Hatyai is trending everywhere and we are starting to get a deep desire to go there because of our FOMO!
Recently, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) announced that after two years of being closed, we can now travel to Hatyai, Thailand by train and we, in typical Malaysian fashion, can't stop talking about it and making plans to go there with out besties immediately!
So in order to plan your short getaway, you really need to do your research and find out exactly what you need to go there and how much will everything cost. Well, not to worry because Goody's got you! Here we have all the information you need for your trip to Hatyai Thailand but train!
Thailand Entry Requirements
Thankfully starting from the 1st of July 2022, Thailand no longer requires tourists to have a Thailand Pass and COVID-19 Travel Insurance, so well you will need is:
+ A valid Passport
+ Certificate of vaccination or an RT-PCR / Professional ATK COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before departure
Buying Train Tickets
Since you're travelling to Thailand you need to first get to Padang Besar. Normally if you are travelling from KL you will have to use the ETS but if you are travelling from Penang, you can just use the KTM Nothern Komuter.
So you just got to download the KTMB Mobile app on the Apps Store or Google Play Store. From there, enter your location for the origin and then type in Padang Besar for the destination.
If you are travelling from KL Sentral, your train ticket price starts from RM79 to RM105.
Whereas if you are travelling from Penang, your ticket will only be RM 11.40!
Once you reach the Padang Besar train station, you will have to purchase the special SRT Train Shuttle that begins operations today (14 July 2022). The shuttle costs only 50baht which is around RM6-7 and it will take you straight to Hatyai, Thailand. The journey there is between 50 minutes to an hour.
Here are the schedules for the shuttle:
Affordable and easy! All you have to do now is book your tickets and pack your bags!
So are you already planning your trip to Hatyai, Thailand? Tag your bestie that will be going with you in the comments section!