There are three options for travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai. The quickest, and most expensive option, is to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai. The second quickest option, and the cheapest, is to take a direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai. The third option, and the slowest way to travel, is to travel by train to Padang Besar and change trains at the Thai border for a service to Hat Yai.
Travel Times to Hat Yai
By bus it takes 8 hours 40 minutes to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai. There are 3 bus departures a day which you can book online.
|Kuala Lumpur||Hat Yai||Cost||Company|
|09:00||16:40||72.94 MYR||Sri Maju Group|
|09:00||16:40||78.55 MYR||Alisan Coach|
|22:00||05:40||72.94 MYR||Sri Maju Group|
|22:00||05:40||78.55 MYR||Alisan Coach|
|23:00||06:40||72.94 MYR||Sri Maju Group|
|00:00||07:40||78.55 MYR||Alisan Coach|
- Departure times are in Malaysian time.
- Arrival times are in Thailand time which is 1 hour behind Malaysian time.
Buy Tickets to Hat Yai
Use the Search Box to buy your tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai.
The Alisan Coach service uses a VIP bus with reclining seats and a snack included in the ticket price.
Kuala Lumpur Bus Stop
Bus services to Hat Yai depart from the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan in Kuala Lumpur.
Hat Yai Bus Stop
Bus services from Kuala Lumpur terminate at the Hat Yai Alisan Golden Coach Express office at 25 Chee Uthit Rd, Hatyai Songkhla 90110.
About Hat Yai
Hat Yai is a popular destination for Malaysian, Chinese and other Asia tourists, less so with European and North American visitors who tend to only pass through Hat Yai which is a major transport hub for connections between Malaysia and popular destinations further north in Thailand. Hat Yai has an international airport, a train station with 5 direct trains a day to Bangkok, and a large busy bus station. Hat Yai city centre is characterised by modern concrete buildings which few historic buildings, only shopping centres and hotels. However, there is more to Hat Yai than the ugly modern buildings.
If you have some time to spend in Hat Yai try visiting the following attractions:
- Hat Yai Municipal Park: Located 7.2 km away from the city centre railway station, this park features a large hill with a large Buddha statue and fantastic views ove the city. At the bottom of the hill is a small boating lake. food stalls and children’s playgrounds.
- Khlong Hae Floating Market: Open mid afternoon to early evenings on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays this is canal side market which is a popular location for families and groups of younger Thai people who come here to eat and have fun. Khlong Hae Floating Market is located 5.8 km from Hat Yai Railway Station.
- Kim Yong Market: This is a daytime market with indoor and outdoor sections selling a range of items from foodstuffs to electronics. This market attracts a lot of Asian shoppers looking for bargains, partly because it is on the Supasarnrangsan Road only 600 metres walking distance from the city centre railway station.
- Wat Hat Yai Nai: This temple is best known for its 35 metre long reclining Buddha statue which is housed within an ornate temple buiding. Admission to Wat Hat Yai Nai is free.