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

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Train  •  7h 37m

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

฿411 - ฿1555

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Bus  •  8h 10m

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

฿520

Bus via Ipoh  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Ipoh Aman Jaya
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Amanjaya to Hat Yai

฿573 - ฿700

Drive  •  5h 55m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai 536.3 km

฿1500 - ฿2200

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Hat Yai  •  4h 56m

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

฿1666 - ฿4777

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar, train  •  6h 20m

  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

฿1342 - ฿3602

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Alor Setar, train  •  6h 26m

  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

฿1271 - ฿3237

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai is to bus which costs RM 70 and takes 8h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai is to train and fly which costs RM 220 - RM 650 and takes 4h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hentian Duta and arriving at Hat Yai Chee Road. Services depart twice 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 37m.

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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 37m and costs RM 55 - RM 210.

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It takes approximately 7h 37m 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 37m and costs RM 55 - RM 210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 70 and takes 8h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai.
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  • Distance: 450.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 37m

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 37m. Alternatively, Alisan Golden Coach Express operates a bus from Hentian Duta to Hat Yai Chee Road twice daily. Tickets cost ฿520 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
฿3500 - ฿6000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1900 - ฿4800
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿3500 - ฿6000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1900 - ฿4800
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿1900
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1600 - ฿3100
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿4200
Train operators
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿360 - ฿650
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
฿360 - ฿400
Gold
฿550 - ฿650
Platinum
฿700 - ฿850
Train from Anak Bukit to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿90 - ฿120
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
฿90 - ฿100
Gold
฿100 - ฿115
Platinum
฿120 - ฿140
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
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
฿300 - ฿550
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
KTM Komuter
Phone
+603 - 2267 1200
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Anak Bukit to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿50 - ฿65
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Bus operators
Alisan Golden Coach Express
Plusliner
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
plusliner.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Ipoh Aman Jaya
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
฿160
Schedules at
plusliner.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Terminal Amanjaya
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
฿186
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Book at
easybook.com
Express Kesatuan
Phone
+6016-5217774
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh Aman Jaya
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿186
Schedules at
easybook.com
Bus from Terminal Amanjaya to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿408
Schedules at
easybook.com
Transnasional
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
transnasional.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Ipoh
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿154
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Perak Transit
Phone
05-255 1128
Email
enquiry@peraktransit.com.my
Website
peraktransit.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Ipoh Amanjaya
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿160 - ฿240
Schedules at
peraktransit.com.my
Book at
12go.asia

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Hat Yai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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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 8:29 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 7:29 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 240+ hotels available in Hat Yai. Prices start at ฿3750 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 30 min and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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