Phuket to Hat Yai

Phuket to Hat Yai

  Sep 29, 2021, 2 trips (฿3,367 – ฿0)
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Transportation from Phuket to Hat Yai

Phuket to Hat Yai Destination Reviews

Bus Express, Sri Trang (ศรีตรังทัวร์), Feb 6, 2021
Nice and comfortable bus without any issues 30 minutes earlier arrival than scheduled
Bus VIP 24, Sri Trang (ศรีตรังทัวร์), Feb 12, 2020
Every thing was good. A smooth ride. Only se arrived 2 hours earlier
Bus VIP 24, Sri Trang (ศรีตรังทัวร์), Jan 17, 2020
Very mean bus driver was yelling, overall smooth ride I left a book on bus we tried to tell driver open door he drove off had to follow him in a song taew very upset also the time of this route was ridiculous we were suppose to arrive after 6 we arrived at 430am next bus was at 9am long wait unacceptable
Bus VIP 24, Sri Trang (ศรีตรังทัวร์), Dec 23, 2019
The bus was old but functional. Arrived at HatYai even earlier than scheduled that is fine but they left me, as I was asleep, in the bus while dropping my luggage somewhere else in the bus terminal. So I had to get to the bus station myself to find my luggage. Luckily, I could find it soon after but I could have lost luggage.
Bus Express, Sri Trang (ศรีตรังทัวร์), Dec 15, 2019
Bus are on schedule to depart. Stop every region bus terminal for passengers to alight and board include short toilet break. Also local selling F&B at all terminal. Don't expect to much for the amenities for the bus price are resoanable. This bus charter more to locals. Travel timea take 8.30hrs from Phuket to Hat Yai. Overall ok.
Bus Express, Sri Trang (ศรีตรังทัวร์), Dec 10, 2019
Good customer service
Bus VIP 24, Sri Trang (ศรีตรังทัวร์), Dec 10, 2019
Schedule on time, nice bus, very good ride. Snack on bus is good also.
Bus Express, Sri Trang (ศรีตรังทัวร์), Dec 8, 2019
Not comfortable for my kids
Bus VIP 24, Sri Trang (ศรีตรังทัวร์), Oct 29, 2019
Bus VIP 24, Sri Trang (ศรีตรังทัวร์), Aug 4, 2019
The bus was a bit on the older side but the service was great and we arrived to our destination almost hotel hours ahead of schedule
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How to get from Phuket to Hat Yai

When you want to get from Phuket to Hat Yai, 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 Flight. 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 Bus ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 20,478. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a flight as a flight ticket costs as low as THB 3,180.

How far is Phuket from Hat Yai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Phuket to Hat Yai. Your trip will be a total of 204 miles (328 km). The flying distance is 157 miles (252 km).

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

The travel time from Phuket to Hat Yai can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 8 to 23 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Phuket to Hat Yai varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์): travelling by flight expect to pay as low as THB 3,180 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Bus - a one-way Bus ticket can cost as much as THB 20,478.

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

  • Plane tickets - THB 3,174 to THB 3,374;
  • Bus tickets - THB 394 to THB 613;

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

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

  • Flights from Phuket to Hat Yai depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 21:45. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Phuket to Hat Yai. 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 THB 3,174.

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 Phuket to Hat Yai
Thai Airways, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)


Taking a bus from Phuket 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.

The most popular transport from Phuket to Hat Yai

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Phuket 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:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.