How to travel from Phuket to Hat Yai

There are two ways to travel direct from Phuket to Hat Yai:

  • Flight: You can fly from Phuket Airport to Hat Yai Airport with Bangkok Air.
  • Bus: You can travel by road from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 direct to Hat Yai bus station with Sri Trang Bus Company.

Flight Times from Phuket to Hat Yai

Bangkok Airways is a ‘full service carrier’ with a better standard of service than ‘low cost’ carriers. No meal is served on this flight but there are free drinks and snacks available to Bangkok Airways passengers in the departure lounge of Phuket International Airport.

  • Flights depart from Phuket International Airport and arrive at Hat Yai International Airport.

Bus Times from Phuket to Hat Yai

This service is operated by the Sri Trang Bus Company. Passengers should check-in at the Sri Trang Counter at Phuket Bus Terminal 2 at least 30 minutes before the departure time of the bus. The bus stops once on route at a roadside restaurant with toilets and a shop. Passengers on the VIP 24 bus get a blanket, drink and snack. If you travel on the cheaper Express service you need to bring your own blanket and refreshments.

PhuketHat YaiServiceTicket
04:3012:00Express400 THB
06:0013:30Express400 THB
07:3015:00Express400 THB
08:0015:30Express400 THB
08:3016:00Express400 THB
09:3017:00Express400 THB
11:3019:00Express400 THB
12:3020:00Express400 THB
19:3003:00Express400 THB
20:0003:30Express400 THB
21:3005:00Express400 THB
21:4506:10VIP 24604 THB

  • Express: Bus with 48 seats, A/C, and toilet.
  • VIP 24: Bus with 24 seats, A/C, toilet, TV and snack.

Buy Tickets from Phuket to Hat Yai

Use the Search Box below to book both flights and bus tickets from Phuket to Hat Yai. There is currently 1 flight and 8 bus services per day from Phuket to Hat Yai to choose from.

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It is a long way from Phuket to Hat Yai. The Express Bus is cheap but be aware that some travellers may find a bus journey of this length uncomfortable. Travel by economy bus is something few people choose to do voluntarily, but because they are trying to save money. The VIP 24 bus service is a lot more comfortable, as is flying from Phuket to Hat Yai.

Downtown Hat Yai
Downtown Hat Yai

Phuket Bus Terminal 2

Phuket Bus Terminal 2 is located 4.9 km by road to the North of Phuket Town. Bus Terminal 2 is the major long distance bus terminal for the island of Phuket. Public transport, mostly in the form of minivans and shared songthaew taxis, run from most parts of Phuket Island to this bus station making it one of the cheaper and easier places on Phuket Island to get to.

Location of Phuket Long Distance Bus Station

Google Map of Phuket Bus Terminal 2

Arrival in Hat Yai By Bus

Sri Trang bus services from Phuket to Hat Yai terminate at Hat Yai Bus Station. Hat Yai Bus Station is 2.8 km away from Hat Yai Train Station which is in the centre of Hat Yai town near to a wide range of hotel, restaurants and bars. Most foreign visitors to Hat Yai choose to stay in this part of the town. There are normally plenty of motorbike taxis and taxi vans waiting for passengers at the entrance to Hat Yai Bus Station. Expect to pay around 40 to 60 THB for the journey from Hat Yai Bus Station to Hat Yai town centre.

Location of Hat Yai Bus Station

Google Map of Hat Yai Bus Station

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