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.
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.
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.
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 THB 42,949,672.
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.
Scoot, 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, Penang Billion Stars
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.
New Asian Travel
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