Koh Lipe Ferry Guide

28 Jan 2024
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Koh Lipe is a small island located in the Andaman Sea, near the border with Malaysia. The island is known for its beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant marine life. Koh Lipe is a popular destination for travellers exploring Thailand's natural beauty and escaping the crowds.

The island comprises several smaller islands, with Koh Lipe being the largest and most popular. The island has a laid-back and relaxed vibe, with plenty of bars, restaurants, and cafes. You can also explore the island's natural beauty by snorkelling or scuba diving in the turquoise waters.

The best time to explore Koh Lipe is between November and February, when the weather is dry and sunny. During this time, the stunning island is less crowded, and you can enjoy all it offers without the crowds.

 

How to Arrive at Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe is located in the Andaman Sea and is only accessible by boat. Pak Bara and Satun are the closest mainland ports, and the nearest international airport is Hat Yai. Here are several of the best ways to get to Koh Lipe:

From Bangkok

The standard way to get to Koh Lipe from Bangkok is to fly to Hat Yai and then take a minibus or taxi to the pier in Pak Bara. From there, you can board a ferry to Koh Lipe. Flights from Bangkok to Hat Yai are available daily and take about 1.5 hours. Again, you can take a minibus or taxi from the airport to the pier and catch a ferry to Koh Lipe.

From Phuket

If you're coming from Phuket, you can take a ferry to Koh Lipe from several regional ports. Ferries from Phuket to Koh Lipe are available daily and take 5-6 hours. Some ports offering ferries to Koh Lipe include Phi Phi Island, Koh Lanta, and Trang.

From Langkawi

If you're coming from Malaysia, you can take a ferry to Koh Lipe from Langkawi Island. Ferries from Langkawi to Koh Lipe are available daily and take about 1.5 hours. You can easily explore Koh Lipe and its surrounding islands from the ferry pier.

 

Ferry Companies That Service Koh Lipe

Several ferry companies operate in Koh Lipe from different destinations in Thailand and Malaysia. Here are some of the well-known ferry companies that service Koh Lipe:

Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club

Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club is a famous ferry company from Thailand and Malaysia to Koh Lipe from several destinations. The company has modern speedboats with air conditioning and comfortable seating. The ferries are fast and efficient; the journey takes about 1.5-3 hours. Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club also offers a transfer service from Hat Yai Airport to the ferry pier, making it a convenient option for travellers.

Tigerline Ferry

Tigerline Ferry is a famous ferry company that operates from several destinations in Thailand to Koh Lipe. The company has modern speedboats with air conditioning and comfortable seating. The ferries are fast and efficient; the journey takes about 2-3 hours. Tigerline Ferry also offers a transfer service from Hat Yai Airport to the ferry pier, making it a convenient option for travellers.

Bundhaya Speed Boat

Bundhaya Speed Boat is a famous ferry company that operates from several destinations in Thailand to Koh Lipe. The company has modern speedboats with air conditioning and comfortable seating. The ferries are fast and efficient; the journey takes about 1.5-3 hours. Bundhaya Speed Boat also offers a transfer service from Hat Yai Airport to the ferry pier, making it a convenient option for travellers.

Jolly Travel

Jolly Travel is a famous ferry company from Malaysia to Koh Lipe. The company has modern speedboats with air conditioning and comfortable seating. The ferries are fast and efficient; the journey takes about 1.5-2 hours. Jolly Travel also offers a transfer service from Langkawi Airport to the ferry pier, making it a convenient option for travellers.

 

Koh Lipe is Worth a Visit

Koh Lipe is a beautiful island that is well worth a visit if you're travelling in Thailand or Malaysia. Its stunning beaches, crystal clear waters, and vibrant marine life make it the perfect destination to relax and unwind. Getting to Koh Lipe is easy, with several ferry companies operating from different destinations. Whether you're coming from Bangkok, Phuket, or Langkawi, you can find a

Ferry Koh Lipe - Ao Nang ฿ 1,350–1,400 7h
  •   Speedboat + Minivan 09:30
  •   Speedboat 09:30
Van Koh Lipe - Ao Nang ฿ 1,400 6h 30m
  •   Van + Speedboat 09:30
Ferry Koh Lipe - Krabi ฿ 1,250–1,500 5h 30m – 6h 45m
  •   Speedboat + Minivan 09:30
  •   Speedboat 09:30
Van Koh Lipe - Krabi ฿ 1,320 5h 30m – 6h
  •   Van + Speedboat 09:30
Ferry Koh Lipe - Pak Bara ฿ 595–29,900 1h 15m – 2h
  •   Speedboat + Ferry 09:30, 11:30
  •   Speedboat 09:30, 11:30, 13:30
  •   Private Speedboat 45 Pax 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00
  •   Private Speedboat 30pax 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
  •   Ferry 11:10
Van Koh Lipe - Pak Bara ฿ 600–650 1h 30m – 1h 50m
  •   Van + Ferry 11:10
  •   Van + Speedboat 09:30, 11:30
  •   VIP Van + Speedboat 09:30, 11:30, 13:30
  •   VIP Van + Ferry 11:10
Ferry Koh Lipe - Phuket ฿ 1,500 9h 30m
  •   Speedboat + Van + Van 09:30
Van Koh Lipe - Phuket ฿ 1,595 8h 30m
  •   Van + Speedboat 09:30
Ferry Koh Lipe - Koh Phi Phi ฿ 2,050 7h 30m
  •   Speedboat + Van + Speedboat 09:30
Ferry Koh Lipe - Koh Lanta ฿ 1,700 8h
  •   Speedboat + Van + Van 09:30
Ferry Koh Lipe - Koh Bulone ฿ 600 1h
  •   Speedboat + Ferry 09:00
  •   Speedboat 09:00
Ferry Koh Lipe - Khao Lak ฿ 1,500 8h 30m
  •   Speedboat + Van + Van 09:30
Van Koh Lipe - Phang Nga ฿ 1,400 9h
  •   Van + Speedboat 09:30
Ferry Koh Lipe - Hat Yai ฿ 800–850 3h 30m – 4h 40m
  •   Speedboat 09:30, 11:30
  •   Speedboat + Van 09:30, 11:30, 13:30
  •   Van + Speedboat 09:30, 11:30, 13:30
Van Koh Lipe - Hat Yai ฿ 800–1,000 3h 30m – 5h
  •   Van 09:30, 11:30, 13:30
  •   Van + Speedboat 09:30, 11:30
  •   Regional 14pax 09:30, 11:30
  •   VIP Van 09:30, 11:30
  •   Van + Ferry 11:10
  •   VIP Van + Speedboat 09:30, 11:30, 13:30
  •   VIP Van + Ferry 11:10
Ferry Koh Lipe - Khao Sok ฿ 1,500 9h
  •   Speedboat + Van + Van 09:30
Ferry Koh Lipe - Bangkok ฿ 1,637–1,787 18h 30m – 20h 30m
  •   Speedboat + Van + Bus 09:30
  •   Speedboat + Bus 11:30
Van Koh Lipe - Railay ฿ 1,430 7h 30m
  •   Van + Speedboat 09:30

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