Penang to Hat Yai

Penang to Hat Yai

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Penang to Hat Yai Schedule

Penang to Hat Yai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Smart En Plus Comfort Any time$ 96.74
BEH Travel Express 05:15 - 08:15MYR 69.31
Thai Smile Economy 07:35 - 08:25MYR 839.67
Thai Airways Economy 08:05 - 09:55MYR 1,367.94
Jetstar Asia Economy #3K67821:25 - 23:00$ 164.55

Transportation from Penang to Hat Yai

Penang to Hat Yai Destination Reviews

Good driver. He droped us directly in our hôtel in Hat Yai center. The problem is that we had to pay 10 ringgits per person to cross the boarder! We didn't really understand why we had to pay because one of the customer didn't pay and he could go until Hat Yai... We didn't have the information before from the bus company. This is not correct because we had no more ringgits and no atm at the boarder... Please, give the information to others travellers!
Bus Express, Persada Taiping, Oct 27, 2022
Small Toyota HiAce bus.
Bus Express, Persada Taiping, Sep 16, 2022
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Mar 4, 2020
Car was spacious and comfortable, just need to inform the passengers where's the pick up point a day before or pick up the phone in the morning when people are trying to find your shop. Besides this, the overall trip was good and the driver drops you off at your hotels direct.
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Dec 30, 2019
Bra personal, bra minibuss. På väg till Thailand tvingade betala försäkring 50bth, som jag inte behövde, efter jag har min egen.
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Nov 23, 2019
We were squeezed into an MPV instead of a 14 pac van
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Nov 3, 2019
This service will get you from A to B but not without some stress along the way. I had a slight delay when passing through the Thai border and upon exiting the terminal I could not find the van anywhere as the driver had not informed us where he would park. After phonecalls to the office and the driver I managed to find the van, with a very annoyed and unaplogetic driver. Who had asked us each for 20 baht surprisingly, which is odd considering it's free to cross the border and we had already paid our van fare. Coming back, it was incredibly difficult to find the departure point as it is pretty tucked away. Again we were asked for money when arriving at the border by the driver, 3 Ringit each now. All in all, arrived safely on both trips which is all we could really ask for.
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Sep 26, 2019
All good. Only they didn't bring us to our hostel. We're lucky it was close and we could walk. Otherwise really good
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Sep 20, 2019
Unfriendly staff.
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Aug 16, 2019
The van was comfortable, the driver was a very nice person and skilled driver. We did have a delay on departure as we drove around Georgetown collecting additional passengers for nearly 45 minutes, but it was not a big problem for us. We had another delay at the border crossing when a few passengers had some issues and we ended up leaving one passenger behind because they were not allowed to cross the border, but that is not the fault of the travel company. I would use this service again and recommend it to others.
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Aug 11, 2019
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How to get from Penang to Hat Yai

When you want to get from Penang to Hat Yai, 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 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 261.42. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a van as a van ticket costs as low as USD 10.71.

How far is Penang from Hat Yai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Penang to Hat Yai. Your trip will be a total of 125 miles (200 km). The flying distance is 125 miles (200 km).

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

The travel time from Penang to Hat Yai can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 27 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Penang to Hat Yai 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 10.71 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 261.42.

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

  • Van price : USD 10.71;
  • Bus tickets - USD 13.22 to USD 15.73;
  • flight price: USD 261.42. From Penang to Hat Yai starting from 08:05 Penang International Airport until 08:05 Penang International Airport

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 101.42 to USD 101.42.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 05:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 05:15. There are 4 available bus trips every day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Penang to Hat Yai any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Penang to Hat Yai 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 Penang to Hat Yai. 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 101.42.

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 Penang to Hat Yai. 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 Penang to Hat Yai.

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 Penang to Hat Yai

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

  • 78% opted for a van.
  • 22% decided to go for a bus.