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There are 7 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Hat Yai  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Hat Yai (HDY) KUL - HDY

฿1515 - ฿7349

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Train  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai

฿436 - ฿1588

5 alternative options

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar, train  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Alor Setar (AOR) SZB - AOR
  2. Take the train from Anak Bukit to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai

฿854 - ฿4227

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Alor Setar, train  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Alor Setar (AOR) KUL - AOR
  3. Take the train from Anak Bukit to Padang Besar
  4. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai

฿890 - ฿4289

Bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Hat Yai Chee Road

฿623

Bus via Bandar Tasik Selatan  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai

฿531 - ฿602

Drive  •  5h 55m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai 335.2 miles

฿1500 - ฿2300

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai is to bus via Bandar Tasik Selatan which costs RM 65 - RM 80 and takes 9h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai is to train and fly which costs RM 190 - RM 950 and takes 4h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hentian Duta and arriving at Hat Yai Chee Road. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai. However, there are services departing from Kuala Lumpur and arriving at Hat Yai via Padang Besar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 18m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Hat Yai is 451 km. The road distance is 536.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai without a car is to train which takes 7h 18m and costs RM 55 - RM 210.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai, including transfers.

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Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai bus services, operated by Alisan Golden Coach Express, depart from Hentian Duta station.

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Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai train services, operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, depart from Kuala Lumpur station.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai is to train which takes 7h 18m and costs RM 55 - RM 210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 79 and takes 8h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai.
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  • Distance: 281.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 14m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Hat Yai, Thailand?

You can take a train from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai via Padang Besar in around 7h 18m. Alternatively, Alisan Golden Coach Express operates a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai once daily. Tickets cost ฿623 and the journey takes 8h 10m.

Airlines
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿3300
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿6500
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿3300
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿6500
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿340 - ฿3500
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿3500
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿3900
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
฿320 - ฿550
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Anak Bukit to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿55 - ฿65
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 Anak Bukit to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿95 - ฿130
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
฿95 - ฿105
Gold
฿110 - ฿130
Platinum
฿130 - ฿150
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
฿380 - ฿650
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
฿380 - ฿420
Gold
฿550 - ฿650
Platinum
฿750 - ฿900
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
55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿50 - ฿950
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
฿55 - ฿160
2nd Class (Seat)
฿260 - ฿360
2nd Class (Berth)
฿550 - ฿750
1st Class (Berth)
฿700 - ฿950
Bus operators
Suasana Edaran
Phone
+60 3-2143 2299
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
฿513
Schedules at
easybook.com

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Hat Yai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai bus services, operated by Alisan Golden Coach Express, arrive at Hat Yai Chee Road station.

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Hat Yai is 1h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 12:41 AM in Kuala Lumpur and 11:41 PM in Hat Yai.

Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, arrive at Hat Yai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai is 536 km. It takes approximately 5h 55m to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai.

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Thai AirAsia offers flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Hat Yai Airport.

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There are 245+ hotels available in Hat Yai. Prices start at ฿582 per night.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is to train which takes 30m and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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