Trains from Ban Krut to Hat Yai

By train the journey from Ban Krut to Hat Yai is scheduled to take from 9 to 10 hours depending upon which train service you use. We recommend booking a sleeper berth if you plan on doing this journey on one of the overnight train services.

Trains Times from Ban Krut to Hat Yai


There are currently 2 daily train services from Ban Krut to Hat Yai.

TrainBan KrutHat YaiService Type
17120:5005:50Rapid
16923:4009:18Rapid
  • The fastest train from Ban Krut to Hat Yai is Train #171 departing from Ban Krut at 20:50 and arriving 9 hours 00 minutes later in Hat Yai at 05:50.
  • The slowest train is Train #169 departing from Ban Krut at 23:40 and arriving in Hat Yai at 09:18, a scheduled journey time of 09 hours 38 minutes.

Buy Tickets from Ban Krut to Hat Yai


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

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Sleeper berths are available on Trains #171 and #169. You can also transport a bicycle on either Train #171 or #169 if there is room in the cargo carriage. The sprinter train service (Train #41) currently only travels as far as Surat Thani and no longer continues further South to Hat Yai.

Ticket Prices from Ban Krut to Hat Yai


It costs between 31 THB and 103 THB extra to buy a ticket online for the Ban Krut to Hat Yai route through the Search Box above than it does to buy a ticket at the train station.

Seat TypeOnline PriceStation Price
2nd Class A/C Sleeper802 THB699 THB
2nd Class Fan Sleeper560 THB529 THB
2nd Class Fan Seat395 THB329 THB
3rd Class Fan Seat248 THB205 THB

The advantage of paying more to book online is that you can guarantee the availability of the seat type you want on the train that is most convenient for you. This is particularly important if your trip coincides with one of one of Thailand’s frequent public holidays when train services can become very busy.

Ban Krut Train Station


  • Ban Krut Railway Station is 2.2 km by road from Ban Krut beach.

Google Map of Ban Krut Railway Station

Hat Yai Railway Station


Google Map of Hat Yai Junction Railway Station

About Travel from Hat Yai


As well as being a major city, Hat Yai is also the main transport hub for the lower part of Southern Thailand. Hat Yai is a popular destination in its own right for visitors from Malaysia, however, most visitors from Europe and North America only ever come to Hat Yai on route to other destinations.

Travel to Malaysia

The main destination for people transiting through Hat Yai is Malaysia and there are several ways to travel overland from Hat Yai to Malaysia:

  • Minivan to Padang Besar: The quickest and cheapest way to travel from Hat Yai to Malaysia is to take a minivan from Hat Yai Bus Station to the border at Padang Besar. Minivans depart frequently throughout the day as and when they become full. The journey takes 50 minutes and costs 50 THB per person. Once across the border you can take a train from Padang Besar Railway Station direct to Penang, Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur.
  • Train: There are train services direct from Hat Yai to Padang Besar Railway Station in Malaysia, as well as trains from Hat Yai to Sungai Kolok. Travel via Padang Besar is the best option for onward travel to Penang and Kuala Lumpur, whilst travel via Sungai Kolok is the best route to reach Kota Bharu (the closest Thai Embassy to the Malaysian border) or the Perhentian Islands.
  • By minivan to Penang Island: There are minivan services travelling direct from Hat Yai city centre to Penang Island. This is a quick and cheap option that takes you direct into the centre of busy George Town in around 4 hours.
  • By bus to Kuala Lumpur: Bus services travel direct from Hat Yai city centre, rather than from Hat Yai Bus Station, to Kuala Lumpur. Most of these service travel overnight and the journey takes around 9 hours.
Koh Lipe is easily reached from Hat Yai
Koh Lipe is easily reached from Hat Yai

Hat Yai is also a good access point for visiting islands in the lower South of Thailand which are on the West Coast some distance from Krabi and Phuket.

Travel from Hat Yai to the Islands

There are services which depart direct from Hat Yai Railway Station which are fast and convenient options for overland travel to some of Thailand’s most beautiful islands. For more information see the links below:

  • Read more about travel from Hat Yai Railway Station to Koh Lipe.
  • Read more about travel from Hat Yai Railway Station to Koh Tarutao.

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