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
Thai Smile Economy #WE26009:10 - 10:35$ 218.81
Thai Smile Economy #WE26413:20 - 14:50$ 183.03
Thai Smile Economy #WE26215:00 - 16:25$ 174.99
Thai Airways Economy #TG226820:55 - 22:20$ 262.90

Transportation from Hat Yai to Penang

Hat Yai to Penang Destination Reviews

SR
Comfortable van, good driver.
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 28, 2020
RT
Everything went smoothly. We went to the agency the day before and sked to be picked up from the hostel. Paid extra 10 batt to the driver for crossing the border which was written in the rules of the Thai border. Crossing the border was fast and easy, no additional charges over there. Arrived in George Town on time and the driver dropped us close to our hotel and showed the directions.
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 28, 2020
JO
Fantastic trip, nice driver ran to time and the border was very easy
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 17, 2020
JS
Driver was rude didnt explain all the stops. Very small van no bus small van with a lot of luggage
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 17, 2020
LS
Everything went as expected. Driver was friendly enough to drop us off a bit off his route. Will certainly consider nomineetour for future travel.
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 15, 2020
KS
Says on the ticket 9AM. But told us that the van will arrive at 9:30AM.
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 5, 2020
AV
Arrived sooner than expected
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 5, 2020
SA
I had no trouble Hat Yai Nominatee, they were quite nice and polite, I did arrive earlier to ensure I don't miss the transport. The van is quite old and uncomfortable but it was not unexpected, most of the vans for crossing Hat Yai to Penang are the same, so no complaints there. The driver did his best to find out where I would like to drop in Penang, even asking another driver when he doesn't know. I guess fellow travelers should be aware that you will be asked for 10 baht for "passport stamping" when crossing from Hat Yai to Malaysia and from Malaysia to Hat Yai, paid MYR$10 for "document filling" and MYR$20 for "express queue" at the checkpoint. I was quite happy to pay for the "express queue" as during the time of day, it was a really long queue and we were led to a room where another officer issued the stamps. I understand it is not a legal practice but it has been ongoing forever - do as the local does I suppose, I am not about to be the one person on the van to say no to paying and make the whole van wait 2 hours for me!
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 2, 2020
AT
Got a spacious Van with nice air conditioning, slept soundly the entire trip. Went through customs fast and easy.
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Dec 31, 2019
YA
Nicely operated.
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Dec 28, 2019
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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

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Bus. 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 flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 174.99. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 11.25.

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 8 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 Billion Stars Express: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 11.25 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 174.99.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 11.00 to USD 13.00;
  • Plane tickets - USD 175.00 to USD 175.00;

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 15:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 15:00. There are 5 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Hat Yai to Penang depart during the day - there are approximately 2 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Hat Yai to Penang. 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 175.00.

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 Hat Yai to Penang
Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์)

Buses

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.

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:

  • 89% users took a plane.
  • 11% decided to go for a bus.