Bangkok to Padang Besar

Bangkok to Padang Besar

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Bangkok to Padang Besar Schedule

Bangkok to Padang Besar Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Thai Railway Class II Sleeper AC 15:10 - 09:44฿ 1,060

Transportation from Bangkok to Padang Besar

Bangkok to Padang Besar Destination Reviews

Lots of space, very good bus driver
Bus VIP, Piya (ปิยะรุ่งเรืองทัวร์), Jan 19, 2023
I was pleased with my trip. Before the journey, my concerns were overcrowding, a sleepless night, having to set up the berth myself, and hunger. But my fears were unfounded. The train was uncrowded, I slept comfortably in a cozy berth, and a male attendant set up the berths himself. I was never hungry nor thirsty, because there were a lot of hawkers boarding the train from time to time to sell foodstuff. I now know that Thai Railways made sure it's passengers would be satisfied.
Train #45 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Oct 28, 2022
The train arrived over 2 and half hours late.
Train #45 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Oct 3, 2022
It was a nice trip travelling over than 1000 km by train from Bangkok to Malaysia border Padang Besar.It is good chance to see the origin local lifestyle.The ticket was cheap and I have nothing to complain.
Train #45 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Mar 4, 2020
Comfortable chairs, friendly staff. We bought the tickets online and easily exchanged it for paper tickets at the bus station. We received a water bottle and a snack on the bus. However, the bus left late and arrived 30 minutes late in Songkhla. During the 15-hour journey we only made one food & toilet stop. Advice for future travelers: bring your own snacks and do not sit near the toilet (there is a toilet on the bus. Probably the reason why the bus does not stop so much). Our seats were right above the toilet and after 10 hours or so it does not smell so fresh. Also, they play the TV very loud on the bus.
Bus Express, Siam Lane Tour (สยามเดินรถ), Feb 10, 2020
No plugs on the train, the lights are on all night and very rocky ride so it's not easy to sleep but still the best way to get to Malaysia by land from Bangkok in one trip. Toilets were fine one Western style with toilet roll the whole trip and was in decent condition throughout the journey.
Train #45 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Feb 6, 2020
Good service
Train #45 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Feb 2, 2020
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
Bus Express, Piya (ปิยะรุ่งเรืองทัวร์), Dec 28, 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.
Bus Express, Piya (ปิยะรุ่งเรืองทัวร์), Dec 16, 2019
The train left Hua Lamphong with 30min delay and arrived in Padang Besar with two hours delay! The track is obviously in bad condition, the wagon wobbled and crashed noisily, and the AC made the room so cold that it was practically impossible to sleep but all the clothes on. The toilets were unclean and there were no WC bowls, only holes in the floor, so relieving oneself was extremely difficult in the wobbling wagon. Next time we won't take the train, we'll fly!
Train #45 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 13, 2019
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How to get from Bangkok to Padang Besar

When you want to get from Bangkok to Padang Besar, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 93.97. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 38.03.

How far is Bangkok from Padang Besar?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Bangkok to Padang Besar. Your trip will be a total of 568 miles (913 km). The flying distance is 749 miles (1205 km).

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Padang Besar?

The travel time from Bangkok to Padang Besar can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 19 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Padang Besar?

The cost of the trip from Bangkok to Padang Besar varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย): travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 38.03 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as USD 93.97.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Bangkok to Padang Besar:

  • Train tickets - USD 38.03 to USD 38.03;
  • Plane tickets - USD 42.36 to USD 93.98;

How many trips per day are there between Bangkok and Padang Besar?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Bangkok to Songkhla depart during the day - there are approximately 12 departures a day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Bangkok to Songkhla. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 42.36.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Bangkok to Songkhla

Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai Airways, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Bangkok to Padang Besar

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Bangkok to Padang Besar? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 66% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 34% users took a plane.