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Guide to Train Travel from Penang (Mayalsia) to Hua Hin

There is a single daily direct service from Butterworth train station near Penang direct to Hua Hin. Another popular option to book a Malaysian KTM train service to the Thai border and then connect with a Thai train service onward to Hua Hin.

Train Times from Penang to Hua Hin


Train No. Dept Arr Service
36 13:15 06.26 Special Express


There is a a daily direct train service between Penang in Malaysia and Hua Hin. Book well advance to secure a sleeper berth as this is a very long journey, particularly in a 3rd class seat. 2nd class air-conditioned sleeper seats are available and there is a restaurant car on the train as well as food vendor who come onto the train at major stations after you cross the border into Thailand.

Buy Tickets to Hua Hin


  • Online Ticket Price: 1,355 THB (2nd class A/C sleeper)
  • Scheduled Journey Time: 17 hours 11 minutes

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About Train Travel from Penang to Hua Hin


Seafood at Hua Hin Night Market

Passengers on Train #36 do not need to change trains, although they are required to briefly leave the train at the border with Thailand for passport control. Alternatively passengers can take the faster Malaysian KTM trains or a bus from Penang to Hat Yai and there take a choice of 5 different train services (Trains #170, #172. #42, #38 or #36) from Hat Yai to Hua Hin. Whichever way you travel is a long journey but also an opportunity to see the scenery of Northern Malaysian Southern Thailand and read a good book.

How to Travel to Penang’s Train Station


Hua Hin Train Station

Penang’s train station is on the Malaysian mainland at Butterworth.  If you are coming from Penang island then you have two options for getting to Butterworth railway station. The first option is to take the ferry from George Town. It departs from the pier on the Pengkalan Weld Road just south of Little India and the Chulia Street area. The other option is to take a taxi over the bridge at the north of Penang island and do the journey by road. Allow at least 1 hour for either journey. If you are coming from a destination on the mainland it is also easy to get to Butterworth railway station as the main bus station for Penang is 200 metres away from Butterworth railway station.

Location of Butterworth Railway Station


Travel in Hua Hin


Hua Hin Railway Station is 800 metres from Hua Hin beach and close to the lively Night Market. There are lots of good guesthouses a short walk from the train station and if you are planning to travel onward by train from Hua Hin then staying near to the train station makes good sense.

Location of Hua Hin Railway Station


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