Train 171 from Bangkok Hua Lamphong to Hat Yai Junction Railway Station, is a popular overnight Rapid service and one of the cheapest ways to travel to Hat Yai from Bangkok.
3rd Class carriage seats (fan).
2nd Class carriage seats (fan).
2nd class day and night coach (fan).
2nd class day and night coach (air-condition).
Train 171 offers travellers a cheap way to get to Hat Yai from Bangkok, with a range of the cheapest seats and sleeping berths / beds.
This is one of the few trains that offers the fan cooled sleeping carriages which many people prefer, as the air-conditioned sleeper carriages can get really cold sometimes.
If you want to travel on one of the sleeper coaches, you should really book your tickets as far in advance as possible, as this route is very popular.
Tickets go on sale 90 days in advance and can be purchased from:
Any State Railway of Thailand train station ticket counter or advance booking office.
The train station in Hat Yai is right in the centre of the city and you can walk to most hotels and guest houses.
If you are planning to travel on to Malaysia from Hat Yai, there is a Shuttle Train service to the border station at Padang Besar, or you can travel out the the main bus station (4 - 5 km away) and take a minivan or local bus.