Here is an alternative and cheapest way for those who love traveling. We recommend you Hatyai Airport, an hour journey from Padang Besar using alternative route avoiding Sadoa, Thailand (which is nearer to Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah CIQ).
You can just park your car at the Padang Besar CIQ which has spacious parking lot or you can park your vehicles at our homestays, take taxi to Padang Besar, stamp your international passport and take van at Thailand's Padang Besar to Hatyai.
If you are in hurry, and you want to charter the van, its cost is around 1,500 baht (at the time of this article written). It is cheaper if you travel in the number of 10 persons, because the van has 10 comfortable seats.
Here is the photos of how to get there.
|The small roundabout at Padang Besar Town, Malaysia|
|The landmark to the mini van station in Padang Besar, Thailand is this bank.|
|This is the Hatyai Van Stop|
|The place from different angle.|
|An American teacher who is traveling to Hatyai airport from Perlis, is about to board the van. The fare is about 350 baht.|
|Finally, the Hatyai Airport an hour and half of traveling|
|The airport has very spacious parking space|
|The traveling fare of taxi and mini van from the airport|
|More detail fares|
|Arrival exit door|
|A very scrutinized security check before reaching the airport|
|The landmark of the airport, don't miss it|
|How it looks like in the airport building|
|The accommodation provided for the travelers|