ETS to Hatyai Junction, Thailand

If you want to take an ETS to Hatyai Junction in Thailand, currently you have to take two separate services.

  • One to Padang Besar Railway Station (located just inside Malaysia on the border with Thailand).
  • From Pdg. Besar, you then connect to a Shuttle Train to Hat Yai.

ETS Train to Padang Besar

The fast Electric Train Services (ETS) currently operate from as far south as Gemas, travelling north and stopping at popular destinations such as Tampin (for Melaka), Bandar Tasik Selatan (for TBS Bus Station), Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral and old KTM station), Ipoh, Taiping, Sungai Petani, Alor Setar / Arau (for Langkawi) and many other stations in between.

To see the latest KTM ETS timetable for all trains heading to Padang Besar click on the northbound schedule (Ke Utara) below:


Popular train routes and ticket prices to Hat Yai:

KL Sentral to Hat Yai ETS train schedule >

Ipoh to Hat Yai ETS train schedule >

Butterworth Penang to Hat Yai by train:

If you want to travel from Penang Island to Hat Yai, there are no longer any ETS services on this route, as they have been replaced by the cheaper and much more frequent KTM Komuter trains.

To see the Komuter train timetable to Padang Besar click here >

Padang Besar to Hatyai Train

Once you arrive by ETS train in Padang Besar Railway Station, you have a choice of how to continue the relatively short 55 km journey to Hat Yai.

If you want to continue your journey by train, you can take one of two SRT (State Railway of Thailand) Shuttle trains that leave from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Junction, taking 55 minutes to make the trip (ticket price 50 Thai Baht).

To see the latest Shuttle train timetable and ticket prices from Pdg. Besar to Hatyai click here >

If you decide to take the train, you will have to go through the immigration process at the station.

Immigration only opens when the train arrives from Hat Yai, so if there are a lot of people either arriving or departing, the train can often be delayed as it waits for all passengers to clear immigration.

ETS to Hatyai via Pdg. Besar then Bus / Minivan / Taxi

Often, if you arrive by ETS at Padang Besar, you will have quite a long wait for the Shuttle train, so you may want to take alternative transport to get to Hat Yai.

The first thing you have to do is leave the train station.

Walk upstairs to the next floor, then take the pedestrian bridge that crosses over the railway tracks.

When crossing the bridge, you will see the main Padang Besar land border crossing just to your left.

For more information about the main border crossing click here >

Taking this route you then have a choice of taking:

A local bus or minibus to Hat Yai >

Or taking a taxi (taxi drivers will be waiting at the bottom of the pedestrian bridge from the station).

For all ways to travel between Padang Besar and Hat Yai click here >

KTM ETS train schedules main page >