Hat Yai is a favourite shopping destination for many visitors from Singapore and Malaysia. It is the largest Metropolitan City in Southern Thailand and therefore attracts travellers for additional reasons such as business, tourism and education among others. It is also the gateway into Thailand with many travelers having to pick transit vans from there so that they can get into the interior. Ferrying of passengers travel to Hatyai from Singapore by bus is the most reliable mode of travel as it is readily available, punctual, comfortable and relatively cheap when compared to other traveling modes. Journey between the two cities takes about 11-12 hrs based on the conditions of traffic but the frequent refreshment stops make it appear shorter.
Passengers will have to part with about SGD $38 – $45 for one way tickets a relatively lower rate for children. Tickets can be purchased at the booking office or online at Easybook.com. Detailed information on the journey and bus operators plying the route are also available at the site to assist travelers in choosing coaches and time that best suit their traveling desires.
The most popular express bus operators serving this route include Sri Maju Express, 99 Coachland Express, Konsortium Express and Phya Travel. The main boarding points for travelers leaving Singapore are the Golden Mile Complex and the Golden Mile Tower. On arrival in Hat Yai, passengers are dropped off at the Hat Yai Bus Terminal and at Chot Witthayakol Road Terminal. MRT services and taxis may be essential for travelers with the need to reach other specific destinations after alighting at either one of these terminals.
Easybook.com presents travelers with the chance to experience the convenience, fastness, reliability and efficiency of online booking. They also give travel discounts during holidays and after liking their Facebook fan page. Buses ferrying passengers are fitted with TV screens, air conditioners, Wi-Fi and reclining seats to ensure they are captivated and entertained throughout the journey.