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    Travel from Penang to Hat Yai Railway Station

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


    Minivan Times to Penang


    There are 4 daily services from Penang to Hat Yai.

    PenangHat YaiCostCompany
    05:0008:00334 THBNew Asian Travel
    08:3011:30334 THBNew Asian Travel
    12:0015:00334 THBNew Asian Travel
    15:3018:30334 THBNew Asian Travel

    • Departure times are in Malaysia time, and arrival times are in Thailand time, which is 1 hour behind Malaysia.
    • By minivan the journey from Penang to Hat Yai takes 4 hours.

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    Minivan Station in Penang


    New Asian Travel services to Hat Yai depart from the New Asian Travel office under the Komtar Tower in George Town, Penang Island. 

    Google Map of New Asian Travel office


    Arrival in Hat Yai


    New Asian Travel services from Penang to Hat Yai terminate at Hat Yai Bus Station, 73 Chotevittayakul Road, Tambon Hat Yai, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110.

    Google Map of Hat Yai Bus Station


    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. The journey takes 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. 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 (2020 prices) and the journey takes around 5 minutes.

    Steam engine at Hat Yai Railway Station

    Steam engine at Hat Yai Railway Station

    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
    44606:4013:22No
    44810:5817:55No
    17014:4520:11Yes
    17215:3921:20Yes
    4216:2320:31No
    38/4618:1023:25Yes
    3218:4523:54Yes

    Next read about Train travel from Hat Yai to Bangkok