Koh Lipe Boat & Ferries
Koh Lipe is a small island in the Andaman Sea, 60 Km to west the coasts of the Saturn Province, southern Thailand. The tiny island is a real tropical paradise, one of the most beautiful in Thailand. Almost unknown until a few years ago, Koh Lipe is still outside the mass tourism but nevertheless offers good guest accommodation and white sandy beaches. The nearest access to Koh Lipe is the Pak Bara Pier at Pak Nam, a small costal town in La-ngu District. Several private companies operate boat services connecting Koh Lipe to mainland throughout the year, some of the boats making a stop-over even at Tarutao. In high season, from 1st November to late May, the boats are increased with six daily departures. The journey from Pak Bara to Koh Lipe takes 90 minutes and costs 650 THB one-way and 1,200 THB for the round trip; 45 minutes to reach Tarutao with a cost of 400 one-way and 700 THB for the round trip. Koh Lipe does not have piers, so ferries and speedboats moor to a floating dock off Pattaya Beach; during the monsoon season, the boats often moor off the sheltered Sunrise Beach. To reach the Pak Bara Pier from Bangkok, or other tourist resorts in Thailand, you can choose between several different travel options, which are a combination of plane, train or bus plus the ferries, of course. Pak Nam is located about 77 km north of Satun, 112 km south of Trang, 125 km west of Hat Yai and 225 km south of Krabi, cities where are the nearest airports, railway stations and bus terminals. From these provincial cities there are several local buses, minivans services and, as a last choice, even taxis to reach the Pak Bara Pier. Local buses are very cheap, between 50 and 80 THB; minivans have a cost between 150 and 400 THB depending on the city of departure; Taxis are the most comfortable solution, but the most expensive, between 1,500 and 2,500 THB. Nok Air offers two daily flights to Trang with the option to include an island transfer package, which includes the bus to Pak Bara and the ferry to Koh Lipe. Air Asia offers the same package as option at its flights from Bangkok to Hat Yai.
In high season, from 1st November to 1st May, you can travel from Phuket to Koh Lipe, and vice versa, without ever setting foot on land. Satun Pakbara Speedboat and Tigerline Ferry operate two daily ferries leaving early in the morning from Rassada Pier in Phuket and stopping at Phi Phi Don, Koh Lanta, Koh Ngai, Koh Kradan, Koh Mook and Trang before reaching Koh Lipe in the afternoon. Tigerline offers also a combo-ticket to reach the small pristine island from Bangkok and other seaside resorts in Southern Thailand, which consists of a minibus service to the Had Yao Pier in Trang and then the ferry to Koh Lipe. In the same season, since on the southern tip of Pattaya Beach was opened a seasonal office of Thai Immigration, there is also the possibility to reach Koh Lipe from Langkawi, a beautiful Malaysian island located only 42 km to south, which is in turn well connected with flights to Bangkok, Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and even Singapore. Read More
- Address Pak Bara Pier: Pak Nam, La-ngu District, Satun
- Address Hat Yao Pier: Tambon Ko Libong, Amphoe Kantang, Trang
Satun Pakbara Speedboat, Adang Sea Tours, Lipe Speedboat, Bundhaya and Forra Speedboat offer speedboat services from Pak Bara Pier to Koh Lipe during the high season with six daily departures, while in low season there are only two boats per day. You can buy the ferry tickets at pier on the same day you wish to travel.
|Line||Departures||Fare THB||Time Hr||Seasonality|
|From Bak Bara Pier to Koh Lipe||09:30 - 11:30*||650||~ 1.45||All Year|
|From Koh Lipe to Bak Bara Pier||09:00* - 16:00||650||~ 1.45||All Year|
|From Bak Bara Pier to Koh Lipe||10:30 - 15:00||650||~ 1.45||1st Nov - 15th May|
|From Koh Lipe to Bak Bara Pier||11:00 - 13:00||650||~ 1.45||1st Nov - 15th May|
|From Bak Bara Pier to Koh Lipe||14:30* - 15:30*||650||~ 1.45||1st Dec - 31th May|
|From Koh Lipe to Bak Bara Pier||09:30* - 11:30*||650||~ 1.45||1st Dec - 31th May|
Note: * Included stop-over at Ao Pante Malacca Bay Pier in Koh Tarutao
From 1st November to 1st May, you can travel from Phuket to Koh Lipe, and vice versa, without ever setting foot on land. Satun Pakbara Speedboat operates a daily speedboat from Rassada Pier in Phuket, leaving at 08:30 and stopping at Phi Phi Don, Koh Lanta, Koh Ngai, Koh Mook, Koh Kradan, Koh Bulone, before reaching Koh Lipe at 15:30; the boat leaves Koh Lipe at 09:00 for the return trip. The journey from Phuket takes about 5 hours and costs about 3,400 THB per person, 2,040 THB for child. Tigerline Ferry operates a daily ferry from Rassada Pier in Phuket, leaving at 08:00 and stopping at Phi Phi Don, Koh Lanta, Koh Ngai, Koh Kradan, Koh Mook, Trang, before reaching Koh Lipe at 16:00; the boat leaves Koh Lipe at 10:00 for the return trip. The journey from Phuket takes about 8 hours and costs about 2,400 THB per person and 1,680 THB for child, 2.160 and 1,512 THB for online booking. The company offers also a combo-ticket to reach the small pristine island from Bangkok and other seaside resorts in southern Thailand, which consists of a minibus service to the Had Yao Pier in Trang and then the ferry to Koh Lipe. You can buy the ferry tickets at each pier on the same day you wish to travel or through any travel agent in all Southern seaside resorts.
|Phuket||Phi Phi Don||Koh Lanta||Koh Ngai||Koh Mook||Koh Kradam||Koh Bulon||Koh Lipe||Langkawi|
|Langkawi||Koh Lipe||Koh Bulon||Koh Kradam||Koh Mook||Koh Ngai||Koh Lanta||Phi Phi Don||Phuket|
|Phuket||Phi Phi Don||Koh Lanta||Koh Ngai||Koh Kradam||Koh Mook||Trang||Koh Lipe||Langkawi|
|Langkawi||Koh Lipe||Trang||Koh Mook||Koh Kradam||Koh Ngai||Koh Lanta||Phi Phi Don||Phuket|
|Bangkok||Koh Samui||Khao Lak||Phang Nga||Phuket||Ao Nang||Krabi||Hat Yai||Koh Lipe|
|1,600 THB||1,600 THB||1,500 THB||1,400 THB||1,500 THB||1,100 THB||1,100 THB||1,100 THB||-|
Note: * Malaysia time zone
Several companies offer speedboat services from Langkawi in Malaysia to Koh Lipe during the high season, from 1st November to 15th May. Satun Pakbara Speedboat operates two daily speedboats from Telaga Harbour Marina, while Tropical Charters, Tigerline Ferry, Bundhaya and Lipe Speedboat offer several departures from Kuah Jetty Pier. You can buy the ferry tickets at piers on the same day you wish to travel.
|Line||Company||Departures||Fare THB||Time Hr|
|From Telaga Harbour Marina to Koh Lipe||Satun Pakbara||09:30* - 14:30*||160 Ringgit||~ 1.30|
|From Koh Lipe to Telaga Harbour Marina||Satun Pakbara||10:30 - 16:30||1,400 THB||~ 1.30|
|From Kuah Jetty Pier to Koh Lipe||Tropical Charters||09:30* - 14:30*||130 Ringgit||~ 1.30|
|From Koh Lipe to Kuah Jetty Pier||Tropical Charters||11:00 - 16:00||1100 THB||~ 1.30|
|From Kuah Jetty Pier to Koh Lipe||Bundhaya||09:30* - 14:30*||140 Ringgit||~ 1.30|
|From Koh Lipe to Kuah Jetty Pier||Bundhaya||11:00 - 16:00||1,200 THB||~ 1.30|
|From Kuah Jetty Pier to Koh Lipe||Tigerline||09:30* - 14:30*||160 Ringgit||~ 1.30|
|From Koh Lipe to Kuah Jetty Pier||Tigerline||11:00 - 16:00||1,400 THB||~ 1.30|
|From Kuah Jetty Pier to Koh Lipe||Lipe Speedboat||09:30* - 14:30*||140 Ringgit||~ 1.30|
|From Koh Lipe to Kuah Jetty Pier||Lipe Speedboat||11:00 - 16:00||1,200 THB||~ 1.30|
Note: * Malaysia time zone
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