We will be ending our self drive tour of Southern Thailand with a final stop at Hat Yai - as that is where we will drop off our hired car and then take the train to Malaysia. Also there are several places in the area we are interested in visiting - the bird reserve, the lake, the waterfall etc.l

We are not finding many hotels in Hat Yai but I have just found one I like in Songskhla - which to me looks better as it in on the beach not in town.

How far is it from Songkhla to Central Hat Yai and how long would it take us to drive.