Travelling on the Hat Yai to Yala train you have the choice of very cheap local Ordinary services, or faster Rapid and Special Express trains.
The distance from Hat Yai to Yala by train is 110 km and the duration of the journey is roughly between one and a half, to two and a half hours.
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* Trains 175 & 41 are currently not in service.
Please note: You will be travelling through the troubled southern provinces of Thailand and trains have been targeted in the past. Please check the latest news / advice on travelling in this area before you decide to go here. You will notice that all these trains will be accompanied by heavily armed soldiers that get on at Hat Yai Junction.
3rd class fan cooled carriage: Adult: 23 THB - Child: 12 THB
Rapid: (please note: train number 175 operates with 3rd class fan carriages only)
3rd class fan cooled carriage: Adult: 53 THB - Child: 42 THB
2nd class fan cooled carriage: Adult: 83 THB - Child: 57 THB
Day and Night 2nd class carriages (fan): Adult: from 213 THB - Child: 187 THB
Day and Night 2nd class carriages (A/C): Adult: from 343 THB - Child: 317 THB
Special Express DRC (diesel Railcar):
These Sprinter trains are made up of just a few 2nd class, air-condition seat carriages.
Tickets cost: Adult: 363 THB - Child: 337 THB
The ticket price from DRC trains also includes a meal and soft drinks.
3rd class fan cooled carriage: Adult: 213 THB - Child: 202 THB
2nd class fan cooled carriage: Adult: 243 THB - Child: 217 THB
Day and Night 2nd class carriages (A/C): Adult: from 503 THB - Child: 477 THB
Day and Night 1st class carriages (A/C): Adult: from 722 THB - Child: 671 THB
There is no need to book ahead if you want to travel on any of the Ordinary trains, or if you want to travel 3rd class on any of the other services.
For 2nd and 1st class seats, you should book your tickets in advance.
You can do this at the advance booking office at Hat Yai Junction Railway Station or any other SRT station within Thailand.