Travel from Penang to Hat Yai Railway Station

You can travel by train from Penang to Hat Yai via Padang Besar, but an easier option is to take a direct minivan service from Penang to Hat Yai.

Bus Times from Penang to Hat Yai Railway Station


There are currently 2 services a day from Penang to a bus stop near Hat Yai Railway Station. There are other services which terminate at Hat Yai Bus Station, which is 2.9 km from the train station.

PenangHat YaiCostCompany
05:0008:00548 THBNew Asian Travel
05:0008:20517 THBBEH Travel
08:0011:20517 THBBEH Travel
12:0015:00548 THBNew Asian Travel
  • Departure times are in Malaysian time, and arrival times are in Thailand time, which is 1 hour behind Malaysian time.
  • By minivan the journey from Penang to Hat Yai takes around 4 hours.

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Penang Bus Stop


BEH Travel services from Penang to Hat Yai depart from outside the Prangin Mall in George Town, Penang Island.

Google Map of the Prangin Mall in Penang

Hat Yai Bus Stop


BEH Travel services from Penang to Hat Yai terminate at 25 Chee Uthit Rd, Tambon Hat Yai, Amphoe Hat Yai, Chang Wat Songkhla 90110, which is 600 metres walking distance to the east of Hat Yai Junction Railway Station.

BEH Travel Hat Yai Bus Stop

About Travel to Hat Yai Railway Station


By road the distance from George Town on Penang Island to Hat Yai Bus Station is 212 km along relatively well maintained roads.

Crossing the Border

The journey takes about 4 hours because of the time it takes for a minivan full of passengers to depart from Malaysia and enter into Thailand via Sadao Immigration Checkpoint, which is one of the busiest of the many border crossings between Malaysia and Thailand.

Travel in Hat Yai

Hat Yai Bus Station is located 3 km by road from Hat Yai Junction Railway Station. The easiest way to travel from Hat Yai Bus Station to Hat Yai Railway Station is leave the bus station via the main entrance and to negotiate a price for either a motorbike taxi or for one of the small blue taxi vans which also wait outside the station. The price to travel from Hat Yai Bus Station to Hat Yai Railway Station should be between 40 and 60 THB (2022 prices) and the journey takes around 5 minutes.

Steam engine at Hat Yai Railway Station
Steam engine at Hat Yai Railway Station
Southern Railway Line

Hat Yai Railway Station is on Thailand’s Southern Railway Line which runs from Sungai Kolok, on the border with Thailand, all the way up to Bangkok. To reach the popular holidays island of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan you need take a train as far as Surat Thani and then take a joint bus and ferry service to your final destination. For Koh Tao we recommend that you stay on the train until Chumphon and from there take a joint bus and ferry service from Chumphon to Koh Tao.

Train times from Hat Yai to Surat Thani
TrainHat YaiSurat ThaniSleeper
17216:0520:52Yes
3217:4522:21Yes
38/4618:0522:47Yes
17018:2023:25Yes

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