You need to take two trains to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai. The first train is a Malaysian railway service to Padang Besar Railway Station where you pass through both Malaysian and Thai immigration control. The second train is a Thai railway service which departs from Padang Besar Railway Station to Hat Yai Junction in the centre of Hat Yai City.
Train 1: Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
- There are currently 5 trains a day from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar.
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Train 2: Padang Besar to Hat Yai
- There are 3 trains a day from Padang Besar (Malaysia) to Hat Yai.
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- The train times above are Thailand Time, which is 1 hour behind (-1) Malaysia Time
Buy Tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai
Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets for first part of the journey from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar.
- Tickets for the short journey from Padang Besar to Hat Yai need to purchased at Padang Besar Railway Station after you pass through immigration into Thailand.
Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
- See more information about KL Sentral Station which is the main railway station in Kuala Lumpur.
Padang Besar Railway Station
- See more information about Padang Besar Railway Station which is the interchange station between Malaysian and Thai railway services.
Hat Yai Railway Station
- See more information about Hat Yai Junction which is the main railway station in Hat Yai.
About Hat Yai
Hat Yai is a border town which came into existence fairly recently (1922) and grew as a consequence of being a transport hub and a place where people come from over the border in nearby Malaysia to eat, drink, shop and enjoy the nightlife which is more exotic than in Malaysia. In terms of eating, drinking, shopping and exotic nightlife Hat Yai has plenty of all of these at prices which represent value for money. Hat Yai also has some good hotels, such as the Grand Plaza Hotel, which are very luxurious and inexpensive for what you get.
The busiest part of Hat Yai in the evening time is the Saneha Nusorn Road, which is side road off the Thumnoonvithi Road that runs eastward from Hat Yai Railway Station. The Saneha Nusorn Road features four major shopping centres, lots of restaurants ranging from a branch of McDonalds through to some large and moderately expensive seafood restaurants where fish and other seafood is sold by weight and consumed in large volumes by Asian visitors, and Hat Yai’s two best hotels. The Saneha Nusorn Road also has travel agents, convenience stores, smaller independent shops and market stalls selling a variety of products. If you want to experience some of Hat Yai’s famous exotic nightlife then visit the Pink Lady bar at the Grand Pink Hotel, also on the Saneha Nusorn Road.