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There are 3 ways to get from Kota Bharu to Hat Yai by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the train from Sungai Kolok to Hat Yai 38 Sungai Kolok - Hua Lamphong - VIP Sleeper / ...

$13 - $40

2 alternative options

Minivan  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the minivan from Sungai Kolok to Yala
  2. Take the minivan from Pattani Bus Station to Hat Yai Bus Station

$24 - $26

Drive  •  4h 28m

  1. Drive from Kota Bharu to Hat Yai 185 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Kota Bharu to Hat Yai is to train which costs RM 50 - RM 170 and takes 4h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Kota Bharu to Hat Yai is to train which costs RM 50 - RM 170 and takes 4h 21m.

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The distance between Kota Bharu and Hat Yai is 218 km. The road distance is 296 km.

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The best way to get from Kota Bharu to Hat Yai without a car is to minivan which takes 7h 40m and costs RM 95 - RM 110.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Kota Bharu to Hat Yai, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kota Bharu to Hat Yai is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs RM 50 - RM 170. Alternatively, you can minivan, which costs RM 95 - RM 110 and takes 7h 40m.

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Hat Yai is 1h behind Kota Bharu. It is currently 3:20 AM in Kota Bharu and 2:20 AM in Hat Yai.

Yes, the driving distance between Kota Bharu to Hat Yai is 296 km. It takes approximately 4h 28m to drive from Kota Bharu to Hat Yai.

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There are 203+ hotels available in Hat Yai. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kota Bharu to Hat Yai.
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  • Distance: 136 miles
  • Duration: 4h 21m

What companies run services between Kota Bharu, Malaysia and Hat Yai, Thailand?

State Railway of Thailand operates a train from Kota Bharu to Hat Yai 5 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kota Bharu to Hat Yai via Sungai Kolok, Yala, and Pattani Bus Station in around 7h 40m.

Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Sungai Kolok to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
Bus operators
minivan
Bus from Sungai Kolok to Yala
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
minivan
Bus from Pattani Bus Station to Hat Yai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4

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