Hat Yai to Penang

Hat Yai to Penang

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Instant
15:00
Hat Yai Station
4h 3m bus ride in Express
20:03
Penang Komtar
Instant Fastest
15:00
Hat Yai Station
3h 57m bus ride in Express
3.1
19:57
Sungai Nibong, Penang
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Instant
15:50
HDY Hat Yai Airport
5h 40m journey in Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in BKK 2h 30m
22:30
PEN Penang International Airport

From Hat Yai Station to Penang by bus

Instant Fastest
15:00
Hat Yai Station
3h 57m bus ride in Express
3.1
19:57
Sungai Nibong, Penang
Instant
15:00
Hat Yai Station
4h 3m bus ride in Express
20:03
Penang Komtar

From Hat Yai Airport to Penang by flight and flight

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Instant
15:50
HDY Hat Yai Airport
5h 40m journey in Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in BKK 2h 30m
22:30
PEN Penang International Airport

Transportation from Hat Yai to Penang

  • Buses
    ฿ 388
  • Trains are not avaliable
  • Ferries are not avaliable
  • Flights are not avaliable
  • Taxis are not avaliable

Hat Yai to Penang destination reviews

SR
van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel, Jan 28, 2020
Comfortable van, good driver.
RT
van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel, Jan 28, 2020
Everything went smoothly. We went to the agency the day before and sked to be picked up from the hostel. Paid extra 10 batt to the driver for crossing the border which was written in the rules of the Thai border. Crossing the border was fast and easy, no additional charges over there. Arrived in George Town on time and the driver dropped us close to our hotel and showed the directions.
JO
van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel, Jan 17, 2020
Fantastic trip, nice driver ran to time and the border was very easy
JS
van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel, Jan 17, 2020
Driver was rude didnt explain all the stops. Very small van no bus small van with a lot of luggage
LS
van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel, Jan 15, 2020
Everything went as expected. Driver was friendly enough to drop us off a bit off his route. Will certainly consider nomineetour for future travel.
KS
van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel, Jan 5, 2020
Says on the ticket 9AM. But told us that the van will arrive at 9:30AM.
AV
van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel, Jan 5, 2020
Arrived sooner than expected
SA
van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel, Jan 2, 2020
I had no trouble Hat Yai Nominatee, they were quite nice and polite, I did arrive earlier to ensure I don't miss the transport. The van is quite old and uncomfortable but it was not unexpected, most of the vans for crossing Hat Yai to Penang are the same, so no complaints there. The driver did his best to find out where I would like to drop in Penang, even asking another driver when he doesn't know. I guess fellow travelers should be aware that you will be asked for 10 baht for "passport stamping" when crossing from Hat Yai to Malaysia and from Malaysia to Hat Yai, paid MYR$10 for "document filling" and MYR$20 for "express queue" at the checkpoint. I was quite happy to pay for the "express queue" as during the time of day, it was a really long queue and we were led to a room where another officer issued the stamps. I understand it is not a legal practice but it has been ongoing forever - do as the local does I suppose, I am not about to be the one person on the van to say no to paying and make the whole van wait 2 hours for me!
AT
van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel, Dec 31, 2019
Got a spacious Van with nice air conditioning, slept soundly the entire trip. Went through customs fast and easy.
YA
van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel, Dec 28, 2019
Nicely operated.
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How to get from Hat Yai to Penang

Travelling between Hat Yai and Penang is possible by Bus and van. Van guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you THB 388 if you go by Bus; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a van which will set you back mere THB 343.

How long does it take to get from Hat Yai to Penang?

It can take you anywhere between 4 and 5 hours to travel between Hat Yai and Penang depending on the means of transport you choose.

Van is the fastest way to travel between Hat Yai and Penang. Van will bring you to your destination in 3h 30m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 4h 3m to reach Penang.

How much does it cost to get from Hat Yai to Penang?

Travelling between Hat Yai and Penang can be as cheap as THB 343 if you opt for a New Asian Travel van and as expensive as THB 388 if you buy a Billion Stars Express Bus ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Hat Yai and Penang ?

  • 6 from Hat Yai to Penang starting from 09:30 Hat Yai Nominatee Tour until 15:30 Hat Yai Nominatee Tour
  • 1 from Hat Yai to Penang starting from 09:00 Hat Yai Station until 15:00 Hat Yai Station

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Hat Yai to Penang.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Bus

Travelling from Hat Yai to Penang overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Hat Yai and Penang

Billion Stars Express, Penang Billion Stars

Van

Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Hat Yai and Penang, too.

Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.

Companies operating vans between Hat Yai and Penang

New Asian Travel

What is the most popular transport to get from Hat Yai to Penang?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with van remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% took a van