The journey by train from Tasek Gelugor to Padang Besar (on the border with Thailand) takes around 1 hour 20 minutes.
Train Times to Padang Besar
There is currently a single direct train service a day from Tasek Gelugor to Padang Besar.
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Train Tickets to Padang Besar
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Location of Tasek Gelugor Railway Station
Tasek Gelugor Railway Station is 6.9 km by road from Frog Hills.
Location of Padang Besar Railway Station
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About Travel from Padang Besar
Padang Besar Railway Station is at the far northern end of Malaysia’s West Coat train line and the interchange station for Thai Railway Services. Padang Besar in Malaysia is a small town with few tourist attractions. Travellers come here to travel to and from Thailand through either the road border or alternatively the rail border. When the borders are open there are three train services a day into Thailand:
- Train 948: Departing at 09:55 Malaysian time and terminating in Hat Yai
- Train 950: Departing at 16:40 Malaysian time and terminating in Hat Yai
- Train 46: Departing at 18:00 Malaysian time and terminating in Bangkok via Hat Yai and Surat Thani
Around 1 hour before each of these departures Thai and Malaysian Immigration posts open up inside the train station to handle the departure and entry procedures for each of the two countries.
If travel by train from Padang Besar to Thailand isn’t possible then the alternative is to travel via the road crossing. Taxis and motorbikes can take you to the border with Thailand and normally charge from 10 to 20 MYR per person. They depart from the car park at the main entrance to the railway station. Once you cross over the border you need to take another taxi or motorbike taxi to the minivan station in Padang Besar town. There are frequent minivan services from Padang Besar town in Thailand to Hat Yai which cost 50 THB per person and take 50 minutes to compete the journey. The point of arrival is Hat Yai Bus Station. From Hat Yai you can take a bus, train or plane to destinations across Thailand.