheroo when my compartment companion (a Buddhist monk with a suitcase of cigarettes) decided it was a good time. I slept fine (love sleeping on trains) with help of eye mask, ear plugs and lavender oil to mask the sweaty smell. But ended up with a cold the next day from the uncleanliness despite my best efforts. The scenery before dark gives you a glimpse into some Thailand most don't see. Whole communities of people living track side in rather tough conditions. I love trains but wouldn't do this one again. BUT i would ride the newer trains' 2nd class cars anytime.
★★★★★ Mar 7, 2017 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We travelled Bangkok to Hat Yai. 12go service very good tickets were ready for collection would use this service again. Train comfortable but hot food limited. Train facilities immaculate and clean and arrived on time. Will book again.
★★★★★ Mar 4, 2017 (train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was a very comfortable journey for me. Above my expectation for a 2nd class sleeper coach. The service was very good, welcoming and great.
★★★★☆ Jan 22, 2017 (train #171 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was reaaaaaally slow, but enough comfortable :)
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2017 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2017 (train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I was very impressed by the professional service that I received from the 12 Go Asia website and from your staff in Bangkok. I strongly recomend that you request a LOWER BERTH as though a bit more expensive it has much more room than an upper bunk, plus you can see out of the window, which you cannot from above. Also, request a Lower Berth in the MIDDLE of the carriage, away from the clunking of the sliding doors at each end of the carriage and also away from any possible "Pongs" from the Loo's ! The Thai railway network is old so though your train will leave on time, do NOT expect it to arrive on time. Regard it as being a bonus IF it arrives on time but do expect any overnight journey to arrive up to an hour late. This is quite common in Thailand.
★★★★☆ Jan 2, 2017 (train #169 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good enough
★★★★★ Dec 31, 2016 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It's fast and efficient. Brilliant!
★★★★★ Dec 30, 2016 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Office was entirely helpful in securing us some of the last tickets on the train for that day, after a few failed attempts at trying to find seats all the way to Malaysia. Would use this service again if I didn't have time to go to Hualamphong. Train itself was a new carriage and just fantastic.
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2016 (train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was really easy to do and the girls in the office were very helpful. Thank you ????
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2016 (train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was on time :) i suggest taking lower berth if you cant stand the cold and light from the ceiling
★★★★★ Dec 27, 2016 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very nice and fresh. Train arrived on time. Very pleased. / sweden
★★★★★ Dec 27, 2016 (train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very convenient for travelers
★★☆☆☆ Dec 26, 2016 (train #171 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was to pity unlike my first train that more comfirtable than this one..
★★★★☆ Dec 25, 2016 (bus Express, Siam Lane Tour)
★★★★★ Dec 20, 2016 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The website is really clear about the train options between Bangkok and hat yai. It took me 2 minutes to get the ticket at the agency. Very practical, especially if you want to secure your trip and you are not staying in Bangkok for long.
★★★☆☆ Dec 19, 2016 (train #171 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
i was wondering my ticket online, when i purchased it i was charged 855 but when i got the ticket it was priced 605? will i get the diffirence? other than that the experience wasnt too bad, i wish there waa a better way of getting the ticket, it was like an obstacle getting to your office all the way to the station.thanks
★★★★☆ Dec 4, 2016 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Brand new sleeper coaches Chinese built and not too bad. At 179cm they were almost big enough to sleep on without much hassle. Bunk was far too hard and seating positions a bit upright but acceptable. Only complaint was the 21c the coach aircon was set at, far too cool in the middle of the night with only a light blanket. Great value for money just take something warm to wear when sitting and sleeping ☃️
★★★★☆ Nov 28, 2016 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good service from 12Go Asia including good response from the support team to any queries by email and phone. Office near Hua Lamphong is easy to find and staff are friendly and professional. For a Malaysia-Thailand train trip, it is possible and fairly straightforward to buy tickets on your day of travel at either Padang Besar station (Malaysian border) or Hua Lamphong (Bangkok) rather than advance booking with 12Go (who can only offer tickets within Thailand - ie. Hat Yai to Bangkok). However, advance booking with them does provide some convenience. Be aware also that collection of tickets at the Hat Yai parcel office can be complicated by a language barrier. There was no recognition and a lot of confusion when I went to collect my ticket after getting off the train from Padang Besar. Be patient though; I got my ticket in the end!
★★★☆☆ Nov 23, 2016 (train #169 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Overall it's not a bad trip. Though I think the sleeper class train with AC will be better. Good call to take the upper berth. And I hope the coach attendant could be nicer a bit.
★★★★★ Nov 15, 2016 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good service. Got a cheaper seat and refunded the difference. Was not able to book padang besar online. Booked hat yai and changed at the s.r.t. office in the station for 15B. When collecting from 12go office, Exit 1 from MRT is better than crossing the busy roads outside the main station. No ticket needed to use the MRT subway to cross the road. The journey was good but very little sleep due to the light and noise levels. Double eye mask and industrial ear defenders recommended. Great dinner with vegetarian option. Lacklustre breakfast but I was hungry. Take water or order extra with the food as the included drinks are tiny. Border crossing into Malaysia was smooth and fast. If going to butterworth be aware the kommuter train takes about 2 hours and has no toilet or food.
★★★★★ Nov 15, 2016 (train #171 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 6, 2016 (train #169 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 4, 2016 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train was on time arriving in Hat Yai. Please let people know who book A first class room to Hat Yai that they can add on a ride to the Padang Besar border for only a few baht paid to the conductor of the second Class continuation train by showing your original ticket. There are hourly trains to Butterwoth from Padang Besar are not shown on the 12go.asia website. This is much cheaper and more reliable plan to use the the bus or van alternative from Hat Yai to Butterworth. Note for seniors or persons with heavy luggage, there is a free taxi from the Butterwoth railway station to the Penang Ferry slip which eliminates several flights of stairs for Which there is no lift. Count on one hour from arrival at the Penang Ferry until arrival at train side for either heading back to Thailand Or a south to Kl.
★★★★★ Oct 19, 2016 (bus Express, Siam Lane Tour)
★★★★★ Oct 12, 2016 (train #171 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 18, 2016 (train #171 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The staff of 12AsiaGo were really helpful and nice. I had a very comfortable time travelling by train. I took cheap 171 train and my journey started on time and reach 5 minutes early. They had people selling food in train every 90 minutes. I will definitely will use this service again. Thank you.
★★★★☆ Aug 16, 2016 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
the ticket reservation is smooth, they even send me email & sms when my reservation is fully booked and give me good option. the collection of ticket at their office is smooth and efficient.
★★★★★ Jul 16, 2016 (train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Travelled overnight from Bangkok to Hat Yai. Left at 1510 SHARP, but arrived an hour later than expected. (Possibly due to overnight weather? Dunno.) The ride itself was basic. Don't expect a lot of leg room when your seated, however the bed was fine. Fan kept it from getting hot. The food in the back was hit or miss. I had a decent Thai dinner, but the breakfast sandwiches were not great, and they didn't have French fries, so they have me slices apples and gross sausages instead. 3/5
★★★★★ Jun 14, 2016 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable trip and excellent service from staff.Lower bunk very comfortable and meals very tasty. Noise from the compressor under carriage was annoying and caused lack of sleep. Service from 12Go very good,I was even escorted to the office from the Hua Lamphong ticket counter,great customer service.Thanks 12Go.
★★★★☆ May 28, 2016 (train #169 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable.... although the arrival is delayed by 1 hour....
★★★★☆ Apr 19, 2016 (train #171 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Everything was ok
★★★★★ Mar 17, 2016 (train #169 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Beautiful ride, quite atmophere, good beds. I enjoyed my trip!'
★★★★☆ Feb 17, 2016 (train #169 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Note that the train departs 20-30 minutes late and arrives ~2 hours late. Everything else is fine. There's even a shower!
★★★★☆ Feb 15, 2016 (train #171 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good service
★★★★☆ Jan 29, 2016 (bus Express, Siam Lane Tour)
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2016 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 1, 2016 (train #35.1 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 27, 2015 (train #169 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
The service was good and everything went smooth. Many thanks for that
★★★☆☆ Dec 27, 2015 (bus VIP24, Piya) :
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.
★★★★★ Dec 21, 2015 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
5 star service from 12go. VIP Sleeper Train is what it is! It's comfortable enough to get some sleep. Clean sheets and pillow cases but the trains are old so don't expect too much!
★★★★★ Dec 1, 2015 (train #37 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
Quite comfortable train. Reasonably clean. Charging outlets were provided. The booking service is very smooth. 12go.asia staff are quite professional.
★★★★☆ Nov 27, 2015 (train #171 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good service! Staff is very nice.
★★★★☆ Nov 27, 2015 (bus Express, Sri Siam Tour) :
Comfortable and cheap. Great way to travel
★★★★★ Sep 25, 2015 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 10, 2015 (train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Our main problem during this trip is we dont know our next station after. We do not sleep well because don't want missed our station.. Overall we are verry enjoys this trip.. Will repeat this trip next year!
★★★☆☆ Aug 3, 2015 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We collected our tickets at Hualamphong without difficulty but the ticket was issued incorrectly as a child's ticket so I had to go to the ticket counter to fix the issue and pay the difference. In hindsight, we should have just bought the tickets ourselves and saved ourselves 600THB (15 euros) since it is low season and the train was not full.
★★★★★ Jul 27, 2015 (bus Express, Siam Lane Tour)
★★★★☆ Jul 14, 2015 (bus VIP24, Siam Lane Tour) :
All as described except the bus drove slowly and that made it 1 hour late at hat yai
★★★★☆ Jul 8, 2015 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice trip and good service. Good in the cabine on time. Grindkuil staff
★★★☆☆ Jun 28, 2015 (bus VIP24, Piya) :
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.
★★★★★ May 9, 2015 (bus Express, Siam Lane Tour)
★★★★☆ Apr 18, 2015 (bus VIP24, Siam Lane Tour) :
Very comfortable and spacious. Provided with a small packed lunch, pillow and blanket. The trip arrived at time stated and the staff were very friendly.
★★☆☆☆ Apr 14, 2015 (bus VIP, Siam Lane Tour) :
Bus arrived late 2 hours to the destination. Glass window leaking during rain. Toilet smell all around the bus.
★★★★★ Mar 26, 2015 (bus VIP, Sri Siam Tour)
★★★★★ Feb 4, 2015 (bus Express, Sri Siam Tour) :
it was a comfortable trip even if took me more or less 12 hours. The staff was also nice and helpful.

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