Hat Yai

Hat Yai

Largest city in Southern Thailand

For many travellers, the steamy streets of Hat Yai pass by in a blur on the way to or from Malaysia. Those who hang around can browse massive markets and sample a diverse range of food in Southern Thailand’s largest city.

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With some 800,000 people living in the metro area, Hat Yai competes with Chiang Mai for the title of second most populous city in Thailand. Founded only when the railway was built in the 1920s, the city grew into a regional economic powerhouse with an international airport, two large bus terminals and a skyline composed of towering hotels and office buildings. Hat Yai is sometimes dubbed the capital of the South.

View from Hat Yai Municipal Park. Photo by: David Luekens.
View from Hat Yai Municipal Park. Photo: David Luekens

Stroll through the central business district to watch incense smoke coiling from Chinese shrines as shopkeepers sell bird’s nest soup, gold chains and teacakes while speaking the Teochew and Cantonese dialects that came with their immigrant grandparents decades ago. Also contributing to Hat Yai’s cosmopolitan feel are Malay-Thais, Malaysian tourists, a handful of Western expats and business travellers from around the region. All of these influences are represented in a competitive ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)

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Timetable information for travel from Hat Yai

The following timetable information for travel from Hat Yai is supplied by Travelfish partner 12GO. For timetable information for travel to Hat Yai, please see their website.

Flight Hat Yai - Bangkok ฿ 1,506–3,275 1h 25m – 1h 35m
  •   Economy 08:20, 09:00, 13:45, 15:50, 17:10, 19:30, 20:45
  •   Economy 06:05, 06:15, 07:00, 11:35, 11:45, 13:55, 14:25, 15:10, 17:25, 18:45, 19:40
Train Hat Yai - Bangkok ฿ 835–2,044 13h 35m – 18h 30m
  •   Class 3 AC 16:20
  •   1st Class Sleeper 18:00, 18:45
  •   2nd Class Sleeper AC 14:30, 15:30, 18:00, 18:45
  •   2nd Class Ladies Only 18:00
  •   2nd Class Sleeper Fan 14:30, 15:30
  •   2nd Class AC seats only 22:50, 23:05, 23:15
  •   2nd Class Sleeper AC 13:00, 13:15, 13:25, 13:55, 14:45, 15:00, 15:09, 15:10, 15:25, 15:34, 15:35, 15:50, 16:00, 16:30
  •   1st Class Sleeper 14:45, 15:00, 15:09, 15:10, 15:25, 15:35
  •   2nd Class Ladies Only 15:10, 15:25, 15:35
  •   2nd Class Fan seats only 13:00, 13:15, 13:25, 13:55, 15:35, 15:50, 16:00, 16:30
  •   Class 3 Fan 13:00, 13:15, 13:25, 13:55
  •   2nd Class Sleeper Fan 15:35, 15:50, 16:00, 16:30
Bus Hat Yai - Bangkok ฿ 764–1,171 12h 10m – 14h
  •   VIP 24 17:30
  •   VIP 31 13:30
  •   VIP 16:00, 20:00
  •   Express 08:00, 15:00, 17:00, 18:00
  •   Express 06:45, 06:50, 08:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:20, 18:00, 18:20, 18:50, 19:30
  •   VIP 24 17:30, 17:50, 20:10
  •   VIP 16:10, 17:40, 20:00, 20:30
  •   VIP 31 17:00, 17:20
Ferry Hat Yai - Koh Lipe ฿ 700–1,150 3h 30m – 5h 30m
  •   Speedboat 08:00, 08:30, 09:30, 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 13:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 08:30
  •   Speedboat 09:30, 11:30, 13:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 09:30, 11:30, 13:30
Van Hat Yai - Koh Lipe ฿ 650–750 4h – 5h 30m
  •   VIP 08:00, 09:30, 11:30, 13:00
  •   Regional 08:00, 08:30, 09:30, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00
  •   Van 08:15, 08:30, 08:50, 10:50, 12:15, 12:30, 12:50, 13:30
  •   VIP 09:00, 11:00, 13:00
Taxi Hat Yai - Satun ฿ 1,600–2,500 1h 30m – 2h
  •   Van 9pax
  •   Economy
  •   Van 9pax
  •   Economy
Ferry Hat Yai - Satun ฿ 700–1,150 2h 30m – 3h 30m
  •   High Speed Ferry 08:30, 09:30
  •   Speedboat 08:30, 09:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 10:30
Ferry Hat Yai - Koh Bulone ฿ 700 4h 10m – 5h 10m
  •   High Speed Ferry 08:30, 09:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 09:00
Van Hat Yai - Koh Bulone ฿ 760 6h
  •   Regional 08:00
Van Hat Yai - Pak Bara ฿ 200–280 1h 30m – 2h 10m
  •   Regional 14pax 08:30, 09:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30
  •   Van 08:50, 10:50, 12:50
  •   Regional 14pax 11:30, 13:30, 15:30
  •   VIP 11:00, 13:00, 15:00
Bus Hat Yai - Trang ฿ 274 2h 15m
  •   Express 08:00, 09:30, 10:30, 11:45, 13:00, 18:00, 21:30
Taxi Hat Yai - Trang ฿ 2,200–2,900 2h 30m – 2h 45m
  •   Van 9pax
  •   Economy
  •   Van 9pax
  •   Economy
Bus Hat Yai - Phuket ฿ 400–604 7h – 8h 25m
  •   Express 08:00, 09:30, 10:30, 11:45, 13:00, 18:00, 21:30
  •   VIP 24 19:30
  •   Express 04:30, 06:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:30, 11:30, 12:30, 19:30, 20:00, 21:30
  •   VIP 24 21:45
Flight Hat Yai - Phuket ฿ 1,605–1,659 1h – 1h 5m
  •   Economy 09:10, 12:00, 21:25
Taxi Hat Yai - Songkhla ฿ 1,100–1,400 50m – 1h 20m
  •   Van 9pax
  •   Economy
  •   Economy
Taxi Hat Yai - Pattani ฿ 2,223–2,925 1h 50m
  •   Economy
  •   Van 9pax
  •   SUV 4pax
Flight Hat Yai - Chiang Mai ฿ 1,697 2h – 2h 10m
  •   Economy 08:40, 09:25, 10:50, 12:55, 15:05, 17:40
  •   Economy 06:55, 08:15, 08:50, 10:25, 12:10, 15:00
Flight Hat Yai - Kuala Lumpur ฿ 1,844–2,274 1h 5m – 1h 15m
  •   Economy 12:20, 20:10
  •   Economy 15:10, 22:50
Bus Hat Yai - Kuala Lumpur ฿ 660 9h
  •   VIP 24 12:30
Van Hat Yai - Penang ฿ 365 4h
  •   Regional 14pax 09:30, 12:30, 15:30
  •   Regional 14pax 05:00, 08:30, 12:00, 15:30
Flight Hat Yai - Singapore ฿ 4,878 9h 5m
  •   Economy 08:05, 12:30
  •   Economy 03:00, 07:45, 09:10, 10:30, 11:40, 14:55, 16:35, 18:25, 20:45, 21:10, 21:20, 23:00, 23:05
Bus Hat Yai - Singapore ฿ 1,045 17h 30m
  •   VIP 24 12:30
Van Hat Yai - Butterworth ฿ 350 3h 30m
  •   Regional 14pax 09:30, 12:30, 15:30

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