Hat Yai, a city in Thailand's far south near the Malaysian border is a commercial hub and a very popular shopping spot for the visitors from nearby as well as distant places. It is the biggest city of Songkhla Province and also the biggest metropolitan area in the southern region. The main attractions in this place include:
- The Khlong Hae Floating Market, where the vendors sell various delicacies and exquisite handicrafts from the traditional boats docked in a canal.
- Wat Hat Yai Nai temple, which is very well-known for its 35m long reclining Buddha
There are numerous people travelling through these famous regions of Hat Yai and Kuala Lumpur. Hat Yai Bus Terminal is a major transport hub in the south. It provides the passengers with the bus services that connect Hatyai with almost every town and city in the southern region and also other destinations. Private minibus services are also available from this place, which serves on the tourist destinations, including Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore. On the other hand, Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia has various other attractions such as:
- PETRONAS Twin Tower
- Batu Caves
- Little India in Brickfield
The total distance between Hatyai to Kuala Lumpur is approximately 534.2 km. The total time taken by bus to cover this distance is about 8 hours, depending upon the traffic conditions. The price of the bus ticket from Hatyai to Kuala Lumpur is as low as MYR 55. The first bus from Hatyai departs at 8:00 am and the last bus departs at 11:59 pm. The bus schedule is usually in the morning or in the night as per the passenger’s convenience.
The most well-known coach services offered by these buses include :
- Alisan Golden Coach
- Hatyai Intertop
- Suasana Edaran
- Sri Maju
- KKKL Sdn Bhd
The buses provide the passengers with 15 minutes washroom break along the journey. Usually, the buses runs directly between Kuala Lumpur and Hatyai, and provide convenience to many travellers who live in and around this place.
The pickup points in Hatyai are located at :
- Hatyai (Niphat Uthit 3 Road)
- Hatyai Songkhla (Chee Uthit Road)
The drop off points in Kuala Lumpur are located at :
- TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan)
- Desa Complex (Kepong)
- 5 Elements Hotel (Chinatown, Jalan Sultan)
- Hentian Duta Bus Terminal
All these points are conveniently located at places easily accessible by the travellers via various modes of transportation. The excellent coach services offered by the operators are very famous for their comfort and punctuality i.e., on-time departures as well as arrivals. Some of these amenities are:
- Comfortable seats
- Fully air-conditioned coaches
- Spacious Legroom
- Charging points
Taking flight is not as convenient and economical for the travellers as the bus services. The airports in Hatyai and Kuala Lumpur are far-off from the city area, therefore, flight from Hatyai to Kuala Lumpur is not a very comfortable option for the people travelling through these regions. Now it is even more convenient for the travellers as they can check the seats and book the preferred ones online as per their convenience. They may also choose their own seat as well as the operator they want to travel with.