Trains from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai

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.
TrainKuala LumpurPadang BesarService
927207:0812:41ETS Platinum
927409:5015:23ETS Platinum
942010:4516:33ETS Gold
927618:3100:04ETS Platinum
927822:5004:18ETS Platinum

Train 2: Padang Besar to Hat Yai

  • There are 3 trains a day from Padang Besar (Malaysia) to Hat Yai.
Padang BesarHat YaiTrainService
17:0017:5546Special Express
  • 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.

Google Map of KL Sentral Station

Padang Besar Railway Station

Google Map of Padang Besar Railway Station

Hat Yai Railway Station

  • See more information about Hat Yai Junction which is the main railway station in Hat Yai.

Google Map of Hat Yai Junction Railway Station

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.

Saneha Nusorn Road in Hat Yai
Saneha Nusorn Road in Hat Yai

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.

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