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There are 5 ways to get from Alor Setar to Pattani by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Alor Setar to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Pattani

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Train, Mini Bus  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Alor Setar to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Pattani Bus Station

3 alternative options

Train, minivan, Mini Bus  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Alor Setar to Padang Besar
  2. Take the minivan from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Pattani Bus Station

Bus, minivan, Mini Bus  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from Kangar to Padang Besar T11
  2. Take the minivan from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Pattani Bus Station

Drive  •  2h 42m

  1. Drive from Alor Setar to Pattani 168.5 km
Malaysia → Thailand
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International entry into Thailand from Malaysia

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Allowed for: Citizens, permanent residents and visa holders

Restricted for: Foreign nationals, with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Thailand from Malaysia

  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Foreign nationals are required to obtain Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by the Thai embassy or consulate
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Travel insurance and medical declaration are required for foreign nationals
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  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Foreign nationals are required to obtain Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by the Thai embassy or consulate
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Travel insurance and medical declaration are required for foreign nationals
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test are exempt from compulsory quarantine if travelling to the following islands: Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao. They must stay on the island for at least 14 days before travelling to other regions
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Thailand from Malaysia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Pattani is 1422.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Pattani is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Pattani is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1422.

Yes, entry into Malaysia from Thailand is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Alor Setar to Pattani is to drive which costs RM 30 - RM 50 and takes 2h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Alor Setar to Pattani is to drive which costs RM 30 - RM 50 and takes 2h 42m.

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The distance between Alor Setar and Pattani is 129 km. The road distance is 168.5 km.

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The best way to get from Alor Setar to Pattani without a car is to train which takes 5h 43m and costs RM 60 - RM 310.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m to get from Alor Setar to Pattani, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Alor Setar to Pattani is to train which takes 5h 43m and costs RM 60 - RM 310. Alternatively, you can bus and minivan and Mini Bus, which costs RM 40 - RM 50 and takes 8h.

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Pattani is 1h behind Alor Setar. It is currently 1:09 PM in Alor Setar and 12:09 PM in Pattani.

Yes, the driving distance between Alor Setar to Pattani is 169 km. It takes approximately 2h 42m to drive from Alor Setar to Pattani.

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Map of how to get from Alor Setar to Pattani.
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  • Distance: 128.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 43m

What companies run services between Alor Setar, Malaysia and Pattani, Thailand?

You can take a train from Alor Setar to Pattani via Padang Besar, Hat Yai, and Pattani in around 5h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Alor Setar to Pattani via Kangar, Padang Besar, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Hat Yai Bus Station, and Pattani Bus Station in around 8h.

Train operators
KTM Komuter
Phone
+603 - 2267 1200
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Alor Setar to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿60 - ฿75
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿45 - ฿950
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿45 - ฿160
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿550 - ฿750
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿240 - ฿340
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿950
Train from Hat Yai to Pattani
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿55 - ฿1000
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿55 - ฿170
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿550 - ฿750
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿250 - ฿350
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿750 - ฿1000
Bus operators
minivan
Bus from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿50
Mini Bus
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Pattani Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿100
Mara Liner MyBAS
Bus from Kangar to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿35 - ฿50
Schedules at
maralinergroup.my

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