Hat Yai to Kuala Lumpur

Hat Yai to Kuala Lumpur.

Hat Yai is not only the center in the south of Thailand it is also the virtual gateway to Malaysia and Singapore where you can fly or take the coach with a smaller budget and a lot of time you can also take the train from hat Yai to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Departures for buses are always at around 10 am and after 6 pm. 

If you leave in the evening by bus you arrive very early morning in KL when everything is still closed and you can not check into the hotel without the full payment of the previous day.

Most buses have a so-called VIP chair arrangement so 2 armchairs on one side and a chair on the other side what makes the trip from Hat Yai to Kuala Lumpur actually very comfortable. You should always consider the bus ride because on the basis of the relatively short travel times and the stay on the airports the total travel times are not far apart because you should not neglect the time to get in and out of the city. 

Hat Yai to Penang.

The bus always comes from the motorway and can avoid congestion for a long time. In Penang it's a little different because the airport is practically in the city and especially in the morning the bridges to Penang City are hopelessly overloaded means a few hours in the traffic jam although they have already built a second bridge from the Malaysian mainland to minimize the problem.

Border between Thailand & Malaysia.

Through the border its a quick dash and be careful no drugs are allowed if they find any they hang you no much discussion about that. They have a lot of problems at this border with drugs and diesel smuggling so it is somehow understandable that they are tough. 

In Thailand the problem is less and there are always possibilities to bribe the way out but the Malaysians and Singaporeans they do it the tough way although they built a new prison and demolished the old "Pudu" prison from the colonial time in KL. 

As indicated earlier its understandable since in Thailand they catch every week a major drug-load with millions of synthetic pills and heroine etc. from Myanmar actually the drugs are produced  in Myanmar from Chinese people from Malaysia, Thailand and China plus Taiwan.