By train the journey from Surat Thani to Hat Yai is scheduled to take from 4 to 5 hours depending upon which train you take.
Train Times from Surat Thani to Hat Yai
There are 5 direct train services a day from Surat Thani to Hat Yai.
- Please note: The services shaded in grey are not currently operating.
|Train No.||Surat Thani||Hat Yai||Service|
- The fastest service is the 09:26 departure on Train #39/41, which is scheduled to complete the journey in 3 hours 56 minutes.
- The slowest service is the 04:35 departure on Train #169 which is scheduled to complete the journey in 5 hours 15 minutes.
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Ticket Prices from Surat Thani to Hat Yai
Tickets from Surat Thani to Hat Yai purchased in advance online are 30 THB to 150 THB more expensive than train tickets purchased at a train station in Thailand.
|Seat Type||Online Price||Station Price|
|1st Class A/C Sleeper||1,202 to 1,403 THB||1,073 to 1,253 THB|
|2nd Class A/C Sleeper||724 to 925 THB||646 to 826 THB|
|2nd Class Fan Seat||354 THB||316 THB|
|3rd Class Fan Seat||275 THB||245 THB|
For 1st and 2nd Class Sleeper booking in advance is recommended as these seat types typically sell out well in advance of the day of travel. If you are unable to go a train station in Thailand a few days before the date of travel, or you want to avoid the inconvenience of making a separate trip to a train station, then it is worth paying more to book in advance online.
Location of Surat Thani Railway Station
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Location of Hat Yai Railway Station
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About Travel to Hat Yai
Hat Yai is large city near to the border with Malaysia and a lot of the visitors to Hat Yai are travelling from Malaysia or to Malaysia. Hat Yai city itself has few tourist attractions. Hat Yai city centre is mostly full of modern concrete buildings. Tourists from Malaysia do come to Hat Yai on holiday, however, specifically for the night life, the shopping opportunities and the local food, particularly seafood. Hat Yai has a good range of well priced hotels as well as shopping centres and large markets. The nearest border crossing to Hat Yai is Padang Besar, which you can reach in 50 minutes by minivan from Hat Yai Bus Station. Padang Besar in Malaysia is the connection point for Malaysia’s West Coast Railway Line which travels direct to Kuala Lumpur via Ipoh and a branch line to Butterworth, near the Island of Penang.
Hat Yai is also the connection point between the Thai railway network and bus services to beach resort destinations in the far south of Thailand, particularly Koh Lipe and Songkhla. Songkhla, as well as Songkhla lake, are under an hour away by road from Hat Yai. Songkhla town has a beach and an interesting old town area. Songkhla lake is a spectacular natural attraction with an island in the middle connected by road featuring a temple with a large reclining Buddha, Wat Phranon Laem Pho. Koh Lipe is further away. To travel there from Hat Yai you need to take a bus to Pakbara ferry pier, which is a 125 km away, and then a speed boat connection to Koh Lipe itelf. The journey in total takes about 5 hours.