Red Planet Hat Yai has a convenient tour desk located in the lobby to get you around Hat Yai easily. While most hotel tour desks have to be counter-checked with local rates to make sure you are paying fair prices, the prices here seem to be quite fitting for taxi rates. As such, I opted to book my taxi ride for 250 Baht to Hat Yai International Airport from the Red Planet Hat Yai Tour Desk to catch my Scoot flight back to Singapore.
As a recap, here are the popular services offered at the Red Planet Hat Yai Tour Desk.
The taxi rates for destinations out of Red Planet Hat Yai from the tour desk.
For reference, the Grab rate to Hat Yai Airport was 261 Baht, so getting a taxi directly here for 250 Baht is 11 Baht cheaper. 250 Baht is also the “colluded” rate between the city and Hat Yai among all operators.
For additional reference, the Grab rate to Padang Besar Customs House, Thailand was 1,140 Baht, so getting a taxi directly here for 800 Baht is 340 Baht cheaper. 1000 Baht is for the taxi to cross the border and take you directly to Padang Besar Railway Station, Malaysia.
I had booked my taxi service from Red Planet Hat Yai to Hat Yai Airport in the morning of my departure, and headed down to the tour desk to report my room number once I was checked-out and ready to go.
The driver then told me to follow her to the car.
My waiting car for my ride from Red Planet Hat Yai to Hat Yai International Airport.
Departing from Red Planet Hat Yai.
Heading under the railway viaducts after the junction south of Hat Yai Junction Railway Station.
Passing under the line towards Sungai Golok.
Passing under the line towards Padang Besar, Butterworth, KL Sentral and Woodlands CIQ.
Continuing down on Sombun 2 Road and Highway 4135 Sanambin Panij Road.
Approaching Hat Yai International Airport.
The journey from Red Planet Hat Yai to Hat Yai International Airport by car took 20 minutes. Payment of 250 Baht is made directly to the driver upon arrival at Hat Yai International Airport.
Now to check-in for my Scoot TR633 flight back to Singapore.