Where to Go
Although it’s not a major tourist destination, there are numerous options for getting to and from Pattani. Once in Pattani there are numerous ways to get around the province.
There are no trains directly to Pattani, but there are trains to nearby Yala. From Bangkok’s Hua Lumphong Station there are both express and rapid trains to Yala (four departures daily). From Yala visitors can take a short bus to Pattani. For more details, contact the Service Unit at Tel:1690, 0 2223 7010 and 0 2223 7020 or visit www.railway.co.th
Pattani is about 1,055 kilometers from Bangkok. Visitors can take Highway No.35 (Thonburi - Pak Tho) for about 90 kilometers, then turn left onto Highway No.4 to Chumphon for about 460 kilometers. After that, use Highway No.41 or 42 past Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, and Pak-nam Thepa to Pattani. The total distance is around 505 kilometers.
There is bus service, including air-conditioned busses from the Transport Co., Ltd. that connect Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal and Pattani daily. The trip takes 15 to 16 hours and costs between 600 and 1500 baht. For more details, call 0 2435 1119 or 0 2434 5557-8, or visit www.transport.co.th
There are no regular commercial flights to Pattani. Visitors can fly to Hat Yai and then take a regular bus or taxi from Hat Yai to Pattani, a distance of about 100 kilometers.
From Pattani Train Station, buses and taxis are available into town and to nearby destinations. Songtaews go anywhere in town for 15B per person.