Hat Yai to Penang

Hat Yai to Penang

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Hat Yai to Penang Schedule

Hat Yai to Penang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Smart En Plus Express Any time฿ 3,520
New Asian Travel Regional 14pax 09:00 - 14:00฿ 537
BEH Travel Express 12:00 - 17:23฿ 629
BEH Travel Minivan 15:00 - 20:03฿ 609

Transportation from Hat Yai to Penang

Facts about the transport from Hat Yai to Penang

Cheapest Transport$13
Fastest Transport3h 57m
Earliest Departure8:45 AM
Latest Departure3:00 PM
Departures per day10
Distance203 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBEH Travel, New Asian Travel, Persada Taiping, Smart En Plus, Thai Airways, Thai Smile

Hat Yai to Penang Destination Reviews

All went smooth, good driver and great service
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Aug 24, 2023
The minibus was fine, the customer support from 12go was awful. I waited more than 12 hours for an answer from Whatsapp support line.
Bus Express, Persada Taiping, Jul 27, 2023
Good car, felt safe, but at the end he didnt know where to drop us, the people who spoke thai where dropped at their places but the foregners where just randomly dropped at the side of the road
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), May 24, 2023
comfortable seats
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), May 11, 2023
The start point was not a company called Persada but some other travel agency that wasn’t referenced on the receipt and the driver of the other minibus that I was arriving with from Pakbara had to call the number given on the receipt to find out where to drop me. Instead of 15.00 we left at 16.30, then we drove for 15’ and then returned to HatYai because they had forgotten 2 passengers. So we only left at 17.15. Arrival in Penang was at 23.15 is read of 19.30…
Bus Express, Persada Taiping, Dec 19, 2022
Driver dropped us in some random place 1km from Prangin Mall.
Bus Express, BEH Travel, Dec 4, 2022
The minivan was nice and clean. The driver was very friendly and helpful. The whole trip was great the best one we had whilst in Thailand. The only issue was finding where the pick up was. Once I messaged them they sent photos which was great. Would definitely recommend.
Bus Express, Persada Taiping, Sep 23, 2022
The pick up addresss could not be found through Google maps. It was through phone communication that I eventually found the right place.
Bus Express, Persada Taiping, Sep 17, 2022
Bus Express, Persada Taiping, Aug 29, 2022
143 customer reviews

How to get from Hat Yai to Penang

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

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Van
  • Taxi

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

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 98.18. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a van as a van ticket costs as low as USD 15.75.

How far is Hat Yai from Penang?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Hat Yai to Penang. Your trip will be a total of 127 miles (203 km). The flying distance is 114 miles (183 km).

How long does it take to get from Hat Yai to Penang?

The travel time from Hat Yai to Penang can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 13 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Hat Yai to Penang?

The cost of the trip from Hat Yai to Penang varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is New Asian Travel: travelling by van expect to pay as low as USD 15.75 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 98.18.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Hat Yai to Penang:

  • Bus tickets - USD 12.24 to USD 12.24;
  • Van price : USD 15.76 - USD 17.32;
  • flight price: USD 195.14 - USD 220.41. From Hat Yai to Penang starting from 08:45 Hat Yai Airport until 08:45 Hat Yai Airport

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 98.18 to USD 98.18.

How many trips per day are there between Hat Yai and Penang?

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

  • Vans from Hat Yai to Penang depart during the day - there are approximately 9 departures a day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Hat Yai to Penang any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Hat Yai to Penang is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Hat Yai to Penang. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 98.18.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Hat Yai to Penang. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Hat Yai to Penang.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around..

The most popular transport from Hat Yai to Penang

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Hat Yai to Penang? 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:

  • 50% opted for a van.
  • 48% decided to go for a bus.
  • 1% Other