There are two ways to travel from Koh Lipe to Koh Lanta. You can take a ferry or speed boat direct from Koh Lipe to Koh Lanta. The journey by sea takes 3 hours. The alternative is to take a speed boat to the closest ferry pier on the mainland, and then travel by road to the pier for the car ferry over to Koh Lanta. The second option is the cheapest, but takes about three hours longer.
Travel Times to Koh Lanta
Travel times and ticket prices for ferry and speed boat services from Koh Lipe to Koh Lanta:
|Koh Lipe||Koh Lanta||Cost||Ferry Company|
|09:00||12:00||1,700 THB||Tigerline Travel|
|09:00||12:00||1,900 THB||Saturn Pakbara SBC|
|09:00||12:00||1,900 THB||Jolly Travel|
|09:30||16:00||1,150 THB||Smart En Plus|
|10:30||14:30||1,700 THB||Tigerline Travel|
- Tigerline Travel operates a passenger ferry service.
- Satun Pakbara SPC and Jolly Travel operate speed boat services.
- Smart En Plus operates speed boat services to a pier on the mainland in Trang Province and then takes passengers by road to the car ferry for the short sea crossing to Koh Lanta.
Buy Tickets to Koh Lanta
Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Koh Lipe to Koh Lanta:
We recommend printing your electronic ticket out before you get to the ferry pier to present to the transport operator.
Koh Lipe Ferry Pier
- All services to Koh Lanta depart from the main ferry pier on the South Coast of Koh Lipe.
Koh Lanta Ferry Pier
- All services from Koh Lipe terminate at Ban Saladan Pier on the main island in Koh Lanta.
About Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta is a collection of islands, the largest of which is Koh Lanta Yai and this is where all the accommodation is and most of the bars and restaurants. Koh Lanta Yai has nine white sand beaches, the most popular of which is Klong Dao beach which is the closest beach to Ban Saladan Pier. South of Klong Dao beach is Phra Ae (Long Beach) which is also popular but quieter as the accommodation is spread out along the length of the beach. The majority of the visitors to the island stay at one of these two beaches. If you want even more peace and quiet try Ao Nui further to the south of Koh Lanta Yai.
As well as enjoying the beaches a full range of water sports are available on Koh Lanta. There are some good dive sites nearby and two companies offer guided sea kayak tours around the mangrove forests and other interesting parts of the island. You might also consider visiting Koh Lanta Old Town, which has an interesting mix of cultures. Chinese migrants and Chao Ley (sea gypsies) settled in Koh Lanta town alongside Thai fishermen. Koh Lanta also has a cave complex in the centre of the island. The Khao Mai Kaew Caves are accessible by fixed ladders and some of the caves feature impressive stalactites and stalagmites.