Travelling between Hat Yai and Penang is possible by Flight and bus. Bus guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 174.99 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 11.25.
It can take you anywhere between 4 and 8 hours to travel between Hat Yai and Penang depending on the means of transport you choose.
Bus is the fastest way to travel between Hat Yai and Penang. Bus will bring you to your destination in 3h 57m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 7h 50m to reach Penang.
Travelling between Hat Yai and Penang can be as cheap as USD 11.25 if you opt for a Billion Stars Express bus and as expensive as USD 174.99 if you buy a Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์) flight ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Hat Yai to Penang.
Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Hat Yai to Penang, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 175.00.
Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.
If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.
In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.
Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์)
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.
Billion Stars Express, Persada Taiping
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with flight remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route