Travel from Hat Yai Railway Station to Koh Tarutao

There are direct joint bus and boat services from Hat Yai Railway Station all the way to Koh Tarutao. If you get the right train you can travel over night from Bangkok and arrive at Hat Yai the next morning in time to go straight to Koh Tarutao.

Travel Times from Hat Yai to Koh Tarutao

There are 4 direct services a day from Hat Yai Railway Station to Koh Tarutao available to book online.

Hat Yai StationKoh TarutaoTicketCompany
08:0012:00฿ 850Andaman Sea Tour and Transport
08:2012:00฿ 800Dee Travels Hatyai
08:3011:45฿ 830Hi Lipe
08:3012:00฿ 850Andaman Sea Tour and Transport
  • The first part of this service is by minivan to the Pak Bara Pier.
  • The second part of this service is by speed boat to Koh Tarutao.

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Train Times from Bangkok to Hat Yai

There are 4 train services a day from Bangkok to Hat Yai.

Train No.BangkokHat YaiService
37/4516:1006:35Special Express
3116:5007:05Special Express

Location of Hat Yai Railway Station

Services to Koh Tarutao depart from in front of Hat Yai Junction Railway Station

Google Map of Hat Yai Railway Station

Location of Koh Tarutao Pier

Joint minivan and speed boat transfer from Hat Yai Railway Station arrive at pier in the north of Koh Tarutao.

Google Map of Koh Tarutao Pier

About Koh Tarutao

Koh Tarutao is a fairly large island located on the west coast of Thailand only 7 km north to the Malaysian island of Langkawi. Despite its size, 26 km long and 11 km wide, and its beautiful beaches, Koh Tarutao has never really been developed as a holiday destination.

There are some small bungalows and campsites along with restaurants and shops, mostly in the north of the island, and a concrete road through the centre but other than that there isn’t much else on Koh Tarutao. There is no internet and no connection to electricity from the mainland so the only electricity is generated by the small resorts and normally only from 18:00 to 06:00. The island is, though, a pristine natural reserve with clean beaches and some great walks to do around the mountainous terrain.

Koh Tarutao Marine Park
Koh Tarutao Marine Park

Koh Tarutao has an interesting history. From 1938 to 1948 the island was a prison camp. Some of the inmates were political prisoners who were kept on Koh Tarutao to keep them apart from the wider prison population and visitors from the outside. During World War II the supply of food to the island became infrequent and both inmates and prison guards turned to piracy to get food and other supplies from passing ships. The piracy became increasingly frequent and violent until 1951 when the British army invaded the island and ‘suppressed’ the instigators.

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