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From Hua Lamphong to Hat Yai by train

13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
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12:35
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From Morchit to Hat Yai by bus

06:45
Morchit, Bangkok
19:45
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From Southern Terminal to Hat Yai by bus

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From Khao San Tara Travel to Hat Yai by bus

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08:00
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From Don Mueang Airport to Hat Yai by flight

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From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hat Yai by flight

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Bangkok to Hat Yai Schedule

Bangkok to Hat Yai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL172704:30 – 03:00฿ 1,607
Transport Co Express 06:45 – 19:45฿ 701
Siam Lane Tour Express 08:00 – 21:50฿ 764
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD311810:20 – 11:50฿ 1,515
Thai Railways Class II Sleeper AC 14:45 – 06:35฿ 1,249
Siam Lane Tour VIP 16:10 – 05:40฿ 892
Transport Co VIP 31 17:00 – 07:00฿ 1,003
Nok Air Economy #DD711417:20 – 18:40฿ 1,949
Siam Lane Tour Express 18:00 – 07:50฿ 764
Piya VIP 20:00 – 10:50฿ 821
Thai Railways Class II AC 22:50 – 12:35฿ 835

How to get from Bangkok to Hat Yai

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.

Bangkok to Hat Yai destination reviews

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90% of 203 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
MF
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train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Aug 7, 2019
It was a pleasant and comfortable trip. Worth the 16 hours night trip from Bangkok to Hatyai.
TS
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bus VIP 24, Siam Lane Tour, Jul 25, 2019
The bus has a toilet.13 hours trip, 30 minutes break only once. They offer blanket, water, snack. The trip was comfortable.
AB
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train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways, Jun 26, 2019
superb n xcellent service.satisfied most wt the service.keep it up
AK
4
train #169 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Jun 10, 2019
Not the most modern train, but all good. Comfy beds, toilets have been cleaned regularly. Some Outside vendors come in to sell you some food and drinks. The whole car had only 2 power outlets, and you need to be lucky to be at the right bed (if you need). Overall, absolutely enjoyable ride!
MV
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train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways, May 12, 2019
Lovely experience all around! Great meals, very clean and pleasant staff!
MT
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train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, May 8, 2019
とても快適な電車の旅でした! 2class でしたが18時ごろには ベットの支度をしてカーテンを引くので完全に自分だけの世界です!窓からの景色も存分に楽しめます。バッテリーもあるので スマホも安心。トイレも清潔。
MH
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train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, May 4, 2019
had a good and safe trip. train Crew was nice, upper berth bed simple and clean. the people from 12go where helpful and friendly. thanks
AJ
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train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways, Mar 26, 2019
Travel made easy by 12go.asia and at an amazing price! Great service as always! Sleeper was brilliant, toilets and shower immaculately clean, service on board exceptional. We had a great night's sleep, arriving fresh in Hat yai.
WH
4
train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways, Mar 19, 2019
Nice clean compartment, but the bed is pretty hard.
JD
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train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 18, 2019
Great sleep and nice beds. Just didn’t really know what was going on !!
RD
4
train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 9, 2019
Train wise everything perfect. The pick up however arrived 2 hours after I did. No way to know if the pick up would show up....
MM
5
train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways, Feb 11, 2019
1st class has everything a spoiled westerner needs.
BB
5
train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways, Jan 18, 2019
Nothing bad to say about the 1st class. Everything was ok.
PC
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train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Jan 8, 2019
Excellent service for both buses and trains. However I discovered that I had paid by mistake for a 24 hour travel insurance that only covered personal accident and not lost or stolen baggage? This seems a bit steep at 70 baht and would only be useful if the train crashed or something.I think you should make the insurance box a little less covert on the booking website. Otherwise well done but please make it clear that the insurance is not compulsory.
DP
4
train #169 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways, Jan 6, 2019
Great value sleeper train. Train ran to time, only 15 mins late after 15+ hours. Clean bedding and even toilet paper in the Asian style loo. It's not easy to sleep on any train. I prefer non AC as I can open the windows and don't like AC anyway.
RM
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bus Express, Siam Lane Tour, Jan 4, 2019
It left a little late but we arrived an hour early. The bus stops all the time for various reasons but you can’t get off. In 14 hours we were allowed off once at 2am. There needs to be a couple more times you can get off.
RW
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train #171 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Dec 31, 2018
I had a good sleep on the train,the view was superb.it was a comfortable journey for me and my friends.
HG
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train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Dec 31, 2018
v.good experience,going from bangkok to penang with train.
JB
4
train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Dec 24, 2018
Based on my trip, I would suggest to plan to arrive at least 1 hour past the scheduled time. I had a pleasant trip on a 2nd class AC unit.
KZ
5
train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways, Dec 17, 2018
Very good service from the attendant in first class. Train arrived 5 mins ahead of schedule. Toilets were clean. Room was good and comfortable. Dinner ordered was delicious.

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