Hat Yai to Penang

Hat Yai to Penang

Hat Yai to Penang Schedule

Hat Yai to Penang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Thai Smile Economy #WE26009:10 - 10:35$ 218.81
Thai Smile Economy #WE26413:20 - 14:50$ 183.03
Thai Smile Economy #WE26215:00 - 16:25$ 174.99
Thai Airways Economy #TG226820:55 - 22:20$ 262.90

Transportation from Hat Yai to Penang

Hat Yai to Penang Destination Reviews

SR
Comfortable van, good driver.
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 28, 2020
RT
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.
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 28, 2020
JO
Fantastic trip, nice driver ran to time and the border was very easy
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 17, 2020
JS
Driver was rude didnt explain all the stops. Very small van no bus small van with a lot of luggage
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 17, 2020
LS
Everything went as expected. Driver was friendly enough to drop us off a bit off his route. Will certainly consider nomineetour for future travel.
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 15, 2020
KS
Says on the ticket 9AM. But told us that the van will arrive at 9:30AM.
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 5, 2020
AV
Arrived sooner than expected
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 5, 2020
SA
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!
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 2, 2020
AT
Got a spacious Van with nice air conditioning, slept soundly the entire trip. Went through customs fast and easy.
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Dec 31, 2019
YA
Nicely operated.
Van Regional 14pax, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Dec 28, 2019
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How to get from Hat Yai to Penang

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.

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

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.

How much does it cost to get from Hat Yai to 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.

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

  • 5 from Hat Yai to Penang starting from 15:00 Hat Yai Station until 15:00 Hat Yai Station
  • 2 from Hat Yai to Penang starting from 13:20 Hat Yai Airport until 15:00 Hat Yai Airport

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?

Flights

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.

Airlines flying between Hat Yai and Penang

Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์)

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, Persada Taiping

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 flight remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 89% decided to fly
  • 11% opted for a bus