By train the journey from Phatthalung to Hat Yai is scheduled to take from 1 to 2 hours depending upon which train you take.
Trains Times from Phatthalung to Hat Yai
There are currently 4 direct trains per day from Phatthalung to Hat Yai.
- The fastest train from Phatthalung to Hat Yai is Train #171 departing at 05:20 and scheduled to arrive in Hat Yai 1 hour 14 minutes later at 06:34.
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Phatthalung Train Station
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Hat Yai Train Station
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About Travel to Hat Yai
Hat Yai was rapidly transformed from a very small settlement into the largest city in Southern Thailand by the opening of Hat Yai Junction Railway in 1924. Hat Yai is a relatively new city and unlike other older cities in the south of Thailand, such as Nakhon Si Thammarat, it has no major historical sites to attract tourists. Nonetheless, modern day Hat Yai is thriving city which is both a commercial centre and a mjor transport hub for travel between central and southern Thailand, and beyond that into Malaysia.
Tourism in Hat Yai
Hat Yai has a large and well developed tourist infrastructure. The city centre area near the main railway station has many hotels, shops and restaurants, and even a small cluster of Western style bars such as The Swan and Lion Bar.
The tourism industry in Hat Yai, however, is different to that in cities such as Hua Hin or Phuket in that it predominantly caters for visitors from Malaysia, Singapore and other countries in Asia. It’s a relatively easy to reach and affordable destination for tourists from Malaysia, who travel to the city for short holidays to enjoy the food, go shopping and visit night time entertainment centres.
Tourists from Europe and North America tend to come to the city overnight to break up a journey. Before the visa rules in Thailand became less permissive of long stay visitors, a large proportion of the Western tourists to Hat Yai who came to the city where on ‘visa runs’ to Malaysia. Western visitors have carried on coming to Hat Yai since the changes to the immigration rules on their way to and from Malaysia, and west coast holiday destinations, particularly Koh Lipe.
Travel to Koh Lipe
By joint bus and speedboat service the journey from Hat Yai to Koh Lipe takes around 5 hours. Direct services from Hat Yai to Koh Lipe depart from in front of the railway station, and they are timed to coincide with the arrival of the 4 daily trains from Bangkok. For a smooth journey, without long waits, we recommend that you book your tickets from Hat Yai to Koh Lipe in advance using the link below:
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