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There are 5 ways to get from George Town to Pattani by bus, car ferry, car or plane

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Mini Van, Mini Bus  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Komtar Bus Terminal to Hat Yai
  2. Take the Mini Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Pattani Bus Station

Cheapest option

Car ferry, drive  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Drive from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Pattani

3 alternative options

Bus, Mini Bus  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong to Hat Yai
  2. Take the Mini Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Pattani Bus Station

Drive  •  3h 49m

  1. Drive from George Town to Pattani 291.5 km

Fly, drive  •  5h 49m

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Sultan Ismail Petra (KBR) PEN - KBR
  2. Drive from Sultan Ismail Petra to Pattani
Malaysia → Thailand
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International entry into Thailand from Malaysia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of 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
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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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
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan and Vietnam

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Rules to follow in Thailand

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Considerations leaving from Malaysia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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: 13 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from George Town to Pattani is to Mini Van and Mini Bus which costs RM 64 - RM 69 and takes 6h 39m.

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The fastest way to get from George Town to Pattani is to drive which takes 3h 49m and costs RM 55 - RM 85.

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The distance between George Town and Pattani is 191 km. The road distance is 291.5 km.

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The best way to get from George Town to Pattani without a car is to Mini Van and Mini Bus which takes 6h 39m and costs RM 64 - RM 69.

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It takes approximately 6h 39m to get from George Town to Pattani, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Penang Airport to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Pattani is 1h behind George Town. It is currently 10:10 PM in George Town and 9:10 PM in Pattani.

Yes, the driving distance between George Town to Pattani is 291 km. It takes approximately 3h 49m to drive from George Town to Pattani.

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Firefly and AirAsia offer flights from Penang Airport to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport.

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The best way to get from George Town to Penang Airport is to bus which takes 50 min and costs RM 1 - RM 4.

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Map of how to get from George Town to Pattani.
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  • Distance: 191 km
  • Duration: 6h 39m

What companies run services between George Town, Malaysia and Pattani, Thailand?

You can take a bus from George Town to Pattani via Hat Yai, Hat Yai Bus Station, and Pattani Bus Station in around 6h 39m.

Airlines
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Penang to Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1500 - ฿2200
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿2500
Bus operators
New Asian Travel
Phone
+60 4-261 5558
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Komtar Bus Terminal to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿414
Schedules at
12go.asia
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12go.asia
Beh Travel & Tour Sdn
Phone
019 - 545 3888
Email
beh_travel@outlook.com
Website
behtravelandtour.com
Bus from Komtar Bus Terminal to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿322
Schedules at
behtravelandtour.com
Bus from Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿322
Schedules at
behtravelandtour.com
Mini Bus
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Pattani Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿100
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Phone
03-7885 2585
Email
suggest@rapidkl.com.my
Website
myrapid.com.my
Car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿9 - ฿60
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
฿9
Car
฿58
Bicycle
฿11
Motorcycle
฿15
Tricycle
฿23

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