Trains from Bangkok to Hat Yai

It’s a long journey by train from Bangkok to Hat Yai, scheduled to take from 17 to 18 hours depending on the train service you use. We recommend booking an air-conditioned 1st or 2nd class sleeper berth.

Train Times from Bangkok to Hat Yai


There are 4 direct train services a day from Bangkok to Hat Yai.

Train No.BangkokHat YaiService
17113:1006:34Rapid
3114:5007:25Special Express
37/4515:3508:41Special Express
16916:1009:52Rapid
  • The fastest service is the 14:50 departure on Train #31, which is scheduled to complete the journey in 16 hours 35 minutes.
  • The slowest service is the 16:10 departure on Train #169 which is scheduled to complete the journey in 17 hours 42 minutes.

Buy Tickets from Bangkok to Hat Yai


Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Bangkok to Hat Yai.

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After booking you will sent confirmation of your booking and then a ticket by e-mail. In Thailand it is no longer a requirement that you present a ticket printed by the State Railways of Thailand to the conductor on the train. You can print out your ticket or show the ticket to train staff on a mobile phone screen. The best train to take from Bangkok to Hat Yai is the 14:50 departure (Train #31) because it is fairly quick and has sleeper seats available.

Ticket Prices from Bangkok to Hat Yai


Tickets purchased in advance online are 250 THB to 270 THB more expensive than train tickets purchased at a train station in Thailand.

Seat TypeOnline PriceStation Price
1st Class A/C Sleeper1,844 to 2,044 THB1,594 to 1,794 THB
2nd Class A/C Sleeper1,095 to 1,355 THB825 to 1,105 THB
2nd Class Fan Sleeper855 THB605 THB

Advance booking is typically required for sleeper seats, but not 2nd and 3rd Class fan cooled seats. To guarantee a sleeper seat on the train to Hat Yai we recommend purchasing your train ticket several days before you plan to travel either by visiting a train station in Thailand or by paying the extra amount and booking online.

Train Travel to Hat Yai


Sleeper berths are available on all trains to Hat Yai. Hat Yai is an important train station because it is a transport hub for onward travel to Malaysia and destinations in Southern Thailand.

Hat Yai Train Station
Hat Yai Train Station

From Hat Yai the Malaysian border is 1 to 2 hours away depending on which border crossing you use. For a visa stamp at the border the most convenient entry point to Malaysia is at Padang Besar. From Hat Yai there are also a number of intercity bus services going to destinations in Malaysia such as Penang and Kuala Lumpur, and to Singapore.

Location of Bangkok Train Station


Google Map of Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station

Location of Hat Yai Railway Station


See more information about Hat Yai Train Station.

Google Map of Hat Yai Railway Station

Travel from Hat Yai Station


Hat Yai Railway Station is right in the centre of Hat Yai city. The bus station is about 2 km outside of the city and its a 40 to 60 THB by motorbike taxi. If you are heading to the Malaysian border then you have the choice of taking a minivan from the main bus station to either Sadao or Pedang Besar, whichever is more convenient in relation your onward travel in Malaysia.

Most of the best hotels in Hat Yai are conveniently located within walking distance of Hat Yai Railway Station. There are plenty of tuk-tuks and motorbike taxis waiting outside the train station all day every day in case you do need to travel out of town to get to your accommodation.

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