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    Train Travel from Hua Hin to Penang (Malaysia)

    To travel from Hua Hin to Penang by train you need to change trains at Padang Besar, which is the railway station on the Thailand/Malaysia border. After alighting from the train from Hua Hin at Padang Besar walk across the border getting your passport stamped out of Thailand and into Malaysia, anf then enter the Malaysian Padang Besar Railway Station for the final part of the journey by train to Penang.


    Train times to Penang


    • Train 1: Train times from Hua Hin to Padang Besar.
    Train Hua Hin Padang Besar Service
    45 19:10 08:53 Special Express
    • Train 2: Train times from Padang Besar to Penang.
    Train Padang Besar Penang Service
    2941 05:25 07:16 KTM Kommuter
    2945 06:25 08:16 KTM Kommuter
    2949 07:25 09:16 KTM Kommuter
    2953 08:25 10:16 KTM Kommuter
    2957 10:25 12:16 KTM Kommuter
    2961 12:25 14:16 KTM Kommuter
    2963 13:25 15:16 KTM Kommuter
    2965 14:25 16:16 KTM Kommuter
    2967 15:25 17:16 KTM Kommuter
    2969 16:25 18:16 KTM Kommuter
    2973 17:25 19:16 KTM Kommuter
    2977 18:25 20:16 KTM Kommuter
    2981 19:25 21:16 KTM Kommuter
    2985 21:25 23:16 KTM Kommuter

    • Train times from Padang Besar to Penang are in Malaysian time which is 1 hour ahead of Thai time.

    Buy Tickets to Penang


    Use the Search Box below to buy tickets from Hua Hin to Padang Besar for the first part of the train journey to Penang.

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    Tickets for the commuter train from Padang Besar to Penang can be purchased on arrival at the railway station. There are 14 trains a day so you do not need to book this service in advance, and you are probably better off not doing so because the train from Hua Hin to Padang Besar might be delayed.


    About Train Travel to Penang


    Trishaw Taxi in Penang

    Trishaw Taxi in Penang

    The journey from Hua Hin to Padang Besar on Train #45 is scheduled to take 13 hours 43 minutes so we recommend that you book a Sleeper Berth. When you arrive at Padang Besar you will need to cross over the border and go to the railway station in Malaysia. This process can take up to an hour depending on the length of the queues. Taking account of the time difference, and the likelihood of some delays to your journey by train from Hua Hin to Padang Besar, you will probably arrive at railway station in the Malaysian part of Padang Besar in time to catch Train #2961 which departs from Padang Besar at 12.25 and arrives at Butterworth Station at 14:16.

    • Travel Tip: When the train stops at the border make use of the currency exchange booths on the station platform to change only a small amount of money for Malaysian Ringgit for the train tickets to Penang and so that on arrival at Butterworth train station you have local currency to pay for the onward journey from Butterworth Train Station to Penang. The exchange rates at the border are not as good as the exchange rates offered by banks and exchange booths in Penang.

    Travel to Hua Hin Station


    Hilton Hua Hin Resort and Spa

    Hilton Hua Hin Resort and Spa

    Hua Hin’s very attractive small train station is pleasantly situated next to the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course. It is about a 1 km walk away from the beach and the Hilton Hua Hin Resort and Spa at the top of Soi Hua Hin 76. Hua Hin is spread out some distance along the main highway running through the town and the running parallel to the long sandy beach. Some of the hotel and resorts are some way from the railway station and you may need to make use of a taxi or tuk-tuk to get to the train station.


    Location of Hua Hin Station



    Travel from Butterworth to Penang


    If you planning to visit Penang Island, then from Butterworth railway station there are two ways to travel there.

    Option 1: Take the cheap car ferry over the strait separating Penang from mainland Malaysia. The boat pier is very close to the train station and it is an easy walk. Follow the signs from the train station. . From the ferry pier in George Town and it is a 5 minute walk to Little India and a 10 minute walk to Chula Street.

    Option 2: Take a taxi. There is a bridge to the north of Butterworth railway station between the mainland and Penang Island. The taxi option may be the better one is you are staying somewhere outside the centre of George Town.


    Travel to Kuala Lumpur


    Bus from Butterworth (nr Penang) to Kuala Lumpur

    Bus from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur

    For onward travel to Kuala Lumpur you need to change to travelling by bus. Butterworth railway station is next to the main bus station. The route down to Kuala Lumpur is mostly motorway. The journey takes only 4 hours by bus and passes some fantastic mountains and forests on the first part part of the journey.


    Location of Butterworth Station


    Next read about how to travel by Train to the Thai Consulate in Kota Bharu, Malaysia