The journey by train from Batu Gajah to Padang Besar (on the border with Thailand) takes around 3 hours 20 minutes.
Train Times to Padang Besar
There are 5 direct train services a day from Batu Gajah to Padang Besar.
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Location of Batu Gajah Railway Station
Batu Gajah Railway Station is 5.9 km by road from Kellie’s Castle.
Location of Padang Besar Railway Station
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About Travel to Padang Besar
There are two ways to travel from Padang Besar Railway Station into Thailand. The first is to take a train. There are three daily trains from Padang Besar to Thailand departing at 09:55, 16:40 and 18:00. The first two trains travel as far as Hat Yai. The 18:00 departure terminates in Bangkok. The second way to cross over into Thailand is by road. Taxi services to Thailand depart from the car park in front of Padang Besar Railway Station. By taxi it costs 20 MYR, possibly less if you share a taxi, to travel from Padang Besar Railway Station to the Thai side of the border.
If you do arrive in Padang Besar in Thailand by road your best option for onward travel in Thailand is to take a motorbike taxi from the border to the town’s minivan station. For foreign visitors the normal fare to the minivan station is 40 THB, negotiable with the the driver. There are regular services from the minivan station in Padang Besar to Hat Yai. The journey takes 50 minutes and costs 50 THB per person. The arrival point in Hat Yai for minivan services from Padang Besar is Hat Yai Bus Station. From Hat Yai Bus Station you can take direct bus and minivan services to destinations across Southern Thailand all the way up to Bangkok. Click on the link to see bus times across Thailand.