If you want to travel from Bukit Mertajam to Hat Yai by train, you can take the KTM Bukit Mertajam to Padang Besar Komuter to the Thailand border, then take a shuttle service, taxi, minivan or bus to Hat Yai.
These cheap commuter trains have now replaced all the Electric Train Services (ETS) on the BM to Padang Besar route, with many more departures a day.
The duration of the journey from Bukit Mertajam to Padang Besar is one hour, 40 minutes.
Latest, new KTM Komuter schedule valid from 18th of February 2023.
Tickets on this route cost just RM 10.70 and are sold on the day of departure only from BM Railway Station ticket counter.
If you want to continue your journey by train to Hat Yai, you can connect to one of two Shuttle train services that depart from Padang Besar Railway Station to Hat Yai Junction Railway Station.
If you do not want to wait around for the Shuttle train, you can cross over the main border crossing at Pdg. Besar (located across a pedestrian bridge over the railway tracks) and take a taxi, minvan or local bus to Hat Yai.