KTM Train from Ipoh to Hat Yai Timetable (Jadual) ETS / Shuttle - Fare

From May 2016, travel on the KTMB train from Ipoh to Hat Yai in Southern Thailand can only be done using the new ETS Trains, as all Intercity Trains on the N - S Railway Line are cancelled from this date.

Train Timetable from Ipoh to Hat Yai Thailand

(Jadual Waktu Keretapi dari Ipoh ke Hat Yai Thailand)

The first step on your journey to Hat Yai is to take the High-speed Electric Train Service (ETS) from Ipoh to Padang Besar.

To see the latest timetables to Padang Besar click here >

From Padang Besar to Hat Yai, there are now a few Shuttle Trains a day.

To see the Shuttle Train timetable to Hat Yai click here >

New KTM Komuter service from Ipoh:

You can now also take a KTM Komuter train from Ipoh to Padang Besar (via Bukit Mertajam). These trains are much cheaper than the ETS services, but will take longer to get to the border.

To get to Padang Besar from Ipoh by KTM Komuter train you need to take a Komuter from Ipoh to Padang Besar, then change onto another Komuter train from Bukit Mertajam to Padang Besar.

Another alternative is to travel on the International Express Train 36, that travels from Padang Besar to Hat Yai (then on to Bangkok), but this is a very expensive option, costing over 5 times as much as the Shuttle service..

If you want to travel from Padang Besar to Hat Yai by minivan or bus, you will have to cross into Thailand using the main border crossing (located just over the tracks from the station).

Before going through the border control at the station, go upstairs and take the walkway over the railway tracks.

This gets you to the main land border crossing.

After exiting the Thai Immigration, there is a bus stop just across the road.

Here you can catch local buses to Hat Yai for just under 50 Baht.

This bus first stops at Hat Yai bus station, which is around 5kms away from the city centre.

From the bus station, you can get buses to anywhere in southern Thailand, all the way up to Bangkok.

It then continues on to the Clock Tower, around 10 minutes walk from the city centre.

See our Padang Besar Station page for more information about this border station >

Train Ticket Price from Ipoh to Hat Yai

(Harga Tiket Keretapi dari Ipoh ke Hat Yai)

Tickets for the Ipoh to Padang Besar sector will cost:

ETS Gold Service:

Adult: 54 MYR - Child: 31 MYR

ETS Platinum Service:

Adult: 66 MYR - Child: 37 MYR

Prices shown should be used as a guide only and will vary depending on KTM's Flexi Fare rules.

The Shuttle Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai costs 50 THB.

Where to Buy Train Tickets

(Tempat Beli Tiket Keretapi)

You can make advance booking for the ETS Train service at any main Malaysian railway station, or you can:

Book tickets online directly from KTM or an online ticketing agent here >

Tickets for the Shuttle Train to Hat Yai have to be bought from Padang Besar Station on the day of travel and can not currently be purchased online.

Arriving in Hat Yai Train Station

(Tiba di Stesen Keretapi Hat Yai)

Hat Yai Railway Station is located right in the centre of the city and there are many hotels and guesthouses within a short 5-10 minute walk away from the station.

For more information on Hat Yai Station, click on the picture link below:

Hat Yai Junction Railway Station >Hat Yai Junction Railway Station >

If you want to continue your journey north by train:

see our Hat Yai Trains page here >

Ipoh Trains Main Page >

Hat Yai Trains main page >

KTM Malaysia official website >

SRT (State Railway of Thailand) official website >

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