Travel from Hat Yai to Penang

The best way to travel from Hat Yai to Penang is by bus or minivan. It is quick and cheap and takes you direct from Hat Yai city centre to George Town, which is the main town on Penang Island.

Bus Times from Hat Yai to Penang


There are currently 3 services a day from Hat Yai to Penang available book online.

Hat YaiPenangCostCompany
12:0016:57463 THBPersada Taiping
15:0020:03556 THBBEH Travel
15:0020:03463 THBPersada Taiping
  • Arrival times are in Malaysian time, which is 1 hour ahead of Thailand time.

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Journey Time from Hat Yai to Penang


The journey by minivan or bus from Hat Yai to Penang takes around 4 hours including the time it takes for all passengers to pass through immigration control into Malaysia.

Chinese Clan House in Penang
Chinese Clan House in Penang

The only stop on route is at immigration on the border at Sadao. So long as you are not the last person in the queue for passport control you will normally have time to visit the toilet, have a cigarette etc whilst you wait for your fellow passengers to pass through into Malaysia. The arrival times can vary slightly depending upon how quickly everyone on the bus makes it through passport control.

Departure from Hat Yai


  • Persada Taiping services from Hat Yai to Penang depart from 29 Prachathipat Road, Tambon Hat Yai, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110.

Google Map of 29 Prachathipat Road, Tambon Hat Yai, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110

Arrival in Penang


All services arrive in Penang near to the Komtar Tower in George Town. The Komtar Tower is 1.3 km (17 minutes) walk from Chulia Street, which is an area popular with foreign visitors and the location of many of the most lively bars selling alcohol. From Chulia Street a further 260 metres (3 minute) walk takes you to Little India where you can find authentic, cheap and tasty Indian food both on the street and in restaurants, some of which have a licence to sell alcohol.

Location of the Komtar Tower Bus Stop


Google Map of Komtar Tower

Next read about How to Get from Hat Yai to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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