From Bangkok: take Highway
4 passing Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat,Trang
and Phatthalung Provinces in order to reach Songkhla Province. The
total distance is 950 kilometers.
From Bangkok: There
are daily buses from Bangkok to Songkhla and Hat Yai. The journey
takes about 13 hours. For the current schedule and further information
contact the Southern Bus Terminal at tel: 02 435 1199-200 or visit
www.transport.co.th. For Hat Yai, call the Transport Co., Ltd. (Bo
Kho So) at tel: 074 23 2789, 0 7423 2404, Piya Tour 0 7442 8972,
Thai Doen Rot 0 7442 9525.
From Hat Yai
From Hat Yai Bus Terminal,
there are buses to Bangkok and other provinces in the south. Buses
depart from a small bus station located across the ferry station
in the city. They include daily 2nd class buses that depart for
Bangkok 4 times a day (437 bahts). There is also one VIP bus that
runs directly to Bangkok departing at 4.45 p.m. with a fare of 870
bahts. In addition, first-class buses leave for Bangkok twice daily
(562 bahts) in late afternoon and in the evening. In addition, there
are also buses depart from the same terminal to Chumphon (245 bahts),
Nakhon Si Thammarat (100 bahts) and Surat Thani (150 bahts).
Pho Thong Transportation
Co., Ltd. (tel. 0 7431 1126) provides bus services from Songkhla
to Hat Yai.
Minivans and share
taxis normally leave from Ramwithi Road for Hat Yai at the rate
of approximately 20-30bahts/person.
Minivans depart from
the southern part of Sisuda Road to Pattani and Yala at the rate
of 70 bahts.
Co., Ltd. (tel. 0 7431 1523) operates buses from Songkhla to Nakhon
The State Railway of
Thailand provides daily rapid and express train services from Bangkok
to Hat Yai. The trains depart from Bangkok’s Hualamphong Railway
Station at 12.25 p.m., 2.20 p.m., 2.45 p.m., 3.50 p.m. and 10.50
p.m. Travel time is about 17 hours. For further information call
1690, 0 2223 7020, 0 2223 7030 or Hat Yai Railway Station at 0 7424
3705, 0 7423 8005 or visit www.srt.motc.go.th.
Thai Airways International
has several daily flights connecting Bangkok and Phuket with Hat
Yai. For more information, contact their Bangkok office at tel.
1566, 0 2280 0060, 0 2628 2000, their Hat Yai office at tel. 0 7424
5851-2, or view their website at www.thaiairways.com.
Air Asia operates several
daily flights on route Bangkok – Hat Yai. The flight time is 1.20
hours. Visit www.airasia.com to reserve your seat online, or simply
call 02 5159999 for more information.
Orient Thai provides
three daily flights connecting Bangkok and Hat Yai. The flight time
is 1.25 hours. Call 1126 to make reservations or visit www.onetwo-go.com
to make online reservations.
Nok Air operates three
daily flights between Bangkok and Hat Yai. The flight time is 1.30
hours. Call 1318 for reservations or visit www.nokair.com to purchase
Phuket Air offers a
daily flight connecting Hat Yai and Phuket. The flight time is 1.25
hours. Call 02 679 8999 for reservations or visit www.phuketairlines.com
for more information.
around the city would cost 10 bahts / trip. Motorcycle taxis around
town cost between 10 bahts and 20 bahts (daytime). There are several
guesthouses in town that provide bicycle and motorcycle rental services
at the rate of approximately 100 bahts / day and 200 bahts / day