There are 7 ways to get from Hat Yai to Johor Bahru by plane, subway, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Hat Yai to Singapore, subway  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Hat Yai (HDY) to Singapore (SIN) HDY - SIN
  2. Take the subway from Khatib to Marsiling

$68 - $192

Cheapest option

Train  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Gemas
  3. Take the train from Gemas to Johor Bahru Sentral

$25 - $57

5 alternative options

Fly Hat Yai to Johor Bahru  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Hat Yai (HDY) to Johor Bahru (JHB) HDY - JHB

$43 - $129

Train, KTM Komuter to Alor Setar, fly to Johor Bahru  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
  2. Take the KTM Komuter from Padang Besar to Anak Bukit
  3. Fly from Alor Setar (AOR) to Johor Bahru (JHB) AOR - JHB

$43 - $119

Bus Thai Good Travel  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Johor Bahru

$37

Bus Grassland Express  •  14 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Singapore

$33

Drive  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Hat Yai to Johor Bahru 540.1 miles

$75 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hat Yai to Johor Bahru is to bus which costs ฿1085 and takes 14 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hat Yai to Johor Bahru is to fly and subway which costs ฿2200 - ฿6500 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The distance between Hat Yai and Johor Bahru is 716 km. The road distance is 864.1 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from Hat Yai to Johor Bahru, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hat Yai and arriving at Johor Bahru. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hat Yai to Johor Bahru. However, there are services departing from Hat Yai and arriving at Johor Bahru Sentral via Padang Besar and Gemas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 35 min.

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What companies run services between Hat Yai, Thailand and Johor Bahru, Malaysia?

Malindo Airways, Thai AirAsia and four other airlines fly from Hat Yai to Johor Bahru every 3 hours. Alternatively, Thai Good Travel operates a bus from Hat Yai to Johor Bahru once daily. Tickets cost $37 and the journey takes 12 h 45 min.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Hat Yai to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Flights from Hat Yai to Johor Bahru via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $110
Flights from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur, Kuching
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $90
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $90
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Hat Yai to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $190
Flights from Hat Yai to Johor Bahru via Penang, Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $190
Flights from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Hat Yai to Singapore
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Hat Yai to Johor Bahru via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Hat Yai to Singapore
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Train operators
SMRT
Phone
+1 800-336-8900
Website
smrt.com.sg
Subway from Khatib to Marsiling
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
smrt.com.sg
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $28
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$16 - $22
1st Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Padang Besar to Anak Bukit
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Padang Besar to Anak Bukit
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$3 - $4
Gold
$3 - $4
Platinum
$4 - $5
Train from Padang Besar to Gemas
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$15 - $17
Gold
$23 - $26
Platinum
$31 - $36
KTM Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Gemas to Johor Bahru Sentral
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Economy
$2 - $3
Superior
$4 - $6
Superior Night
$6 - $8
Premier
$8 - $10
Premier Night
$12 - $15
Bus operators
Thai Good Travel
Website
thaigoodtravel.com
Bus from Hat Yai to Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
thaigoodtravel.com
Book at
easybook.com
Grassland Express
Website
grasslandsg.com
Bus from Hat Yai to Singapore
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
grasslandsg.com

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