Hat Yai is a town in southern Thailand near the border to Malaysia; largest town in Songhkla Pronvince. The best time to visit Hat Yai is between the month of November and February because the temperature is not extremely high. To get or matching your transportation options to Hat Yai is easy. A popular way to travel to Hat Yai is by bus because the air conditioned berth type train ticket is more expensive. Taking bus to Hat Yai is more comfortable and the price is more affordable. Now it is more convenient to book the bus tickets at BusOnlineTicket.co.th with instant confirmation.
Bangkok to Hat Yai bus fare is ranging from THB 643-THB 1,000 depending on the coach type. The duration from Bangkok to Hat Yai takes about 13 hours depending on the traffic condition. Please note that the buses are only available in the morning and evening due to the operational constraint.
Travelling from Koh Lipe to Hat Yai has two parts of the journey. The first part is by ferry or speedboat to Pak Bara Pier, taking about 2 hours sea journey. The second part is by minibus/van from Pak Bara Pier to Hat Yai or speedboat to Hat Yai, taking about 2 hours land journey. Koh Lipe to Hat Yai fare for minibus/van and ferry is ranging from THB 750-THB 850. The arrival places will be at any hotel in Hat Yai or at Hat Yai Airport.
The fare for minibus or van from Krabi Ao Nang to Hat Yai is THB 400. The first minibus or van leaves Krabi for Hat Yai at 6.00AM in the morning and the last minivan departs at 10.00 AM everyday day. The duration for minibus or van from Krabi to Hat Yai usually takes about 4 hours, depending on the traffic condition.
Phuket to Hat Yai bus fare is ranging from THB 326-THB 507 depending on the coach type. Duration for bus from Phuket to Hat Yai takes about 8 hours. Sri Trang Tour provides 11 daily departures from Phuket to Hat Yai starts at 6.00AM.
Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai bus fare is ranging from RM 55-RM 100 depending on the coach type. The duration from KL to Hat Yai takes about 9-10 hours depending on the traffic condition. There are more than 30 departures daily from KL to Hat Yai starts from 8.00AM at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS), Kuala Lumpur. The arrival places will be at Hat Yai, Danok, Hat Yai Songkhla (Chee Uthit Road) and Hat Yai (Niphat Uthit 3 Road).
Penang to Hat Yai bus fare is ranging from RM 35-RM 48 depending on the coach type. The duration from Penang to Hat Yai usually takes about 4 hours depending on the traffic condition. The first bus will leaves Penang for Hat Yai at 5:00AM.
Although there are several drop-off spots in Hat Yai, most express buses will make pick ups and drop offs at these locations:
Hat Yai has two bus terminals and both in the city centre but most of the express bus to Hat Yai will make drop off at Hat Yai Bus Terminal which is the larger bus terminal located in neighbourhood of Kho Hong. The terminal connects Hat Yai to Bangkok, Koh Lipe, Padang Besar, Phuket and also the starting point and transit for all the international bus that connect Thailand to Malaysia and Singapore. The other bus terminal is smaller than the first bus station which is the Hat Yai Minivan Station, located in Hat Yai Nai and close to the supermarket Tesco Lotus.
Hat Yai is also known as Khok Sa-Met Choon, which is the original name of Hat Yai. It is a unique place that is well known as a travel hub, a medical center and a shopping haven in Thailand. There are several places to visit in Hat Yai, Thailand:
One of the must-go places in Hat Yai because the food prepared such as Tom Yum, being sell on the boat. It is quite different from other places.
It is a nice park in Hat Yai and you can try the cable car there because it is one of the attractions for locals and outsiders.
A place to fulfill all your wishes like shopping and other activities because there are many shops selling branded and local items and you can also join the ice skate and theater.
A must-visit temple in Hat Yai because it is a nice place to go for photo and to appreciate the beauty of nature.
It is an amazing place where you can purchase many things with good quality and at reasonable prices.
Other famous hot spots are Greenway Night Market, Wat Hat Yai Nai, Clock Tower Hat Yai, Magic Eye 3D Museum and more.
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