Usually, when people wanna do a visa run, they simply go to Sadao or Hatyai, south of Thailand, if coming from Malaysia. You have to stay for a minimum of 72 hours or 3 days before you can come back to Malaysia.
How do we cross the border of Thailand from Malaysia? There are a few ways:
1. by KTM – it’s a train that leaves Kuala Lumpur (from KL Central) at 8:00 pm and reaches Hatyai the next day at 11:00am.
2. by bus – the buses leave from Puduraya, Kuala Lumpur at alternate hours at night, until 12:30. The buses usually arrive at the border at 5:00 am to 6:00 am the next day, then they usually arrive at 8 am in Hatyai.
3. by car – we have done this quite a few times already. You only need to present your car registration and insurance and you will be given a pass. I think. Not really sure how it works.
4. by flight – they usually have a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hatyai by Airasia but they have stopped it already. Now the flight goes to Bangkok first then to Hatyai.
So how are we going to Thailand this time? We are going by the KTM train. I make sure that my parents take the lower berth. When KH bought the tickets for us, there were only 2 lower berths available. So now, I’m taking the upper berth. It should be okay. I hope.