To travel from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe you have two options:
- Travel direct by ferry or speedboat from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe.
- Travel to the mainland and then take a bus to either Hat Yao Pier or Pak Bara Pier for a shorter sea crossing over to Koh Lipe.
Travelling direct by passenger ferry or speedboat from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe is by far the quicker option and when you add in the cost of bus and taxi travel you save very little by travelling from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe via the mainland.
Ferry Times from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe
- There is currently 1 direct service a day from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe available to book online:
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- Tigerline Travel operates a passenger ferry service.
- S.P.S.B.C (Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club) and Bundhaya Speed Boat operate a speed boat service.
Buy Tickets from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe
Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe.
After booking we recommend printing out your electronic booking voucher to present to the ferry operator before you board the ferry or speed boat.
Ferry Pier in Koh Phi Phi
- Speed boat services and passenger ferries to Koh Lipe depart from Ton Sai Pier in Koh Phi Phi.
Ferry Pier in Koh Lipe
- Passenger ferries from Koh Phi Phi arrive at floating pier off the coast of Koh Lipe. From there passengers may need to pay an additional 50 THB fee to a local longtail boat operator to be taken to the pier in Koh Lipe. Speed boat services arrive directly onto the beach.
About Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe is a small island in the Tarutao National Marine Park. Visitor are required to pay a 200 THB fee to enter the marine park which is valid for 7 days for destinations across the marine park. The island’s main permanent inhabitants are sea gypsies (Chao Ley people) who live in villages on the East side of the island, the majority of the other Thai people who live on the island work at the resorts or in other tourist related businesses and are migrants to the island rather than born and bred islanders.
Koh Lipe has four main beaches. the busiest of these beaches is Pattaya Beach on the south of the island near the island’s main boat pier. Other than sitting on the beach, the main activities on offer are snorkelling and diving. Koh Lipe has greatly benefitted from being part of a national park where fishing is prohibited and as a consequence has an amazing array of sea life and fairly well preserved coral reefs. There are lots and lots of diving companies based on the island and diving is a popular activity with 1 to 3 days courses available at prices which are cheap by comparison with many other international destinations. Other than diving and snorkelling, other popular activities on Koh Lipe include boat trips to other nearby islands, most of which are not permanently settled, kayaking and sailing. Koh Lipe has no cars and just a few motorbikes. If you do need to get transport on the island then your options are to travel on the back of someone’s motorbike or take a local wooden boat. As a whole the island is not particularly wheel chair friendly because of the the need to get on and off the ferry onto a floating pier and then be transferred by wooden boat to the island. The local people will probably manage to carry a disabled person on and off the boats but the experience may be a little bit uncomfortable for older people or those with poor health.