The easiest way to travel from Koh Lanta to Hat Yai is to take the car ferry from Koh Lanta to Hua Hin Pier on the mainland, and from there to take a bus or minivan to Hat Yai. An alternative is to travel by speedboat from Saladan Pier in Koh Lanta to Koh Muk, from there take a ferry and minivan to Trang, where you can board a bus to Hat Yai. In theory this route from Koh Lanta to Hat Yai is nearly as quick (although twice as expensive), however, it would be difficult to avoid long waits between the various speedboat, ferry, minivan and bus services you need to take which will massively increase the overall journey time from Koh Lanta to Hat Yai. Travel via Koh Muk would be a fun option for someone who had the time to stay overnight on route.
Travel Times to Hat Yai
The simplest option to travel from Koh Lanta to Hat Yai is to book a point to point travel service, which takes you to the ferry pier on Koh Lanta Noi, across the sea on a car ferry, and then goes direct from the Pier on the mainland to Hat Yai City Centre. Jolly Travel operates the only daily direct service from Koh Lanta to Hat yai which you can book in advance online. See below for how to book.
|Koh Lanta||Hat Yai||Company||Cost|
|09.00||15.30||Jolly Travel||900 THB|
- The Jolly Travel service starts with a pick up from your hotel or guesthouse in Koh Lanta.
- Jolly Travel take passengers from Koh Lanta direct to the centre of Hat Yai City, terminating near the main railway station.
Buy Tickets to Hat Yai
It is easy to buy your Jolly Travel tickets from Koh Lanta to Hat Yai using the Search Box below:
- Use the calendar to enter your travel date
- Press the button to Find Tickets
- Travel Tip: Make sure you print your ticket out after booking as it makes the check in process a lot simpler for everyone.
The Jolly Travel Service from Koh Lanta to Hat Yai starts with a pick up from any guesthouse, bungalows, resort or hotel in Koh Lanta, with the exception of accommodation at Kan Tiang beach, Klong Jark beach and Bamboo beach. From their hotel passengers travel by minivan to the car ferry pier for a 10 minute sea crossing. Once on the mainland passengers get back into a minivan for the drive down to Hat Yai. The arrival point of this service is in an area with many hotels across a variety of price ranges, and if you are planning to travel onward then it is only a 500 metre walk from the bus stop to Hat Yai Train Station or a 2.7 km journey by local taxi van to Hat Yai Bus Station.
Journey to Hat Yai
The first stage of any journey from Koh Lanta is a ferry to the mainland. There are two ferry piers in Koh Lanta, Firstly, there is Klong Mak Pier which is a car ferry pier and the place to go if you want to catch the quickest and cheapest ferries to the mainland. Secondly, there is Saladan Pier on Koh Lanta Yai, the main island. From Saladan Pier you can travel to variety of destinations by ferry and by speedboat, including Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Muk and Klong Jilard Pier near Krabi Town.
From Hua Hin Pier, which is the pier on the mainland which the car ferry from Koh Lanta arrives at, it is a 258 km to 293 km road journey to Hat Yai City depending on which route you take. The quickest and shortest route by road from Hua Hin Pier to Hat Yai City is travel eastward via Trand Phattalaung to join the Phetkasem Road which is the main road running south from Bangkok all the way to Hat Yai. The journey by car via the fastest route from Hua Hin Pier to Hat Yai takes around 3 hours 40 minutes if you drive without stopping.
Klong Mak Pier
- Joint ferry and bus services from Koh Lanta to Hat Yai depart from Klong Mak Car Ferry Pier.
Hat Yai Bus Stop
- Jolly Travel services from Koh Lanta terminate out the Red Planet, which is located in the centre of Hat Yai City at 152-156 Niphat Uthit 2 Road.