Train Hua Hin Butterworth Penang
Times and Fares

There is one daily overnight sleeper train from Hua Hin to Butterworth Penang and also one daily departure in the other direction.

This service is easily the best way to travel from Hua Hin to Malaysia and Georgetown on the island of Penang or vice versa.

The only other option travelling overland would mean you would have to get a bus to Hat Yai and then a minibus from there to Georgetown.

Much more hassle and a lot less comfortable than the all second class sleeper service you get on the train and it would cost you around the same price. So the train is the only option for me on this route.

The distance from Hua Hin to Butterworth by train is 971 Km.

Train from Hua Hin to Butterworth Malaysia

Train Depart Arrive Type
35 18.45 **** Special Express

Departure times shown above are Thai time - Arrival Malaysian time which is one hour ahead.

****Please Note : This service now terminates at the border station of Padang Besar arriving there at 07.55 (Thai time). From there you will have to change trains and take one of the new regular Komuter Trains which stop at all stations to Butterworth.

Click here for the Komuter Train Schedule >>>

Click here to see the full timetable >>

To get to and from the Butterworth Railway Station from Penang Island, there is a ferry which operates every 15 minutes (during peak times), just a few minutes walk away from the train station.

For more information see our :

Butterworth Train Station page>>>

Butterworth to Penang ferry page>>>

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Train from Butterworth to Hua Hin Thailand

Train Depart Arrive Type
36 **** 06.26 Special Express

Departure time shown is Malaysian - Arrival Thai

Please Note : This train now departs from Padang Besar station on the border at 17.40 (Thai time). To get to Padang Besar from Butterworth you can take an ETS Train or a more regular Komuter Train.

Click here to see the full timetable >>

For information about the train station in Hua Hin click here>>>

Ticket Prices for the Train Hua Hin Butterworth

The International Express train between Butterworth and Hua Hin is an all second class air-conditioned only service, comprising of just two carriages on the Hat Yai to Butterworth section.

More 1st and 2nd class sleepers and a restaurant car are added or taken off in Hat Yai Junction.


Air-conditioned Second Class Sleeper Berths
Adult Fare : Upper berth 1020 Baht - Lower berth 1110 Baht
Child Fare (aged 3-11) : Upper 681 Baht - Lower 771 Baht

For fares in Malaysian Ringgit from Butterworth, just divide the Thai Baht price by 10 for a rough estimate.

Ticket prices for the Padang Besar to Hua Hin train cost :

Adult Fare :
Lower 885 THB
Upper 795 THB

Child Fare :
Lower 743 THB
Upper 653 THB

To make an advance booking for the Thai train click here >>>

A ticket on the Komuter Train between Pdg. Besar and Butterworth costs : 11.40 MYR

No advance purchase is available  -so once you get to the border, just buy a ticket for the next departure.

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Photo of the 2nd class seats

2nd class seats on the Hua Hin Butterworth service convert into beds.

Photo of the 2nd class berths

Photo of the upper and lower overnight beds

For more information on this train please visit our Bangkok - Butterworth train page>>>

If you try to buy a ticket from Hua Hin to Butterworth and are told the train is full, you could probably buy a ticket on the same train just to Hat Yai, where all but two of the 2nd class carriages are taken off.

Then you could buy a separate ticket from Hat Yai to Butterworth, which is never a problem as the beds are then turned into two seats.

You will have plenty of time to purchase your ticket in Hat Yai as the train stops here for around 25 minutes while all but two of the carriages are taken off.

Alternatively you could catch one of the other trains to Hat Yai from Hua Hin and continue on by minibus to Georgetown Penang.

There are travel agents selling tickets just in front of Hat Yai station.

The first departure is around 9am.

Update :

With the new Shuttle Trains between Hat Yai and Padang Besar, you can now connect to the new Komuter services to Butterworth or take an ETS Train from Pdg. Besar to Butterworth.

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