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.
- 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.
Buy Tickets from Bangkok to Hat Yai
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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 250 THB to 270 THB more expensive than train tickets purchased at a train station in Thailand.
|1st Class A/C Sleeper
|1,844 to 2,044 THB
|1,594 to 1,794 THB
|2nd Class A/C Sleeper
|1,095 to 1,355 THB
|825 to 1,105 THB
|2nd Class Fan Sleeper
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.
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).
Location of Hat Yai Railway Station
See more information about Hat Yai Train 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.
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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.