Trains from Bangkok to Hat Yai

It’s a long journey by train from Bangkok to Hat Yai, scheduled to take from 14 to 16 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
37/4516:1006:35Special Express
3116:5007:05Special Express
  • The fastest service from Bangkok to Hat Yai is the 14:50 departure on Train #31, which is scheduled to complete the journey in 14 hours 15 minutes.
  • The slowest service from Bangkok to Hat Yai is the 17:30 departure on Train #169 which is scheduled to complete the journey in 15 hours 48 minutes.

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The best train to take from Bangkok to Hat Yai is the 16:50 departure (Train #31) because it is fairly quick and has sleeper seats available. The facilities on Trains #169 and #171 are more basic than the facilities available on Train #31 and Train #37/45.

Ticket Prices from Bangkok to Hat Yai

Tickets purchased in advance online are from 274 THB to 660 THB more expensive than train tickets purchased at a train station in Thailand.

Seat TypeOnline PriceStation Price
1st Class A/C Sleeper2,080 THB1,420 THB
2nd Class A/C Sleeper923 to 1,393 THB649 to 919 THB
2nd Class Fan Sleeper702 THB449 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.

About 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

From January 2023 the main railway station in Bangkok became Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal (also known as Bang Sue Grand 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.

Hotels in Hat Yai

Most of the best hotels in Hat Yai are conveniently located within walking distance of Hat Yai Railway Station. However, 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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