By train the journey from Seremban to Padang Besar is scheduled is take just over 7 hours. Padang Besar is the interchange station for train services to Hat Yai, Surat Thani and Bangkok.
Train Times from Seremban to Padang Besar
There is 1 direct train service a day from Seremban to Padang Besar which you can book online.
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About Travel to Padang Besar
Padang Besar is at the northern end of Malaysia’s West Coast Railway Line, very close to the border with Thailand. Padang Besar is also currently the only interchange station between the Malaysian and Thai railways networks. When the full timetable is operating, three Thai train services a day depart from Padang Besar Railway Station:
- 09:55: Train #948 to Hat Yai
- 16:40: Train #950 to Hat Yai
- 18:00: Train #46 to Bangkok via Hat Yai, Surat Thani, Chumphon and Hua Hin.
Tickets for Train #948 and Train #950 can only be purchased at Padang Besar Railway Station on the day of travel. Tickets for Train #46 can also be purchased in advance and we recommend booking in advance if you want to secure a sleeper berth for the long journey north to Bangkok, which is scheduled to take just over 17 hours.
The other way to travel from Padang Besar Railway Station to Thailand (when the border is open) is take a taxi to the border. Taxis depart from the car park by the front entrance to Padang Besar Railway Station and the normal price for this short journey is 10 to 20 MYR per person depending on how many people share the taxi. The taxi will drop you at the Thai Immigration Centre. Once you cross through into Thailand, the arrival point is the Thai half of the town of Padang Besar. Padang Besar has a public minivan station in the centre of town a few kilometres from the border and the best way to get there is to take one of the motorbike taxis waiting in the car park as you exit from the Immigration Centre. The fare from the border to the minivan station is 50 THB per person. Minivans from Padang Besar to Hat Yai depart frequently when the border is open. The journey by minivan from Padang Besar to Hat Yai takes 50 minutes and costs 50 THB. These minivan services terminate at Hat Yai Bus Station, which is 2.9 km by road from Hat Yai Railway Station.