Hat Yai
About Hat Yai

Hat Yai is a large Amphoe of Songkhla Province. It is 26 kilometers away from Songkhla city and 60 kilometers away from Sadao immigration checkpoint. The city is the gateway to Malaysia and Singapore and is the center of trade, logistics, communication, transportation, and tourism of the province and the region.

Hat Yai is also a shopping heaven. Kim Yong and Santisuk Markets are full of imported and local goods which are sold at amazing prices as well as incredible food that many shoppers indulge in, day and night.

The area is also home to Nakhon Hat Yai Park. The cable car rides are a must if you are in the area. Or you can always travel to Songkhla and visit Tang Guan Mountain, the old cities, or the mermaid statue at Samila Beach.

How to go

Hat Yai is a major hub for both public and private busses, servicing busses from Malaysia and Singapore to the south and most destinations within Thailand to the north.

The Hat Yai train station serves as a major stopping point along the route from Bangkok to Butterworth, Malaysia. From Hat Yai it is possible to travel by train through Malaysia and into Singapore or up to Bangkok and onwards to Nong Khai or Chiang Mai.

Hat Yai international airport is one of the busiest in Thailand and is serviced by both Thai Airways and a number of budget air carriers, including Thai AirAsia. There are numerous daily flights from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hat Yai International Airport.